The bus services reach Delhi latest 7am and the distance between the ISBT Kashmiri gate bus stand and Delhi airport in the early morning traffic hours is less than hour. Choose a Delhi-Mumbai flight accordingly with enough buffer time to factor in bus delays. There are taxi operators who ply between the bus stand and airport for a pre-decided charge. We paid Rs600 for five people, not sure if this could have been cheaper, do cross-check with your Delhi friends.
Having booked in advance, our flight tickets for Delhi-Mumbai cost us about Rs2600 all inclusive.
Airport taxi fare- Rs 600
Flight cost- Rs13000
Flight tip- You can always choose a few hours later flight if it is cheaper and spend some time at the Delhi airport. Every penny counts.
Flight tip 2- Do not binge much at the Delhi airport, will add up to the budget.
((Food bills vary from person to person and choice of food. We managed our total ten day food bills in less than Rs 15,000)
TOTAL FLIGHT COST-Rs27500
TOTAL CAR COST- Rs.25900
TOTAL BUS TRAVEL- Rs.8380
TOTAL STAY COST—Rs. 12350
TOTAL FOOD BILL- Rs.15000
TOTAL AIRPORT TAXI COST- Rs1400
GRAND TOTAL--- Rs 90530/-
Grand Total tip—You can plan your Spiti trip for less than 15k by opting for Train travel between Mumbai-Delhi which will cost you around Rs1500 for an AC coach one way.
Hope this helps you budget your travel better. If you have been to Spiti earlier and at a lower budget, would love to hear from you.
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