Travel itinerary: Incredible India.
India is probably the most budget friendly country in the world. Hotels are cheap, transportation is cheap and food is super cheap. People think that traveling in India is just too difficult so they pay a lot of money to travel agencies and don’t experience things they expect. Genuineness. Curiosity. Realness. Of the people you meet on the local buses and trains. In budget friendly street restaurants. On the bank of the holy river Ganges. Here’s a free 3 week budget travel itinerary for traveling to Delhi, Rajasthan state and holy Varanasi. You’ll spend little money and get things money can’t buy.
Travel itinerary: India
Duration of your trip to India: 21 days
- Day 1: Arrive to Delhi. Take 24 hours to face the culture shock. Have a chai.
- Day 2: Delhi. Explore the city and try different street food.
- Day 3: Taj Mahal. Actually, we haven’t had the chance to see this wonder of the world. But you have to! And send us a picture 🙂
- Day 4: Jaipur. Walk around this beautiful desert city and visit Fort Amber.
- Day 5: Jaipur. Walk the streets and eat everything you see. Talk to people.
- Day 6: Jodhpur. One of the most beautiful cities in Rajasthan.
- Day 7: Jodhpur. Visit different markets and buy something special. Don’t forget to bargain.
- Day 8: Jaisalmer. Arrange a 3 day camel safari in the desert.
- Day 9: Somewhere in the desert. Be nice to your camel.
- Day 10: Somewhere in the desert.
- Day 11: Pushkar. Take in this beautiful hippie town.
- Day 12: Pushkar. Attend an Indian cooking class.
- Day 13: Pushkar. Eat out in the vegetarian restaurants and walk around the holy lake. Have a bhang lassie.
- Day 14: Rishikesh. Yoga capital awaits! Don’t forget to visit the old Beatles ashram.
- Day 15: Rishikesh. Try an Osho meditation. Have fun!
- Day 16: Train ride to holy city of Varanasi.
- Day 17: Varanasi. Quietly watch the traditional burnings of dead people. Yup.
- Day 18: Varanasi. Find the best lassi in India – Blue Lassi.
- Day 19: Varanasi. Walk around the city and see the temples and the poverty of the streets.
- Day 20: Delhi. Last day to buy spices and pashmina shawls.
- Day 21: Fly home from Delhi. Clean sheets are waiting for you.
Travel itinerary map
What to bring?
- 35 l backpack and a smaller bag
- 5 shirts, 3 shorts
- 1 sweater, 1 pants
- Flip flops and light walking shoes
- Sleeping bag
- Some travel medicine
- Add what you need
Good to know
India can be rough with all the dirt and strange smells but if you mentally prepare by saying ‘oh, this is interesting!’ it can be so easy. Indians are known as very good bargainers and businessman so the sooner you loose the feeling that you’re being ripped off, sooner you’ll start to enjoy.
This part of India has no high or low season. Whenever you go, you will see billions of people. Literally. Prices will depend on how much energy and time you’ll put in friendly bargaining. Have fun with it! And don’t forget that even the ‘high’ price that the old man wants you to pay for that shawl is still very low by our standards.
Expenses for your budget trip to India
Accommodation: 5 $/day
Food: 6 $/day
Transportation: 5 $/day
All together: 16 $/day
Expenses before leaving
Visa: 65 $
Plane ticket: depends on where you are
Travel insurance: minimum 55 $
All expenses: 456 $