Vacay Calling! 7 Fabulous Bus Trips Under Rs.499

We don’t know how to tell you this, but…you seem a little deficient in Vitamin T to us.

Vitamin travel, we mean. 😉

It doesn’t matter if it’s been a few days, a few weeks or a good few months since your last trip. We could all use another trip whenever the opportunity strikes! And if you could take them for under Rs.499, well, life doesn’t get better than that now, does it? 🙂

We aren’t joking or daydreaming. There are actually not one, not two, but SEVEN bus trips in India that you can take for under Rs.499!

Let’s check them out:

1. Delhi – Lucknow

Lucknow is known widely for its culture and its food. The city is famous for its architecture, ittars, chikankari artwork and even its handicrafts. Lucknow is a paradise for shoppers and photographers. There are many iconic destinations in Lucknow that are every photographer’s delight like Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara and the Jama Masjid. The charming city makes for a perfect getaway from Delhi, especially as the weather gets cooler!

Average journey time: 7 hours 40 minutes

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2. Bengaluru – Calicut

If you are badly looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of Bengaluru, let Calicut be your haven! Also known as Kozhikode, this city in Kerala is ideal for a quick getaway, thanks to its sun-kissed beaches, heritage sites and delicious seafood. Top tourist-favourite attractions include the Kadalur Point Lighthouse, Kozhikode Beach, Beypore and Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary.

Average journey time: 8 hours 30 minutes

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3. Pune – Lonavla

Lonavla is one of the most popular getaways from Pune, and for all the right reasons! The charming hill station is blessed with picturesque surroundings and spectacular waterfalls. Along with this, Lonavla is also dotted with rock-cut Buddhist caves like Karla, Bedsa and Bhaja. The misty mountains, winding roads and the waterfalls make it a must-visit destination from Pune.

Average journey time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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4. Jaipur – Udaipur

Serene lakes, spectacular palaces, awe-inspiring forts and cultural richness — Udaipur stuns its travellers with several surprises at every step! Home to Rajputana glory, Udaipur has been popular amongst visitors from across the globe for many years. Must-visit attractions include the City Palace, Lake Pichola, Sajjangarh Fort and the Jagdish Temple.

Average journey time: 6 hours 40 minutes

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5. Chennai – Puducherry

A little piece of France in India, Puducherry has a vibe like no other. The old French houses, churches and shops, brightly-coloured cafes and restaurants give Puducherry an exotic character. While in Puducherry, do make a trip to Rock Beach, Serenity Beach, the Botanical Gardens and Auroville.

Average journey time: 3 hours 

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6. Kolkata – Digha

Magnificent beaches, scenic views, relaxed vibes and a distance of under 200 kms from Kolkata. Do you need any more reasons to make a beeline for this breezy little beach town? 

Average journey time: 4 hours 30 minutes

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7. Chandigarh – Shimla

We definitely saved the best for last! Shimla hardly needs an introduction. Tourists flock to this city for its beautiful old-world charm, colonial architecture, a bustling Mall Road and the Ridge lined with multiple cafes and shops. To make things even better, this journey is short, budget-friendly AND breathtaking! That’s a win-win if we ever saw one. 🙂 

Average journey time: 3 hours 30 minutes

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Don’t forget to check your destination’s updated COVID-19 travel guidelines. Have a safe trip! 😀