Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Bikkudon123, Jul 16, 2016.
Is it possible to travel all over India with 10,000 INR?
Yes if you just want to touch all four corners of the country traveling in general class on trains and eating street food and sleep in trains only.
Hmmm... It's possible to explore some places in India with just Rs. 10,000. However, you won't be able to see all of India with that budget. Let's try to break down the daily expenses you might encounter:
Possible Expenses on a Daily Basis in India
1. Food - With food, it's not really hard to find affordable meals in India. The good thing is, even though they're affordable, they're quite healthy. Order the vegetarian meals as they can be cheaper. Some prices for food are:
Thalis (Complete set of meal with rice, vegetables, dhal or roti) - Rs. 100 to Rs. 150
Dhal and rice meal - Rs. 40 to Rs. 50
Samosas - Rs. 10 to Rs. 20
Momos - Rs. 10 to Rs. 20
Daily budget for food: Rs. 300
2. Accommodation - Lodging varies by city. In a place like Delhi or Mumbai, it can go as high as Rs. 1,000 per night. With more rural towns, guest houses charge less than that.
Dorm rooms- Rs. 50 to Rs. 100 per night. Although these are ideal for men only and quite rare. Rooms are usually in poor condition with dirty bathrooms.
Budget rooms - Rs. 200 to Rs. 500 per night. You get your own room, sometimes with shared bathroom, decent cleanliness and no furnitures.
Better budget rooms - Rs. 400 to Rs. 700 per night. You can get AC if you're lucky, decent private bathroom, hot shower and thicker mattress.
You can also sleep on trains and then just use their bathrooms to freshen up. If you're okay with that!
Daily budget for accommodation: Rs. 300 to Rs. 700
3. Transportation - This is where the good part starts, let's look at your options:
Trains - You could travel through 3rd Class at Rs. 50 for about a 12-hour ride. A little more comfortable option is 2nd Class Sleeper at Rs. 350. Although for shorter distances, it can be cheaper, usually Rs. 100 per 100 kms.
Buses - It depends on how long the journey is. For a 12-hour journey, expect to pay Rs. 500 for state buses. Private buses cost a little more at Rs. 750.
Rickshaws - As cheap as Rs. 10 to Rs. 20.
Of course, your other options are taxis and airplanes. But since we're on a limited budget, I'm not including those.
Daily budget for transportation: Rs. 300 to Rs. 700
4. Mobile and Internet - This depends upon you. But on average, you'd spend about Rs. 20 per day just by local calls and texts. If you'd use your phone for internet, expect to pay about Rs. 300 or more a month for the plan.
Daily budget for mobile: Rs. 20
5. Entrance Fees - This also depends, foreigners do pay larger fees. Still, nothing's that expensive and you can fit the fees into your budget. Not all tourist attractions have fees as well.
Daily budget for entrance fees: Rs. 30
In total, your daily expenses would amount to Rs. 1,200 to Rs. 1,500 per day. Be more resourceful and you can average lower than that. Share rooms with co-backpackers to split the bill. Always ask for the cheapest accommodation in the city. And lastly, interact with the locals, they just might give you some tips about the city.
With a budget of about Rs. 10,000, you can fit in a few places to see in India. However, you need to keep all comforts out of the way to do so. Plus, plan an itinerary that have places quite close to each other.
I hope this helps!
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