India’s first pod hotel – Urbanpod. Will you stay in a pod?

urbanpod, India's pod hotel

The concept of a pod hotel is not unique to an avid traveller. Many parts of the world have such hotels who provide a comfortable and secure place to sleep, charge the electronic devices and provide with bare minimum to help you stay on a budget. Did you know that we have a pod hotel in Mumbai called Urbanpod?

During a business trip to Singapore, the owners of Urbanpod, Shaibal Mittal and Hiren Gandhi stayed at one of the popular pod hotels there and loved the experience. They thought why not create a similar experience for people traveling to India. They felt that the product & service quality were exemplary while keeping the prices affordable and not compromising on quality, hygiene & safety. So they collaborated with Berlin Lee, who has vast experience in running pod hotels in Singapore.

With the launch of Urbanpod in 2017, India witnessed a ‘new category called pod hotel’ in the hospitality segment. Within a year, it has accommodated more than 10 Thousand guests. It is best for solo female travellers as well as any body traveling on a budget. It has a separate female only section as well. Located at Andheri, it is near to the airport and other major attractions.

But as a traveller, will you like to stay in a pod hotel, leaving the comforts and service of a traditional hotel stay? May be yes, if you want to save bucks and not compromise on the safety and hygiene.

What do you think? Leave you comments below.

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Parimita Chakravorty is an author, blogger, features writer and a communications specialist. She has written for various popular magazines and websites related to beauty, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle, including HAIR India,,, Hello, etc. She has also contributed to various youth blogs and magazines. Her book ‘Look Stunning At Any Size’ has been well appreciated and received by the readers. Currently, she is part of India’s leading IT brand and takes care of their internal communications. Parimita is also working towards bringing awareness about Endometriosis in India; a silent epidemic which is consuming a lot of lives. She manages a page ‘Endometriosis India Files’ where patients discuss their condition and diagnosis.
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