Don't just visit. Belong.
has experienced dreams - come - true, magical travel moments
We are more than bloggers and travel writers. We are a bunch of self-taught, self-proclaimed “travelogists.” We are those that have had experiences you've read about on blogs or in fancy travel journals. We have discovered isolated beaches, attended local festivals, climbed mountain tops and have crossed rivers through luscious green forests.
We want to share our magic formula and are hoping to gain some insights from you too. Spreading the excitement and joy of discovering a place versus simply visiting. We don't just visit. We belong.
Gouri & Mohit Gupta
Ever since we got married, Gouri and I have taken every opportunity to travel to as many diverse places as we could. What travel means to us, however, is the pleasure we get from immersing ourselves into a new culture and a new way of life so we ourselves can broaden our own horizons. So, although we have also enjoyed many touring holidays, the times spent in one location, in one small village, have held the happiest and most fulfilling times of our lives. It is when you get to know a place that you can truly feel at home and connected with the area and people you are visiting. By living in Homestays you get this new local experience that hotels rarely manage to fulfil. Imagine a place where you can reach out of your bedroom window to pick lemons growing wild outside. A place like home where no one cares if you don't get dressed all day. Where freedom comes as part of the contract.
We really wanted to share this passion with like-minded travellers which is why we set up Velvett Homestays. We have curated a select set of Homestays in the Konkan belt from Mumbai to Goa and also in Spain along the Mediterranean coast. These are places we or one of our merry band of travelogists have vetted. In each case we can guide you to select the right Homestay for your visit and can guide you with local activities and experiences. We will also share with you our value of responsible travelling. We understand that resources belong to the global community, and that they are finite and must be used responsibly. We also believe that respecting and supporting local cultures and traditions, is the way of preserving them and also the way to ensure that they thrive.
It is our intention to share with you some of the beautiful experiences and memories we have created together.