Planning everything on your own is way better There are no time constraints You can have full freedom to explore It's less expensive than booking a package And while booking package, they only show popular places, you might on miss on the hidden gems or lesser known beautiful places
Booking a package will be good if you love hassle free trip. but experiences you get will be minimal, it will just like school picnic.
Doing everything will get you to know the place more and do and visit thing u like. without any time constrains. if you do right home work u wil get a even very less budget trip if planning by own.
Recently I travelled solo to Rajasthan and covered 5 cities(Jaipur , Jaisalmer , Jodhpur, Udaipur , Pushkar, Ajmer) . I will give you two aspects:- 1. If you travelling solo then never go for package. Everything is readily available over web . You can do your homework before leaving for the trip by jotting down places to see in the city and create a excel sheet tracking places ,money and booking details.
Once you are done travel at your own freedom and explore places. Package takes away the freedom when you travelling solo. You can explore unexplored less touristy places when on your own. What if you fell in love with a City and want to spend one more day exploring and walking down the lanes, At your own you have choice but package simply drives you to exact spot and you won't get the essence of the city vibes. 2. If you are travelling with family :- Here you might choose any option of package as it will be bit tough to manage travel plans when in group and everybody don't have same views as you have regarding the places to be. So travelling on your own can also be an option here instead of package but depends on your priority and choice.
Booking a trip will be like a smooth ride whereas planning your own trip will be full of ups and downs. Booking a trip, you don't have to worry about anything and everything will be pre planned for you. You just have to visit some places, have a good stay and can enjoy the benefits. But you are very much time constrained, freedom of visiting new place is not there and it will always be costly. Planning your own trip is very tedious and you have to do a lot of research on the place you want to visit and all. But the best part is that you can decide how much time you want to spend and which places to watch, you can save a lot of money and best is that you can change your plan anytime.
Hello Ankit, I personally feel that when you plan your own trip you personally take charge of everything and also you have the space to explore the location more at your convenience. You are not bound to timings and any sort of restrictions. On the other hand when you are booking a package it is a preplanned itinerary and your day is planned as per the itinerary and not you. Also you dont have the freedom to explore anything except what is mentioned in the itinerary. It can restrict you from a lot of things. Which i believe is something I am not very convenient with. Hope this may help you :)
I have always booked my trip rather than going on own. Reason being I don't have time to plan each and everything being working. Moreover since I do not want to travel alone so prefer to join travel groups, it gives me company plus no overhead tensions to look for bookings. But if the places you are planning to visit do not have much distances between them and you have company then planning on own saves a lot.
If you're booking a package, it'll cost you more but then you won't have to worry about the itinerary and other arrangements, you can spend your time chilling at the destination. But if you go by yourself, all the arrangements will have to be done by you, and it may cost you even more than the bookings sometimes if you plan a last minute trip, but it is always gonna be fun and adventurous, because you'll never know what will happen next and that's the best thing about any trip, go unplanned.
Hi Ankit I would suggest you to plan your trip on your own.If you book a package they just take you to few and very common places. If you want freedom and want to explore some offbeat places then plan your own trip. Also if you plan on your own your trip is quite cheaper than the package one.
I always make my tour myself. and I believe that it's enjoying before the trip starts. and of course it costs me 1.5 less than tour agents. and one more benefit which I believe that I can enjoy local cuisine myself rather than having fixed meal from tour operator.