First time visitors to India...
Looking to get as much information as we can - on a day to day basis i.e cost of accomodation around the west coast or india mumbai,goa,kearela.... food expences and travelling . Any advice and help would be really appreciated.
I did this route earlier this year. For a room with bathroom and fan, you can usually find places for around Rs200. Goa is more expensive and you will struggle to find rooms below 450, particularly over christmas (we paid 1500 at christmas!!!). Mumbai is also expensive, expect to pay 500-600 Rs per night in a basic place (these are often full, so book ahead if you are on a tight budget). Food is very cheap, most thalis cost around 40 Rs and water 12-15Rs. My average spend was 800 Rs per day and I ate well, moved around alot and stayed in reasonable places.
Depend on quality. I think if you pay Rs. 600-1000, you can have nice hotels in that region. Reg food, also cheap here. ou can take Lunch/dinner only for Rs. 30-50
Hi! Some prices from january 2007 - budget travel
Bombay - hotel Outram (it's in the LP guide) 500 Rs - double room (the room not per pers.)
Varkala (Kerala) - 250 Rs/ double room after little barggain ;P in a new hotel in the front of the post office (I don't remember the name)
Kollam (Kerala) - Lakshmi Tourist House 250 Rs/ double room
Food - masala dosa (breakfast) 20 Rs, indian tea (with milk and spices) 2,5 - 5 RS, south indian thali - around 30 - 40 Rs but the best I ate (in Mysore) I paid 25 Rs
It all depends of what you want to do in India. i travelled a lot (train - 2nd sleeper class and local cheap buses), stayed in budget hotels, ate mostly in cheap restaurants ... and one month cost me 350$ and 50 euros everything included even gifts for my family and friends.
Best of luck in India