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Budget Backpacking Advice

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1. Posted by eddied11 (Budding Member 15 posts) 1y


I'm looking to go backpacking from the end of May for around 3 months. I'm looking to do this for as cheaply as possible. I will have approx £1500. I have found return flights from to and from Mumbai for roughly £450, so I will have around £1000 spending. Having never been backpacking outside Europe and knowing very little about India I do not know if this a sufficient amount. Could an experienced person advise me on this or perhaps recommend a similar destination that would suit my budget?

Thanks for reading,


2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 1y

It's not my idea of fun in any way, but if you're an experienced, frugal backpacker who requires no luxuries then it's certainly doable.

There are loads of websites like this one and this one that make research easy.

Have fun.


3. Posted by Andyf (Travel Guru 675 posts) 1y

I know India is cheap but a £10/day budget? Sounds grim. Go for a shorter time AND scrape up some more money - live on beans on toast from now till you go if it means having a better budget when you're out there.

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2477 posts) 1y

Grim is the perfect adjective. Possible, but holy cow not much fun at all in my opinion...


5. Posted by amandamcadams (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y

Cheap, but can end up averaging out a little bit more, since it's easy to spend more just to have a few creature comforts and because it is cheap you can start buying/paying for thing at liberty. A more comfortable standard of accommodation, especially in larger cities like Mumbai will greatly increase any budget.