Most of us love to travel, explore new destinations, enjoy different kinds of food, meet new people but it is mostly our budget that holds us back from enjoying extravagant vacations.
Having a limited budget is no reason to hold yourself back from holidaying as there are many destinations that can be explored in a budget of as low as Rs 3000, travel expenses excluded.
No joking, there are some amazing destinations in India that will allow you affordable stay and cheap but scrumptious food. You obviously know that you cannot plan an entire tour itinerary in this amount but you can enjoy a two-day vacation that includes accommodation and food in your small budget of Rs 3,000.
So if you are tired of your mundane routine that has left little space for imagination and wish to just break free to rejuvenate your spirits then pack your bags and hit any of these 15 travel destinations (most are easily accessible by Delhi) that would lend your life some fun and excitement.
This beautiful hill station is still far from commercialization and retains its natural charms making it one of the top destinations that let you enjoy the natural beauty and relax all in your budget. Just 250 km from Delhi, you can board a bus to Kotdwar and then travel the last 50 km by a local bus and here you are. The most splendid hotels will cost you as high as Rs. 1500, sparing the rest of the amount for food and fun.
A small hill station near Shimla, it takes the breath away with its pristine beauty. Board a train from Delhi to Kalka and then take a shared taxi to Kasauli. Book yourself into a pocket-friendly hotel that would cost somewhere about Rs.1000 or maybe less for a night.
Expressways have made travelling from Delhi to Jaipur easy and affordable. Hotels start from as low as Rs. 1000 per night add another 400 to 600 bucks or so for a guided tour of the city and you'll still be left with a good share to explore Rajasthani cuisine. Can you imagine visiting another historical place as cheaply as this?
Beautiful monasteries, calm monks and breathtaking alpine view, there's no better place to relax and rejuvenate as Tawang is still a far cry from commercialization. Travelling might cost you a little but accommodation and food are comparatively cheaper than any other destination. Explore this unexplored beauty at low cost.
Hippie-style bars and restaurants give this place a Goa-like feel sans the beach but you cannot complain as you will be surrounded by majestic mountains. It is relatively far from Delhi but you'd be surprised that you can still travel on a small budget where an overnight bus ticket would cost you somewhere between Rs. 800 to Rs. 1000. You can truly uncover the beautiful mountain excitement in a budget of Rs. 3000.
The cultural and traditional center of India, Varanasi is a must explore and each year more and more foreigners add Varanasi to their travel bucket list. Varanasi is well connected by rail and road to major cities in India and reaching here would not cost much. The cheapest option begins as low as Rs. 350, a train ride from Delhi to Varanasi. You can easily get a stay option for less than Rs. 300 for a night. Even if you include your train fare in this one you still are left with a good amount. Varanasi would definitely make for one of the cheapest trips under Rs. 3000 from Delhi.
Just like the ruin international cities of Jordan and Petra, Hampi too is known for its ruins and has still after so many years kept its history alive. Travelling to Hampi is cheap and so is budget accommodation and food.
Did you just get excited reading Rishikesh on the list? Famous for, you know it, Lakshman Jhula and White Water River rafting Rishikesh is the perfect place to drown your sins in the holy Ganges and then get ready for some high-end adventures. Hop on in a private or state bus where the ticket starts from as low as Rs. 200 to Rs. 1500 for one-way. Since Rishikesh has become a backpacker's delight staying there in an ashram or a backpacker option might get you a room for as low as Rs. 150 a day. I know, that's dirt cheap and you still have loads of money to spend.
Since it is a pilgrimage, you can get a hotel room for as low as Rs. 600 a night and that again leaves you with a lot of dough to explore this beautiful city that exudes religious fervour and history. Beautiful temples, cheap accommodation and food and amazing traditions and celebrations make Vrindavan a budget traveller's delight.
Cape Comorin as it was called during the British rule is the perfect town to watch beautiful sunrise and sunset over the ocean. Situated at the tip of Indian Peninsula, Kanyakumari is the southernmost point of mainland India and can be reached from Trivandrum by bus and the fare would cost somewhere around Rs. 250. A basic hotel room would start from Rs. 800 and the rest of the money is for you to explore and enjoy.
One of the most striking hill stations of India that offers its panoramic beauty in budget. Lush green plateaus, the water beds, trekking spots, beautiful sunrises and sunsets the hills of Ooty would bring the perfect respite from the scorching heat of the plains. The amazing local food comes at a cheap price and so does the accommodation.
A calm and beautiful place to refresh your mind, body and soul, Chail can be reached from Delhi by road or the toy train on Kalka-Shimla route that would be an experience in itself. The moment you reach Chail you would feel a kind of relaxation in the air as you'd be in the lap of nature. Since Chail is an unexplored and small hill station you would find good lodges at bargain prices and also good food for cheap.
While you are still in Chail do visit Sadhupul, a small village between Solan and Chail near river Ashwini.
Famous for its wildlife sanctuary, Binsar was declared an important bird region in the late 90's. Take a train from Delhi to Kothgodam that is the nearest railway station about 119 km and then take a local bus to Binsar. Cheap accommodation would leave you with a good amount of money for some wildlife fun.
The north of India has a lot many hill stations to offer and Mussoorie is one such delight easily accessible to people living in the northern belt. Mussorie boasts of natural beauty with British charm where you can enjoy the pristine views of the hills, some Mall road shopping and lip smacking food at the small eateries. A decent hotel room would start somewhere from Rs. 600 a night giving you ample dough to spend for other activities.
If you are looking for a romantic getaway with your partner then what better than visiting the land that celebrates love with the beautiful Taj Mahal. The epitome of love can give you a chance to enjoy those beautiful moments that will become memories for lifetime. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Taj on the banks of Yamuna and if you really wish to cherish these moments for a lifetime then visit the beautiful monument of love on a full moon night.
Check in into affordable hotels near the Taj and shop for souvenirs and enjoy local cuisine in the open market near the monument.