Explore India's Cultural Riches on a Student Budget

26-Jun-20

Student Life

India is a nation overflowing with culture, diversity, and heritage. Irrespective of your purpose of visit, we’ve got a little something for everyone! The country attracts millions of tourists every year, looking to satiate their hunger for exploration, adventure, and thrill; with experiences like no other. Offering new attractions in every city, it poses as the perfect destination for any kind of traveller, no matter the budget.


It would be a missed opportunity to study in India without taking the time to travel and experience its rich culture. We allow you to fulfil those wanderlust cravings within a reasonable price, i.e. your student budget!

 

Are you looking for inexpensive ways to get around this massive country? India is well connected in terms of roads and provides several options for transportation in accordance with your budget. Public transport like state buses, metros, local trains etc. can be used for just USD 0.33. Auto-rickshaws charge an amount of USD 1.32 (approx.) for short distance travels, making it the most convenient way to get around the city. Taxi/Cab booking is recommended for long distance, intra-city travel. These fares may vary depending on the distance and traffic.


If you plan your finances right, you most certainly will be left with a surplus. Plan to go on a low-budget vacation with your friends? Don’t fret because intercity/inter-state travel and accommodation is reasonable too! A one-way flight in India on an average costs around USD 37 (pricing may vary depending on the destination). While the fares are not high, several discounts/offers can also be availed to reduce costs. Several low cost airlines can be considered as flight travel options for the same. 

Specially customized student travel packages are available online that help you plan trips on a shoe-string budget. Hygienic and safe hostels, hotel rooms, and private rooms can be booked at pocket-friendly rates. Hostel fares are estimated to be around USD 10 - USD 13, a good choice for saving money, while also meeting and engaging with fellow travellers. AirBnB rooms or hotel rooms are also available in several destinations for those seeking privacy at affordable prices.

India is full of new places to visit, people to meet, and food to eat, some for affordable prices, and some completely free! Here’s a quick sneak peek into all the things India has in store for you.

Mouthwatering delights 

The burst of flavours in Indian street food will always remain unmatched, and so will the immense love that people all around the world feel for it. These flavourful street delectables  vary as you move across states, with vendors proudly showcasing their delicious delights.



Vada Pav, a fried potato treat with bread and chutney, is native to Maharashtra and costs as less as USD 0.16. Other popular dishes, that are the pride of the state, include Pani Puri, Bhel Puri, and Sev Puri, all for approximately USD 0.26 per plate. These modest prices make for exciting snacks at any time of the day. 


The lanes of Old Delhi are home to some of the richest, most fulfilling dishes you may ever come across, including the famous Keema Parathas (USD 0.79), stuffed with tender minced meat. For all you dumpling lovers, we suggest a quick trip to the North-East of India for supple, breathtaking momos (USD 0.79) straight from heaven.

Mesmerizing Heritage Sites and Temples

India is home to one of the Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. Built in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, this is a product of the blood, sweat, and tears of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his 2,000 labourers. Visiting and fully exploring this symbol of love costs just USD 2.62.