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Best 5 Budget Destinations in India

We know the feeling when long weekends or holidays approach, you may start feeling the need to rewind yourself, away from the daily grind and explore nature/new places. No worries if you just have a few thousand in your pocket for there is a long list of budget trips in India that you could opt for.

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  1. Alleppey - The Venice of the East


    Alleppey - The Venice of the East, is famous for its lush green countryside, lagoons and beautiful waterways. It is the best place to cruise lazily around in the ever-present houseboats and sample the delicious coconut-laced seafood.

    Ideal duration of stay: 2 Nights/3 Days
    Average cost:
    • Stay: INR 350 - INR 800 per night
    • Food: INR 700 per meal.
    • Houseboats: Start at INR 6000 per day for 1 BHK and includes three meals, so split up with friends if you can.
  2. Goa - The Land of The Beaches


    Goa - The Land of the Beaches, is the hot favorite of all; backpackers are no exception. Get lost on its beaches, Portuguese architecture, forts, local markets, and the palm tree lined quaint villages. You can even hire a motorbike/scooter and explore on your own everything! There are plenty of pubs to chill out too.

    Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
    Average cost:
    • Train travel Mumbai to Madgaon and back: INR 450. You can also take a flight from all big cities to Goa. (Rs 1500 to Rs 5000) Check Makemytrip offers on Couponkosh to get the best flight deal
    • Stay: Decent accommodation and beach huts start at INR 500/- per night.
  3. Pondicherry - The French Town


    Pondicherry - The French Town, can make you feel the French flair right here in India without shelling out thousands on the actual experience. Walk the Cobblestoned streets during the day and put up your feet at the innumerable cafes on the beach in the evenings. And yes, don't forget to try out the French food around here.

    Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
    Average cost:
    • Bus travel from Chennai to Pondicherry and back: INR 500
    • Stay: Comfortable cottage stay at INR 300 or budget hotels at INR 500.
    • Food: Try out some Indianized French cuisine starting at INR 200-300 for two.
  4. Rishikesh - The Yoga Capital


    Rishikesh - The Yoga Capital, with its thrilling water activities beckons the adventurers/backpackers across the country! Activities like white-water-rafting, beach camping and the exhilarating treks make Rishikesh top the charts among the adventurous budget holiday destinations in India. You could also visit the breathtaking Valley of Flowers from here. Mind you, it's a completely vegetarian and alcohol-free destination, but totally worth it!

    Ideal duration: 1 Night/2 Days
    Average cost:
    • Travel to and from Delhi: INR 300
    • Stay: INR 150 per night
    • Food: INR 200/meal
    • River rafting: INR 400 to INR 1300 per person
    • Beach camping: INR 1600 per person (includes 1 night stay, 3 meals and river rafting)
  5. Darjeeling - The Land of Thunderbolt


    Darjeeling known as The Land of Thunderbolt, it offers once in a lifetime experience, that too budget-friendly! The drive to Darjeeling from New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri is a one of the best scenic ones in India. Once up in the hills, just take in the wholesome air, sip the famous Darjeeling tea, rise early and gaze at the sunrise at Tiger hills and get ready to be mesmerized by the magnificent Kanchenjunga.

    Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
    Average cost:
    • Travel from Kolkata to Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri by bus and back: INR 490
    • Toy train up to Darjeeling from NJP: INR 250
    • Jeep ride from NJP to Darjeeling: INR 150/person
    • Stay: INR 800/- per night [twin-sharing basis]
    • Food: INR 300 for two

So, just pack your backpacks and soak in the beautiful experiences of these places! But before that, intelligently plan your trip by availing the hottest deals on budget hotels and flights on our website

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