Where to Sleep on a Budget in India – My Favourite Travel Tips

India has some seriously nice luxury accommodations to offer for tourists, but hey… We’re not all millionaires. Some of us are on a budget, because we are backpacking, students or simply because we want to see so much of this world that we need to save up as much as we can and spread out the budget as much as we can. This post is for those of us.

Before you start reading this post, you might want to check out my itinerary suggestion for a backpacking trip to India and my transportation guide for first-time visitors in India. Once you have figured out what to see and do, where and how to go, you might want to start thinking about accommodation and where / what to eat in India

Me sleeping on a budget in the open air at the That Desert during my camel safari in Jaisalmer.
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Eating in India (without getting sick) – My Favourite Foods and Where to Eat them

Indian cuisine is considered one of the best on earth and I LOVE it! Keep on reading to find out what my favourite dishes in India are and where to eat them. Good news: you can eat really cheap in India. With cheap I mean: for less than 100 rupees (or about 1 EUR) BUT the bad news… Food quality can be very bad in terms of hygienic standards, and many travelers get sick. They call this the famous ‘Delhi Belly’. Continue reading to check how to avoid travelers’ diarhea and how to stay happy and healthy like me.   

My Favourite Foods in India

Indian food is undoubtedly one of my favorite foods in the world! I love it because it is tasty and spicy, and usually also available vegetarian and non-vegetarian. 

Aloo Pori is a popular Indian breakfast option.
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Transportation Guide for First-Time Travelers to India

Traveling in India can be so much fun but you don’t want transportation to kill your travel vibe. Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling around in India but its transportation can be chaotic, and even that is an understatement. So, if you are planning to travel around in India, you can expect some serious adventure. But this post might help you out and get you start.

Continue to read if you want to:

  • Know what’s the best way to book trains and buses in India
  • Avoid unnecessary traffic jams in Indian cities
  • Book the cheapest flights to India (and between Indian airports)
  • Learn how to save money in India by using public transportation
  • Find out which apps I use to travel around in India
I often used a rickshaw (also known as ‘tuk tuk’) for local transportation in India.
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Backpacking for Beginners – The Perfect 1 Month Itinerary in India

Make the Most out of Your Time in India!

India is a massive country and it is impossible to see it all in one trip. Actually, many travelers will tell you that you will need at least a half year for a decent cultural immersion, but hey… who the hell has a 6 months holiday? Most people work, study or have a life (apart from discovering the world) and can only afford (in terms of money and time) to get a 1-month holiday. The same goes for me.

I only had 1 month to travel in India, and I wanted to see it all. If you want to make the most out of your 4 weeks in India, continue reading this blog to discover the perfect itinerary for first-time visitors who want to backpack through this massive and incredible country. Tested and approved! 😉

India is the most colorful country I’ve ever visited, and I simply LOVE it for that reason!
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