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Minimum budget for India for a month

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by Lost In India, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Lost In India

    Lost In India New Member


    I have seen some very interesting discussions and some very good advise on this forum about different topics so I decided to register and ask something I have been trying to figure out for some time.

    I am planning a visit to India for a month but I am on a tight budget and have no idea how much would be enough for a month long holiday.

    What I need to know is that apart from transportation what costs should I expect to pay for accommodation and food. I am going to eat local food as I would imagine it would be a lot cheaper then trying to find out European food there. I am also not too fussed about room quality as long as I have a place to sleep and a reasonably clean bathroom to go with it.

    Places I will be covering in my trip are New Delhi, Varanasi, Pushkar, Goa and Hampi.

    I would highly appreciate any advise on this so I can plan my trip accordingly.
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  2. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    I would say you need atleast Rs 1500 per day and that would include your drinks as well if you buy your liquor from the shop and dont go to a bar.If you do not drink then you could probably do with Rs1300-1400 per day too. This I believe is the bare minimum unless you find a partner to share rooms at each destination which I guess is not going to be possible unless you have a friend traveling with you in which case your costs will come down considerably.

    I take it that you are not trying to create a record of some sorts because in that case you may even get by with Rs500 a day or even less but the places you would be staying at are going to be disgusting by any standards and you might end up spending a lot more on medication :)