Travel in India can be pretty inexpensive if you know the right places to go to.
If you are someone who likes to pick up a backpack and take off on an expedition without wanting to spend a lot of money, India is your paradise.
Backpacking in India could be the most enriching experience of your life.
From rustic villages in deserts to hidden settlements in mountains, from exotic temple-towns by the beach to spiritual lands in the hills, India has everything that a traveler can ever wish for.
In this blog post I will tell you the hacks and Tips to Travel in India for cheap:
1: Train Ticket Hack: Railways is a lifeline of India. It covers almost every city of the country and makes it a largest train network. It offers different class of travel like 1st AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC, Chair car, Sleeper and general. One can travel 800kms for merely in Rs.400/- ($6 approx)in sleeper class. Some ticket booking hack can save you more if you are travelling for longer distance- Train Ticket Booking hacks. Many people also travel in General class which is a lowest grade class and crowded but cheaper like hell.
2: Air miles: Jet airways and Air India offers air miles if you travel with them. But Jet Airways offers many ways of earning air miles and travel nearly for free. The most famous way of earning miles for Jet Airways is by writing reviews on Tripadvisor.in.You can earn upto 1525 miles per month by writing reviews. And in 6000 miles you can travel to Kathmandu from Delhi and pay only Taxes and base fare is free. Delhi to Leh is 5000 miles.
Read more: How to get Free Flight Ticket?
3: Be a Treebo Friend: Treebo is a budget hotel chain. And recently it has launched a program inviting travellers to come and stay in their hotels for free and Audit the stay to improve the quality of the hotel chain. But joining their program is tricky. They give you a general questionnaire to check the eligibility. If you pass it, you can be their friend and stay for free. Join their program here : Friends of Treebo
4: Volunteer: Volunteer and travel is getting famous in India. There are many NGO’S which are offering the stay and food for the people who wish to volunteer. Some are there in Himalayas, South India, North East and some are in west too.
Suggested Read: Volunteer Travel Opportunities in India.
5: Digital Wallets and cashbacks: Digital wallets are a boom in India and almost every company and bank is launching its digital wallets and offering heavy cashback if you use their Wallet. Paytm is the most popular one. Through paytm you can do hotel bookings, flights booking, bus booking and pay utility bills and avail heavy cashback through its seasonal promo codes. And cashbacks has no limit on usage and use it completely for anything.
6: Travel apps: There is a big competition between many travel apps in India and offering really big discounts. Goibibo is my favourite app. Goibibo offers huge cash for referrals almost Rs.3000 gocash for one referral and Rs. 50 gocash+ for every time any one from your contacts do a transaction on its app. Gocash has limitations of its usage but Gocash has no limit on usage. At one I got cheaper flight ticket than the airlines website was offering. Many a times I have also got one night free at hotel booking of one night, means 2 nights for the price of one. Use my code S596924 to signup and get ₹3000 goCash instantly and 50 goCash+ for every contact of yours that travels. Click here to download the goibibo app.
7: Travel in offseason: India is a diverse country and every region has a different climate according to its geography. During offseason you can get almost 50% discount on hotel stays and flight booking. For example: I booked a flight to Agatti Islands in Lakshwadeep, India from Bangalore during the summer which is their off season and I got a 3 hours long flight for just Rs. 2600 only.
8: HolidayIq app: HolidayIQ is offering huge Jpmiles and paytm cash for posting video reviews. Though their holding period for the payout is long (almost 3 months) but its worth a try. Visit their website for to know more.
9: Compare Rates: Its always a good idea to compare the hotel room prices before booking. Hotels.com is a famous travel website in India which shows the prices of your choosen hotel room from all major website. Check it out here – Hotels.com
That’s it. I hope this article helps you while you are travelling in India. If you have any more updates on Travel in India for cheap – Hacks and Tips please share it here in the comments box below. Happy travelling