Bought an iPhone? Congratulations! But how long will the joy of owning an iPhone last – few days, hours or months? Just imagine if you could buy yourself one of the best budget international trips at same or a lesser price, the memory of which would last for a lifetime! You read it right, there are some amazing vacation spots around the world, where you can travel for as low as 50,000 and that’s for a round-trip!
Some good amount of research, planning months in advance and a few tricks & tips is all you need to get going. Read on to inspire the backpacker in you and head for these kickass international destinations at a shoestring budget.
Overview Of The Budget International Trips In 2019
Cheap Foreign Trips From India In 2019
Below is a list of 21 budget international trips that’ll cost you less than an iPhone. Keep scrolling down and pick a spot for your next international trip.
1. The Fascinating Thailand
Topping the charts is the world-renowned destination – Thailand. Indulge in its beaches, mountains, culture, food, and more. And the best part is, it is one of the cheap international destinations from India that fits just within the budget for all.
Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost fairly between INR 17000 – 20,000 if boarding from New Delhi or Mumbai. Taking a round trip from Kolkata could cost around INR 9000 approx.
Stay: Whether you are traveling in a group or solo, Thailand is full of budget staying options starting from as low as INR 573 per night per person. You can choose from a dormitory type accommodation, a hostel or even a decent budget hotel.
Places to Eat: Thailand is famous for its street food. A good budget meal can cost up to approximately INR 60.
Places To Visit: A combination of any 2-3 cities like Bangkok, Pattaya and coral islands, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai is a good option to explore the culture of Thailand. Almost every city will be home to few of the many Ancient Buddha temples, floating market, elephant show and so on.
Suggested Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights
Travel Calculation: Approx. INR 35,000
Interesting Tips: Explore the “tuk-tuk ride”, underwater world, floating market, Thailand’s famous “Som Tam” (Papaya Salad) and needless to say, the street shopping around Victoria’s monument in Bangkok.
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2. The Stunning Singapore
Singapore is a country that celebrates colorful culture. A tiny yet modern country offers great bargains and is a wise way to spend money on a vacation.
Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost between INR 20,000 – 22,000 onwards if boarding from New Delhi or Mumbai or INR 11,000 – 15000 From Chennai or Kolkata.
Stay: Singapore offers accommodation options like the City Backpackers @ Kallang or Fernloft City Hostel which offers stay for as low as INR 600/ night. On the other hand, a single room can start from INR 2000/ night in a decent budget hotel.
Places to Eat: Chinatown food center, Maxwell food center or any hawker center are the places where you can get a meal in less than INR 500 inclusive of main, drink, and dessert.
Places To Visit: Singapore is famous as a holiday destination either for its day excursions or Singapore cruises. Either way don’t miss out on the Famous National Museum of Singapore or Orchard Road/ Dhoby Ghaut Shopping stretch. Must Visit include Underwater World, Dolphin Lagoon
Suggested Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights
Travel Calculation: Approx. INR 42,000
Interesting Tips: Explore Singapore at night when it is beautifully light up with the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel and Singapore flyer view.
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3. The Blissful Vietnam
Shaped like the letter “S”, lying on the eastern part of Indo-Chinese peninsula is Vietnam. In the country you will find timeless charm, and a flavor of another Asian culture which is why it is one of the best places to visit in March outside India.
Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost INR 16,000 onwards when planned 4-6 months in advance.
Tip: Stay on a lookout for promotional offers from Air Asia.
Stay: Ho Chi Minh City is home to hostels like Suite Backpackers Inn, Eco backpackers hostel and so on which provide single bed in dormitory rooms starting from as low as INR 400 per night. While a decent hotel for a single room ranges from INR 700 onwards per night.
Places to Eat: Some of the must eat traditional Vietnamese food include Nem Raan or Cha Gio (Fried Spring rolls) and Cha Ca (Grilled minced fish). Eat at street stalls. Take note of places like Cha Ca Street and Nguyen Truong to a street in Hanoi for popular yet budget meals.
Things to do: The best way to save time and money is to take a short Yacht or boat cruise in Vietnam besides obvious indulgences like local market tours, island tours, and wildlife tours. Must Visit include Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh city.
Suggested Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights
Travel Calculation: Approx. INR 40,000
Interesting Tips: Learn a couple of words in Vietnamese like hello and thank you! Smile all the time here!
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4. The Surreal SriLanka
Famous for being the best backpacking destination, Sri Lanka is home to landscapes and culture which is much like India. Visit this home away from home that solves the purpose for those looking forward to cheap foreign trips from India.
Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost
- From Delhi: INR 20,000 onwards
- From Chennai: INR 8000 onwards
Stay: Colombo Sea view hostel, Colombo city hostel and so on are dormitory style accommodations that starts for INR 600/night. Similarly in other places like Kandy, Bentota and so on, hotel rooms can range from INR 1000 onwards per night.
Places to Eat: Ceylon Tea Moments in Colombo is one of the top choices which offers a huge menu within the range of INR 100-500; A classic Sri Lankan meal of fish curry in local markets can cost you less than INR 100.
Places To Visit: The must visit cities include Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota. Also visit world heritage sites like Temple of tooth Relic, boating or fishing on Lake Gregory, tea factory visits, Seetha Eliya garden and temple from famous Ramayana, turtle hatchery etc. Visit Odel, Majestic city etc for shopping.
Suggested Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Travel Calculation: Approx. INR 35,000
Interesting Tips: “Aa-yu-bo-wan” is hello in the local language. Traveling on public transport such as buses and train is usually the choice which is both crowded as well as cheap!
Suggested Read: 10 Reasons Why Sri Lanka Should be Your Next Holiday Destination
5. The Enticing Nepal
An ideal holiday destination for all types of traveler, surrounded by lofty peaks and scenic landscapes lays Nepal. It is a beautiful country which is every traveler’s delight and makes way for the globetrotters to embark on one of the best budget international trips under 30k.
Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets from New Delhi could cost approx. INR 9000 onwards. or you could also take a bus ride from Kolkata. You can definitely find many cheap international holiday packages including flights for Nepal.
Stay: Hostels in places like Kathmandu start from as low as 300/night per person while a budget hotel for two could cost INR 600/night at an average.
Places to Eat: OR2K a popular Israeli-run restaurant can be a budget saver in Kathmandu while Krishna’s kitchen in Pokhara can be another ideal dining choice.
Places To Visit: Must Visits include Nagarkot, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Pokhara while popular things to do: Devi falls, gorge of Seti river, visit to Bindabasini Temple, Old bazaar of Pokhara
Suggested Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights
Travel Calculation: Approx. INR 25,000
Interesting Tips: Stroll across local markets in the region to shop for some of the exquisite Nepalese handicrafts and other trinkets.