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1. Posted by goo_lav (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

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hi, im looking to go to india for 1 or 2months this summer [around july] - i know the weather wont be great but its the only time i get off uni. im just wonderin how much cash i will need - say for 2months? just purely for being able to live out there, i'll stay in crappy hostels and eat crap jst so i can be out there, im not too bothered about doin the touristy things and the tours cos theyre always a let down, i just want to soak up the culture.
any advice would be wicked cheers!

2. Posted by aprilsgal (Full Member 161 posts) 10y

the money u require would depend on which city and which part of the country u plan to tour...mumbai and delhi would be relatively more expensive...

But... u shd be able to find decent and safe lodging for about Rs 400 -800 a day .... Food should be manageable in about Rs.100 a day ( assuming u go to not-so expensive places, which serve lunches and breakfasts for people who regularly eat out).... and ofcourse the travel.... If u took autos, u wud spend around 300 bucks in a day ( assuming u r going the length and bredth of the city) - unfortunately, we dont have a day pass kind of thing.... To get between 2 cities by train (non-A/c) , u have to shell out around 250- 500 bucks.... So based on which cities u want to go to, how many days in each place make ur estimate...

But since u intend to stay for 2 months, u shd probably look at hostels instead of hotels...tht ways u might also meet other people... u can check out the youth hostel - which is there in most of the cities....

I am from Chennai, and currently reside in hyderabad.... so if u want any info on these 2 places and southern india... feel free to reache me....

3. Posted by scoobygirl (Inactive 12 posts) 10y


Even if u plan to take cheap accomodation still it won't be so cheap. As 1 room in not a very good hotel also won't cost less than 800/- Rupees a day. Don't stay in a very cheap hotel also as it can be risky as the hotel ppl might think that u being an outsider.They can try 2 cheat u or ur belongings won't be so safe after u leave the hotel also.So,plz don't go for very cheap hotel also. Why don't u get a companion with u.In that way you can dutch.Then,everything will be cheap as u'll be sharing all the bills and everything with the other person. So,that sounds good. Or maybe u can post an advertisment for that in one of the forums only if u don't know anyone who can travel with u....



4. Posted by TBI (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thanks for your mail and trusting me for the advise on your India trip.Yes you have numerous option to live here and and learn the Indian culture.Regarding your stay the first thing we would like to request you is to tell us in which part of India would you really like to be in. As it is a country of different religions and diversities. You have to opt for a particular. What we davise is that you can chose Delhi as a base because this is the only place where you will find people from different regions and religion of India.

If you like this option do tell us so that we can advise you the cost of living in Delhi for 2 months as desired by you.

Best Regards

vikesh sharma