Travel is one of the best things that can happen in life. Seeing new places, exploring terrain and immersing in a different culture not only brings knowledge but an experience that money can’t buy. Everything good comes with a catch, like travel can be costly. Here are some tricks to travel on a budget by Travelyaari and ConfirmTkt:
Plan your budget: The budget is the number one thing you should be thinking about when you’re planning the next getaway or office trip. Depending on the place and duration of your stay, plan your expenses beforehand. It goes a long way in saving you some quid, unless you try to ‘go with the flow’ and realise the mistake after coming home.
Budget hotels: Cheap hotels do not mean bad hotels. If it is for business, a simple clean room would do the trick, given that you spend most of your time working. For vacations, stop spending big bucks for a place to sleep. You would rather be out there where the real adventure is. A room with basic amenities is enough for a clean roof over your family’s head.
Train travel: It remains the same for most countries or states in India that you visit. Train travel is one of the most affordable and widely used forms of transport. If you want to save money, even for business travel, it may sound feasible if the destination is 10-11 hours away. Night trains are your closest friends with affordable prices and a good night’s sleep. In India, Europe and many other parts of the world, special cost-saving passes are provided if you plan to travel for months together.
Public transport: Whenever you are in a new city, avoid local taxis. Be resourceful and give yourself enough time to figure out and use public transport. Metros and subways are a boon in cities and if they are not available, try buses or other forms of transport.
Smart booking: Being smart while booking amenities for your trip can pay in the long run. Earning points and saving money by making smart decisions like knowing the time for cheapest travel and other deals, booking a round trip rather than buying tickets separately can save you a lot of money.
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First Published: Aug 19, 2018 14:53 IST