Are you guys getting restless in the absence of vacation plans? Do you have a long weekend to come and no place to go? Are you worried of the higher travelling cost? Come on guys, we live in a country with huge diversity and so cheap destination all around to explore! Travelling in India can be really cheap if you know the right place to go. This exciting list of really cheap places all around India will surely give you a great travelling experience.
1. Parvati Valley
If you are an adventure seeker you are definitely going to love Parvati valley. Situated in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh, it offers a heady mix of scenic landscapes and avenues to experience adrenaline rush. Parvati Valley is the ideal place for a vacation if you want to chill in the lap of nature. The villages in the open spaces by the banks of the Parvati River are ideal for camping during the summer season. Manikaran is best to explore Parvati Valley. Budget and mid-range hotels abound in Manikaran and there are many stalls and restaurants that serve good North Indian dishes.
If you have a fascination for amazing sand dunes, magnificent havelis
(huge bungalows), bewitching palaces and stunning Jain temples, then you have to visit the Golden City of India, Jaisalmer. It is located in the midst of scenic Thar Desert. You can go for a camel safari through the sand dunes, visit the Gadisar Lake which is a popular hangout for birds and water-lovers alike, check out the Jaisalmer Fort or visit the one of a kind Desert National Park, all at very low costs.
With clean beaches, less crowd and majestic western ghat. Located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, Gokarna is renowned for its temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and pristine beaches. One of the beaches is named ‘Om’ after the Hindu symbol. One can find budget, mid-range hotels and beach resorts which provides modern facilities. Lodges and rooms run by the locals is also a good option to stay. The Namaste lodge on the Om beach is quite famous amongst backpackers.
Spiti is a remote valley nestled in the Himalayan Mountain range in Himachal Pradesh. Popularly known as Little Tibet, apart from the culture and natural beauty here, Spiti also offers trekking and jeep safaris amidst its scenic mountains, enchanting landscapes, glaciers and pristine environment. For accommodation, government as well as private guest houses, are available at Kaza, Tabo, Losar, Samd, Poh and Sagna in Spiti. Moreover, home stays are also available in several villages which provide good budget accommodation.
Located in Jammu and Kashmir state in northern India, Ladakh or the ‘Land of High Passes’ is barren yet beautiful region. Ladakh is not for those looking for a quick holiday because of its remote location and high altitude. You need time on your hands and oodles of patience. This makes it ideal for backpackers. With regard to accommodation, Ladakh offers several options from family run establishments, to guest houses to budget hotels to rooms in monasteries.
Situated in the picturesque Kangra valley and set against the Dhauladhar mountain range in Himachal Pradesh, If you are a nature lover Dharamsala is definitely a place for you to visit. Apart from the natural beauty and scenic views of the mountains, Dharamsala is also popular with adventure lovers and para-gliders. A room in a budget hotel could cost as low as around Rs.200 per day.
A pilgrimage centre where life revolves around prayers and festivals. Rishikesh is Located at the foothills of the lower Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. You can go their to cleanse your mind and soul, to spend your time in meditation and offering prayers. The ashrams organise meditation camps for stress induced ailments using the ancient methods. It is also home to the annual International Yoga Festival held in early February. Rishikesh offers a lot for the adventure seekers, activities like wild forest trekking, mountain biking, water rafting, rock climbing and bungee jumping. Various types of hotels are available in and budget hotels can be found throughout the town and are available for around Rs.800 per night.
If you want to stay away from the hustle bustle of metropolitan cities then Meghalaya is the place for you. The wettest place in India, is a beautiful state in the north-eastern region of the country. The city of Shillong offers some mesmerizing waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and impressive mountains. Cherrapunjee is famous for its rainfall, live root bridges and trekking trails. There are many affordable and comfortable accommodation options in Meghalaya for budget conscious travellers. From guest houses with basic amenities, resorts that offer better facilities, cottages, to homestays, you will be spoilt for choice.
Known for its ruins of palaces, temples and royal buildings, Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site . The Virupaksha temple is the most prominent building in Hampi. Other attractions of Hampi are the Lotus Mahal, Hazara Rama temple and Lakshmi Narasimha temple built in Vijayanagar style of architecture. There are many accommodation options in the city. You can find many budget, mid-range hotels and cottages with modern amenities.