Here’s How To Plan A Budget Trip To Kerala

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by Sushmita Mahanta
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A budget trip to Kerala and its sublime backwaters and lofty hills is not impossible. So if you are interested in enjoying bird watching at the Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, waking up to tea plantation views, and experiencing roaring waterfalls and boat races, then we might have a few budget-friendly travel tips that can help you have your dream trip without spending a ton! So here’s how you can plan a budget trip to Kerala.

Use Public Transport To Travel Across Kerala

Using public transport will help you save up to four times the money you use commuting in private cars or taxis. And there is no shortage of local transport in Kerala. You will easily find the most affordable and readily available means of transportation in the state throughout the day. So once you reach, start using public transport. To avoid spending huge bucks you can also opt for renting a scooter and if you are moving cities then take a train ride.

 

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AVOID Hotels, Book Hostels

The biggest benefit of staying in a hostel while traveling is that you save some serious money. So a budget trip to Kerala must totally include booking hostels for your stay. And trust us, there are pretty nice and affordable hostels in Kerala. Share Hostel Munnar By Treemonks offers you a booking at ₹472 per night and they also have an excellent rating. Also, you get to enjoy Munnar more while paying less for your accommodation there. If you are in Kodaikanal then there’s Trippr Kodaikanal – Backpacker Hostel offering a bed at ₹551 per night.

 

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Survive On Local Food

If you want to travel while spending less then you have to give up on lavish eating. The Kerala food scene is best known for its local and budget-friendly food items and you should definitely relish those. Gorge on the yummy puttu-kadalas instead of pizzas and burgers! This way you will save huge bucks and also be able to enjoy the authentic local cuisine.

 

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Make Sure You Enjoy The Free Experiences In Kerala

You don’t need to spend a ton to have fun in Kerala. Just make use of the free experiences that are available across the state. Visit temples and enjoy the traditional dance form Theyyam which is staged at different temples in North Kerala for free. If you are visiting Kasargod and Kannur, check the Theyyam calendar beforehand and plan accordingly. You can also enjoy the roaring boat races for free if you are traveling during the months between July to September.

 

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Also read: Here’s How To Plan A Budget Trip To Gokarna Under ₹5,000

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