Budget Holidays In India

Planning a trip, essentially involves cost factor and planning on your own, rather than tour packages certainly saves some money. Fortunately, India offers different tour options to suit everyone's pocket and luxury.

Every trip budget has mainly four cost elements.

1. Reaching the destination.

India Railway has large network to reach to almost every part of the country with minimum cost but have to plan well in advance to get confirmed reservation. (Reservation opens for normal quota before 120 days at 8 am and 24 hours at 10 am for tatkal quota.) Otherwise, extra money has to spend travel agent commission. Every state government has good bus transport facility along with private operators.

2. Accommodation

Every state tourism department has good tour accommodation at reasonable prices. (Check address of state government tour places). At the same time, many websites which offers hotel booking. Apart from that nowadays home stay is also becoming popular among tourists. It is suited best when you have group tour plan and also you want to enjoy the local culture. Some of the good websites which offers home stay are -

(Do you know that on becoming member of Youth Hostel Associations of India, can avail discount on some of the government hotels and YHAI lodges as well as trips)

3. Eating and Shopping

Making detail enquiry about shopping and eating options at the tour places help to get good quality and price.

4. Touring Tour Places

Hiring vehicle saves tour time as well as energy while travelling. Booking a vehicle through known sources ensures good deal and memorable experience.

If you don't want to plan in advance and also want to save money, then you can check state government arranged tours. Indian Railways ( also offers budget holiday packages especially for pilgrimage tours. It is really helpful when you want your parents on pilgrimages and you stuck with busy schedule.

Also, you can check tour packages at various Travel Fairs like Travel & Tourism Fair (, India International Travel Mart (, Travel and Tourism Fair (

Among others, one needs to check travel time which affects tour budget lot. But proper trip planning ensures enjoyable experience at budget prices.

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