We as Indians either 'live' or 'leave' everything on a budget. Be it the apartment we stay in or the vehicle we drive, the institution we send our kids to or the next vacation; A budget determines everything!
Being thrifty not only saves us lots of money but also allows us to accomplish or do all that we want. And primarily when it comes to touring around the globe, this trait of ours never permits us to postpone our excursions!
And next time, you intend for a budget trip in India; here is what you need to know. Scroll by this list of 10 budget-friendly Indian destinations to visit in December and choose the one that best suits you.
You can live for free in Pondicherry! Yes, you read it right. Pondicherry is home to numerous ashrams where accommodation is free. If you desire to feel relaxed and reinvigorated, you can reserve a room at the famed Aurobindo Ashram where you can indulge in Yoga and savour free vegetarian food. Also, liquor is quite reasonable in the city, so you can even squeeze in some fun and party pursuits within your shoestring budget! Thus, Pondicherry is one of the most visited destinations in India.
Dharamshala is a paradise for adventure fanatics and nature lovers! The place is an excellent budget bargain for beauty and harmony. One can partake in many adventure activities, get supervised treks here without exhausting their bankroll, and superior guest houses are available at fair prices. You can imbibe the rustic beauty, eat yummy food and stay conveniently here without burning a hole in your wallet.
3. Port Blair
Port Blair is beautiful! However, people do not plan a trip to this nature's paradise, assuming it costs a lot of money. Well, it doesn't! Flight tickets to Port Blair are readily available and affordable from major cities in India. Port Blair was short-listed as one of the most reliable budget travel destinations for 2018 in India. The best time to visit this natural wonder is in December.
Kanyakumari is encircled with mountains and vigorous seashores, decked with paddy fields and coconut trees, boasts of elevated aesthetic patches of hills with waving valleys and plains. All in between the sea and the mountainous terrain. It offers pleasant food and stays at a throwaway price.
Jaipur, which is one of the jewels of Rajasthan, injects a never-ending enthusiasm to visit the forts and temples located here. Everything has a price; however, it does not necessarily have to be expensive. Well! Do not delay to plan a trip here. Even if your budget is low, you can still this historic wonder because Jaipur welcomes everyone with affordable accommodation, cheap train tickets as well as reasonable food charges.
Besides the arduous journey to reach the city, Itanagar accords you serenity and natural bounties; the North East is famed for. There's flowing streams and verdant greens to keep you entertained. Moreover, the friendly locals will sort you out with homestays and warm food for reasonable pricing.
Spend some time in some of the beautiful yet thrifty hotels and lodges that are lounged around Darjeeling. Consequently, it will aid you to save some money. The locals are friendly and are sure to win you over with their famous ‘chai'. Thus, it is one of the most visited and tourist-friendly destinations in India.
With about 35% of the state surrounded by forests and trees, Sikkim is genuinely India's organic state and an excellent budget getaway for a holistic vacation. Sikkim is known for its scenic sights. And if you are looking for recreation and rejuvenation, there is nothing better than spending some time amid verdant valleys circled by snowcapped mountains. Accommodation in Sikkim genuinely fits a budget traveller, and the authentic local cuisine is exquisite yet inexpensive.
Gokarna is a sacred seaside city in Karnataka, which translates to 'cow's ear' in the local language. While Gokarna is known for religious significance, only recently has the town been praised for its potential for beach tourism. Beaches in Gokarna is just as impressive as any beaches in Goa minus the crowds. And accommodation here is economical, and the local cuisine is reasonable yet delicious.
Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its architectural treasures, shrines, ruins and palaces, offers affordable cottages and some delightful South Indian cuisine on your plate. Hampi has everything to make your trip, a pleasing affair. You can wander around Hampi by renting a motorcycle at a meagre cost, thus cutting down your transportation costs.