India, a beautiful and incredible country is among the top tourist destinations around the globe. The diverse cultures and friendly people add an everlasting charm to the splendid cityscapes of India. Travelling in India remains to be an unparalleled experience, as you don’t only get to learn from the different sceneries of the country, but also from the different lifestyles of its inhabitants. Even though it is a unique and wonderful experience, your mood might get dampened when it comes to the amount of money you need to pay for exploring the majestic lands of India.
Thus, we present some tips and tricks to enhance your travelling experience and make it cost-effective:
When you decide to travel around India, you should keep your gentle behaviour and open-heartedness at home. Bargaining for better prices shall be your sole mantra on the tours as you would be able to save a fortune out of bargaining. This applies to all the places, be it north, south, east or west. The positive side of it is, once you become good at bargaining and acquire some skills, you would be saving money almost everywhere. Unlike other countries, you can bargain and grab a cheap deal at the hotels, transport, shopping, and in restaurants too! Hearing this, you might want to reconsider calling your friend who’s good at bargaining before planning your trip.
Before you set out your foot to make precious memories with your friends that you would cherish for the rest of your life, you need to take a break from your life, go into bed with your laptop, and invoke your inner Sherlock Holmes for an hour or so. Be it transportation, hotel booking, or complete tour packages, you should first have an in-depth evaluation of your budget and compare it with what travel companies offer and then decide what’s best for you.
- Save on Food
No matter where you go in India (and this applies to all the major tourist destinations), you will find expensive restaurants and cafes that can soak up all your money and empty up your wallet even if you just order some starters. But, most of the people only go to them because these restaurants are easy to find and located near hotels and markets. The only option to save on food is inquiring the local people and then going to a local restaurant, where you can eat to your satisfaction without worrying about money. You may find it difficult to find such places, and sometimes may find it harder to reach them, but, at the end of the day, when you take a look back at your purse, you would end up smiling knowing that you saved a lot! Another typical Indian style tip for saving money on food, especially in short trips to nearby destinations, is through taking your own food. In this way, you can maximise your budget and spend more on enjoying through adventurous activities and more!
These travel tips can come handy when you have a tight budget and still want to get the most out of your amazing tours. So, when it comes to India tours, no matter what the situation is, you can always bargain your way out of it.