Travel Tips To Save Money While Traveling In India

Tips To Save Money While Traveling In India

Travel Tips To Save Money While Traveling In India

Traveling is fun, but nothing comes cheap and we just can’t predict the expenses incurred during the journey. There are many ways to make your travel a budget friendly one. All you need is a good knowledge of the locations and best places to stay. 

Keeping an eye on the pocket to make our travel a budget friendly one along with the beautiful scenery is of utmost importance. So here are a few tips and tricks you can use on your next travel and save some bucks without compromising of the memories!  For more travel tips, check out travel tips here.

Travel Tips to Save Money While Traveling in India – Flight tickets

There are going to be many people who book the same flight, but the rates are always going to differ since some pay more unnecessarily. So, If you are looking to save few bucks on your tickets then it is highly recommended that you check the below foolproof tricks.

1) First of all check the prices of the flight tickets in all the major networks( MakeMyTrip, Goibibo, Cleartrip and any other reputed networks)

2) Once you have decided on the flight, check for offers on the company’s booking site. For example, if you have decided to book a SpiceJet flight, then check in the SpiceJet company’s website ( for offers because the company offers tickets for cheaper rates than usual during festive seasons and during a sale.

3) Now check your bank and mobile wallets for offers if you transact or spend on specific networks. For example, Mobikwik or Payzapp gives you a cashback of up to 1000 Rupees when you pay through their network.

Travel Tips to Save Money While Traveling in India- Hotels

You can save huge amounts on hotels by choosing the right ones and booking from the right site. Let’s proceed further.

1) Pick a hotel based on your needs and conditions.

2) Now google the hotel name and you will get a list of networks which have listed that hotel. You can also use Trivago to compare the hotels in all networks.

3) Browse and pick the best offer among all the networks. You may also find some local networks which provide that specific hotel at a much cheaper price.

4) Also, search for the network coupons online like Coupon Dunia or My Smart Price which will provide you an extra cash back when you book through their link. This is applicable for flight ticket bookings too. 

Travel Tips to Save Money While Traveling in India – Food

You can find restaurants with amazing food and cheap rates if you want to experience the taste of a place and hunt them down. But, after long treks, all you wish to do is rest your feet and get energized for the next day. So when you order your food online you can save big1. Here are the tips that you would be glad you knew!

1) Swiggy and Foodpanda can be of great help in searching for local restaurants you can order from and with discounts!

2) If you are a pizza or burger lover, then you can order online at discounted price from your nearest Domino’s or KFC outlets.

3) Zomato helps when you want to explore but are too tired to go and explore. Online orders on Zomato can save you some money without missing out on the exquisite cuisine around you.

Additionally, there are also people who sell online gift vouchers on Facebook and Instagram. You can directly contact them and buy the vouchers for around 20-30 percent discount. You can also visit lifetipspro for more hacks on food vouchers. 

Travel Tips to Save Money While Traveling in India – Local transport

Transportation is the basic and the most important aspect of any trip. Instead of depending on your tourist guides or your peers, you can rent a car on Zoom car, Revv or Rento and roam and explore all the places you want. Or you can even opt for public transport.

1) Check the distances from your hotel to the tourist spots and if the distance is less than 10 kilometers, then you can use Ola or Uber cabs for your ride.

2) Also, download offline maps of your tourist location before starting your trip so that it will help you in finding the routes even in poor network coverage areas.

Pro tip – Check or plan all these things before starting your trip. This will save a lot of your time.

Extra Tip – A trip is not a trip until you create a WhatsApp group for the trip. Create a WhatsApp group and plan your enjoyment there. You can also use a split-wise app to split your group expenses with your friends.


We hope these budget friendly travel tips to save money while traveling in India will help you in saving a few bucks. If you are a frequent traveler in India, do bookmark this page for your future reference. Do let us know in the comment box below your travel tips to save money while traveling in India. We will add them to our list.



Author Bio: This is a guest post by Surya Teja. Surya Teja is an engineer, blogger, traveler, tech freak and designer. He blogs at lifetipspro regularly. You can reach him at @suryatejaaaa on Twitter.

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43 thoughts on “Travel Tips To Save Money While Traveling In India

  1. Jelli Reply

    My husband is a genius at finding low price airfare. He does what you recommend, and then he checks out every single airline collaborative site to compare prices, checks airports within a broader distance, etc. It takes him forever, but he usually finds an extraordinary flight deal. I’d love to go to India someday, even if all I do is sit in the little restaurants noshing on curries all day long!

  2. Marissa Zurfluh Reply

    I have never been outside the USA, however, I would love to travel abroad one day. All the posts I read of different places just seem to make my bucket list longer and longer. India is on my list. I want to experience the culture and enjoy all the amazing food.

  3. Censie Sawyer Reply

    My good friend is planning a trip to India for next year. I am going to share this with him. You have provided some really great information and I know he will want to save as much money as possible

  4. Cheryl Reply

    I will have to compare this with my sister in law who still has family in India. I really want to go there!

  5. Karlyn Cruz Reply

    Wow! This is a really thorough list of great ways to get deals! I never even think of looking at the hotels or the airlines for their own prices. These are such great tips that I’m definitely going to bookmark!

  6. Ali Rost Reply

    What a great list of apps and websites to help keep travel costs down. There are so many I haven’t heard of. I especially loved the tip about Swiggy, Zomato, and Foodpanda. So often when we’re traveling we don’t know the best places to eat and these would come in really handy! x

  7. David Elliott Reply

    These are good tips for anyone planning a trip for sure. I don’t think about checking the companies individual booking site when planning on flights. But I have heard of people getting great deals there. I will have to check that out in the future.

  8. Long Nguyen Reply

    Your idea of getting great offers for hotels can be appied to visit other countries. It is such a great advice. But I am still concerned how we know which hotel to pick so it is suited to my needs and conditions. Should we have a look at agoda or booking dot com first?

  9. Jenn and Ed Coleman Reply

    Good advice with Swiggy and Foodpanda. We use some great apps in America to find cheap food with discounts and we’ll put these two on our list for when we go to India.

  10. roch Reply

    It’s great that Zomato is present in India and other apps to order food. Most of the time, there will be unfamiliarity with places and tourists won’t know where to eat. At least these apps take off the guesswork. Food and restaurant reviews help a lot.

  11. Eric || The Bucket List Project Reply

    great tips. We had great luck using Uber for certain trips like to and from an airport. Was just easier then haggling though I do wish I had downloaded offline maps cause my internet was off sometimes.
    Wish I had knows about the food apps when we were in Delhi or Ft. Cochin cause that would have helped a lot when we were searching for food.

  12. Suvarna Reply

    These are really great tips. Wish I came across this two weeks ago when I was booking flights in India for my family.

  13. Megan Jerrard Reply

    Really great tips, I’m a big believer in cross checking online sites for everything from flights to accommodation, transport and food, and it usually changes as to whether you’ll find cheaper prices on the company website directly, or on the third party websites, as sometimes the companies have to agree to take part in exclusive deals for those third party websites. So I always make a habit of checking acoss the board 🙂

  14. Lisa Favre Reply

    Swiggy and Foodpanda sound like great apps to try and get the cheapest meal possible. I am all about saving – especially when it comes to travels. Split-wise apps are also fantastic for splitting expenses so that you don’t have to worry about it later on.

  15. The Travel Ninjas Reply

    Thanks for these sweet tips on saving money. All the delicious food is one of the biggest reasons to visit India. It’s so cool that there are great apps that help you find great food and great deals. We hope to make it later this year. These tips will come in very handy.

  16. CHLOE LIN Reply

    I’ve been to India before and I had such a culture shock. I’m glad that you enjoyed yourself and discovered so many tips!

  17. knycx.journeying Reply

    A lot of tips and thanks for the ideas, it inspired me for my tripping planning to India and I am looking forward to visiting there pretty soon! It’s crazy that I have to India but have never been to Taj Mahal!
    @ knycx.journeying

  18. Tamara Reply

    Great tips! It’s indeed very useful to search the internet, looking for the best prices in accommodations and flights. At one website, the specific hotel can costs so much more than on another. I really like your tips for the local transport. These will definitely help 🙂

  19. Natasha Reply

    These are all great tips, I especially love the hotel and flight search ideas. I’m always looking to trim travel costs so that I have more to spend on FUN! 🙂 I have yet to visit India, but will keep this in mind in case I ever do get a chance to visit.

  20. candy Reply

    All of these trips are wonderful! I couldn’t agree more on the tip about transportation. Before any trip, I always see what type of transportation is available and how much it is. I always tell people who visit Japan to NOT take a cab. It’s super super expensive, but you would never know unless you research it ahead of time. Or if someone told you 🙂

  21. Paige W Reply

    These are fantastic tips! I hope to put many of them to use in March! I’m going to put Coupon Dunia to use. Also, it’s good to know I can get a discount on those Western cravings if I order online!

  22. Amélie Reply

    Great tips, but I would never eat at big international chains while in India, I’d much rather discover all the local cuisine! One of the main reasons why I travel to India in the first place!

  23. Suruchi Reply

    These all are great tips and we can surely save a lot by choosing right flight and accommodation. In addition, I will say clear the cookies before getting your tickets and rooms booked finally, as the prices change and I have experienced it personally.

  24. Guy Crotty Reply

    Some great tips here for people coming to India in the mid and upper range of budgets. While I think you can happily miss the really budget local transport (although it’s a pretty awesome experience), I do think people of all budgets should absolutely get their noses into some local, cheap as chips, street side cuisine. Provided you stick to vegetarian dishes they shouldn’t have too many troubles with their belly.

  25. Wanderlust Wayfarer Reply

    I’m headed to India in a few months, and I just know these tips are going to come in handy. I’ve saved them to read again as I get closer to my departure!

  26. Trisha Velarmino Reply

    These are great and really helpful tips for traveling in India! I think eating local food is the best when visiting a certain place, especially in India. The food there is just so good!

  27. Katchutravels Reply

    For folks living in the south travelling to Hyderabad, Mangalore, Kochi or Bangalore airport will burn atleast 2000 rs more on the trip to the airport. When it comes to reduced costs, if I am solo, I would prefer trains (tatkaal) or if I have friends we drive together and divide the cost of commute. Helpful tips on the other fronts too!

  28. sophie Reply

    These are same great tips! I am traveling to India next year I am sure these tips would save me lot money! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

  29. Tania Mukherjee Reply

    Airlines and transport(moving around in cars) are the biggest expenses in my trips. Cashbacks in mobile wallets are what I keep an eye on while booking air tickets. Generally I don’t rent a car rather move around in public transport while touring a city.

  30. SindhuMurthy Reply

    Flight tickets and hotels are the best bet when it comes to optimizing on tour costs. For me, booking flight tickets directly on the company websites has saved a lot of money. Also, using a premium travel credit card with good reward structure has helped me leverage certain benefits like free lounge access, priority check-ins, free travel miles, and concierge services.

  31. neha Reply

    Really helpful tips. Off late, we have learnt to find the best deals on flights, but haven’t tried to use the best card (with offers), need to give it a try. Also, when out, we haven’t experimented much with food apps and websites, mostly gone to the first local restaurant that we spotted and found fit. Will try out the tips next time.

  32. Ami Bhat Reply

    Nice set of tips. Some of these you can even use in your daily life, especially those apps that you have talked of. I knew of some but could not recall them all. Glad I came across this post.

  33. Anne Reply

    Such great tips for travelling for less. I love India and Any opportunity to save money on a visit is fabulous

  34. Agness of aTukTuk Reply

    India is a great travel destination and your post was an awesome read! I found your post very practical and useful. I hope to use your tips soon! When’s the best time to explore India?

  35. Parker Easton Reply

    While traveling in India, we do not know all the things And Traveling takes us more money. I read your blog And how can you save money while traveling with your blog? Your blog gives this information. Thanks a lot for this beauty Enjoying article with me. I appreciate it very much!

  36. Sebastian Vaz Reply

    Great suggestions to save money in India. Spend time researching airfare. This is where you will spend the most money. Thanks for sharing.

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