With a number of extended weekends and holidays coming up this year, most people would prefer to spend this time with family and friends on a holiday. Luckily, we live in a country that offers plenty of options, from pristine beaches to magnificent mountainsides.
But, this is not always easy. Most of us are too busy top plan the nitty gritty of a holiday — where to go, how to look for the Cheapest Domestic tour packages, where to stay and myriad other such decisions. These are broadly the options that you have:
The Control-Freak: Don’t trust others to do your job? Then take some time out and go through travel sites, airline, railways and bus portals and hotel websites. Picking the first option defeats the purpose. So, you will need to go through multiple sites.
You can also try ‘deal’ sites that offer discounts and deals on hotel or travel rates. Since all this will take considerable time, we recommend that you take a whole day to plan your holiday, perhaps the weekend.
Keep Checking Airline Information: Getting your ticket as early as possible is always the best option since tickets bought early are always cheaper. The closer to the date you get, the higher are the costs. But, airlines often bring out special offers and discounts, such as special rates or stay packages. So, keep looking!
Travel Agency: The lazy man’s option is the travel and tour agency that caters to the domestic tourist. These agencies offer a one stop solution to all your travel needs. Simply look for the destination of your choice — Goa, Rajasthan, Kerala or Andman and Nicobar. They will book your domestic flight tickets, make hotel reservations and even plan and arrange your itinerary. The agencies will also often offer you the best deal for your money, providing your with discounted packages and saving tour valuable time!
Holidays are all about R&R, but planning one can be a headache. You can either do it all yourself or just hire a travel agency or avoid the bother!