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1. Posted by Buell (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

What is the budget a day in India, Nepal, I know all kinds of bugets but what is the low buget?

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Well it would all depend on how much travel around the places you want to do, which cities or towns you are visiting, if you want to see all the major tourist sites etc. If you want to do a fair amount of train travel in India in a best of 3AC, but sometimes the cheap sleeper option which you may have Indian people come and sleep up next to you, well I'd say you could get by on $30US a day. A lot of days when you weren't travelling, you would be able to get by on less than that, but allowing for train travel, and some of the more expensive tourist sites to get in to well $30US would give you plenty enough. That would be only if you stayed in really cheap hotels. If you go to Mumbai, stay clear of that Salvation Army Hostel, because although it is dirt cheap it is a real dump and is nightmarish to stay at and I've have stayed in some pretty horendous places before, so I am no wimp. If you went in the train travel that a lot of loacals have to settle for, well you'd get by even cheaper but it would be a lot more unsafe from theft and very uncomfortable.

I haven't been to Nepal, so I can't comment from experience, but other people have said that it is fairly similar in costs to India but seeing you wouldn't be able to do as much travel, you could probably cut $10US a day off the costs. If you wanted to do any trekking, well from what I have seen when researching online, that isn't particularly cheap at all (unless you are a multi-millionaire and then it would be cheap). Someone else might be able to give you a better estimate for Nepal.

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Buell

I have heard that 18US dollars a day is a good amount, in India.
But I have also heard of people travelling, for a lot less.

Mel

4. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Hi again,
My budget in North India was approx. US$60 per day for travel booked through a tour agent but that included private transport, chauffeur, guide, entrance fees and other taxes, accommodation and breakfast.

So, you can very well budget for half that cost for independent travel, but going further below it would mean you should be ready to put up with any kind of accommodation.

Some budget accommodation places I liked were:
Delhi: Hotel Broadway (Room no 46 only)
Jodhpur: Mandore Guesthouse

Cheers,
Ahila.

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 30, 2006, at 5:54 AM by Ahila ]

5. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 9y

My girlfriend and I budgeted 1000 rupees a day for both of us including all expenses. That is about 17 Euros or $23US together or only 8.5EUR/$11.5 each. In the end, we actually averaged well under our budget, only spending about 14 Euros (7 each) a day over 6 months.
If you are travelling as a couple, don't mind cheap (yet always clean and comfy), local restarants, and cheaper classes of trains, then this is possible as a low end budget.
Travelling solo means a little more money since you can't share accomidation and taxi expenses. If you require AC trains and hotels, beer, and tourist restarants than your budget will quickly rise.

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Degalosse

Just to add to my travel information and help me to decide which countries to go to, would u mind answering the following questions?
What was a typical price u saw, for a single hotel room, in various parts of India?
What was the typical price of a cheap train ticket, for a certain number of KM?
Also, would u give examples of other prices for things, if u can? eg. bottled water.

Mel

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