For some travelling is not a hobby but a way of life. But the creeping realisation that you might have to sell a kidney when you get home, can play spoilsport in your holiday plans. We suggest you choose your destination wisely!
Many countries like Vietnam or Bhutan are better budget options and are cheaper now than ever. For adventurous backpackers and those who want to explore the world without breaking the bank, this is the ultimate list of cheap places to visit where you can’t get more ‘authentic’ than a village home-stay, where tourists are invited into local family homes to share meals and activities and sleep under the same roof, to eateries with local delicacies, these places have to offer you all.
From exploring the world’s largest cave to sipping ‘weasel coffee’, Vietnam has a new adventure at every turn. Vietnam, a country with nothing but ample natural beauty, rich history and unique heritage is nothing short of paradise. The must visit place for backpackers all around the world, this is light on the pocket. Sightseeing, Yacht or Boat Cruises, Local Market Tours, Caving, Cultural Tour, Island Tours, Wildlife Tours, this place offers the same jaw-dropping scenery but sees only a fraction of visitors. You can explore un-crowded caves and tiny beaches, and feast on super-fresh succulent seafood.
Places of attraction are- Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Mekong Delta are among the many places of interest in Vietnam.
The ’Happiest Country in the world’ is the best place to be for some peace, tranquillity and on top of that, it is one of the cheapest countries to travel to. Nestled in the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world is known for its natural beauty and the vast expanse of unexplored terrains, one can delve deeper into the trip of a lifetime. Besides, Indians can visit this country without a passport! From cultural tours, local sightseeing, Himalayan tour, treks, adventure sports and activities, religious tours, wildlife tours are among the many things to do during your Bhutan trip.
Some of the places to visit are- Phuentsholing, Thimpu, Punakha Dzong, Trashigang, Haa Valley, Trongsa, Dochula Pass, Rinpung Dzong, etc.
It’s hard to match the raw beauty of this compact country flanked by China and India. Snuggled amidst the mighty Himalayas, Nepal is a beautiful country of snow peaks and streams, yaks and yetis, monasteries and magic dense jungle plains and hilltop villages. The country offers the calm and serene atmosphere for anyone who wants to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life, and for the adventure junkies, it is the perfect location to experience an adrenaline rush. Do visit the famous historically rich temples in Kathmandu and Pokhara, which have free entries. You can absolutely try trekking in the World’s Highest Peak- Mt. Everest Base Camp and have once-in-a-lifetime adventure alongside hot meals and beds at traditional tea houses.
Other places that might attract you are- Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Bhaktapur, Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Pashupatinath, Dakshinkali temple, Shechen Monastery, Lumbini, Boudhanath Stupa, Siddha Gufa, Hanuman Dhoka, Devi Fall, Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve are among the variety of places to look for in Nepal.
Who has not heard about the magnificent beauty the Maldives is? Many people do not think of travelling there because it is infamous for luxury resorts. However, as a country, the Maldives is one of the budget places to travel and all you need to do is careful planning and good research. Wherever you decide to lay your head, you’re sure to get a warm welcome at the many friendly guesthouses. White sandy beaches, warm turquoise waters, and plenty of sunshine define this part of the world which is called the sunny side of life. Activities here almost always centre around the ocean and meant for travellers who love being outdoors. Visitors can scuba dive beautiful corals and see unique fish with Diving Bluetribe Moofushi, snorkel Banana Reef, or deep-sea fish with Maakeyolhu Fishing Charters.
Famous attractions- Velligandu Beach Island, Atoll Transfer, Alimatha Island, Hukuruu Miskiiy, Hulhumale, Maldive Victory, etc.
One of our neighbouring countries to India, this sun-kissed country offers a wide range of budget-friendly options to one and all. Known for the amazing beaches, absolutely lip-smacking cuisine and the Ramayana connection – this country has something to offer for one and all. Climb a sacred mountain. Lounge on a deserted beach. And enjoy a cuppa on a picture-perfect plantation. All this and more awaits on this most serendipitous of islands. Go ahead for a tropical sandy beach vacation, wildlife safari tour, a tour of mystical ancient ruin dominated north central plains and an alluring adventure tour.
Places of attraction in Sri Lanka are Colombo, Kandy, Yapahuwa Kurunegala, Galle, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Sabaragamuwa, Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya, Matara, Kataragama