Here’s How To Plan A Trip To Kerala Under ₹10,000

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by Sanjana Shenoy

Has God’s Own Country, Kerala always been on your bucket list? But are you worried it’s going to be an expensive affair? Well, it doesn’t have to be if you travel smartly and responsibly. Leave it to us, to help you plan your trip. So, here’s how you can plan a trip to Kerala under ₹10,000.

1. Stay In Hostels

Accommodation and transport are key factors that eat into our budget. The best way to cut down on your travel expenses is to stay in a hostel. In this manner, you can rest in a cosy accommodation while also being part of a thriving hostel culture. Hostels like goSTOPS Munnar offers a stay for just ₹826 and goSTOPS Alleppey offers a bed for ₹1002  per night. Meanwhile, if you’re in Kochi, you can book a stay at Santa Maria Hostel & Cafe for just ₹536.


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Also Read: 6 Things Every Backpacker Should Know Before Booking A Hostel Stay

2. Public Transport To Commute

Kerala is highly tourist-friendly. And the best way to save on big bucks is to use public transport to commute. Ditch the expensive cabs and instead rent a scooter for a day. Kerala has over 6000 buses that ferry tourists throughout the day with thousands of schedules and stopping points. If you want to travel between different cities in Kerala, just board a train. Enjoy beautiful views of the coasts and have a dreamy journey.


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Also Read: 5 Stunning Roadtrips In Kerala That Will Remind You Of The European Countryside

3. Local Food At Budget-Friendly Eateries

It’s a no-brainer that the cheapest food at any destination is the local food. So, when in Kerala, ditch the burgers and pizzas for puttu-kadla and appam with stew. Mary’s Kitchen in Kochi serves budget-friendly authentic food from the state. For a cup of coffee and snacks, you can visit the Indian Coffee House. And if you are craving for fast-food, just head to District 7, a fun food truck in Kochi.

Also Read: Get Ready For Authentic Kerala Food In Mumbai With Hotel Deluxe

4. Free Things To Do In Kerala

Fret not! You can still have a tight travel budget and yet amp up the fun. There are plenty of free experiences that are unique to Kerala. For starters, witness the beautiful traditional dance form Theyyam. It’s staged at different temples in North Kerala especially places like Kasargod and Kannur. Check the Theyyam calendar for details. Next, witness the famous Snake Boat Races that take place during the months between July to September. And another free activity on the calender is witnessing the mesmerising sunset at Kovalam Beach. Free is fun! Don’t forget this!


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