Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Planning your Budget Travel

Posted on June 15, 2010 | Travel TipsNo Comment

It is very hard to plan your budget when you are on a vacation. The most annoying thing about a budget vacation is restricting yourself to the minimum. Nobody likes it, but unless your funds are unlimited, you cannot plan out a perfect holiday.

An informal survey on the Honeymoon and Romantic Getaways forum, says that “most of the couples plan to spend between $2,000-5,000 on their trip. That’s certainly enough to enjoy a great couple of days or longer, away from home”.

There are many ways to save and still enjoy a great holiday

The most easy way to enjoy your holiday is by cutting the costs which is involved in transportation. If the place that you are planning to visit is nearby, it’s much better to drive up to the place rather than fly. Flying is more formal whereas driving with your loved one/family/friends is more enjoyable and is a great way to kickstart your trip.

Budget travel planning

If you destination is far, and you need to fly, then it is recommended that you keep your departure and the return dates flexible. You can find some of the best deals online. Try to book your tickets through those websites which offer you cheaper tickets.

Another major factor which determines the cost is the time of the year that you plan to travel. The tropical islands and the ski resorts can be damn expensive during the winters. Europe is absolutely packed during spring and summer and New England is jammed during the Fall. The best time to visit any place is during off season. You can find some of the deal air deals and hotel/ resort deals.

Some more factors to keep in mind before you plan your budget travel

You can save up on a lot of expenditure if you plan to take a cruise or go in for an all inclusive resort. One can know about the costs involved in everything, before they set out for their journey. If you are planning your first trip from home, be careful, you will be facing, a) more money and will be anxious to spend it on the best buys, b) you would be ‘obliged’ to think that you have more money than you actually do, and c) you will understand that the maximum Budget Travel Guideamount goes into the meals and paying the hotel bills. These points are a must and should not be forgotten!

Where to save?

There are several things that you can save your money on -

airport food and drinks, in- room phone calls, breakfast in bed, cheap souvenirs, horse-drawn carriage rides, commercial photos, formal clothing and packaged bus tours. These are absoutely a no-no, as far as saving your penny is concerned for your budget travel.

Where to spend then?Best Budget Holidays

Spend your money on a good hotel, dinner at a great restaurant, a fine wine to go alongwith your meal, a digital camera to capture your memorable moments forever and last but not the least, a good pair of walking shoes.

These are some of the most important tips that one must keep in mind while planning for a budget holiday. You can definitely save up on alot if you follow some of these rules!

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