Cheapest Vacation Spots in India to Travel and Revive Tourism in 2021
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Cheapest Vacation Spots in India to Travel and Revive Tourism in 2021

In India, you will find a lot of places to travel that are very low in cost. There is a lot to explore, from lush greenery to ice-caped mountains, from bustling city life to agricultural towns. Here, we will focus on some of the cheapest vacation spots where you can travel for two or three days. These will make the perfect weekend getaway and includes several places from south to north.

If you are a mountain lover, then we have Himalaya; if you love the sea, then we have Kovalam, Chennai, and Goa. The people who love forests and nature can visit Sundarbans, Namdapha National Park, and many more places.

We have historical places, too, such as Agra, Rajasthan, and Delhi. There are numerous choices, and you can select any place you want to visit.

Cheapest vacation spots

Here are some cheapest vacation spots:

Darjeeling

It is a mesmerizing destination in West Bengal. Darjeeling is a must-visit place if you are on a budget. Souvenirs you can buy from here are Darjeeling tea, woolen clothes like scarves and hats.

You can visit Darjeeling all all-round the year. However, the best season is from March to May and from October to November. The nearest train station is New Jalpaiguri train station, and the closest airport is the Bagdogra airport.

Places to Visit

There are so many things to enjoy there, such as toy train from the Ghum Railway Station, Tea Estates, the remarkable view of Mount Kanchenjunga, amazing Nepali, Chinese, and Tibetan food, Trekking in Sandakphu, Peace Pagoda, river rafting in Teesta, and watching the sunrise at Tiger Hill.

Average Cost in Darjeeling

The average cost will be below Rs. 1,500 for each day; this includes both hotel cost and food cost.

If you plan to take a bus from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri or Siliguri, the cost will be below Rs. 500 per person. If you are going to take a car from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, it will cost Rs. 200 to Rs. 250 per person. To ride the famous Toy Train, it will cost Rs. 300 per person.

Cheapest Vacation Spots in India to Travel and Revive Tourism in 2021

Kerala

Kerala is situated on the western coastal line of India. It is also called God’s Own Country and for all the right reasons. The ambiance of this state is very different from other places; the state is filled with greenery, backwater, lagoons, and floating shops. It is one of the most beautiful and cheapest vacation spots in India.

South India is extremely hot almost all around the year. So, the best time to visit is during winter, from October to March.

Houseboat Facility

The most important thing to do in Kerala is to experience the backwater. You can rent a houseboat for yourself or can share it with others depending on your budget.

The houseboats are available from Kovalam, Kochi, and Alappuzha, and roaming through the small waterways is the best way to enjoy Kerala’s beauty.

Other Places to Visit

Wayanad and Munnar is an amazing place for tea lovers, especially as you will find tea plantations and even buy fresh tea bags. Explore the spectacular seaboard of Marari and Kovalam beach and have a peaceful break on Kerala’s coastlines.

You can visit during the ‘Kathakali Show’ to see the traditional dance festival.

Kerala is also famous for its Ayurvedic practices and treatments.

Average Cost in Kerala

The daily cost for one person will be around Rs. 2,000. The price of the hotels is around Rs. 1,200 to Rs. 1,500. However, if planning to take the houseboat, then the cost for each night will be from Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 3,500.

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Goa

Most people think Goa is an expensive place, but you can still enjoy Goa’s wild and crazy side with a minimal budget. Moreover, if you can find a good place, then it can be even below Rs. 1,000 making it one of the cheapest vacation spots that you can enjoy.

A lot of shared lodgings you can find, and has a variety of delicious seafood available here.

Places to Visit

Goa has many incredible beaches such as Calangute, Palolem, Candolim, Baga, and Anjuna beach, to name a few.

Some other beautiful places you can travel to are Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, Cabo de Rama Fort, Tito’s Street, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, and Grand Island.

Average Cost in Goa

For a single person, it will cost around Rs. 900 to Rs. 2,000 each day; this includes both lodging and food.

The best time to enjoy this place is from October to March.

The closest train station is Vasco da Gama train station, and the closest airport is Dabolim airport.

Beaches on east coast

Gokarna

If you are looking for a place that will make you feel peace and tranquillity, then Gokarna is the best option in low budgets. It is near Mangalore, and Om Beach is one of the most tourist attraction sights.

Places to Visit

You can visit Half Moon Beach, trekking, Namaste Café, Mirjan Fort, sunbathing on the beach, Shiva Cave, Lalguli Falls, Gokarna Beach, camping, and Koti Tirtha.

The best time to visit this place is from June to September.

Average Cost in Gokarna

From Bangalore by bus, it will cost you Rs. 900 er person. But if you live near Gokarna, it is super cheap, and by train, it is Rs 100.

The nearest train station is Karwar and Murdeshwar train station. The nearest airport is Dabolim airport.

Om Beach

Alleppey

Alleppey, also known as the Venice of East, is a beautiful countryside with waterways and lagoons. It is an amazing place to visit as it has houseboats, delicious seafood with a mix of coconut. Alleppey is one of the cheapest vacation spots in India, with splendid natural beauty.

Places to Visit

You can go to Pathiramanal island, Krishnapuram Palace, Alappuzha beach, Kuttanad Backwaters, Vembanad lake, Alleppey lighthouse, Marari Beach, and Pandavan Rock.

The ideal days to stay here is for 2-3 days, great for a weekend vacation. The best time to travel here is during winter, from October to February.

Average Cost in Alleppey

The usual cost of per night stay ranges between Rs. 400 to Rs. 1,000. Food will be below Rs. 500 for each day.

However, houseboats are expensive; they will cost you around Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 8,000 for 1BHK each day. You will also get 3 meals that are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Might go there with your buddies so that you can split up the bill.

The nearest train station is Alappuzha railway station. However, the airport is not too close to Alleppey. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is also 100 kilometers from here.

Alleppey

Pondicherry

You should consider Pondicherry if you are planning a budget trip to India. The city offers many things such as the beautiful sunny beach, French quarters cobblestoned, and cute little cafes.

The city is the best place to experience the mix of Indian and French culture. Pondicherry is a good choice if your budget is low and travel cheap.

Places to Visit

Situated at Chunnambar, Paradise beach is one the most visited place by tourists. You can visit Auroville, Scuba dive at Romain Rolland Street, Promenade, Arikamedu, a historical place, and the old lighthouse built in the 19th century.

The perfect time to visit this city is from October to March.

Average Cost in Pondicherry

Per day cost, which includes both lodging and food, will cost you around Rs. 1,500.

The nearest train station is Puducherry train Junction, and the nearest airport is Chennai International Airport.

Pondicherry tourist place

Shimla

Shimla is a lovely hill station, and it has a lot of cultural history attached to it. The atmosphere of this city is rather very unique and striking.

The wonderful climate conditions of Shimla are amazing, and that’s why travelers from all over the country come here all around the year.

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Places to Visit

First of all, Shimla has a huge mall road, so if you are super low on budget, you can visit here and walk around the mall road.

Other things you can do are riding the toy train, visit Summer Hill, Kuthar Fort, Chadwick Falls, Pine Forest, Shimla Water Catchment, Jakhoo Hill, The Military Museum at Annandale, and visit a café Shimla Times.

You can also do trekking, camping, paragliding, hiking, ice skating, and river rafting here.

Average Cost in Shimla

The cost is Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 2,000 for each day per person. Shimla is a place you can visit all-round the year but the best time is from March to June.

The closest railway station is Kalka railway station, and the closest airport is Chandigarh Airport.

Hill Station Near Delhi

Kovalam

Kovalam has a magnificent golden beach, and it is also one of the cheapest vacation spots in our country. It is a small coastal town with a lot of greenery and palm trees.

This beach is internationally famous and is very one of the cleanest beaches in the country.

Places to Visit

If you are someone who is into water sports, then Kovalam is the place for you. There are a few lakes and beaches here, like the Vellayani Lake, Karamana River, Chowara Beach, Pozhikkara Beach, Samudra Beach, and Hawa Beach.

Some other places you can visit are artificial coral reef, Varkala Beach Market, Art Gallery, Valiyathura Pier, Beach Lighthouse, Vizhinjam Village, Aruvikkara Dam, Catamaran Ride, and Halcyon Castle.

The best time for vacation is from October to February.

Average Cost in Kovalam

For a single person, it will cost you Rs. 2,000 to Rs 2,500 per day. However, if you are going to surf, then for two hours it will cost you Rs. 3,500, including all taxes.

The nearest airport is the Trivandrum International Airport, and the nearest train station is the Trivandrum Central railway station.

Cheapest Vacation Spots

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer or the ‘Golden City’ is another inexpensive travel destination. The place is filled with numerous forts, lavish palaces, museums with antique documents and objects, and many more Rajasthani delicacies.

Places to Visit

The main attraction of Jaisalmer is the Jaisalmer Fort situated at Tirukuta Hill and the dunes. Salim Singh-ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, made by Maharwal Gadsi Singh, Patwon Ki Haveli, Bada Bagh, and Desert National Park, to name a few.

Average Cost in Jaisalmer

Lodging and food will cost you Rs. 1,200 per day.

The best time to travel Jaisalmer is in the winter months, from October to February.

Jaisalmer has both the railway station and airport in the city.

Jaisalmer

Hampi

Hampi is not a very popular tourist destination, but this is the best place for you to visit if you love historical stuff.

Even UNESCO world heritage acknowledges this city’s historical value, and what makes it amazing is that it is one of the cheapest vacation spots.

Places to Visit

The place is surrounded by a green valley and has the ruins of the Bygone era. Kamal Maha or Lotus Mahal is an architectural design that resembles the flower lotus. Hampi Bazaar is a large place for shopping and visits on Hippie Island, a wonderful culture.  Moreover, if you want to attend the Hampi Festival, then it takes place in November.

The best time to travel here is from November to March.

Average Cost in Hampi

Your daily cost can be as low as Rs. 500 if you can find a good hotel, but if not, it won’t be more than Rs. 1,200.

The closest train station is the Hospet train station, and the closest airport is the Hubli airport.

 cheapest vacation spots

Final thoughts

This is our best list of cheapest vacation spots in India that one must visit in their lifetime.

India is a country that has a lot of travel destinations for every budget. Always look at reviews before you visit a place and visit when a travel site offers a discount.

We hope you find this helpful, and if you visit these places, share your experience with us in the comment section below.

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