India remains one of the ultimate destinations for travellers on a budget. Here you can travel extensively and eat incredibly well and still left with change. As with most places it pays to avoid the most popular resorts in lieu of lesser known quieter destinations. Average daily cost per person: 2,106 Rupees or £22 ($27).
Travelers can spend in average £5 ($6) in meals for just one day. Some of the typical dishes to try are the Chicken Tikka Masala, Murg Makhani (Butter Chicken), Rogan Josh (Red Lamb), Chole (Chickpea Curry), Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese).
Accommodation in India is really cheap. You can either book online or just book as you travel, as prices are low and it’s easy to find a room for the night, even last minute. However, make sure to always read online reviews as some places can be quite noisy and dirty. Plan to spend about £5 in a hostel and £10 in a hotel. Staying at locals is also common practice in India, which is great for an immersive trip.
India is a haven for nature lovers and bold travelers. Authenticity is the word if you travel to India, prepared to be marveled at what the country has to offer.
– Explore the temple town of Gokarna – And the spectacular beaches around. But really temples in India are all gorgeous so try to view a few.
– Wander in the Golden City of Jaisalmer – From here you can explore the endless sands of the enchanting Thar Desert.
– Visit Pondicherry – Stay for free in an ashram whilst giving your mind, body and soul a well needed escape from modernity.
– Try to spot a tiger! – The best national parks for seeing tigers are Bandhavgarh, Ranthambore, Kanha, Pench, Satpura and Corbett.
– Celebrate with locals – India hosts some of the most colourful festival you can find and each region has its own celebration, from kite flying and camel festivals to the ‘festival of lights’ (held between October and November). It’s a magical spectacle as over one million clay lamps light up cities and temples around India.