I am from Kolkata. I want to stay there for a month. Initially I would put myself up in a hotel but eventually I would like to buy a rented apartment/flat or a mid-level room with toilet for starters. I plan to stay around the Connaught place area but I dunno the area well; I have been to Rajiv Chowk (metro) but that's about it.
I need to know the general rate of house rentals there (Connaught place), whether government-run hotels are available at Connaught place (they are usually cheaper than private hotels), what is the general auto fare for short distances (like, from Connaught place to Patel chowk), where can I get good quality beef in Delhi, etc. My budget for hotel is 600 INR per night and for rented apartments 10k-12k INR per month. Let me know if these budgets are realistic. Any help you can offer is deeply appreciated.
I would also like to know where I can get good bargains in terms of raw veggies/fruits, clothes, computer gadgets and pre-cooked meals, etc. ;-)