5 budget destinations in India


Got just a few thousand in your pocket and are you yearning to have a 2-3 days trip to someplace to calm yourself? We have got a list of budget locations that are totally worth the escape!
Alleppey – The Venice Of The East
Goa – The Land Of Glorious Golden Beaches
Pondicherry – The Only French Town In India
Gokarna – The Less Crowded Goa
Rishikesh – The Yoga Capital

1. Alleppey: Also known as Venice of the East is famous for its backwaters. It is a beautiful place to laze around in the luxurious houseboats, go fishing as you cruise, and enjoy yummy seafood cooked in coconut oil. One can enjoy one of the cheapest solo and group budget trips in India while at Alleppey.
Ideal duration of stay: 2 Nights/3 Days
Stay: INR 400 – INR 900 per night
Food: INR 850 per meal.
Houseboats: Starting as low as INR 6000 per day for 1 BHK and it includes all three meals.
Places to visit in Alleppey:
Alappuzha beach
Vembanad lake
Pathiramanal island

Things to do in Alleppey:
Stay in a houseboat
Go boating
2. Goa – The Land Of Glorious Golden Beaches
For travel-hungry people seeking some budget trips in India, Goa is the hot spot of all. One can get mesmerized by the many beaches, Portuguese architecture, forts, local markets, night markets, and street shopping. And the best way to explore Goa is by hiring a motorbike and not to forget the many watering holes to chill out too.
Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Average cost Train travel from Mumbai: INR 450
Stay: Decent accommodation and beach huts start at INR 500/- per night
Places to visit in Goa:
Baga beach
Things to do in Goa:
Watch the beautiful Dudhsagar falls
Explore the forts
Go Scuba Diving
Rent a bed by the beach and get some amazing foot massages done

3. Pondicherry – The Only French Town Of India
Get to experience France right in India, while at Pondicherry. Walk the cobblestoned, French streets during the day and wind up at the innumerable cafes on the beach by sunset. And yes, don’t forget to try out the French food that will leave you smacking your lips.
Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Average cost Bus travel from Chennai to Pondicherry and back: INR 500 – INR 600
Stay: Comfortable cottage stay at INR 400 or budget hotels at INR 700
Food: Try out some Indian and French fusion cuisine starting at INR 200-300
Places to visit in Pondicherry:
Paradise beach
Aurobindo Ashram
Things to do in Pondicherry:
Cycling tour
Shopping in Pondy bazaar
4. Gokarna – The Less Crowded Goa
The Om Beach in Gokarna near Mangalore is one of the perfect 3 days trip places as a lot of my friends suggested. You can befriend some of the local fishermen to take you around the beaches in Gokarna and don’t forget to check out the water sports.
Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Average cost Bangalore to Gokarna and back by bus: INR 800
Places to visit in Gokarna:
Om beach
Mahabaleshwara temple
Gokarna beach
Things to do in Gokarna:
Live on the beaches
Camping near Gokarna beach
5. Rishikesh – The Yoga Capital Of India
White river rafting at Rishikesh is a major tourist attraction. One must also visit the breathtaking Valley of Flowers from here. Rishikesh is a completely vegetarian and alcohol-free destination, but totally worth it!
Ideal duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Travel to and from Delhi: INR 600
Stay: INR 250 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)
Places to visit in Rishikesh:
Lakshman Jhula
Parmarth Niketan
Triveni Ghat
Things to do in Rishikesh:
River rafting
Bungee jumping
Camping and bonfire


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