For all our trips we will accommodate you in selected typical, clean and comfortable accommodations in the 2- 3 star area.
All units have running hot water and are air-conditioned depending on the season and destination.
If you would like a higher category of accommodation (e.g. luxurious Heritage Hotels in Rajasthan, accommodation in the 4-5 star area), please let us know your wish in advance of your trip and we can fulfill this for a surcharge.
In the following you will find descriptions of our types of accommodation when travelling with Chalo! Travels:
Simple, clean accommodation with private bathroom and fan.
Cosy and clean rooms in the house of an Indian family. The guesthouses have a lot of charm and are (almost) all equipped with balconies, hot water and air conditioning.
Our homestays in the high mountain resorts are relatively easier to set up than our homestays in southern India. Most rooms have a private bathroom, otherwise there are shared bathrooms.
Hotels and inns
Similar to our homestays, our hotels have clean rooms with air conditioning and hot water. The categories of our hotels and inns are in the 2- 3 star range.
As far as possible, we have tried to choose typical accommodations that reflect the atmosphere of the respective place and are furnished in the traditional Indian style. So we often accommodate our guests in a small Haveli (traditional Rajasthan mansion) in a backyard in Jaipur. In Manali our guests stay in Kullu-style mountain inns and in Rajasthan in one or the other Heritage Hotel.
In the larger cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Varanasi, we have tried to focus on hotels that are conveniently located and have a good price ratio.
Our yoga ashrams all have private clean rooms, some with private bathrooms. They are partly air-conditioned, otherwise there is a fan.
The yoga resorts are luxurious and beautifully idyllically located holiday resorts, mostly directly on the beach.
Accommodation during the trek
During our treks you sleep in comfortable and large two-man tents and we provide you with mattresses and warm and hygienic sleeping bags. Depending on the type of the Trek, there will also be a dining tent, shower and toilet tent.
Deluxe Camps are permanent camps with large Swiss-Cottage-style tents. They include proper beds and an attached bathroom with mostly warm water.
Sometimes we plan smaller and bigger highlights during your trip. Then it can happen that during a camel safari you sleep in the open air on mattresses – without sanitary facilities, or in a fully equipped houseboat with bedrooms and bathrooms. Be a little open and flexible for a new experience!
Overnight stays while travelling by train or bus
Long itineraries are part of a tour in India and are inevitable(read more in this article).
Due to the long distances, most transports take place overnight. Especially a train ride in India is an experience, because the train is the most typical means of travel of the Indians.
Travel with Chalo! Travels, we book you sleeping places in the air-conditioned train compartment, with either two or three beds on top of each other. Inside a wagon, 40-60 people sleep with two toilets each at both ends of the wagon. There are 6 to 8 beds in a compartment.
If you wish, flights are almost always an alternative to a longer train journey.
A night bus ride up into the Himalayas to Daramshala and Manali is unfortunately inevitable – trains do not run up here and the flights are mostly unreliable and fail.
All buses we book for you are air-conditioned Volvo buses with fold-back seats.