A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in!
India is of the biggest countries out there, with 29 states, 6 union territories and a national capital territory. And each city has a sort of uniqueness about it, in one way or another. While exploring each of these places would be an adventure of its own, sometimes you may not have the budget for it. Travelling in a budget-friendly manner is a very difficult task. We have compiled a list of budget-friendly places that you can visit the next time you plan a vacation. Take a look:
Rishikesh or the city of yoga is one of the most adventurous places you will visit in India. And the best thing? It is not going to put a dent in your pocket. This city in Uttarakhand is known for its exhilarating water activities, treks and so many other things that await your arrival. You can even stay in one of the many ashrams, especially during the Yoga festival, to appreciate the wonderfulness of yoga. Considered as one of the most budget-friendly cities, Rishikesh is going to reach all your expectations – be it budget wise or adventure wise.
Pushkar is majorly known for its famous camel rides and the Hindu Pilgrimage that dates back to somewhere around the 14th century. Pushkar is a town located near the Thar Desert in Rajasthan and offers several activities. Moreover, you can beat the heat with a wide range of shakes that Pushkar is surprisingly known for. The spirituality that one gets to witness here is much talked about, and engaging in a conversation with some of the many friendly locals can and will give you a deeper insight and regard of what Pushkar is all about. Regardless of your accommodation and other budgets, you are bound to fit a small and have a budget-friendly yet relaxing vacation to Pushkar pretty easily.
One of the best places to go on a vacation is sure to be a part of this list. Goa isn’t as expensive as many people might make it out to be if you do your study. The local markets, the spectacular beaches and the widespread architecture are some things to look forward to. Plus you can also rent out bikes and scooters to go on a little exploring adventure. Moreover, the nightlife and serenity at the beaches and monumental regions is one of a kind experience.
Varanasi ( or Banaras )
Considered one of the holiest places of Hindu religion in not only India but all over the world, Varanasi is most definitely a must visit in every traveller’s guide. It gives a peek in the spirituality of the religion, as well as how much divinity and piousness it holds. Not only are there numerous ghats that you can explore, but the aartis and other rituals happening there are also going to make your visit worth it. And the best thing is that everything is extremely cheap, affordable, and budget-friendly – from accommodation to food options!
Gokarna is one of those places that are not as famous among the tourists as some others might be but end up being more calm and beautiful. Located near Bangalore, Gokarna is a perfect destination for a long weekend vacation. Be it travelling in boats with local fishermen to the beaches or engaging in water adventure activities, or even relaxing and exploring the place, this is a perfect and inexpensive place to visit.
Kanyakumari is known as India’s southernmost tip, which is kind of is. Located in Tamil Nadu, this town is the biggest witness of the union of Bay of Bengal with the Arabian Sea. Best known for its spectacular sunsets and sunrises, Kanyakumari also abodes several places worth visiting like the famous Bagavathi Amman Temple and Our Lady of Ransom Church. A definite visit for those who look forward to a relaxing vacation.
A beautiful hill station, Nainital is an extremely busy tourist attraction, especially during the summers. Going there offseason will not only ensure a lesser crowd but several deals on accommodations. This city is majorly known for its Naini Lake, and the several small temples, especially the Nanda Devi temple surrounding it. The quirky main market is majorly famous for its beautifully crafted candles and wooden mementoes like key chains with personalized messages.
Often overshadowed by its neighbouring famous cities, Dehradun is a peaceful and beautiful small city. Being the capital of Uttarakhand, Dehradun has several places worth visiting that make it an ideal vacation spot. From the famous FRI, which has served as a shooting location for many Bollywood flicks, to Paltan Bazaar, to Gurudwara Nanaksar and a beautiful Tibetan Monastery, Dehradun has quite a few attractions and should definitely be added to your bucket list, if it already isn’t there!
There you go, some of the many budget friendly places you can visit for a vacation. We hope you enjoy visiting them as much as we enjoyed informing you about them.
Happy Vacation and Happy travelling!