The Amber Fort Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
The King’s gate at the Amber Fort, Jaipur.
Amber Fort is one of the most popular tourist sites because of its proximity of Agra, and the Taj Mahal . It is an amazing site just for its amazing architecture as well. There are the places that all tourists visit when they come to India. Most people are not as fortunate as we to spend so much time in Incredible India !
Today as I was thinking of what to share, I decided to share some of the cost of our trip . Of course Indians think , “Ah, rich American students” and why not? By their standard of living we are very rich. I thought I would just share a tad of what this trip is costing me . I have to pay my own way so I know the exact amount per person for the trip. The total trip is $1000 or 60,000 rupees for each person. The students have paid for this in their program fee and David’s cost is provided by the university.
For 11 days of travel, that $1000 covers hotels and travel. This hotel is in the Radisson affiliate Sarovar Hotel. We have WiFi, English channels on the TV, central air, and a restaurant in the hotel. Last night we had a lovely dinner buffet for 500 rupees or $8.00. The very well stocked breakfast buffet is included with the room rate. Tomorrow we leave for Agra at 7 am and we will receive some simple breakfast in a box to eat on the bus as we travel.
The travel included in that price is one trip by train where we traveled 3rd class very comfortably over night AC train, several buses by coach, and three air tickets. Round trip to Varanasi from Delhi, and one flight from Amritsar to Amadavad.
We are staying in much nicer hotels than the last time we were here, but the total cost of the trip for me, is just about the same as two years ago. I also need to cover my entrance at the Taj and the sites along the way, but all in all it is very reasonable.
I know it is terribly tacky to be talking money but I thought at least a few of you would be interested. My poor Mama would be horrified!
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This Is Incredible India!
Where you surprised at the cost of travelling in India?