Nine Places In India To Visit On A Shoestring Budget

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“Do you travel to spend money?”

“No, for experience”, she said.

We travelers are deeply snapped at by a travel bug that’s irresistible? You need to be on the move, all the time. If you are one of the travelers who travel for experience the change then my friend, you are born in a great country!

India is consistently ranked as one of the best countries to travel on an economical budget and within India, there are several cities that can make your idea of taking a trip even better and cheaper. So, if you have this enticing urge to constantly wander and experience the beauty of this world on a reasonable budget, below is a list of 9 of the most amazing Indian cities that can make this possible for you.

1) GO GOA!

Reis Magos Fort, Goa

Reis Magos Fort, Goa

Goa is one of the tourist’s lovable places in India and yet I’d never say that it’s overrated. Everyone needs to come across the spirit of Goa at least once in their lifetime. This delightful and blithe Indian state has some of the best beaches, restaurants, home-stays and churches in the country. Spend hours on the beach, take a dip in the sea and also, consume liquor at the best prices. Up for a party? Goa is your place to hangout!


Ghats of Ganges, Varanasi

Ghats of Ganges, Varanasi

Exploring is the only essential thing that travelers like us want! Why not take a spiritual trip to one of the seven holy cities? There are a large number of guesthouses and hotels that can fit well within every budget. Also, Varanasi offers amazing yet affordable food options and striking locations for tourists. Just take a walk along the Ghats and marvel in the colorful vibrancy of the city and its temples.


Rock beach, Pondicherry

Rock beach, Pondicherry

Want to experience the French architecture in India? Pondicherry is the place for you. They call it the French Riviera of the East because of the incredible French influences in the Union Territory even today. Pondicherry has it all: beauty, tranquillity, great food, variety of wine, pristine beaches, peerless French infrastructure, wonderful Ashrams and a pleasing culture, all at affordable prices. Sounds happy!


Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

This picturesque city is a suburb of Dharamshala and is extremely popular with travelers who look forward to some out-of-the-world experiences. This place offers you with some of most reasonably priced and outstanding places to stay, marvellous eating joints and cafes, wonderful museums, temples and galleries, and cheap guided treks. Enjoy the cool breeze of the region with your friend, spouse or even solo! Let’s move.


Member of Indian army marching at Wagah Border.

Change of guard ceremony at Wagah Border.

Mouth-watering food joints are eagerly waiting for you at Amritsar. Tasty treats are waiting for you to gulp them down! Amritsar must be listed under “must visited” places in India. A city chiming with the divine ardaas of the Golden Temple is a paradise for random tourists, devout believers, and the countless food-lovers. This city must be visited not only for the beautiful Golden Temple but also to experience the oomph and patriotism at the Wagah Border.


Kotitirtha pond, Gokharna

Kotitirtha pond, Gokharna

Never heard about this place? Well, Gokharna, a faultless beach town in Karnataka, is admired by Indians and foreigners alike. You can stay at one of the multiple guest houses and home stays at cheap prices and spend days without really worrying about the expense of living through a town as pristine as this.



A top view of Darjeeling

A beautiful and gratifying travel destination, Darjeeling is famous for its traditional yet charming little hotels, home stays and cottages that are unexpectedly low-priced. Along with snow laden mountains, marvelous views of the sunrise and the sunset, delectable food, Darjeeling tea makes it a place worth adding to your travel bucket list.



A view of Kodaikanal

Located in Tamil Nadu, about 7200 ft above the sea level, Kodaikanal is called the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’. It clutches to an unexplainable magnificence and boasts of some of the best street food at the lowest prices. There are lovely places to stay which would never burn a hole in your pocket. Moreover, you can try your hand at a few adventurous activities or just revel in the incredible beauty of nature.


Paragliding in Solang Valley, Manali

Paragliding in Solang Valley, Manali

Delhi to Manali is an overnight journey and is the favourite spot to drive to with friends or say for newly wed couples. The mesmerising side of the river with your feet in the chilling water should definitely be in your checklist. The valley is surrounded by high snow covered mountain tops and lush greenery. You can click gazillion pictures and still couldn’t get enough.

Now, do you still have reasons to not travel? Here is the 10th Place which will make you feel go.

Valley of Flowers, Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers, Garhwal, Uttarakhand

Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian National Park, located at the heights of West Himalaya. It is renowned for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora found there. It is located in Uttarakhand state. This richly diverse area is also a home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, brown bear and blue sheep.

Now, check your pockets, search off the best locations, call your friends and plan a trip today. Winters are heading and Monsoon just went away after shedding some more awesomeness.

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