India is a paradise for all kinds of travellers. You will find incredible scenery, cuisine, history, architecture, and spirituality in surprising parts of the country. However, most people wish to travel on a budget as they do not have the financial freedom to plan a luxury trip. During such times, a travel loan is a great way to ensure you can visit dream destinations on your bucket list. So pack your bags right away, because we’ve compiled a list of places in India that you can travel on the cheap.
Goa needs no introduction and is just the right place to unwind yourself. Goa’s been the backpackers’ ultimate choice for a long time now, and with good reason. People from all parts of the world consider Goa as a lifetime travel experience. Idyllic shacks along main beaches offer alcohol and great eating options without burning a hole in the pocket.
- Stay & Food:INR 1000/day
- Best time to visit October-March.
- Things to do/visit: Calangute Beach, Vagator Beach, Chapora Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Cabo de Rama Fort.
Diu Island is a culturally rich place and one of the best places to visit for beach lovers. The churches with Portuguese architecture, caves, and forts will interest travelers who love to know the place’s history.
- Stay &Food: INR 1500/ day
- Best time to visit December – February
- Things to do/visit: Gomtimata Beach, Diu Fort, Naida Caves
Kodaikanal is an excellent option if you need a break from fast city life. The scenic beauty of the place is perfect for rejuvenating and energizing yourself without having to splurge.
- Stay &Food:INR 1500/ day
- Best time to visitOctober – April
- Things to do/Visit: Kodaikanal Lake, Pine Forest, Berijam Lake, Silver Cascade Falls, Coaker’s Walk
Pondicherry is a beautiful town with French influences all over the place. You can explore churches, beaches, and quaint cafes at affordable prices and have the best low-cost holiday.
- Stay &Food: INR 1500/ day
- Best time to visit October – February.
- Things to do/visit: Aurobindo Ashram, Promenade Beach, Jawahar Toy Museum
Situated in a picturesque valley, Rishikesh is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna. Rishikesh offers one of the best experiences if you love river sports. The city has a tremendous cultural past that amalgamates with the modern city that it has become.
- Stay &Food: INR 1800/ day
- Best time to visit September – October
- Things to do/visit: Laxman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Beatles Ashram, Vashishtha Gufa
An eccentric city, Itanagar, situated at the Himalayas’ lap, is a northeastern delight for budget travel in India. The town is bustling with classic Buddhist architecture and culture, greenery, and sparkling streams.
- Stay &Food: Rs 2000/day
- Best time to visit October – April.
- Things to do/visit: Ita Fort, Gekker Singing (Ganga Lake), Theravada Buddhist temple, Indira Gandhi Park
Jaisalmer oozes royalty in a budget. Despite having many forts and temples to visit, Jaisalmer never ceases to surprise travelers with its never-ending beauty.
- Stay & Food: INR 1000/day
- Best time to visit November-March
- Things to do/Visit: Jaisalmer Fort, Heritage Museum, Desert National Park, the Gadi Sagar
Udaipur is undoubtedly one of the most exotic cities in India. The town offers excellent holiday options for budget travelers, along with a stunning view of Lake Pichola and fantastic street food.
- Stay & Food: INR 1000/day.
- Best time to visit: Lake Pichola, City Palace, Fatehpur Sagar, Vintage Car Museum, Eklingji Temple
- Things to do/visit: September-March.
There is hardly any traveler who has not considered visiting Lonavala for a short hill station getaway. Waterfalls and lush greenery surround the hill station. Do not forget to pick up some delicious chikkis and chocolate fudge on your way back.
- Stay &Food: Rs 1000/day
- Things to do/visit: August – April.
- Things to do/visit:Rajmachi Fort &Kondane Caves, Pawna Lake, Tiger Point
There are many more places to visit in India that have a lot to discover at an affordable price. Always remember to try out local things and means; it helps stick to a budget.
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