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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Effective Tips For Attaining The Best Deals While Traveling

Posted on October 29, 2009 | Travel TipsNo Comment

While we make plans for heading onto an exciting journey, we try to figure out an appropriate plan to make our journey a memorable one without burning a big hole in our pockets. Probably not everyone, but most of us (I certainly do) try to keep our expenditures at low. By the time you figure out must visits of your journey, I will help you out in less expenses and more fun. Less expenditure doesn’t mean that you should be deprived of fun and frolic, so let’s figure out an exciting journey that too on a tighter budget.

1. Shopping around

This is the most certain and best deal for saving your cash. Take time for buying around, and extracting more benefits from your airfares, car rent, hotel, and it also includes food. Check with your company whether they can reduce the airlines fare, as most of the companies help the employees facilitate this. Inquire whether the airlines have some seat sales as some airlines reserve few seats for competitive purposes.

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2. Going on feet

I think traveling expenditures as a needless point when anyone is traveling to explore the new destination. If you have reached the spot and you know that you will be preferring buses and subways as a mode of transportation, so purchase tickets in pass or package, depending upon whichever leaves more cents with you. Also, ascertain whether the taxi drivers charge a set price and are the tip included in the fare. The most effective of all is going on your foot, carry a map and challenge yourself for reaching there. For this purpose, pack comfy shoes, by this way you will be able to explore the destination and locals more closely than anything else.

3. Reside in a hostel

Stay at a hostel is an effective way of cost-cutting as it can save substantial traveling expenses that might have been spent at the hotel. Hostel is a neutral place, where there are no age bars to spend a night and the charge ranges between $10 and $25 per night (changes on the basis of location and facilities provided by the hostel). It is a wonderful spot where you can stay with your privacy and calmness. Also, there are chances that you make friends with people who are there for seeing places just like you.

4. Carry these essential items

While you are traveling abroad and making use of your credit cards, it can turn your trip more expensive. Avoid usage of credit cards and try using traveler’s checks as the usage fee can be bit lower. Also, convert your money as the exchange rates are much more favorable. But remember, if you want to convert your money; don’t make it at airports as the conversion rates there are awful.

5. Go on your vacations a bit later

Try to make your vacation a distinct experience with this distinct idea. When the entire world comes back from vacation, and joins his work, then it is the perfect time to embark on your trip. This will ease your pockets as airlines and vacation spots cut down their prices so that tourists keep coming in. also, traveling during the off-peak days i.e. between Mondays and Thursdays is a wiser idea. Book your tickets in advance if you are clear about when and where will you go, this will help as the earlier you book, the less exhausting it is on your pockets.

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6. Pack your snacks

Before you step in that popular tourist spot, pack substantial snacks for your children as snacks there doesn’t come for cheap. And if you forget to pack snacks, be ready to come empty-handed. Therefore, to avert this kind of situation, make sure you pack snacks from your home or if you are wishing feeding something healthy, consider trail mix. It is a good option as it is not so costly and at the same time is an energy-stimulant.

7. Consider going on a nature-based trip

Glancing artificial attractions can add up considerable expenses to your budget whereas viewing natural attractions contributes substantial amount of happiness for free or nominal charges. While touring to any exotic destination, prefer visiting national parks as they afford scenic views and if you are fortunate enough, you can grab views of wildlife. Like in US, Yosemite Park has been the first one to come under Government’s conservation in 1864, and this is not just the only one. There are numerous other scenic parks in the whole of US. Apart from parks, you can behold the impressive views of lofty mountains, gushing waterfalls, verdant forests and profuse collection of wildlife.

8. Dine your dinner early

Carry with you a cooking pot and a handy stovetop to facilitate heating up of some canned soups from the local market. Another feasible option is that you buy cold food cuttings, cheese and bread packets from the supermarket, so that you can prepare sandwiches. This will help as you can save the expensive costs which could be spent in your everyday lunch. If you don’t like this option of cooking meals while you are away from your home, then try eating your dinner food a little earlier. Through this way, you can save either one or two bucks as numerous hotels offer early-bird specials.

9. State your fun trip as ‘business trip’

This is a small shrewd tip especially for persons who are going out for the purpose of job interviews. As your trip’s motive really rotates over business, claim it as a business trip wherein you will be reimbursed with travel charges that include your tickets, fares, gas, meals and accommodation. While the tip’s benefit is a bit tentative and cannot provide you advantage right then, it would be great if you give at least a try to it.

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10. Scan the hotels offerings

While you are planning for a pleasant and economical hotel stay, call different hotels for comparing costs and enquire more details about the package deals. People, who can’t wear their attires without swiping iron on their clothes, ask whether the hotel facilitates for a gym and if so, then is the cost included in the fare. If you come out with the fact that gym area is highly expensive, revise considering swimming pool, if it is available, and if not, then resort over the most simple and efficient one i.e. morning jogs. And if you are planning to bear the costs of two meals a day, then prefer hotels who offer breakfast as a part of package.

Note this point, that you can get the best deals if you do ample research and devote your time; this will help you in saving your money.

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