6 top travel destinations to explore in India with shoe-string budget

So much of who we are is where we have been. The travel experiences, exposure to different cultures and interaction with people enriches us and is largely responsible for how we turn out to be as a person. But travelling comes with a cost. To balance the wandering mind and your travel budget is an art or maybe a strategy. India ranks among the best countries which offer cheap travel .There are many explored as well as offbeat travel destinations in India which are easy on the pockets. Trip advisor offers quite a few reviews of these places, and even small restaurants, hotels, home-stays, places of interest which travellers are obliged to write. Thanks to the hospitality of these places and in some cases the desire to earn JP Miles. These reviews give the prospective travellers an unbiased perspective and a galore of options. Here’s our pick for budget travel destinations in India.

  1. Goa

Go Goa the ultimate party paradise. Eat on the shacks, roam on bikes, and stay in home-stays, chill on the beach and drink to your heart’s content. All of this at rock-bottom prices! Despite being one of the most popular travel destinations in India, Goa has numerous budget options… accessibility if not a problem with a number of trains and flights operating in this sector. If party is on your mind and budget is a constraint, Goa is your best bet.

  • Dharamsala

A nature lover’s dream, Dharamsala is synonymous to serenity and tranquillity. This Himachali town is abundantly blessed with picturesque locations and an awesome weather. You also have some good options for adventure sports and paragliding. Surprisingly, Dharamsala offers budget stay options. If experience of the destination matters more than luxury, you have rooms cost starting less than Rs.500 per day.

  • Hampi

If you love architectures and history, go to Hampi in Karnataka. Palaces, royal buildings, temples – you name it and you have it here. Stay in affordable cottages, ride a bicycle, try out the local cuisine and find yourself while getting lost in this beautiful city – a great destination to explore on a shoe-string budget.

  • Gokarna

Situated along the coastline in Karnataka, Gokarna is a peaceful beach town. It is famous for its temples and people who want some food for their soul come here in search of some solitude. You find many guest houses and homestays which are available at extremely low prices. Tourists spend weeks in this town immersing themselves in spiritual realm.

  • Spiti

Spiti is also known as Little Tibet. It is a slightly unexplored valley in the Himalayan ranges. It is famous for its scenic appeal and pristine locations. Take a backpack and trek around or opt for a safari. Guest houses and home-stays in villages offer low-cost accommodation options.

  • Varanasi

Experiencing inner peace is priceless. Varanasi is one of the holy cities in India. Your soul is washed off pure and ambience here is divine. Cheap food options are in abundance as well as accommodation options. Visit Varanasi for its colourful culture. Walk around the Ghats and dip yourself in the depths of spirituality.

Other budget destination options are Pondicherry, Darjeeling, Amritsar, Jaisalmer and many more. Budget is no longer a constraint if you are willing to explore. World is your oyster. Pack light, Feel bright and liberate yourself!

Kei Taylor


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