Nestled amidst the mighty Himalayas, Nepal is a beautiful country of snow peaks and streams, yaks and yetis, monasteries and magic. Nepal offers the calm and serene atmosphere for anyone who wants to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life, and for the adventure junkies it is the perfect location to experience an adrenaline rush – and all without burning a hole in the pocket. It is one of the cheapest countries to visit from India!
Per Day Stay Cost: A decent hostel room will cost you anywhere between INR 1000 to 2000.
If you are invited by an Emirati to dine at their home for an Iftar (the evening meal after sunset), it’s polite to accept and a wonderful way to experience authentic Emirati culture. Hence, Be sure to take a box of dates.
This landlocked South American country is home to some amazing sights! I spent a month in Bolivia volunteering and traveling to some of the top attractions- all on a super tight budget.
Throughout Bolivia, you can also save money by traveling by bus. Transportation comes cheap but it’s best to plan for delays. Schedules aren’t always reliable and road blocks happen often and can delay a single journey anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.
Just above the equator in Asia, tucked between India and Thailand, most of this country was preserved in time for the past century under an isolating military rule. Now, there’s a gold rush on: former capital Yangon is exploding in size and old ways are disappearing quickly. Go right away, and enjoy the stunning unspoiled greenery in the countryside, and clean and orderly streets in the city and villages. It won’t last much longer. Expect tropical weather, welcoming locals, and food that’s part Indian, part Asian.
Cambodia has long been an iconic Southeast Asia backpacking destination, and with the amazing temple complex of Angkor Wat and the stunning Tonle Sap Lake, it is a must-see destination.
While traveling solo in Cambodia, I visited the cities of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kampot and Kep– all on a 1800 a day budget! You can expect cheap eats, hostel beds, inexpensive transportation and, often times, $180 beer and foot massage specials throughout the country.
Thailand, a perfect mix of ultra modern cityscape and rich cultural heritage, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins should be your go-to place if you are looking for a cheap country to travel from India!
Thailand is a popular travel destination for budget travelers because it is relatively safe and inexpensive to visit.
There are tons of activities to enjoy and some stunning natural and historic attractions, like island hopping around the Phi Phi Ley Islands or exploring the capital city of Bangkok. It will cost you only INR 1200 Per Day Stay, depending on facilities and the area you choose to stay in.
6. Sri Lanka
Nuwara Eliya lies at the very heart of the Sri Lankan tropical bed. It’s a paradise of its own with a string of waterfalls, temples that are synonymous with Hindu mythology and breathtaking botanical gardens. Nuwara is the perfect spot for someone who wants to live like a local and experience everything on foot (or a ‘Lost’ fan) .
For explorers, visit the waterfalls of Eliya as the main attractions because they are truly majestic. For historians, you need to pin the Seetha Amman Temple on your travel checklist. According to Hindu mythology, this was where Sita, wife of Ram was held captive by King Ravana. Believe it or not, just standing in the midst of this temple, surrounded by tall trees sends shivers down your spine because there’s really no escape unless you get dragons.
The beautiful island of Maldives has been an exotic location. Many people do not think of traveling there because it is infamous for the luxury resorts. However, as a country Maldives is one of the cheapest to travel from India – all you need to do is careful planning and good research.
You can get guesthouses ranging from INR 1500 an above per night. In 2009, the Maldives government started permitting locals to start their own guesthouses, which changed the tourism scene totally making it extremely affordable for people who are looking for the cheapest countries to visit from India.
One of my most recently traveled destinations, Turkey, is an extremely diverse country with so much to experience. You can spend your time walking around Istanbul and trying all the delicious street food or find some of the best free things to do in the city like the Hagia Sophia.With rich historical heritage and a very diverse culture, Turkey is one of the most sought after holiday spots for Indians. What makes it more attractive is that it is one of the cheapest countries to visit from India.
You can get hotels ranging from INR 1500 per night. A meal will cost around INR 500 per person. Local transportation is very cheap for Turkey. It will cost you around INR 250 per day.
If you’re seeking out of this world beauty, spirituality, and tranquility…don’t go to Tibet. Instead, go to Tibet, the world’s snowy rooftop, to experience firsthand the compassion the exiled Dalai Lama espouses. Under Chinese rule since 1959, the autonomous region has some of the world’s most openhearted and welcoming people confronting the challenges of modernity, antiquity, and political restriction. Here you’ll find yourself wondering aloud and smiling with locals, as you stand amongst its monasteries, turquoise lakes, nomadic herdsmen, police force or even Mt. Everest. Tibet won’t be the retreat you’re expecting, but it will open your heart and mind.
A tiny forgotten country locked between Europe and Asia, Georgia has everything a traveler could want — stunning mountains, incredible history, vibrant nightlife, pebble beach resorts, friendly people, mild weather, and delicious cuisine. Oh, and prices are a fraction of what you’ll pay anywhere else in Europe. Finally recovering from a 2008 conflict with Russia, Georgia (the country, not the state) is pulling closer to the EU every year has been focusing heavily on increasing its tourists numbers. I think it’s one of the top emerging destinations in the world. So 2018 is the time to go to this hot travel destination before everyone else does.
HSvaneti, a region locked high in some of the most dramatic mountains you’ll ever see, has long been isolated from the rest of Georgia. Hundreds of ancient watchtowers still guard the only two narrow passageways through the mountains. Go for incredible hiking or to experience the unique Svan culture.
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