India is blessed with some of the finest destinations that offer plenty of scope for unwinding, adventure and rejuvenation. However, if you don’t want to travel to expensive locations or even if you have limited money at your disposal, you can consider planning a trip to budget locations instead. Here, we present to you top budget destinations in India that are worth travelling to during vacations.
1. Pristine and Splendid Tawang
Located at 3048m above sea level, Tawang is also referred to as the ‘Birthplace of Dalai Lama’. When you get there, you’ll witness beautiful monasteries, breathtaking sceneries and some of the most pristine locations on earth. Other interesting places worth visiting in Tawang include Sela Pass, bestowed with beauty and serenity; Tawang Monastery, which is the world’s 2nd largest monastery situated at an altitude of 3000m; Madhuri Lake, a splendid lake surrounded by mountains and the 100 feet high Nuranang Falls. Apart from this, you can also pay a visit to the Tawang War Memorial and the Gorichen Peak, which is Arunachal Pradesh’s highest peak. A bus ride to Tawang from Tezpur (Assam) railway station costs no more than Rs200 for a single person.
Holiday packages to Tawang begin from Rs 20000
2. Awesome Hill Station Destination Matheran
Are you one of those travellers who would prefer to visit a hill station instead of a sea shore? If yes, then add Matheranto your bucket list. Located in Maharashtra, Matheran is also referred to as the Grand Canyon of India. Besides, if you reside in Mumbai then getting to Neral station for an thrilling toy train ride all the way to Matheran would cost you anywhere between Rs100-200.
A 4 day trip to Matheran will cost around Rs 3000-4000
3. Mesmerizing Kinnaur
Dubbed as the ‘Land of Gods’, Kinnaur is blessed with breath taking beauty, lush green as well as rocky mountains. Kinnaur, situated around 235km from Shimla is one destination where you can experience an amazing fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism cultures. While, Hindus visit Kinnaur to pray to Lord Shiva at the Kinner Kailash, the Buddhists frequent the city to pay a visit to the monasteries and Buddhist temples. Besides, if you love to indulge in adventure activities then Kinnaur has much in store for you in the form of trekking, skiing and more.
Packages to Kinnaur start from Rs 7500
4. The Magnificent Dooars
Also known as India’s gateway to Bhutan, Dooars is essentially the floodplains located in the North-East of India, close to Bhutan. The place comprises of a number of districts and towns such as Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Siliguri that are renowned for their beautiful landscapes and amazing culture. At Dooars, you will witness the beauty of Eastern Himalayan range, thick forests featuring different species of flowers, tea gardens and more. In fact, Dooars is also famous for its wildlife sanctuary in Mahanada and Chapramari.
A four day trip to Dooars will cost around Rs 3650
5. The Scintillating Kodagu
Kodagu, also known as Coorg is dubbed as India’ Scotland. The destination is famous for its amazing wildlife, coffee estates, green plains and hills. In fact, it is one of those places where food, liquor and stay is highly affordable (i.e. anywhere in the range of Rs400-500). Kodagu is also frequented by travellers from around the world for its scintillating tourist places such as Abbi Falls, Puthari festival, Omkareshware temple, Dubare elephant training camp, Talakaveri wildlife sanctuary and more.Also, if you want to enjoy hand gliding, then visit Ponnampet situated near Coorg to enjoy a single or even 2-seater ride at a height of about 5000ft.
A two day/3 nights trip to Kodagu (Coorg) will cost you around Rs 13,499