There is no need for you to wait for your next promotion or save up for the next five years to travel across these breathtakingly beautiful places. You can travel to these places in a shoestring budget.
Your best aid to travel cheap is in the comfort of trains. Trains not only ensure a fast and smooth journey but also goes easy on your bank balance. You can travel to each of these following destinations in the humble coaches of the Indian trains. The sleeper coaches provide you with great visionary pleasure through the windows as well as amazing people to connect with. Travelling with the local folks will give a much better insight into the place and it’s people.
However, the food served on these trains might be worrisome. The meals often taste bland and cold but comes at a pretty high price. There are also very few options to choose from in the menu. So, the virtual world has come up with an excellent idea to free you from your worries. There are websites and apps which cater to the different dietary needs of the travelers. They offer a great variety of food at a reasonable price. They deliver you fresh, warm and tasteful dishes at the press of a few buttons of your smartphone. So, take a train to one of these destinations and build memories that will last you for a lifetime.
Captivate your senses with the aromatic whiff of black tea amidst the serene beauty of the Himalayan foothills. Darjeeling will lure you with its snowy peaks and rolling hills. It is an absolute must to take a toy train ride through the mesmerising landscapes. The toy trains of Darjeeling has been accorded with the status of a UNESCO world heritage site which makes it one of the most coveted attractions among tourists. You must book your tickets for the toy train rides in advance. They can be booked online through the IRCTC website. The view of sunrise at the majestic Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, will leave you awestruck. Darjeeling also boasts a beautiful collection of local flora like rhododendrons, orchids and pine trees. The monasteries also gives us a look inside the religion of Buddhism and it’s Indian connect. The Old Ghoom monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling and definitely deserves your visit. The New Jalpaigiri railway station is nearest to Darjeeling. You can find a connecting train from every major Indian city like Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore. Cabs are readily available from Jalpaiguri which will take you to Darjeeling within 3 hours.
If you want to connect to your spiritual side, give a definite visit to this union territory of India. Pondicherry is an exotic blend of the French and Indian culture. You can experience a unique spiritual awakening at Auroville which is an experimental community bonding people from all over the world. The Ashrams like Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a heavenly experience for the spiritual seekers. You can book yourself a room in the Ashram’s guest houses. They offer you a peaceful stay and vegetarian food at almost dirt price. They are mostly booked completely so grab your room in advance. To reach Pondicherry you can find express trains departing for Pondy from every major city including New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Chennai and Kolkata.
If you want a quick escape from the smoky shackles of your urban jungle to the serenity of nature, Kasol is your destination. Cradled within the valley of the Parvati river, Kasol is bestowed with the generous blessing of nature. With the backdrop of a clear blue sky, lush green landscapes, the snowy Himalayan mountains and the gurgling water of the Parvati river, Kasol is the perfect travel destination for the nature lover and the adventure seeker. The trekking and rock climbing will give you the adrenaline rush while the calming nature wills de stress you completely. Moreover, the accommodation costs are meager. You can find very rich Hebrew influence which reflects in the mouth watering cuisine of this place. The best way to reach Kasol is to take a train till Delhi. From Delhi, you may take a few bus rides to reach your destination.