Most people list traveling as their hobby but never have been on any international tour. It might be because they don’t have that much budget to plan a foreign trip. Yes, most of us indeed think that international trips are expensive, but through this blog, I will tell you about some places that are as budget-friendly as you are visiting your own country. If you love traveling, you will get a lot of important information through this blog to plan an international trip without making a hole in your pocket.
Budget is the first thing we look after while planning a trip, whether in the country or on an international trip. Our plan has so much to do with the budget. Like how to reach the place? Where to visit? Where to stay? Or what to eat?. All these things depend on our budget. Today, I will tell you the 15 cheapest countries to visit from India. So, What you are waiting for, withdraw your savings from piggy banks and be ready to visit these budget-friendly countries from India.
Most importantly, you have to choose your visiting dates wisely to get the cheapest flight tickets. This will help you to invest more money to explore the adventure at that place. Also, do rough research on hotel bookings to get the best deal of the luxurious hotel at that place.
List of Cheapest Countries to visit from India
1. Sri Lanka
Attached to the southern end of India, Sri Lanka is a peninsular country that has been famous since Ramayana times. This is the closest country that offers budget-friendly tours for Indians. If you are planning for an international trip, then Sri Lanka is the first country that comes to our mind. This country has beautiful natural landscapes, including beaches and greenery, that attract visitors across the globe.
Average cost for a week: ₹30,000 – ₹35,000
Flight tickets: 3000-4000 from Chennai to Colombo.
Top attraction to visit in Sri Lanka: Colombo, Kandy, Yapahuwa Kurunegala, Galle, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Sabaragamuwa, Panduwasnuwara, Sigiriya, Bentota Beach, Dambadeniya, Matara, Kataragama, Dambulla Cave Temple.
Currency: 1 Sri Lankan Rupee = 0.39 INR
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Nepal is a beautiful country attached to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar from one and nestled amidst the Himalayas from the other end. The snowy peaks of Nepal are truly an attraction that everyone wants to explore. However, there are many places in India as well that are covered with snow and give you a somewhat similar view, but the beauty of Nepal from the vicinity is ineffable. Adventure junkies will get plenty of activities here to explore the adrenaline rush. We consider this among the top 15 places near India that are within budget.
Average cost for a week: Approx ₹30,000
Flight tickets: Rs 3900 from Delhi to Kathmandu
Top attractions to visit in Nepal: Parsa Wildlife Reserve, Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. Shri Pashupatinath Temple, Dakshinkali Temple, Shechen Monastery, Lumbini, Boudha Stupa, Siddha Gufa, Hanuman Dhoka. Davis Falls in Pokhara
Currency: 1 Nepalese Rupee = 0.62 INR
Bhutan, often known as the “Thunder Dragon ” is a beautiful country located in between the boundaries of India and China. It offers visa-free travel to Indians hence highly cherished among the peoples. There is a wide range of monasteries, breathtaking natural landscape, Buddhism temples, and mountain terrains that are best for serenity lovers. It is one of the happiest countries on our list, so you should visit Bhutan to appease your soul. Indians can use national currency (INR) in Bhutan for values less than Rs 500.
Average cost for a week: Approx. ₹35,000
How to reach Bhutan?: Board a flight from Delhi to Bagdogra Airport (nearest to the Bhutan border). A flight ticket can cost you ₹ 4,000 to ₹ 9,000 according to your dates. After reaching Bagdogra Airport, board a bus to Peru, and it will cost you approx ₹1,900. It will take nearly 5-hour by bus to get to Peru.
Tourist attractions in Bhutan: Capital city- Thimphu, Paro Taktsang, Dochula Pass, Buddha Dordenma, Gangtey Monastery, Jigme Dorji National Park, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chöten, Phajoding Monastery, and many others.
Currency: 1 Ngultrum = 1 Rupee.
The Maldives in South Asia is very popular among Indian couples. Most of them choose the Maldives as their honeymoon destination. Undoubtedly, Maldives is a beautiful location to visit with your partner as there are plenty of islands that offer panoramic views and a soothing ambiance to soothe the soul. But if you are planning a vacation to the Maldives all along, then the expense scene is entirely different. There is no need to book an expensive hotel. Instead, you can choose to visit a local guest house and invest the money to explore more Maldives locations. The Maldives is undoubtedly one of the cheapest countries to travel from India if you plan your trip wisely and pre-book your hotels here.
Average cost for a week: Rs 35,000 for an ordinary stay
Top attraction to visit in the Maldives: Meeru Island, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives, Maafushi, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Hulhumale, Manafaru
How to reach the Maldives in the cheapest way?: Direct Flights from India(Cochin) to the Maldives is available at just Rs 3800 onwards.
Currency: 1 Maldivian Rufiyaa = 4.77 INR
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Vietnam is one of the famous tourist destinations for Indians as there are ample French colonial landmarks to explore the history. Indians prefer Vietnam for vacation as they get to immerse in maximum natural beauty at the cheapest cost. However, if you prefer luxury over budget then you might have to spend a few thousand more to attain the luxury here.
Average cost for a week: Approx. ₹20,000
Currency: 1 INR = 323 Vietnamese dongs
Top attractions to visit in Vietnam: Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Cát Bà Island, Hang Sơn Đoòng, The Marble Mountains, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Fansipan, One Pillar Pagoda, Phong Nha Cave, Dragon Bridge, Paradise Cave, Cai Rang Floating Market
The pleasurable life of Myanmar will surely attract you to visit this country once. Moreover, if you are Indian, you have a positive side of visiting Myanmar as you can visit there by bus. It will take 18-20 hours to reach Myanmar from Manipur(India) by bus. Surrounded by steep terrain, this place is the prime choice of adventure lovers for hiking and climbing. Additionally, the beauty of pine trees adds a tinge to the scenic view.
Average cost for a week: INR 50,000
Currency: 1 INR = 21 Myanmar Kyats
Top attractions to visit in Myanmar: Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda, U Bein Bridge, Ananda Temple, Bagan, Mandalay, Golden Rock Pagoda, Dhammayangyi Temple, Kyaing Tong, Monywa, Putao, Ngwe Saung Beach, Inle Lake.
7. United Arab Emirates
Now, who doesn’t hear about the famous skyscraper in Dubai known as Burj Khalifa? It’s been a pleasure to visit the United Arab Emirates, where you will find superb desert safari to the world’s highest skyscrapers with all the amazing features. We count UAE among the cheapest countries to visit from India as you can easily spend up to a week here to visit all the famous attractions at the reasonable expense of INR 50-55 thousand. Make sure to take the adventurous desert Safari ride in the UAE.
Average cost for a week: ₹50,000 – ₹55,000
Top attractions to visit in the United Arab Emirates: Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, The Dubai Fountain, Dubai Miracle Garden, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Dolphinarium, Qasr Al Watan.
Currency: 1 United Arab Emirates Dirham = 19.3 INR
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Oman is probably the one country that emerges in our mind whenever we think of Arabian countries. Also, it is one of the cheapest countries on the list for Indians. Indians can easily speed up to a week in Approx INR60,00 with all moderate facilities. Oman always surpasses the visitor’s expectations with the array of the beautiful architecture of mosques, spectacular mountain views, and its vibrant culture. Also, the white-sand beaches on the coastline are the best location in the country for photogenic.
Average cost for a week: Approx INR 60,000
Tourist attractions in Oman: Wadi Ash Shab, Bimmah Sinkhole, Mutrah Corniche, Ad Dimaniyat Islands, Al Jalali Fort, Al Mirani Fort, Snake Gorge Canyon, Telegraph Island, Wadi Dayqah Dam, Ayn Athum, Salalah.
Currency: 1 INR = 0.0052 Omani Rial
Thailand is a dream destination for most of us. Apotheosis Superstructure and the vibrant nightlife scene of Thailand is something that the youngsters of this generation are craving. Also, the famous beach city has more than 41,000 temples across the downtown and a gamut of beaches on the coastline. Apart from this, you will get all the sumptuous food and lodging facilities in Thailand at budgeted prices. Hence, it is considered an affordable country for Indians as they can easily plan a trip to Thailand for around INR 40,000 for a week.
Average cost for a week: ₹40,000 (Plan your date wisely to get the cheapest flights)
Top attraction to visit in Thailand: Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchaworamahawihan, Wat Rong Khun – White Temple, Khao Sok National Park, Lumpini Park, ASIATIQUE The Riverfront, Sanctuary of Truth, SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, Pattaya Floating Market, Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple)
Currency: 1 Thai Baht = 2.34 INR
Best Time to visit Thailand: November – March
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Singapore in Asia is a popular tourist location with amazing nightlife amidst the skyscrapers. People of every age group can enjoy their type of activity in Singapore. You can either sit peacefully in the Marina Bay area or can enjoy yourself with animals in the night safari zoo. We list this place among the reasonable places to visit by Indians because you can easily get a three-course meal and accommodation arrangement under INR 3000 for one night. Additionally, we recommend you to pre-book hotels and flight tickets to get the best offer.
The average cost for a week: INR 60,000-70,000
Tourist attractions in Singapore: Marina Bay Sands, Sentosa Island, Singapore Flyer, ArtScience Museum, Universal studios, China Town, Botanical Garden, Orchard Road, Orchid Garden, Helix Bridge, Temple of 1000 Lights, Merlion, Civilian War Memorial, Night Safari.
Best time to visit: January to December
Currency: 1 Singapore Dollar = 54.52 Indian Rupee
It’s hard to manage your traveling hobby with such a high inflation rate. So we have combined a list of reasonable countries to visit from India. Globetrotters can take help from this list to get a clear view of affordable places that they can visit on their next vacation. We recommend you to choose the dates wisely to get the best deal on flight bookings. Moreover, you can also save money by lodging in a local guesthouse instead of staying in a luxurious hotel. This will reduce the overall trip expense by up to 15%.