CLUELESS ABOUT INDIA!!!!!! Need info!!!!

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11. Posted by wendelin (Budding Member 10 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Dude, £400 a month is a lavish budget - 34,000 rupees a month gives you plenty to work with. Take trains in 2nd class and sleep in hotels that cost you less than Rs.500 a night (2-3 stars) and you're all set. Food is ridiculously cheap and ridiculously good (I speak as a person of Indian origin) even if you eat in restaurants rather than buy from street vendors (but I would definitely recommend doing the latter - much tastier, more authentic).

Just make sure you don't end up paying more than you should for taxis or other road transport. People will be waiting to rip you off especially if you're white. General rules of thumb:
- Whenever possible, take yellow-and-black vehicles (taxis, auto-rickshaws etc), and insist that the driver turn the meter on.
- If yellow-and-black vehicles are not available, a car should cost you around Rs.1000 when you hire it for the whole day.

Be careful of drinking water - restarants are fine, but public taps, wells, pumps, streams etc may not be safe. Bottled water isn't expensive. Don't listen to scare stories about eating the food and fruits and whatnot - if you want to travel in a cocoon, India is the wrong place to be. If you're not young or if you suspect your immune system is not strong anough, pop some Vitamin C pills and get on with it. You'll be fine.

12. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

hey jay . . that would be approx 1100 per day for 3 months . . which is not bad at all . . unless you used to some lavish travelling.

Plus you have time so theres no need for too much of air travel . .train & road would do.
But there are also some low cost airlines that would not pinch you too much

If I had 6 months on me .. would do the following

Land in

Jaipur-jaisalmer-jodhpur-udaipur (all via road)

fly udaipur to mumbai for a few days

mumbai - goa

goa- kerala (n see all of kerala)

Its difficult to point out one thing that u should miss...each sq metre is different in india.

And of course the food rocks.


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