Are you broke? Is it the last days of the month and you are left with a handful of resources? But then you log onto the social media sites while scrolling through the timeline you notice that your colleagues and friends are enjoying their vacations in some place out of town. Did you feel jealous? You think, all you can do right now with a small bank balance is like the pictures and go on a virtual tour to someplace? Well, guess what? You don’t have to feel sorry for yourself because in India budget travelling is possible and it is not just limited to one part but throughout the country, you can find several places both offbeat and popular that can be done on a low budget. So, smile now, and go through this blog which gives you some of the best destinations in India around metropolitan cities to plan a cheap trip.
A really colorful hill station that offers some breathtaking views, Mcleod Ganj is 448 km from Delhi and is amongst those few destinations that can be done even if you are broke. Being a quiet place, Mcleod Ganj has earned its name for giving mind peace. No motor sound, no vendor shouting or howling to sell their products. Well, it would not be wrong if we say that this is one of the hill stations that will give you so much peace that you would stop worrying about life for some time. Known as the second resident of his Holiness Dalai Lama, Mcleod Ganj is also home to ancient Tibetan culture and the modern cafe culture where services are affordable. Here, in this beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh, you don’t have to splurge to find accommodation, food or for that some good time. Everything comes at a price that fits your budget just right.
Few of the popular attractions that you can visit are:
Cost: Now if you are wondering how much will all this cost you then let me tell you that a trip to Mcleod Ganj is cheaper than you think.
“A taste of royalty, in the budget,” wondering what I mean by this statement? Jaisalmer, which is one of the gems of Rajasthan, injects a never-ending excitement to visit the forts and temples located here. Everything has a price, true! But it does not necessarily have to be exorbitant. Experiencing a thing for this place already? Then do not hesitate to plan a trip here, even if you are budget is low because Jaisalmer embraces you with less cost of accommodation, low train fares as well as affordable food charges.
Cost: Your trip from Delhi to Jaisalmer needs no thinking. All you need to have is time, energy and a few bucks.
Be it your first time or your second, this place will always make you fall in love with it. The best part is, you won’t be able to resist yourself from falling for this place. There is a rapid increase in the number of backpackers and explorers who are visiting Kasol every year, which beckons that place is going to quite light on one’s pocket. Kasol is a picturesque village in Kullu stretched along river Parvati. Treks and threads join many other important and popular places around Kasol which are equally exciting to be and give you a full dose of adrenaline rush.
From, boasting about the historical monuments to cycling amidst dramatic landscape, Hampi which is 356 km from Bangalore can be the perfect hideout for your budget weekend plan. You can enjoy visiting the ruins of temples and palaces and the machans which will give you a great experience. Being one of the ancient places, Hampi is a must visit place, and it will ignite your urge to be here more when you will know that it is not harsh in your pocket if you are planning a trip to this place from Bengaluru.
If you feel in your heart that you direly need a break from all the hustle and bustle of your city life, then you strictly need a quiet place to rejuvenate and energize yourself. But then if you feel splurging for this is not a good option then think again because Kodaikanal can provide you an amazing trip without burning a hole in your pocket.
Alleppey which is known as the Venice of the East is famous for the verdant countryside, lagoons, and its waterways. It is the best place to cruise lazily around in the ever-present houseboats and get your hands on the tasty delicious coconut-laced seafood. Alleppey is known to be loaded with a lot of beauty and it is 594 km Bangalore. This is one of those places which is high on enjoyment and cheap on budget.
Being an offbeat destination, Savarkut is a peaceful and a beautiful place. Just because there are fewer inhabitants here, the place is tidy, clean and joy to be. Moreover, there are many organizations that give you packages, inclusive of all adventurous activities and accommodation at quite a reasonable price that you will not be able to resist yourself from. With sports like white water rafting in Vitarna which is about 11 km stretch from Savarkut Village and ends at Dhapura this place invites the adventure junkies for lots of thrills and enjoyment. Apart from the rafting activities like rappelling, kayaking, promises a unique and offbeat experience to its visitors in the Vaitarna river. Just because Savarkut is an offbeat destination, you just have to book a cab to cover a distance of 130 km from Mumbai.
Sometimes all you would want is a break, especially on a weekend, where you cannot stand to be in the city. Then, the plan of visiting an offbeat place comes to one’s mind. The best thing about an offbeat destination is always cost slightly less than a popular one. If you are around Mumbai, Maval is a place where you can expect a budget offbeat holiday. Maval is a village, which is just 87 km from Mumbai and is a perfect getaway. It is nestled between the Sahyadri Range and the Takve Lake and offers several trekking trails as well as some other adventure activities like kayaking, river-crossing, and rappelling. Moreover, if you plan to go for a vacation to this place, all you need will be is time, of course, some money as well but the trip will be low budget.
About 76 km South of Mumbai city is a village named as Durshet, which flaunts the beautiful greenery in its vicinity. There are abundant options for nature trails and treks in this region and this is not it. For those who want to enjoy the adventure activity of rappelling can go for it in the near Amba Waterfall. The best part is, most of the experiences in Durshet come free, which somehow balances everything when you plan a trip to this place by cab as well.
Not just one, there are many prominent reasons that can steer a person to celebrate their time in Pondicherry. Along with the beautiful beaches, Pondy also boasts its elegant French architecture. Pondicherry is also known for its nightlife and what makes it more happening is the cheap alcohol. So, for those who want to get hell drunk, there is no better place. There is one more thing apart from alcohol and that is exploring the city on a bicycle. Most of the time, a lot of money gets utilized in visiting the locale of the place you are in. But in Pondy, you can hire bicycle and roam around in the pleasant weather.
Popular spots to visit:
Haven’t heard of it? Well, it is because the destination is still offbeat. Due to less number of people visiting this place Kolli Hills will give the best taste of utter peacefulness. From the coffee and spice plantations to the emerald valleys accompanied by the dark hills and the cool weather, this destination is one of a kind and you must plan your trip, as all the amazing experiences here can be availed at a very less cost.
Popular places to be, when in Kolli Hills:
One of the holiest places according to the Hindu Mythology, Rameshwaram according to legend is the point of conjunction where Lord Rama built a bridge to Lanka to save his consort, Sita. It is also one of the Char Dhams and is known for the largest temple corridor of the Ramanathaswamy temple. While on this corridor people tend to stay there for a while and enjoy the cool breeze and light splash of water. Rameswaram can easily be a cheap trip from Chennai, as the distance is less and the conveyance, accommodation and the food are quite affordable here.
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Being a coastal resort town, Digha is quite popular in West Bengal. Digha’s beaches, it’s delicious seafood and its proximity to Kolkata make it one of the most popular weekend getaways from Kolkata and for good reasons. Therefore with an infectious vibe Digha is the perfect destination for a short break that can be arranged on a low budget.
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Located in the northernmost part of the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station that gives a refreshing break to all the people who go there for vacations. The place is famous for its large tea estates and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Apart from attractions like Buddhist Monastery and Himalayan Zoo, this hill station is well known for sports like trekking, mountain climbing, and mountain biking. The best part is, Darjeeling is really high on enjoyment and low on budget.
Kurseong is also a hill station in West Bengal just like Darjeeling, but this one is a bit less commercialized. The narrow roads of this place are utterly elegant with a lot of natural beauty on both sides. The town is also blessed with a vivid natural beauty and the ambiance is quiet, clean and perfect for a short and a cheap vacation.
These are 15 cheap destinations in India around the major cities that are a breather after a hauling week. If you want to know more about the ways to make your trip comfortable and thrilling in India that too in low budget, you can call us on +91 9212553106 or drop a mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We at Tour My India can offer you the best budget holiday package to make your weekend holiday an incredible one!
P.S.: Cost mentioned herein may vary depending on the seasons