Travelling in India

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The Amber Fort Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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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!

Images from Google Public Domain

This Is Incredible India!

Where you surprised at the cost of travelling in India? 

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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15 Responses to Travelling in India

  1. doyeleyod says:

    u hav written agar instead of agra… in the first line ;p

  2. Hi! The cost (1000 usd for 10 nights stay) is reasonable even by Indian standards I would say. Hope you have a good time here!

  3. Im glad you get to see the beauty of india. when ever I visit i spend wayyy too much. but its totally worth it

  4. I appreciate knowing details of a vacation, including costs. Perhaps that is a taboo we need to reassess!

    Thank you for sharing your travels with us. Your enjoyment of India is clear and contagious!

  5. The price does seem reasonable — you are getting food, lodging, and entry to some of the world’s most famous structures. Plus, you are getting to see India! We loved it. Thanks for sharing cost — it’s not something most bloggers write about, but it helps to make comparisons to travel in other places.

  6. Kruti Mehta says:

    thats totally ok !!

  7. Anvi Gupta says:

    Dearest Annetbell
    Wow!!! When I read your lines, I’m glad that India has inspired you with its diverse charm and eternal beauty revealed in everything rooted in its root just like it does for me. You get a spark in your eyes when the topic is about Incredibleness of India don’t you well you’re not alone!! I enjoyed reading this post and got drifted definitely from my computer desk.

  8. Asmita Kale says:

    Yes, India is a beautiful country with a lot to offer. I’m sure that everyone who visits always leaves with a suitcase full of memories and interesting stories. Thanks for the post, it just reminded me how lovely my country really is.

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