Top Pocket Friendly Destinations For Your Next Trip

Lounging around in expensive beaches, marveling at the tall mountains, or taking a dip at the bluest seas: don’t we long to take a break from our hectic schedules and do all of these every now and then? But, most of the wishes just remain at that because of the budget. The fact of the matter is that not everyone can afford to pay for the exotic and expensive vacations as much as they want to. Wait before you go all sad and disheartened at the thought! The good news is that there are plenty of amazing locations in the country that you can visit at a shoestring budget. Does it sounds too good to be true? Well, read on to find out the top pocket-friendly destinations you can travel to for your next trip.
Alleppey is famously known as the Venice of the East. But don’t worry you will not be spending even a quarter of a Venice trip! You can get rooms for around INR 700 per night and even the daily meals will not cost you more than INR 150-200. The houseboats are the major attraction of this place in Kerala. One BHK houseboat will cost you approx. INR 6000 per day and it is best to go with friends in that case as you can split up the amount. So, go ahead and spend the weekend sampling delicious seafood and lazing around by the backwaters wearing your favorite jumpsuit dress.
Visiting Goa is on the bucket list of everyone it seems. And if you still haven’t got around to making the trip, now is the time. While in Goa, you can always go for the luxury accommodations but the decent hotels are also present that charge around INR 500 per night. A full meal of seafood and curries at the beach will set you back by not more than INR 150. Explore the wide beaches, Portuguese architecture, bustling local markets, picturesque villages, and more with bike rentals that take INR 250-300 per day.
Want to get a glimpse of the French experience on a budget? Head to Pondicherry and get a slice of France closer home. Take a walk down the cobblestoned quaint streets or rest your soul while sipping delectable coffee in the evenings at the homely cafes on the beach. And yes, don’t forget to grab a bite of French food at the popular eateries. The cottages offer place for INR 300 per night and the budget hotels come for around INR 500. You will get a decent meal of Indian-French cuisine starting at INR 200-300.
Looking for tranquility and peace at a budget? Come to the famous Om Beach in Gokarna, Karnataka and spend perfectly serene three days. There are several beaches around Gokarna as well and the local fishermen can take you to those places on your boat. The beach also has some really fun water activities that you can try out. Gokarna is all about homestays and that will cost you INR 200 per night. The eating options abound near the beach and you will get full meal for two at INR 200.
Top Pocket Friendly Destinations For Your Next Trip
McLeodganj and Dharamsala
Tourists have helmed Dharamsala as the mini-Tibet of India. Visit the twin cities to discover the beautiful monasteries and temples amidst views of valleys and hills. Looking for adventure along with sightseeing? Try out the Triund Trekking and camping. Authentic Tibetan cuisine here costs a mere INR 100-200 for two people. You will get rooms as cheap as INR 150 per night. So, get your buddies together and go on to experience the beauty that is McLeodganj and Dharamsala.
Traveling to Darjeeling from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri is nothing short of a once in a lifetime experience thanks to the views of the pristine mountains and verdant valleys. Once you are in the city, there is plenty on offer for you. Right from the aromatic Darjeeling Tea to the sunrise at Tiger hills, the hill station has plenty on offer to satiate your wanderlust. On a twin-share basis, you will get rooms for INR 800 per night. Food prices stand at INR 300 for two people and do not forget to enjoy the toy train ride at INR 250.
Rishikesh has turned out to be the hub for the adventure lovers of the world with its numerous options like whitewater rafting, zip lining, trekking, and more. The place is out and out vegetarian and alcohol-free and if that is not a problem for you, then Rishikesh is the place to be for you. However, visit Rishikesh is not just for the adventures but also for the mind-blowing Valley of Flowers. The beach camping includes one night of staying with three meals and river rafting with the cost of INR 1600 for one person.
So, take your pick from these breathtaking locations that will not burn a hole in your pocket and head towards them now for a few days of fun and frolic.