Recently, I was planning a staycation for my first wedding anniversary in Bangalore and looking through a couple of sites, I realized, I need to think a little different when booking a stay in the same city where I live to bring a change without spending hefty amounts.
What is staycation?
A staycation (combination of “stay” and “vacation”) is a period in which an individual or family stays in their own city and participates in leisure activities just like they would if they were staying in some other city/country.
How to plan a memorable staycation?
To start planning your staycation, you need to first assert what you want to do during your stay away from home. Do you want to just chill in the house or do some activities? Once you figure out what you want to do, you can start researching your stay. To make your staycation memorable, you should select something that you haven’t done before. Do compare prices in different sites, before booking.
A few staycation options in Bangalore:
1. Tree houses
Staying in a tree house is a unique experience for people who are looking to break away from their mundane city life. You can relax and enjoy a couple of days in nature’s lap where you can reconnect with your inner self. Most of the tree houses in Bangalore come with all modern amenities needed for a short trip making your life much more easier.
2. Play & Stay in an Amusement Park
Yes, you heard me right. You can make your staycation more fun by checking in Wonderla Resort. You can spend your day relaxing under the sun in one of the finest resorts in Bangalore with the Wonderla Amusement park right in it’s backyard. You can choose from their many packages and get entry to the amusement park free with your stay.
3. Spend a night in Adventure Retreats
If you think retreats are only for corporate team outings, then you are wrong. Many families with their little ones visit these retreats to participate in organized games and activities. Staying in these retreats, you get a perfect opportunity to socialize and catch up with each other. You get to do so many fun stuffs like playing a game of paintball, laser tag, kayaking, fishing, zorbing, etc
4. Unwind in a farm house
If you are a nature lover, visit a farm house in Bangalore. Make your staycation even more fun by planning barbecue parties or bonfire in your backyard. A staycation at farm houses, provides you with an opportunity to live in harmony with nature and spend quality time with your family and to be yourself. Many farm houses will help you grow organic vegetables in the backyard and take some home with you.
5. Camping in city
Camping under the starry sky is an exciting notion but it gets more exciting when you can camp within your city limits amidst greenery and tranquility. You can sing and dance in front of a camp fire, enjoy a night swim or simply star gaze. You will fall in love with the wilderness!
Staycation is a fairly new concept in India but Indian mentality is changing fast. Try some of the options above for a unique experience and tell me which one worked the best for you. My personal favorite is the tree house and soon I am going on my first staycation. Stay tuned to know more about it!
Disclaimer: I am not earning from any of these links. They are purely for your reference.
If you like this post, do share it with your friends and family. Pin it for later by clicking the image below!