As everyone draws the curtains on yet another decade, new travel trends have surfaced for the coming era. Airbnb has predicted one such trend: Wish List Wanderlust. And these homes topped the charts as the most wish-listed ones! By Bayar Jain
Renewed hope and fresh starts are the latest buzzwords, and the travel sphere is predicted to share the same undertones. As per Airbnb, Wish List Wanderlust thrives on this notion. Described as travel driven by people’s dreams and travel bucket lists, this travel trend spells optimism. Under this trend too, the community-based accommodation aggregators found that ‘go near’—that is, quick and easy-to-reach road trips—triumphed as the mantra for Indian travellers. Places such as Goa, Delhi, Lonavla, Karjat and Alibaug emerged as some of the most preferred spots, among which these homes were the most ‘wish-listed’ ones:
1. Lonavala Boutique Forest View – Woods Villa, Lonavla
According to findings, Lonavla emerged as a preferred holiday destination owing to its proximity to Mumbai. Green views, cool temperatures and open areas further help accentuate this charm. Picture clouds floating above green hills while sipping on coffee.
2. JACUZZI, STUNNING1BR, TERRACE, New Delhi
For those looking for an #IntimateTravel vacation within the national capital, this homestay offers the ideal setup. Minutes away from the bustling Khan Market and iconic India Gate, this home comes complete with a large bedroom, exclusive study table, private terrace, and a jacuzzi to unwind in.
3. The Countryside Farm, Kamshet
Located at an easy distance from both, Mumbai and Pune, Kamshet doubles as a destination suited for adventure enthusiasts looking to break away from life’s daily monotony. Apart from indulging in paragliding, this town boasts of the Kondeshwar temple; Bedse, Karla and Bhaja caves; and this spacious Airbnb family home to unwind in.
4. Beach Cabana – La Mer Beach House, Revdanda
Away from the bustle of Alibaug lies Revdanda, a lesser-known destination for travellers hoping to #DiscoverTheUndiscovered. Replete with historical, cultural and architectural wonders, this gem houses the Revdanda Fort. A little further away from this ruin is Beach Cabana – La Mer Beach House, a loving nine-bedroom beach-front home that intersperses old and new with ease.
5. NEW Abidal Resort, Colomb bay, Patnem beach, Canacona
Goa, undoubtedly, remains a traveller’s favourite, but few venture to the lesser-explored beaches of South Goa. Canacona is one such untouched haven. Radiating with an island feel, almost cut-off from the rest of the world, each home here is designed for peace and tranquillity. This one, in particular, comes paired with a private terrace, hammocks and dreamy views of the ocean.
Peace-loving folks, take note of this holiday home in Goa. Think endless beaches steps away from a beachfront cottage that offers blue vistas galore. For the ultimate holiday, pair this with a nice read while sitting at a lovely porch.
7. Sunnyside Cottage with lake view, Pune
When at the Sunnyside Cottage with lake view, a holiday reminiscent of hill stations is guaranteed. With a view of the Pawna lake, the wooden interiors and lawns overlooking mountains spell relaxation. Plus, it hits all the right notes to rejuvenate the mind and soul while also spending quality time with the family.
They say the perfect view of Lonavla is from a height, and this home offers just that vantage point. When here, one can enjoy the forest views while lounging around in a private swimming pool. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
9. Shanti Van, Karjat
Surrounded by hills and greenery galore, Shanti Van is designed for those looking to de-stress. Add to it the roars of a gorgeous waterfall nearby with an in-house swimming pool, and a cosy stay is guaranteed. Plus, Karjat’s mountains—ideal for hikes and treks—only add to the charm.
10. Mystic Aura – live with nature, Mulshi
Known as an eco-friendly destination, Maharashtra’s Mulshi caters to all kinds of nature-lovers. Think camping, trekking and bird-watching among others. And Mystic Aura – live with nature–provides the right atmosphere to enjoy these offerings to the fullest. Just a few hours away from Pune, the property’s rustic designs paired with modern-day comforts are sure to please.