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Is $1500 a safe amount for 6 weeks in India?

Posted on Mar 29, 2011

7 Answers


David this should be enough without doing anything too over the top. Decent hotels in most big cities cost $100/$150 + but there is always the cheapo places. The YMCA in Delhi is a cheap okay place to stay. Take the public or tourist-class buses and get up to Manali and/or Leh for some hiking. Day hikes and overnights with a guide shouldn't be too pricey. In Leh, a decent hotel should cost from $30.

Posted Mar 29, 2011


$1500 is safe but not a whole lot of money. india has gotten very expensive. if you want to stay in decent hotels and eat in good restaurants $1500 wil barely make it.

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Posted Apr 08, 2011


Safe amount? Depends. But certainly possible. Big cities will put a strain on that $35/day budget. Small towns will be no problem. Bus and trains are fine, the overnight  "hard sleeper" train is comfortable despite the name, and cheap. Eating is almost always inexpensive.  I like going cheap, but if I were in your place, I'd feel a bit more comfortable if I could squeeze an extra $100. into that budget. Just in case.

Posted Mar 30, 2011


Yes! If you are not living over the top!

Posted Mar 30, 2011


I think you'll be fine so long as you have an adventurous spirit and aren't high maintenance.

Posted Mar 31, 2011


Accommodations are the one thing that can break your budget.  You can stay at really nice places without spending a fortune in India.  It just takes a bit of research.  Here is a hostel website that you can use in India.   http://hostels.bootsnall.com/asia-india .   I'm happy to help you furhter in picking between places.  I think my most expensive meal in India was $6. US.  In Mumbai you must go to a good Thali restaurant.    I went to :  Golden Star Thali - 330, Raja Ram Mohan Roy Rd (Across from Charni Rd Station, Mumbai)  Amazing!  I was in Mumbai and then traveled south to Goa and Kerala and therefore I can't help on any travels North. 

Posted Apr 01, 2011


You should be able to do India on that amount, but if that's all you have then you'll have to be especially careful about budgeting.

Posted Apr 10, 2011

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