If people tell you that you have to be rich to be able to truly explore the riveting country of India, they are wrong. Even though the summer holidays are considered to be a peak tourist season, with some smart tricks and a well planned approach, you can have a fulfilling time here, without having to break your bank.
- Visit the Off-Season Destinations
Even if the summer season is considered to be peak because most of the country goes on holiday this time of the year, many destinations such as Goa, Kerala and Rajasthan witness fewer crowds due to relatively hotter weathers. If you are able to brave the heat, you will be able to benefit from great deals on accommodations, flights and more personalized treatment.
- Opt for a Package
With a variety of licensed destination management companies offering cheap holiday packages in India you will not only be able to enjoy the convenience of meeting all your travel needs under one roof, but you are also in for a cost benefit.
- Make your Bookings Well in Advance
Good advice when travelling anywhere in the world, it is recommended that you book your flights at least a month before you intend to travel. The earlier you book the better. The earlier you get into the game, the more time you will have to track special offers and discounts on airways and hotels. Furthermore, you are getting mid-day or red eye flights into India, you may be able to enjoy better deals on those.
- Booking your Hotels
Instead of booking your hotels online, it is often found that directly speaking with the manager or getting in touch with a destination management company opens doors to bigger discounts. Research the hotels you may like in the cities you are visiting and choose wisely taking into account location, cost and amenities.
- VAT Refund on Souvenirs
Most countries refund as much as 25% of the VAT that is charged on your shopping. It is always recommended that you maintain your bill receipts and avail the refund at the store or at the airport before departing. Make sure you have your passport on you while availing this refund.
Finally, you can also save on meals by booking cheap holiday packages in India with all meals included. Many travellers also find value in buying a local SIM Card to save on communication expenses.