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A Nod to the Past

Elements of these homes, like the doors and windows, are upcycled from erstwhile palaces, old post offices and even ship decks! “We strongly believe in giving back to society and the environment. Hence, most of it [the design] is handcrafted by various local communities that we work with,” elaborates Taparia. Featured here, Villa F, Igreha Vaddo, Goa.

Pics: Travel inspiration to kick-start your winter holiday plans

Owning a holiday home can quickly turn from thrill to trouble, given the high investment on time and maintenance. Not to mention the restriction on your travel bucket list! As more vacationers seek out rental accommodations, we chat with Rohit Taparia, Head — Sales & Client Relationship, Isprava, on the draw of the home-away-from-home experience.

Isprava, a six-year-old luxury homes builder recently introduced Lohono Stays – its high-end rental accommodation service for the discerning Indian traveller. “While deciding on whether or not a home fits the Lohono standard, we always think about what the USP is… Would you have fun at this property and enjoy spending a hard-earned vacation at the home? Can we take you away from your daily mundane life, even if just for a few days and allow you to experience something that you will remember forever?” says Taparia who illustrates the ideology with a walkthrough of some of the brand’s most popular retreats in Goa and Alibaug.

Images: Courtesy Isprava