Top 5 Cheap Holiday Destinations for Indians

Traveling on a budget under 50,000 Indian Rupees is a real challenge for Indians and it is the major show stopper for Foreign travel. You would be surprised to learn that overseas travel is cheaper than domestic travel. A trip to Sri Lanka or Nepal is cheaper than a trip to Jammu and Kashmir or the Andaman Islands. Here is a list of Cheap Holiday Destinations for Indians,you could consider for your budget trip…

Cheap Holiday Destinations for Indians

#1. Nepal:

Cheap Holiday Destinations for Indians - Nepal

The hill country had long been a friend of India. The land locked country is adorned with snow peaked Himalayas, pagodas and temples of prehistoric origin, thick forests with rich vegetation and White water rivers. The streets are colorful – adorned with the Buddhist flags, dusty with the roadside mud rising up to your nose and few roadside shops selling musical instruments and artistic paintings. You could spot most of the Kathmandu women being modern and stylish. The men are no less, sporting suits and turbans. The narrow streets are busy with the rickshaws cutting through the traffic, and the old fashioned Maruthi 800 as “Taxi For Hire”. The “Momos” are a feast in the local food. Nightlife isn’t bad. There are few casinos, line up of bars and plenty of cheaper street food to sample.

Destinations

  • Pokhara
  • Kathmandu
  • Lumbini
  • Chitwan National Park

Adventure activities

  • Trekking – Annapurna circuit
  • Everest Base Camp
  • Bungee Jumping
  • White water river rafting
  • Mountain Flight
  • Jungle Safari
  • Zip Line

Currency: 1.5x (as per the current exchange rate. Eg: 10,000 INR would approximately fetch you 15,000 NPR)

Language: Nepali, Hindi and English

Capital: Kathmandu

#2. Sri Lanka:

Cheap Holiday Destination - Srilanka

The Island country, “Pearl of the Indian Ocean“, features a coastline of palm trees with pristine beaches and a string of water sports activities to indulge in. The country is perfect for backpackers and the romantically skewed honeymooners! The train journey from Kandy to Nuera eliya is a bliss not to be missed – for, the lush green tea estates, mountains and waterfalls offer a stunning picturesque Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka is certainly an affordable place for fun and leisure, and is certainly one of the cheap holiday destinations for Indians! Forget getting a approved Visa. Indians are eligible for Visa on Arrival for 30 days!

Destinations

  • Colombo
  • Negombo
  • Dambulla
  • Kandy
  • Anuradhapuram
  • Sigiriya
  • Neura eliya
  • Galle
  • Unatwana
  • Bentota
  • Hikkaduwa
  • Mirissa

Adventure activities

  • Trekking and Hiking
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • White water river rafting
  • Whale watching
  • Hot air ballooning

 

Currency: 2.19x (as per the current exchange rate. Eg: 10,000 INR would approximately fetch you 21,900 Sri Lankan Rupee)

Language: Sinhalese & Tamil (official) ; English (also spoken)

Capital: Colombo

#3. Vietnam

Cheap Holiday Destination - Vietnam Halong Bay

“Vietnam War”, a war to remember! Vietnam is an ideal place for backpackers. You can experience misty mountains, challenging trails, cruise ride on the Halong Bay, a beautiful train ride, Night Life, ATV tours and the white sandy beaches of Phu Quoc. Exploring Vietnam on Motorcycle is an interesting alternative as well. Vietnam is becoming one of the backpackers heaven! Dog meat is a delicacy in Vietnam!

Destinations

  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Phu Quoc
  • Da Nang
  • Sa Pa Terrace
  • Hoi An
  • Mekong Delta
  • Hue
  • Nha Trang

Adventure activities

  • Trekking
  • Kayaking
  • Over night Cruise
  • Pub crawl
  • Scuba Diving
  • ATV Tours
  • Party Boats

Currency: 334x (as per the current exchange rate. Eg: 10,000 INR would approximately fetch you 33 lakhs 48,000 Vietnamese Dong) How does it feel to be a king? 🙂

Language: Vietnamese (official) and English (should get you around)

Capital: Hanoi

#4. Cambodia

Cheap Holiday Destination - cambodia Angkor wat

Indiana Jones” “Laura Croft – Tomb Raider” – Ring a bell?  These movies were shot in Angkor wat, an ancient temple in Cambodia. The ancient temple is an architectural marvel. The temple has numerous references to Indian gods and Inscriptions.Cambodia is one of the economically poorest countries in South East Asia. Commuting by public transport could pose a challenge. However, the country side is beautiful and Koh Rong, the beach at it’s best. Siam Reap has a string of bars and night clubs to hang around.

Destinations

  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh
  • Sihanoukville
  • Battambang

Adventure activities

  • Country Side tours
  • Cycling & Biking
  • ATV tours
  • Scuba Diving

Currency: 334x (as per the current exchange rate. Eg: 10,000 INR would approximately fetch you 33 lakhs 48,000 Vietnamese Dong) How does it feel to be a king? 🙂

Language: Vietnamese (official) and English (should get you around)

Capital: Phnom Penh

#5. Thailand

Cheap Holiday Destination - Thailand - Chiang Dao

Thailand is the backpacker’s paradise in the world. Thailand is truly stunning and is one of the safest countries to travel. Thai people are welcoming and there aren’t much scams that rip you off. Thailand has stunning islands, sizzling nightlife, misty mountains and most of all THE THAI CUISINE. The Street food would make you drool. The country has an amazing infrastructure. Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lanta are few of the best honeymoon spots in Thailand.

Destinations

  • Bangkok
  • Pattaya
  • Hua Hin
  • Phuket
  • Krabi
  • Koh Lanta
  • Koh Phi Phi
  • Koh Samui
  • Koh Tao
  • Koh Phangan
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Pai
  • Chiang Dao
  • Kanchanaburi

Adventure activities

  • Country Side tours
  • Cycling & Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Mui Thai Boxing
  • Zip Line
  • Canoeing
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Full Moon Party
  • Jungle Party

Currency: 0.53X (as per the current exchange rate. Eg: 10,000 INR would approximately fetch you 5,000 Thai Bhat)

Language: Thai (official) and English (should get you around)

Capital: Bangkok

Travelling under 50,000 INR is a cake walk to these countries if you could plan your travel well in advance, say 3 to 6 months. Remember to watch out and book tickets on Promo Sales (discounted airfares). AirAsia, Spice Jet and Air India are few of the carriers to watch out for. Air Asia serves Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Spice Jet serves Sri Lanka and Air India serves Nepal. You could include Jet Airways to Nepal if you have air miles to redeem. Also, the budget in consideration here is under the assumption that you would be willing to look out and book cheaper accommodations.

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