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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Ok, thanks, but what do you really get for that kinda money? Decent room and food and transport?

yeah, decent. It is possible to do it even cheaper. then u need to eat from street stalls and sleep in crappy and wore down hotels full of rats. And travelling in lowest class trains. Many crazy hippies on bare feet do that. They have no money and are just creepy (they also have dirty hair and they smell)....

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

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Utrecht

Ok, thanks, but what do you really get for that kinda money? Decent room and food and transport?

yeah, decent. It is possible to do it even cheaper. then u need to eat from street stalls and sleep in crappy and wore down hotels full of rats. And travelling in lowest class trains. Many crazy hippies on bare feet do that. They have no money and are just creepy (they also have dirty hair and they smell)....

I guess you could squeeze in a day at 7 euros but it is so tight a budget. I spent nearly 15 Euros per day for decent accommodation at 3 star hotels, meals, transport et al. Maybe I tend towards a bit of comfort travelling..

13. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Ahila

I guess you could squeeze in a day at 7 euros but it is so tight a budget. I spent nearly 15 Euros per day for decent accommodation at 3 star hotels, meals, transport et al. Maybe I tend towards a bit of comfort travelling..

My maximum budget for accomodation was 200 Indian rupees. These were not 3 stars hotels but good enough for me.

14. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Man, I need to go there, it seems even cheaper than Syria. 15 euro a day for 3 star hotel, transport, food and stuff. Sounds good!

15. Posted by barge (Full Member 54 posts) 9y

You can do this for £350, no probs. might have to miss out on a few luxuries but you'll be fine and able to get some reasonable accom - and probably a few dives.

Try to spend some nights on overnight trains to save a few bucks here and there - the trains are clean and safe.

We survived on £5 per day in India for 6 weeks!!

Pushkar is great!!!!!

16. Posted by weaversgal (Full Member 107 posts) 9y

for that kind of money your looking at very basic rooms, you'll be lucky to get hot water & attached bathroom (that may or may not bother you)
also you'll have to eat indian food every day so no nipping off to maccy d's or pizza hut & every now & then you do need something without spice! western bellys cant handle continuous spice!! noodles come in handy though...
you'll also have to travel very cheaply, but the 3 tier sleepers are very good... dont bother with the AC 3 tier unless you have to.
if you can take an extra £50 with u then do so for that odd time that you need a bit of luxury.
you'll have a fab time! India is amazing!!

17. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting weaversgal

for that kind of money your looking at very basic rooms, you'll be lucky to get hot water & attached bathroom (that may or may not bother you)

you mean at £5 per day?

18. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

What a bunch of tight arses.
I really don't see how you can do it on 350 considering you will need to take 12 trains and 2 flights plus numerous taxis.
Save some extra money and do it properly.

19. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting ikey

What a bunch of tight arses.
I really don't see how you can do it on 350 considering you will need to take 12 trains and 2 flights plus numerous taxis.
Save some extra money and do it properly.

I really did it on 12 euro a day (350 pounds per six weeks). And actually its enough. Sleeper trains are fine. Basic but clean hotels are only 4 euro. Food is in restaurants only 4 to 6 euro a day (including waterbottles). I actually went with more, but at the end a had a lot of money left. Its actually quite hard to get rid of your money in India. That means if you are on budget travelling. So that means taking sleepertrains instead of 3AC and not eating every day at Pizza hut or Mc Donalds.

Ikey, according to your profile you never have been to India so I think you shouldn't say something which you have no experience with. That is actually kind of stupid and of no use to this thread. If you have been to India please read this post from the beginning (you really could safe and not every traveller has a richman budget). "Bunch of tight arses", be intelligent in posting please;)

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 26, 2007, at 3:12 PM by wouterrr ]

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

Quoting Utrecht

Man, I need to go there, it seems even cheaper than Syria. 15 euro a day for 3 star hotel, transport, food and stuff. Sounds good!

Yes, Michael, you should... though it is not on your immediate priority visit list. It is affordable and I think you will end up loving the country and will want to visit India again. (I think I should be a spokesperson for the India tourism board)