Promoting staycation in Bhutan amid COVID 19
If you are looking out for an opportunity to let yourself feel the inner peace, discover intricate human ideologies and instinct, and an exact reflection of how Buddhism has taken its shore among the Bhutanese community, you must try a homestay. Simply not to feel good and loved, but of all, to hoard the volume of good memories in life.
Bounded by Buddhism, Bhutan is indifferent to any other hotspots in the world. It is home to preserved culture and traditions that have been passed down to us from forefathers, encircled with a bunch of different dialects spoken within the regions, the availability of different kind of Bhutanese cuisines and the mode of storytelling culture by the oldest member in the family which usually happen in the rural community are some of the most profound cultures one wouldn't dare to miss.
Bhutan has a deep sense of historical and cultural aspects practised in almost all the regions with the blend of religion, customs and culture. If you are a travel freak and want to experience a unique cultural ideal, you must try a cosy homestay accommodation in rural Bhutan and feel the authentic traditional lifestyle, just like your home.
Why homestay in rural Bhutan?
Most of the Bhutanese homestays are family estate either located in the middle of a small farm in a rural setting, somewhere beyond urban reach, away from the clustered human settlement and urban pollution. The architectural design of the Bhutanese homestays is traditional, either a replica of a fortress or ancient monuments with aesthetic appeal that is quite unlike any other.
Bhutanese are kind, open and you will resort to not just experiencing good local foods but also stories, local folklore and the myth that surrounds. In just one complete package. While most of the people choose homestays as a means to experience traditional Bhutanese cuisines, few wish to experience peace and tranquility of the conducive natural environment. Homestays stern the mood from the modern-day hassles and bring peace in mind.
In Bhutan since the first news of COVID 19 tested positive broke in March like anywhere in the world, people working in the tourism and hospitality industry were hit the hardest. While some employees are relived from the regular officers due to the company’s financial situation, some business owners have geared towards promoting their property into local-centric hospitality-based centres.
Some of the homestay owners in Bhutan has taken the pandemic situation to boost their businesses by encouraging local weekenders to spend time at homestays as a part of the staycation. However, the main reason to keep the business open is to keep the staffs engaged, working and be paid.