Are you snapped at by a travel bug? That wicked bug which makes you feel an obsessive need to travel the world. There is a long weekend ahead and you are craving to wander the country. What if you have got only a few saved? Well today, I’m here to tell you, that even if you’ve little money with you, with the right kind of planning, you could pack up your bags and set off to travel.
India is ranked as one of the best countries to travel on a budget, if you know the right places to go. Here’s the list of 5 of the most amazing Indian cities that can ease out your travel bug and also are extremely easy on your wallet:
Dharamsala & McLoed Ganj:
Located amidst the serenity of the upper Himalayas, Dharamsala is a beautiful city that has a lot of attractions and natural scenery to offer. The upper Dharamsala, known more commonly as McLoed Ganj, is the seat of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. It is home to the Tibetan community and epicenter of religious-tourism centered around Tibetan Buddhism. For those looking for some adrenaline pumping activity, activities such as Paragliding, Camping and Trekking in Triund and Kareri Lake are sure to satisfy such adventure urges.
Stay: The budget hotels in Dharamsala have accommodations that ranges between Rs 200 to Rs 500 and lesser.
Best time to visit: From March to October
At some point or the other, we all have planned a trip to Goa. This delightful and blithe Indian state has some of the best beaches, restaurants, home-stays and churches in the country. You can rent a bike and roam around, eat at small yet incredible food joints, spend hours on the beach, take a dip in the sea and also, consume very cheap liquor.
Stay: Decent accommodation and beach huts starts at INR 500/night
Best time to visit: Mid November to Mid February
Famous for the backwaters in Kerala, the city of Alleppey is also known for its beaches, temples, boat races and Ayurvedic spa and wellness centers. Alleppey is often referred to as the Venice of India with it’s picturesque coastal delight, backwaters, lagoons, canals, beaches festooning the city like nothing else.
Stay: INR 250 – INR 700 per night
Best time to visit: June to March
A faultless beach town in Karnataka, Gokarna is the idyllic travel destination for those in search of quietude, splendor and some appealing places of worship. It’s a low-key & chilled-out beach holiday destination.
Stay: Comfy home stay starts at INR 200 in Gokarna
Best time to visit: February, March, October- December
Located at the foothills of the lower Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand is Rishikesh, a pilgrimage center where life revolves around prayers and festivals. A trip to Rishikesh tops the charts among the adventurous budget holiday destinations in India with it’s thrilling white-water-rafting, the splendid beach camps, the exhilarating wild forest treks, mountain biking, rock climbing and bungee jumping.
Stay: Budget hotels are available at INR 800/night
Best time to visit: March, April; Late September to Mid November
So what are you waiting for? Get out and explore some amazing budget holidays in India.