Monsoon Perfect: Watch The Rain From The Verandah At These 3 Jaipur Homestays

Rene posted on 08 July

Rains spell romance. A downpour inspires artists and sometimes, the most heartfelt stories are written next to a window that opens to the season’s first shower. But hey, all this isn’t happening if you’re stuck in Delhi’s rush hour traffic.

We totally get that you’re busy and the hills aren’t a bright idea right now. The next best solution? Drive down to Jaipur and check into one of these homestays that are perfect for lounging about with a book and chai. Go ahead, find that sweet spot on the sit-out and watch it pour… For hours.

Camellia Home Stay

This ancestral house in Civil Lines belongs to the ever-helpful Pushpendra and Sneh who love entertaining. Having retired after three decades at a tea plantation, this couple has opened their hearts and homes to everyone who wants to witness Jaipur from the comfort of a safe, well-maintained residence.

The rooms are cosy and super comfy – every thing in the house looks like it’s been thoughtfully curated. It helps that it’s green and quiet so we can just spend hours reading in one of their beautifully manicured lawns. They also host yoga classes, cooking demos or traditional food tasting in case you’re hoping to take a break from that novel.

And, if there’s ever a time that you feel like stepping out, there are tons of cafes around. In short, your staycation is sorted here.

Tariff: INR 4,083 for two per night

Book here.

Touch Of Nature

While the city is tempting with its promise of a bandhani dupatta or a pyaz kachori waiting at walking distance, if you’re hankering after some alone, introspective time, we’d recommend this homestay. It’s removed from the main city and it’s precisely why some would prefer it to a property that’s more well connected. We like the decidedly rustic and charmingly untamed vibe of this place. The sit-out corridor is stunning and when the rain has stopped, you can just chill out at the lawn till the stars come out.

Don’t go here expecting those really fancypants heritage rooms. Yes, the bedrooms are clean and compact but they aren’t lavish by any stretch. Also, all this talk about seclusion, don’t let that scare you. We hear there are some shops close by in case you start to miss civilisation after all.

Tariff: INR 2, 463 per night for two

Book here.

Magpie Villa

Magpie is a slice of calm that cocoons you from the rush of the pink city while keeping you within an arm’s distance. The host, Amrita, makes you feel welcomed through the smallest gestures whether it’s packing a takeaway breakfast for the journey or answering every travel-based query ever-so-patiently.

The kitchen’s open to the guests to get their fix of coffee and snacks, the lounge overlooks the garden and breakfast {a homely Continental spread} is served on a green patio. What else could you want? Home-type feeling but hotel-type comforts like a hot water bath on whim or a visit to the nearby markets and cafes once the rain subsides.

Tariff: INR 2,463 per night for two

Book here.