How many times have you wished for going on a trip along with your friends at weekend but you were absolutely clueless about the budget it would need? Or you have thought about it but it has always crossed your budget? Well, believe it or not, there are few travel destinations in India that will cost you handful bucks and you will just go ‘wow’ by the beauty it has to offer you. Unless you want to travel all luxuriously, these places are too cheap to be believed.
An excruciating amount of money is usually put in the accommodation while traveling, so here’s the rescue. Stay at the Aurobindo Ashram and feel the holy peace in the teachings of the Mother Mirra Alfisa. The stay will cost you almost nothing and some of the good parts here is you’ll get good vegetarian food and free yoga here as well. However, on the other side, if you are feeling adventurous enough, the alcohol here is cheap too.
What do you need? Food? Accommodation? Breathtaking sight? Everything is available here and prices? Extremely inexpensive. The hype for the site is too much nowadays and it is absolutely worth it.
From street food with a price of INR 20 to stay with a price of INR 200, you are offered peaceful surroundings and breathtaking sights to cherish for your lifetime. The place is accessible via bus and train at very affordable prices and there are a lot of places such as silver cascade falls, Kodaikanal Lake Etc. that will give you the essence of the trip.
Bored of the usual accommodation already? Well, here’s the change. Stay in the room of a houseboat and get lost in the amazing nature of Amazon forests. If this doesn’t look thrilling enough, lend a Kayak from the local fishermen and explore the beauty of the town on your own.
Itanagar is like a home away from home. The friendly locality will keep you warm in their homestays and you might get a chance to experience some exquisite cuisine of North East. The gushing rivers and large lavish stretches of greenery will take away your heart.
I’m pretty sure you must have heard about the Bhaang lassi of Pushkar. Well, apart from that it has quite more things to offer. Camel rides, milkshakes, and the holy temples, this place has everything sorted out for you.
Dharamsala and Mcleodganj
Are you a trekker with a broke budget? This place is made for you then. From trains and treks to the food, everything is cheap. Here you can enjoy accommodation with a killer view of the snowcapped mountains. Soak up in the natural serenity of the place which is meant for you and you will not regret a single penny here.
Varanasi or Benaras is the city of peace and devotion as it is one of the Hinduism’s holy cities. The expenditure will be somewhere around nothing with the affordable cheap guest houses and about the food. Let me tell you if you are a chai lover, you can have special teas while having an unforgettable boat ride.
History lover? Here’s one history treat the site has in store for you. The Ajanta and Ellora caves have so many stories in the form of carvings and idols and you get all of this in mere 500 bucks along with a guide. Seems like knowledge is not much expensive isn’t it?
Bus traveling is cheap, food at the beaches in cheap, comfortable homestays are cheap, and what else do you want? Hire a boat from local fishermen that will take you around some beaches in Gokarna. And if you are itching to do more, there are a bunch of water sports activities that you could try your hand on.
Camp on the beaches of Rishikesh after you have had your share of fun in the white water rafting and exhilarating treks. Rishikesh is topping the bucket list of every Indian and why wouldn’t it? It provides you an enormous amount of fun in such a minimal price.
Who wouldn’t want to enjoy delicious northeastern food while savoring the sight of marvelous Himalayas? And that’s not just it, the place serves you with a wonderful climate, picturesque treks and mind bobbling Tibetan Buddhist culture. And while you are enjoying it, you need not worry about your budget. It’s going to fit in for sure.
Homestays at Rs. 50. Seems utterly impossible? Well, I assure you it’s not a dream. At Hampi, you can find decent guesthouses and homestays at price starting from 50-200 bucks. For meals, you have to spend just Rs. 200 FOR A DAY. And at the end of all this, what do you get? You get a fantastic treat of history in those ruins. If you visit in the first week of November, you might also enjoy the Hampi festival.
Do your eyes crave for some spectacular view too? This place will not disappoint you then. The tea gardens covering the hills of Munnar will look like some jewels that are enhancing the beauty of a woman. Apart from that, you can even go to Eravikulam National Park or some early morning treks.
Drench yourself in the rain of beauty in Meghalaya where you might as well see the living root bridge which is made up of roots of some ancient trees. But while you do that make sure you do not litter anywhere because you would be standing in Asia’s cleanest village. Travel, food, and accommodation are cheap as hell which won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
We apologize to you for taking your only excuse away from you for not traveling. No matter what trip you’re planning with either your friends or your family, these travel options are not the one to be left nonchalantly. Now that there’s one obstacle left that kept you away from traveling for a long time, what is your next getaway?