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Stay and travel options in India for flashpackers

Stay options for flashpackers in India

Being a flashpacker you don’t want to stay in a budget guest house or share a common toilet. Would you like to stay in a comfort or boutique hotel or have the feel of Luxury?? Flashpacking India gives you a number of accommodation options during your flashpacking trip to India.

1) Boutique hotels
  • Comfortable accommodation

  • Luxury facilities

  • Close to sightseeing points

  • WI-FI & T.V

  • Restaurant & Rooms Service

  • Swimming pool (in selected hotels)

2) Camps
  • Adventure camps

  • Leisure Camps

  • Adventure Activities

  • Meals (common eating area)

  • Separate Toilets and Showers

  • Different activities in your camp

3) Homestays
  • Comfortable rooms

  • Internet Facility

  • Separate Bath

  • Homemade food

  • Village / Farm activities

  • Opportunity to learn and understand the culture

4) Heritage hotels
  • Comfortable/Luxury accommodation

  • Internet/Wi-Fi facility / T.V.

  • Feel the Royalty and Superb Hospitality

  • Restaurant / Room service

  • Luxury amenities and Swimming pool (in selected hotels)

  • Opportunity to participate in different activities

Travel/transport options for flashpackers in India

You won’t mind traveling by flight to avoid the long-hour train journeys and drive; if you get a better fare deal on the suggested routes. India offers a number of transport options from domestic flights to local auto (tuk-tuk). Or while traveling on the train you might need at least 3rd tier air-conditioned class. Below are transport options for flashpackers.

1) Fly

India's large size and uncertain roads make flying a viable option, especially as prices have tumbled in the last few years. Even India's offshore islands and remote mountain states are served by flights. Most Indian airports continue to function with one runway and a handful of boarding gates. If you are flashpacking to a remote destinations like Leh you need to book your flights in advance as few flights are operating in that sector.

2) Train

Flashpacking on Indian Railways gives you the opportunity to discover the Indian landscape and scenic beauty first hand and is generally more economical than flying domestic. It is one of the safest ways of travel in India. With classes ranging from luxurious to regular, it's the best way to get to know the country and its people. Most train passengers will be curious about you and happy to pass the time with a chat. If you are looking for a better class, you need to book in advance and mist of Indian are travelling in trains and those are booked many days in advance.

3) Drive

Flashpack by road is the other way to explore this beautiful land. A common rental vehicle is the Tata Indigo or Indica in the plains and Qualis, Scorpio or a jeep in the hills. For the long distance travel by road you can book a bus too. Sleeping berths in coaches are also available in few routes. Traveling by road is a cool idea if you wish to explore different villages’ en-route. Being a flashpacker this option might excite you.

4) Ride

Some people point out that the best way to experience India is on a motorbike. Riding a motorbike and flashpacking across India; you get a closer look and feel of India with all the smells and sounds added. The Royal Enfield is a popular (some would say, the only) choice for its classic looks and great performance. You can also hire a motorcycle in selected destinations like Manali, Rishikesh, leh, Goa etc.

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