Top 10 budget Friendly Holiday Destinations in India


budget friendly travel destinations in India

Vacation, such an exciting term isn’t it? The course of planning and deciding on the destination of travel and planning out itineraries is exhilarating as it is. And a great deal of traveling is to budget the expenses. You need to have an idea about the place you are traveling to, accommodation and food expenses, cost of flight ticket booking and activity expenses. These factors have a lot of effect on how your vacation will turn out and whether or not you can experience everything you have planned.

There are many extravagant destinations around the world and even in India; these destinations, although very beautiful and mesmerizing, will burn a hole in your savings account. So why not choose those places that will give you both beautiful memories and will also go easy on your account. If you are looking for such destinations in India, you have stumbled upon the right page.

Here is a list of the ten most budget friendly holiday destinations in India.

1. Goa

budget Friendly Holiday Destinations in India, Goa

Let’s kick start with this super affordable destination which is known as the land of beaches in India. This is the most visited affordable getaway by Indians because of how cheap it is to get there and also the accommodations start from a low price of ₹500 per night. You can stay at beach side hotels and resorts that are so affordable that you can stay in a single room all by yourself even if you are in a group.

2. Pondicherry

budget friendly travel destinations in India, Pondicherry

This once ‘French colonized’ region attracts thousands of visitors yearly. Places like paradise beach, Auroville and Aurobindo beach are some of the attractions pulling in wanderers from around the globe and also because it offers very affordable lodging and food. A one night stay here will cost you around 300-500 Indian rupee; that is if you are looking for a budget stay.

3. Darjeeling

budget friendly travel destinations in India, Darjeeling

The land of aromatic tea plantations and estate, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station in the state of west Bengal. Not only will you save up a ton when you are here but you will also be captivated by the sight of the mighty Kanchenjunga overlooking the city. The cost of accommodation starts from ₹800 per night and the cost of food for two will cost you around ₹300.   

4. Kanyakumari

budget friendly travel destinations in India, Kanyakumari
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You cannot talk about affordable destinations in India and not mention Kanyakumari, The Southernmost Tip. This place will entice you and excite you and also go easy on your wallet. The union of the Arabian Sea with the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean is enough to leave you spell bound. The minimum cost of accommodation per night will cost you around ₹800 and food for a person will round up to ₹200.

5. Maval

budget Friendly Holiday Destinations in India, Maval
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This budget destination in Maharashtra is an adventure getaway for all you thrills seeking adrenaline junkies. The place is ideal for camping and water sports, waterfalls to trek to and lakes to entice your senses. The minimum cost of accommodation is around ₹1000 per night which you can obviously share with a friend and same goes for its eastern Indian cuisine and street food.

6. Pushkar

budget friendly travel destinations in India, Rajasthan
Pushkar Fair – Koshy Koshy via Flickr

This religious destination in the region of Rajasthan should be a ‘must visit destination’ in your quest for a budget friendly destination in India. The town is laidback and houses the famous Jagatpita Brahma Mandir built to honor Lord Brahma. The total ambience of the town is very chill and gives you an escape from your daily hectic lives. October to March is the perfect month to visit the town as you will get to be a part of the famous Pushkar Camel Fair. A day in the town when it comes to accommodation and food will cost you around ₹1000-₹1500

7. Udaipur

budget friendly travel destinations in India, Udaipur

If you are easily captivated by beautiful lakes and fairytale-like palaces, then this is the place to be. Nestled in the rich luscious hills of the Aravalli range, Udaipur has attracted a lot of tourists over the years not only because of its enchanting surroundings but because of how affordable it is. The minimum amount you can spend in a day for lodging and food will come up to around ₹1000-1500 which you can share.

8. Itanagar

budget Friendly Holiday Destinations in India, Itanagar
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This is the capital of the ever so beautiful Arunachal Pradesh. It is known for the famous Ziro Festival of Music, its scenic beauty, beautiful mountains, its plethora of orchids and the Indian Hornbill. This can be reached by train, flight and also by road as long as you are in the NorthEast region of India. The average cost of stay and food will round up to ₹2000.

9. McLeod Ganj

budget friendly travel destinations in India, McLeod-Ganj

This place has the cutest nickname one could imagine; it’s called the Little Lhasa. Over the years, people from all over the world have sought this place out for its tranquility and spirituality that envelops the place. It caters to both the adventurous and intellectual aspect of a person. The average cost of food and lodging rounds up to around ₹800-₹1000 per day.

10. Nainital

budget friendly travel destinations in India, Nainital

This popular budget destination is known as the Lake District and is surrounded by seven hills that cradle this beautiful hill station and provides the required beauty that every tourist destination needs. There is an abundance of pine, Oak and Deodar forests that only adds to the excitement of taking early morning walks and treks. And the average or approximate cost of accommodation and food for a day will cost you around ₹1000-₹1500.

So there you have it, the top ten budget friendly holiday destinations in India.

Please note that the pandemic is still amidst us so do your task of updating yourself with the rules and guidelines of each destination.

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