As i was in short of time,i was sure i can't travel by Train and i have never took a flight before. So i started the basic search of flights from Guwahati(my place here in Assam) to Delhi airport. As JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL,2020 was scheduled from 23rd January,which was to be held in Jaipur, i decided to travel Jaipur and Udaipur,two famous city of Rajasthan and on my way,Delhi too because why not.
As my friend advised,i searched for terminal 3 flights as airport metro station was inside terminal 3 of Delhi airport and it is very convenient to travel towards New Delhi from there and it's cheap too. As flights were 3 month later,i got a very good price and booked a round trip in Vistara airlines.
*THE SECOND STEP
The most important step if you are budget traveler is WHERE WILL YOU STAY. In all the stories i read above,there was enormous mention of this hostel brand called "Zostel" and how it was fun and safe way to stay for solo backpackers. I googled a lot and finally booked dorm beds in ZOSTEL UDAIPUR and ZOSTEL JAIPUR. I will mention all the cost later. Anyway, my staying was confirmed and flights were booked,so what now? I had to travel from Delhi to Rajasthan and as in winter,i thought bus journey will be the best and safest. Udaipur was farthest from Delhi so i planned to Eat the frog at first. I planned the way like Delhi-Udaipur,then Udaipur-Jaipur then Jaipur-Delhi as my return flight was from Delhi. Here,RED BUS app came to my rescue. I compared the prices,amentites,pick-up,drop-off places of the buses of the mentioned route and booked sleeper seats according to my planned dates. The major part of the planning was completed.
*AND FINALLY,THE LAST STEP
The last step of planning is to decide what to carry,where to carry and how much to carry?
As i was traveling in month of January,dead cold in Delhi,i had to be extra careful on my clothing. I bought warm thermal wear set and dry washed my jacket,washed my joggers and done. Also gathered two pair of shoes,a pair of gloves and a warm beanie. Clothing was done.
As i am prone to cold,i had to prepare for the worst too. I've collected tablets of FEVER(Paracetamol),ALLERGY(Cetrizine),pantoprazol and Saridon. I also bought lotions as Rajasthan is an extremely dry place.
All the essential items from the list were checked but in what to carry all these? As i am travelling solo,i cant carry trolley or two bags. It had to be EASY-TO-GO and hence,i bought an rucksack.
*HOW MUCH IT COSTED THIS FAR