Living in an incredible country like India has its own charm. But often, we ignore our temptations to explore the country considering it might take a toll on our bank accounts. Here is a good news for the travellers – with the right kind of planning, you can see most of India within your ‘budget’. Check these 10 amazing destinations in India that will you let-your-heart-go, without letting you go out of money:
Puducherry (Previously Pondicherry)
A soulful stay at the Aurobindo Ashram, relish vegetarian delicacies which are almost free. Not just food for the tummy, there is good food for the mind and soul with some meditation and teachings by Mother Missa Alfisa. Get holidaying on your nerves with some alcohol, that too available at dirt cheap prices!
From street food to alluring views, you will find everything frenetically awesome here. Affordable connectivity via train and bus to the place is available. Food options like Fried Chicken and alike are as affordable as for Rs. 20. The stay here is also offered starting at as low as Rs. 200.
Nested in the lap of the Himalayan Mountain range, this ‘Little Tibet’ is known for its commendable natural beauty. Activities like trekking and jeep safaris go best amidst enchanting glaciers and landscapes. Places like Losar, Sagna, Kaza, Poh and Samd offer various private and government owned accommodations. For more budget friendly deals, you can opt for home stays in several villages here.
Soak yourself into serene beauty of nature that too at affordable prices. Your high level lodging at McLeod Ganj will let your enjoy world class views here. You need to board a train till Dharamshala to reach the place, and that too is quite affordable!
When it comes to fun-filled holidays, Goa is among the places that tops the chart. Beautiful beaches and lively casinos make the place astonishingly sporty. Goa will let you go easy while the prices here shall be easier on your pocket. You won’t mind shelling out 30 bucks for a king’s bear, will you?
Rent a houseboat and spend time with your loved ones amidst Amazonian wilderness. Sounds expensive? But it’s not actually. Houseboats here are available at very nominal prices. Altenativelly you can work-out with local fisherman who can lend you their OG kayak at as low as 100 bucks. So, spending tome in the lap of nature is no more expensive.
Away from the city’s hustle and bustle, if holiday for you is searching for some peace of mind, then nothing could be better than this place. The best part is the locals offering affordable homestays at reasonable prices and warm food.This place in North-East is known for lush greenery and spurting rivers.
Their world famous tea (chai) makes the place must to be visited in India. Stay at quaint lodges and hotels sprawled around Darjeeling to gain a poignant experience of holidaying. From their world famous chai to the warmth you will receive by the locals here, everything here is truly heart-winning.
Could you imagine that visiting these caves could be as affordable as just spending Rs. 500 along with a guide. Considering it as the storehouse of ancient wonder and wealth of knowledge, the mesmerizing visit to Ajanta and Ellora caves is not at all expensive.
Located in Jammu & Kashmir, this ‘Land of High Passes’ is at a high altitude and best for the travellers with oodles of patience. From budgeted hotels to family run establishments, there is no dearth of pocket-friendly accommodation options.
An ideal retreat for nature lovers offering picturesque views of mountains and serene views of Kangra Valley. For the ones with a flair for adventure and para-gliding, this place has the best of it to offer. For accommodation, the budgeted hotels will cost you as low as starting from Rs.200 per day.
Reffered as the Golden City of India, magnificent havelis and bewitching Palaces brings this place into limelight. Places like Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer Fort and Dessert National Park can be visited at pocket-friendly prices. Don’t forget to explore scenic Thar dessert through camel safari.
A beautiful North Eastern state, this place provides a great destination for holidaying away from the city’s hustle and bustle. With abundant guesthouses and affordable accommodations, the city of Shillong houses mesmerizing mountains, impressive waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. Famous for rainfall, Cherrapunjee deserves a sure-shot visit for its trekking trails.
So, pack your bags this vacation to explore your favourite destinations without burning holes to your pocket!