Budget Travel Hacks for 2022: How to travel on a budget in India!
Updated: Jan 16, 2022
I travelled a lot throughout 2021 and it has definitely taught me how to squeeze my travel plans in a smaller budget so that I can cover a lot of locations. Here's a list of Budget Travel Hacks you can use in 2022 to cover a number of locations in a limited budget. I hope these travel hacks facilitate your travel plans in 2022 and so does the Covid situtation.
Book flight tickets in advance - The first, most important hack is to book your flight tickets in advance, on most occasions they tend to be cheaper, also you can use "Google Flights" to check the prices of different locations, dates and airlines. Google flights to the rescue!
Book tickets directly from the airline app- I like booking my tickets directly from the airline's app, it's trustworthy and the convenience fees is mostly lower. I mostly use the Vistara app to book tickets and would definitely recommend that to you. You can download the Vistara app here. Vistara offers a premium economy feature which is comfortable for longer flights and also economical.
This year I booked a round trip (Delhi to Guwahati) from the Vistara app in ADVANCE and could avail the tickets for 7100/- under premium economy, it was a good experience and 7100/- for a round trip is not bad at all!
During off season, you might find flights for as low as 1800/-
Research before you book- A little research would take you a long way, this one is an underrated travel hack. Just some google search won't help, if possible talk to a local or a mutual friend or someone who has visited the particular place, collect recommendations and hear their experience. Additionally you can also subscribe to travel blogs/newsletters, I absolutely love Lexie Limitless' Newsletter, you can check that out here- https://lexielimitless.com/ , Lexie is the youngest person to travel every country, she usually sends an interesting newsletter with some Bucket list locations, Travel hacks and more.
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Talk to a local in advance- I know I covered this in the previous point, but if possible always talk to a trustworthy local before visiting a place, he/she might tell you locations and experiences Google won't. The best recommendations come from locals!
Avoid the usual tourist spots, once in a while- Sometimes, avoiding the tourist spots can be a good idea. This year I visited Arunachal Pradesh and I totally avoided the usual tourist route, I was lucky that friend lived in the state and I could travel like a local with her! We went to her hometown, Yazali in Arunachal Pradesh, away from the tourists, spent a day in the jungle where we cooked fish and rice in bamboo