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Types of Accomodation

In India variety of accommodations are available for short, long duration stay as well as luxury stay depending on the needs. The variety ranges from youth hostels with dormitory accommodation to top class five star hotels. Following are the types of accommodation available in India and offers a wide range of choice. One can select a type of accommodation based on the duration of stay and luxury or facilities required.

Bed & Breakfast type accommodation

  • A Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is a private home in which guests can be accommodated at night in private bedrooms (which may or may not have private bathrooms based on the rent).
  • The owner or manager lives in the house or on the property. The public areas of the house, such as kitchen and lounge have either limited access for guests
  • The business may be run as a secondary occupation.
  • Breakfast is included in the price (generally either continental or Indian). Other meals may be available by arrangement.

Guest House

  • A guesthouse is generally a private home which has been converted for the dedicated and exclusive use of guest accommodation.
  • The public areas of the establishment are for the exclusive use of the guests. The owner or manager/care taker either lives off-site, or in an entirely separate area within the property.
  • A Guesthouse offers a wider range of services than a B&B, and usually caters for all meals with a dining hall and have basic facilities such as television and heating and cooling gadgets.


  • A hotel is generally the largest of all accommodation types.
  • There is typically a common reception area, and rooms generally open directly onto a hallway.
  • The on-site restaurant and other facilities are more accessible to the public than the other accommodation types.
  • A wide range of guest services is available, such as room service, bar etc.
  • Hotels are often members of larger hotel groups, and a similar accommodation experience may be available in different establishments within the group.

Luxury Hotels

Luxury hotels come in several categories in India, such as the super deluxe, deluxe, five star, four star and three star, depending on the facilities they offer. These hotels are generally limited to the major tourist centers and the metro cities.

The Taj Group has the finest hotels in India followed by the Welcome group (affiliated with Sheraton), the Oberoi, Ritz, Casino and the Air India linked Centaur Hotels. In addition to these, the ITDC group run Ashok Hotels can be found practically in every town of India especially in places of special interest. In Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and many other places all over India the forts and palaces of the erstwhile kings have been converted into heritage hotels. If one want experience the royal Indian treatment, can try these out.

The most expensive hotels in India follow the noon checkout system. Generally the state governments impose a variety of taxes on accommodation and services on all the top line hotels and restaurants. It might be levied on food, room service, use of telephones or chalked up to your total bill.

Budget Hotels

Most suitable and preferred by backpackers, budget hotels in India are dirt-cheap. These hotels quick to raise their prices according to the demand and supply ratio. Many of these hotels operate on a 24-hour system –check out the following day at the same time as you signed in



  • A lodge is an accommodation facility which is located and designed to optimize the feeling of being closely in touch with nature.
  • The building style should feature natural materials and coloring such as wood, stone and thatch.
  • An outdoor experience should be offered at the lodge, such as guided walks, game drives etc.
  • Suitable for longer stay
  • Some of them offers common toilet and bathroom
  • Most of them do not have any dining facility and offers only tea/coffee or snacks


  • A spread out collection of single or double story accommodation units.
  • Similar to a hotel in that it offers a wide range of facilities.
  • Units may be rented and available on time-share.
  • A camping area may be included in the resort.
  • Normally located far away from mainland and provides isolated life
  • Provides natural environment near sea beech, hill stations etc

Home stays

The greatest way to know India is to stay with an Indian family; it can quite an eye opener for tourists. Such home stay accommodations are organized in Rajasthan, Ladakh, Chennai and Mumbai in alliance with the Tourism Development Corporations of the respective states. The tourist offices of the cities have the exhaustive list of the families offering this service.

Uniwolrd is affiliated with all types of accommodation and facilitates a comfortable stay for its guests. The types accommodation will be finalized depending on the duration of stay, facilities required, budget and location.