Diwali 2022: 12 Budget-Friendly Villas starting INR 20,000

Every Diwali is unique, not because it is the festival of lights but also because it ushers in a much-needed break from work and school that we all look forward to. For Diwali 2022, you can ring around the heart-warming occasion with a newfound way to celebrate, in a private space with luxurious amenities and fine hospitality, away from the chaos of the mainstream life. We have compiled a list of some of the best budget-friendly stays in India that you may visit around Diwali. Have a look at them down below.

  1. SaffronStays Ambaram, Pali

In just 2 hours, you may drive from Mumbai or Pune to a place that feels worlds apart, surrounded by forests and mountains. All this and more is available at SaffronStays Ambaram, Pali, a 3-bedroom villa in Sun Valley between Imagica and Pali. Amidst the valley and hills, the private villa near Mumbai boasts a stunning verandah on all sides! Get greeted by the peacocks’ calls as you open your eyes, and let the serenity of nature calm you down and your senses. The sports deck, which extends from the living room to the terrace, is a great place to organise a day of gaming or just relax.

Maximum Guests: 9

  1. SaffronStays Aster, Lonavala

SaffronStays Aster, Lonavala, a 4-bedroom villa with a private pool, is a tranquil retreat where you can unwind and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. The fully equipped property offers the ideal combination of relaxation and tranquillity, with breathtaking views of the farm and the towering Sahyadris. Once you pass through the gate, a beautiful garden with a blue plunge pool awaits you. Once inside the house, the living room is sure to brighten your spirits with its warm decor and comfortable furnishings.

Maximum Guests: 12

  1. SaffronStays Tudor Rose, Panchgani

Located on a hilltop and shaded by towering eucalyptus trees, SaffronStays Tudor Rose, Panchgani is a one-of-a-kind 5-bedroom pool villa that welcomes guests and their pets. This timber chalet boasts one of the greatest panoramas in all of Panchgani, taking in both the valley and the nearby tableland. This offers a private pool, a play area for kids, an outside bar, a living room and five bedrooms. As the name suggests, the bungalow has a Tudor-style exterior that will make you feel like you’re staying in a cosy Swiss chalet.

Maximum Guests: 15

  1. SaffronStays Slate, Lonavala

SaffronStays Slate, Lonavala is a pet-friendly, 4-bedroom pool bungalow located about 2 hours from Mumbai and Pune. The bungalow features a terrace, an aqua pool and stunning views of the Western Ghats. It has a full kitchen, a living room, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a powder room. Enjoying drinks and hosting sundowners by the magnificent pool will give your party a whole new vibe. Spend some time on the patio swing watching the sunset while sipping ginger tea and taking in the tranquil atmosphere.

Maximum Guests: 12

  1. SaffronStays Barney, Lonavala

In Maharashtra, you may rent one of the beautiful 4-bedroom pool bungalows known as SaffronStays Barney, Lonavala. The Western Ghats can be seen from the terrace of this pet-friendly Lonavala house with a private pool and green grass. A kitchen, living room, four bedrooms (all with private bathrooms) and a powder room are all included in this vacation home. The bungalow is perfect for small family reunions, friend get-togethers, celebrations involving two to three families, day events with up to twenty people, and work weekends.

Maximum Guests: 12

  1. SaffronStays Doon Garden Villa, Dehradun

SaffronStays Doon Garden Villa, Dehradun is a tranquil 3-bedroom homestay located centrally, only 1 hour from the city’s airport. The beautiful guesthouse near Delhi and Chandigarh is carefully curated and adorned with antiquities and paintings, and it features a verdant garden and adequate parking space (up to 3 vehicles). There are three comfortable bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and all the modern conveniences. Several varieties of fruit trees, flowers, and even some towering eucalyptus trees adorn its private garden.

Maximum Guests: 9

  1. SaffronStays Solaris, Alibaug

SaffronStays Solaris, Alibaug is tucked away in the picturesque fishing village of Nagaon. This 6-bedroom villa is with a private pool, located in a quiet, leafy neighbourhood that welcomes seniors, pets, and vegetarians. The property is stylishly furnished with contemporary conveniences, and is perfect for two to three families or a big group of friends looking for a vacation spot near Mumbai. You may spend your days making a splash in a pool that looks like it was just cleaned. The private bathrooms include high-tech fixtures, including a steam shower and body jets.

Maximum Guests: 18

  1. SaffronStays Masaya, Alibaug

Located on a hilltop 15 minutes from Mandwa Jetty, SaffronStays Masaya, Alibaug is a 3-bedroom pet-friendly villa. It has a bar that connects to it and two patios that are great for hosting small gatherings. The rental villa’s two private waterfalls, open-air baths and eating spaces, several decks, outdoor sitting places, and verdant surroundings are just a few of the special characteristics that set it apart from the competition. Soak in the private waterfall, enjoy some outdoor reading or work time with the family on the decks, feast on some delicious Rajasthani cuisine in the al fresco dining area and hike the private mountain — all will be worth it.

Maximum Guests: 9

  1. SaffronStays De La Mer, Nerul, North Goa

This 4-bedroom pool villa in Reis Magos, Goa, was featured in Femina as one of the greatest retreats you must consider visiting, and it is only around 1 hour from the Goa International Airport. Coco Beach, about 10 minutes drive from the Reis Magos Fort, is a tranquil, quiet spot where visitors may watch the Mandovi River flow by the picturesque town of Panjim. Just 10 minutes away, you’ll find the pebble beach of Reis Magos, where the pure waves of the sea will transport you even closer to nature.

Maximum Guests: 12

  1. SaffronStays Whistlers Nest, Gudalur

Located in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu, a 4-hour journey from the Coimbatore International Airport, SaffronStays Whistlers Nest, Gudalur, is a 3-bedroom house with colonial architecture and modern decor, designed in the manner of a traditional Swedish cabin.
The residence is ensconced in a woodland setting, with the Nilgiri Ooty forest on one side and a tiger reserve on the other side. All of the house’s windows face the forest and nearby plantations. In addition to the house’s interior space, there is a large yard.

Maximum Guests: 9

  1. SaffronStays Jaipura Garh, Jaipur

Located in Sewapura, 40 kilometres from the main city, is where you’ll find SaffronStays Jaipura Garh, Jaipur. The accommodations in this magnificent Haveli are ideal for those who want to see Rajasthan without being overwhelmed by the city’s crowd and the footfall of tourists. This mansion, originally constructed in the 1800s, has been lovingly restored to its 19th-century splendour. Ancestral artefacts, hand-drawn decoration and traditional Rajasthani cuisine all attest to a history rich in tradition and culture.

Maximum Guests: 18

  1. SaffronStays Coonoor Aurora Estate, Coonoor

Travel approximately 2 hours from Coimbatore International Airport to the slopes of the Nilgiris and check into SaffronStays Coonoor Aurora Estate, Coonoor, a 5-bedroom home that welcomes pets and the elderly. Entrance to the property is greeted with a lovely living and dining area, ideal for hosting gatherings of family and friends. The front door leads out to a veranda and garden from the living and dining space. Relaxing here with friends and family around a fire pit is a great way to spend an evening. A convenient powder room joins the living room and dining area.

Maximum Guests: 22

These are only the 12 most fantastic budget-friendly homes to stay in across the entire country of India, but the list is much more. When planning a trip with your loved ones this Diwali, a beautiful, budget-friendly SaffronStays villa is perfect for comfortable and affordable accommodation.

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