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About India: Costs of travel in Delhi

My friend has recently been travelling and learning Hindi in Delhi, India (March – June 2011).  They’ve graciously contributed their costs of travelling for posting here on Travel Bunny Blog. Rs =  Indian Rupees, about 47.5 Rupees = AUD$1 at the time.

Accommodation

Star Palace Hotel (basic accommodation with fan & air conditioner, mostly clean, no mosquitoes) – Rs 400/night

Airport hotel – Rs 450/night

Transportation

Taxi from Delhi International Airport to Paharhanj (in the city) – Rs 320

Metro from Delhi International Airport to Delhi city – Rs 80

Metro in Delhi – Rs 10 – 20

Bus from Dehra Dun – Mussoorie – Rs 35

Rickshaw – Rs 20 (short trip) –  80 (long trip)

Train: New Delhi – Muzzafamagar – Rs 310 (one way)

Food

Mango Lassi + Vegetarian Fried Rice – Rs 110

Vegetarian Fried Rice at a nice restaurant – Rs 289 includes taxes and tip

Butter Naan, Vegetarian Fried Rice & tea – Rs 105

Paneer & plain rice – Rs 60

McDonalds – Fillet of Fish & large fries – Rs 115

Banana pancakes – Rs 80 (average) – 120 (very good @ Char Dukam)

2 x Cadbury & 1 x Lindt block of chocolate, cashews and 2 litre coke  – Rs 1,025

1x Snickers bar – Rs 35

Bag of chips – Rs 20 – 25

4 x bananas – Rs 15

6 inch Sub from Subway – Rs 150

Water: 1 litre – Rs 15,  4 or 5 litres – Rs 50, 20 litres = Rs 215 (including Rs 150 deposit for the bottle)

Coke 500 bottle – Rs 2o – 26

Beer 4 x 600ml – Rs 350

4x Breezers – Rs 240

Bottle of Sula wine – Rs 500-520

Other

Internet – Rs 30/hour on average

Hindi Lessons – 96 lessons for Rs 331,500

Olympus camera (had some problems)- Rs 4,625

Laundry/washing – Rs 10 per item

Sim card – Rs 101 + credit – Rs 500

(Need to supply copy of passport and visa, and passport size photo for the sim card. Outside of Delhi you may need to get someone to buy it for you.  In Delhi you can buy it yourself.)

Next costs: Bangladesh!

They’ve provided a lot more costs, but I’ve tried to summarise without losing the details, so if there’s something not posted above, please leave a comment on any other costs you might be interested in. Thanks!

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