India is a vast destination and with the luxury of a new 5 year visa, will still take many visits to really appreciate the different regions and hot-spots of backpacking around this cultured Asian delight.
From Mumbai to New Delhi, to the Taj Mahal at Agra down to Goa and Kerala in the South, the vastness of getting around is made easier by the reasonable costs for internal flights. If you’re up to the challenge, the railway system also covers most of this huge subcontinent at very low prices.
We use Skyscanner for sourcing cheap flights if time is of the essence. You can add your itinerary for multiple cities and get great prices in your searches. Well worth checking out.
The current costs for a 6 month multiple entry visa is around £110. If you’re only having a short stay then the the 60 day online E-visa at around $75 with a small admin fee is your best and cheapest option. All the information is available at this link. You can apply online up to 60 days before your due arrival date, which makes it an easier process than the 6 month option of having to arrange this before your travels.
Many long term travelers take the full 6 months visa and hit the beaches of Goa between October to April where costs are still relatively cheap by the West’s standards. With the introduction of the 5 year visa this makes Goa a great base for travel and you can read more about this opportunity Here.
We have plans for a sustainable life of travel which include extensive gallivanting across all regions of India. Make sure you bookmark our page and also follow us on Facebook for regular updates of our journeys.
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