All posts tagged: Travel Cheap

Budget Travel Guide For Nubra Valley: Hitchhiking & Camping

Located along the northern border of India, with a tributary of Indus-Shyok as its lifeline, Nubra Valley is unlike any other valley in Ladakh. Home to contrasting cultures, beautiful landscapes, and above all — the world’s highest motorable road of KhardungLa Pass, Nubra Valley remains a popular highlight for travellers visiting Leh-Ladakh, particularly for motorbike enthusiasts. Also Read: How To Best Travel From Delhi To Leh I heard stories of Nubra Valley’s beauty too from other fellow travellers (99% of whom happen to rent and ride a motorbike) before finally planning an itinerary myself, but with a little distinction. I was hoping to camp and hitchhike all the way and thus conclude the entire journey (from Leh-Nubra valley-Leh) for a price less than what hiring a motorbike for just 2-days costs — forget about fuel, accommodation, food and other expenses. So if you too are planning something similar, read this ideal (Camping+Hitchhiking) Budget Travel Guide for Nubra Valley: But Before Anything, please note that I am not comparing the two experiences. Having your own motorbike (or …

How To Travel The World Without Spending Too Much Money

Recently, while backpacking in Europe and Australia, I tried a unique way of travelling on a budget by volunteering (in return of free accommodation and food) using a website called WorldPackers — a work/exchange volunteer program, with projects from all over the world. The drill is… as a volunteer, you work for your host for a few hours every day and in return, you get to eat and stay for free. WorldPackers is perfect for those who want to stay at a certain place for a long time in return of doing some work for them and availing free hospitality. But there is more to it than just staying for free. I found volunteering is a better way of travelling because you get to stay with your host like a family member (particularly if you attend someone as an au-pair) and by doing so you get a chance to learn about their culture and the pace more closely. My volunteer experience in Rome and Germany (the first time I experienced WorldPackers) showed me a local way of life. …

Vienna On A Budget

A city of culture, history, music and art, with a nightlife to rival with that of any city in the world, that’s what Vienna is, in a nutshell. Walking through its many fairytale-like streets you wonder if there can be a place so royal and majestic in its appearance as Vienna. No wonder, Vienna deserves its nickname The Imperial City, fairly well. But where on one side every experience, every sight in the city, is a total treat, the cost of travelling in Vienna — whether you talk about a 10 Euro cup of coffee or a 150 Euro ballet performance — can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re travelling Europe on a budget. But that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to fill yourself up with the city’s history and culture, without having to spend too much. Find out how! Vienna Budget Travel Tips Arriving In The City If you’re flying into Vienna, the best and the cheapest way to get to the city centre is by taking the S-Bahn connections from Euros 2.50 to Euros 4.40 (depending on how far you’re going). Find the …

How To Stay In Little Rann of Kutch For Free

When I was initially planning my trip to Gujarat, particularly around the Rann of Kutch region, I felt hopeless. Every place in the Rann of Kutch charged at least a couple of thousand Rupees for a night. And this did not include food. Some generous tourist homes, however, offered complimentary breakfast but their price tag was way over my budget. “I’d never be able to travel to this part of my country, if I couldn’t find sponsors,” I remember wondering. The only option for me was to stay in the nearby towns of Bhuj and Gandhidham (with neither of the cities having anything interesting for a traveller like me) and do day trips to Great Rann of Kutch (GRK) and Little Rann of Kutch (LRK). But it didn’t sound feasible. At least not for someone who was backpacking and had to wait for long hours hitchhiking, thanks a poor public transport scene in Kutch. Read: Kutch Travel Guide In order to explore the White Desert in the Great Rann of Kutch and the barren crack-land of …

How Much Money You Need To Travel In Thailand?

Planning a holiday in Thailand? Find out how much money you need and budget your trip better! My Southeast Asian odyssey is almost about to finish now, and it’s been unreal. I am currently in Cambodia (as I’m writing this article) and so far the entire journey has been bloody generous – in terms of experiences, as well as the expenses. I always harp on about travelling being cheaper than people think and I stand by that. I am sure you can travel pretty much anywhere in the world in under USD 25 (or Indian Rupees 1500) a day, and when it comes to Southeast Asia, be rest assured, you can survive for much cheaper. Speaking of Thailand, however, the country can be expensive or unbelievably inexpensive, as you want it to be. Here you can find super cheap hostels, for less than USD3 a night, and then seemingly right next door you can find a luxurious property charging you a whopping USD 10,000 a night. Understand What Kind Of Traveller You Are On a short …

How To Travel Cheap During A Peak Travel Season

Visiting someplace during a peak travel season? Try not bleeding unnecessary money! Last month when I was returning from my solo bike journey to Spiti Valley, I decided to spend a few nights in the town of Vashisht, near Manali, in Himachal Pradesh. Looking for a guest house, I went to my usual place, where I’d stayed before for at least a dozen times. I liked its peaceful ambience and the location which allowed me to sit almost at the top of the village, overlooking the mountains down below. But as I enquired about the price for a room, out of courtesy, despite being very much familiar to it, I went a little flabbergasted. “No, just one bedroom” I repeated with all innocence, before the caretaker repeated, twice, the exact same figure. “It’s 1,200 Rupees a night, sir”. The same room which I’d earlier – about 3 months ago I think – rented for about 400 Rupees a night, was now available for a whopping 1,200 Rupees. Then I saw a group of teenagers, seemingly from New Delhi, and …