I always craved for a Goa trip and those who have read my bucket list are already cognizant of my honeymoon plans. Given that I am at the twilight of my 20s, perhaps the day is not far when I shall allow my nagging parents to get me hitched. Though I may be as recalcitrant as my pet rabbits if I want to (stubbornness is my forte, some say), if I give in to my parent’s wishes, it would be purely because it would be a precursor to a honeymoon I have always held a strong fascination for.
Assuming I will be taking a trip to Paris on 15th May 2015, I just made a rough calculation of my cost via Skyscanner
Kolkata-Goa (return trip): Rs 11,967 per adult. It will be Rs 23,934 for the two of us.
Hotel stay at The Hawaii Comforts; Rs 15,345 for 7 nights
Car booking: Rs 25,336 (Intermediate class)
Total: Rs 52,648
I am in love with nature and it would be a sin to miss out on Goa’s lakes, wildlife sanctuaries and those age-old churches. I am sure my future wife too will cherish sightseeing with me. Since, I will be choosing an economy class for the two-way flight, I felt it only right to book an intermediate car for the sightseeing purpose. After all, my wife should not feel uncomfortable during May’s heat.
Yes, May may not be a great time to go for a honeymoon. But it is a crowd-free month and one which can help save a lot of money.
As shown above, Skyscanner has planned out a 7-day itinerary for me such that my travel, hotel stay and sightseeing plans will boil down to Rs 52,648.
Given that my budget will be only Rs 1 lakh, this rough estimate enables me to plan better and keep aside a substantial sum for shopping, binging, partying and boozing *winks*
Had it not been for Skyscanner, it would have been difficult for me to predict an estimate and I may have holed out more money than I would wish for.