How to Save Money While Traveling

Sometimes you   dream of planning a tour  to some romantic place but then feel it is beyond your reach on account of budget. In the following blog you find some ways   to save  money while traveling.

Go for participating in free Activities

Before planning for a tour of  particular destination, you will have to do plenty of homework yourself. Thus you get to know about the possible tour activities in that area which are are free or incur low coast. Take the help of calendar and find out if there is any cultural show or fair and festival during the time you are going to  be in that particular destination. There are some monuments in the city which are not ticketed  or having less ticket, you should include them in your travel plan. Similarly  visiting some museums at some specific day can be  of less  cost  . You can also indulge yourself in  some self guided walking tours  which can be cost effective but can add chances to the sightseeing.

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In case you are shopaholic and desire to buy some souvenirs of that area you are visiting, you can spot the local market to do  shopping. There you can buy not only the handicraft items but also the objects of daily needs

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Follow the Travel Budget

Before  commencing  the travel, you should plan your travel expenditure. You should  calculate the expenses  heads and per day expense on these desired heads. You have to stick to the daily planned budget.

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Be specific about the Location of the Hotel

While planning your tour itinerary and booking the hotel services you should be very particular about the location of the  hotels. Sometimes the  in the tourist destinations are located quiet far from the sightseeing places. Thus lot of extra money needed for hiring the local transport.  In most of the cases the hotels close to the monuments and other places of interest are very expensive.Thus you should  select  such hotels which are not very far from the sightseeing places and can be approached by walking or by arranging tuk tuk.

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Tuk – Tuks or local cabs good option of sightseeing

You should not book the transport from the start point to the end point. Rather to save money you can do the travel by trains and hire local tuk – tuks or the city cabs for the local tour. In the age of internet you can easily book the train tickets without local support.

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Avoid Eating in Lavish Restaurant

You should avoid having lunch or dinner in the expensive restaurants and in those which are located in the 5 star hotels or close to the monuments .

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Use you Points

As you are aware of this fact that most of the international chains of hotels give you bonus points on your stay  in these hotels . Similar  is the case with the airlines. Thus while making a schedule for your vacation trip you should use  your  previously  and discounts earned points and book these hotels to save the money for your other travel needs.

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Selection of flight

This matters a lot which airlines you are going to use, the timing of the flight and the layovers. In case you are not on tight schedule, you can select cheap flight any time beyond the busy time. You should avoid travelling on the weekend. You can select the flight with long layover.

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Off Season Travel

Every hot destination is very busy during the season time as lots of people travel this time on account of favorable weather conditions. If you are adventurous and want to save money you have good option to travel in the off season. This time you find cheap hotels and transport services. Even you can avail good deals and discounts  for the airline tickets. Thus you can curtail your budget of travel to a large  extent.

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If you have less baggage it can prove a lot money saver. As you have to travel long ways and change too many flights, it is a folly to increase baggage at every destination and thus  pay extras to the airlines

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Plan Itinerary with less flying

While making the itinerary, you have to be very selective. You can take the expert advice of the local tour operators and on the community forums and travel platforms also. Be careful not to make it very hectic and too much air travel to various destinations in a short time. This can increase your budget and reduce the charm of travel. Rather you should focus to stay in one particular region of the country for couple of days and do intensive sightseeing and thus attain pleasure of the tour.

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You can arrange for your food   

This is a good way to save money during the travel. You try to shop at the local grocery store and prepare your breakfast yourself and if possible and hotel gives you the permission you can cook your lunch also.

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Ola & Uber can be good option of transport

Uber & Ola and some other platforms can help you in selecting the inter city travel. This can minimize your travel expense.

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Book Same Day Tours

If you are choosing 15 days or even more tours of particular country, you are advised to book day tours and activities yourself browsing the internet. You can find the best same day tours activities of different tour operators. Do not go on the price, you compare the prices with inclusions and non inclusions. Thus you can save lot of money when you book one day tours rather booking the whole tour package.

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Plan Your Trip Quiet in Advance

After deciding your destination and research for long you make up your mind for the desired vacations. You should plan the trip quiet in advance may be one or two years in advance before your tour. This gives you ample of time to find the best budget option. You need not to decide in panic. Thus you can compare the prices of hotels, transport or tour guides on different web portals and select the best options out of these. You need not to go for the top one but find whichis better according to price and quality . You also keep in mind your priority of hotel stay as how much time you need to stay in the hotel. If it is only for few hours, you can go for less budget. Similarly in some  travel plans you can avoid staying overnight in the hotel by doing overnight train Journey

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Dr Atul Kumar Singh Parmar

Dr Atul is a graduate of R.B.S College Agra after the graduation did his Masters in Arts (English) Later pursued Bachelor of Education and Doctorate in English fro Agra University Agra. He has been been engaged in the tourism trade since 1995 , Worked as Govt Of India approved tour escort till 2011, He is promoter of 10thGate Tours dba S.A.M Tours and Travels. He is an avid traveler and travel writer with expertise in tours and travels, history, literature, architecture, social and political.

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  2. Amazing location “Sanjay Colony”. Love it. Thanks for sharing this post.

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