Stayzilla expands presence in North East, Sikkim and Bengal

Platform has over 1000 homestays in the region!

Stayzilla.com the largest aggregator for verified homestays in India has expanded the number of homestays in North East, Sikkim and Bengal, given the remoteness and demand for stays in these areas. Stayzilla works closely with various state tourism departments for opening up more homestays across the hilly terrain of the East.

Among diverse offbeat destinations, Stayzilla has become the only homestay consolidator to facilitate accommodation in and around the northern part of West Bengal. The region is known for acres of lush green forests including Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary and the Buxa Tiger Reserve, a 760-square-kilometre tiger reserve. Both places are famous for its scenic beauty and wild animals such as bison, elephants and deer.

Stayzilla has also introduced homestays in Tawang, Bhalukpong and Bomdila, located along the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. While homestays in Bhalukpong are supervised by the forest division, the stays in Bomdillaare run byMonpa, Sherdukpen, Miji, Bugun and Aka tribes.

Homestays not only provide the comfort of home to tourists but also help boost the local economy. It provides travellers with a unique opportunity to not only experience the rich cultural heritage,tastethe local cuisine of the region but also create a connect with people from different parts of the country. Identifying the undersupply of stay options relative to demand in India, Stayzilla stays are surpassing geographical barriers to welcome diverse cultures experiences across remote places such as Majuli. With over ten homestays, local tribes of Majuli have been promoting spiritual and eco-tourism vigorously in the region. Majuli is located on the river Brahmaputra in Assam and is known as the largest river island in the country.

With an array of homestay facilities available across Sikkim and Meghalaya, Stayzillalists homestays that offer tourists an opportunity to live with the locals,discover and share their lifestyle. Stayzilla has been actively involved in promoting eco-tourism and rural home stays in the region.

On revitalising village tourism, Mr. Ankit Rastogi, VP Marketplaces, Stayzilla said“Unlike most travel experiences, rural homestays focus on collaborating with locals in improving their community’s quality of living. We, at Stayzilla workcloselywith State Tourism departments to develop unique tourism experiences based on the community’s cultural heritage to enable tourists to experience local hospitality, cuisine, customs and traditions by staying with families.”

Along with rural and wildlife tourism, religious destinations spearhead domestic tourism in the country. The Mayapur Tourism Department under ISKCON temple provides accommodation to several devotees and have recently opened up homestays in collaboration with Stayzilla. Stayzilla is conducting several sensitization workshops across Siliguri, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Agartala, Imphal, Aizawl, Kohima, Dimapur, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Moosakhia, Samanong and Kaziranga among others to promote Bed & Breakfast (B&B)/homestays.  These workshops facilitate open dialogues with potential hosts, enabling Stayzilla to take a step towards improving the sector.

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