Less than fifteen days to go for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and soon Delhi will see tourists come into the city. While there are hotels all around, Bed and Breakfast (B&B) facilities are what many will check into as a much economical option.
Though some B&B’s might still not have received any bookings, others have gone out of their way to provide the tourists with as many facilities as they can.
Traditional Indian is the most popular theme for decorating the rooms for tourists.“We have given Indian touch to all the rooms. Traditional paintings will be adorning the walls. Even the upholstery will be Indian style — like Rajasthani prints on bed sheets,” says Suraj Singh of Venkateshwara Villa.
Colours of Rajasthan is the favourite theme with most of the B&B owners when it comes to decorating their house.
“This year, since the foreigners will be coming, we have completely renovated all the rooms. The floors are made of Italian marble and we have gone in for a Rajasthani theme. The bed sheets and even the paintings are Rajasthani, so that the tourists get a taste of India,” says Abhinav Chander of Inn at Delhi B&B.
In preparations for the CWG, many B&B’s have even given a touch of The Games to the rooms.
“What can be better that decorating the room with CWG mascot, Shera. We will either have his posters or stickers put up on the walls or even put mementos of Shera,” says Arun Kuckreja of Petite B &B.
Apart from rooms, some are offering an insight into Indian cooking and food.
“We are offering cooking classes for the guests so that they can learn how to cook Indian cuisine. A special library is being set up that will have books to give the tourists, information about Indian history and culture,” says Col. A.K.Khanna of Colonel’s Retreat B&B.
“A yoga trainer is being hired to give them yoga classes. Also, a movie library that will flaunt a collection of popular Hindi classics and Bollywood movies, will be there,” says Aditya Soi, of SOI B&B.
(Inputs from Vasudha Nagpal)