Cheapest Countries to Visit From India For A Budget Dream Vacation!

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Cheapest Countries To Visit From India

We have a list of the cheapest countries to visit from India without burning a while in your pocket. If you've always thought that flying out of India is an expensive business and that you would have (Read More) to scrimp and save to get an international getaway, we're going to quash your misconceptions. Forget about the swanky vacations to the USA and UK and start packing your bags for a felicitous trip to these countries. These are the cheapest countries to visit from India and will give you serious wanderlust at a reasonable price range.

Here is the list of 24 Cheapest Countries to Visit From India For A Budget Dream Vacation!

1. Thailand


Thailand is the most travelled tourist destination for budget-friendly people and is the 20th most populous country in the world. It offers you interaction with friendly & gregarious people and diverse activities to experience. Starting from clubbing, diving into turquoise watered beaches, devouring on cheap street food, the chaotic markets where you can find anything that interests you, the night skyline, the authentic spas to relax your senses and last but not the least the polite and easy-going people of Thailand. Some of the few places that one must visit include Bangkok for its city parties, Pattaya for its nightlife, Chiang Rai for mountain trekking, Koh Samui and Krabi for the beautiful pristine beaches. 

Flight Tickets - INR 15,000- INR 20,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 3,000- INR 3,500 (Including living, travelling, eating)

2. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

With mesmeric beaches, quaint places, historical monuments, hill stations, bustling cities and mouth-watering seafood with places that'll serve you with peace and chaos. If you want city life, then Colombo and Negombo are the best choices. If cold weather, tea plantations, and waterfalls captivate you, then Nuwara Eliya and Kandy are the places you would want to visit. Positioned in the Indian Ocean, it has the best shorelines and seafood to stomach. 

Flight Tickets - INR 10,000 - 18,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,500- 2,000 (Including living, travelling, eating)

3. Bhutan


A Buddhist kingdom located on the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan offers snow-covered hills surrounded by steamy clouds. This country is known to have the highest Gross National Happiness, thus assuring its primary agenda to keep the people happy. The capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu, is a place where peace resides with no traffic lights and honking being unheard. Entering the delightful world of monasteries, the Himalayan mountains, unpolluted air, dumplings to pork dishes and prayer flags fluttering in the air - Bhutan is a treasure.

Travel - You can travel by Road from Kolkata and Siliguri instead of taking a direct flight to Paro.
Daily Expenses - INR 1,200 - INR 2,000 (Travel, food, living)

4. Nepal


Popularly known as 'Land of the Thunder Dragon', Nepal experiences violent large thunderstorms erupting through the valleys from the Himalayas. This one on the list is probably going to cost you the least while providing you with the best experience of soaring Himalayan peaks and lush green mountains. Nepal is the best place to cruise around. Trekking in the mountains of Nepal is a must-do, available at prices ranging from Rs 3,000-Rs 3,500. The four highest peaks of the world namely Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Cho Oyu are the crowning glories of the country apart from serene Buddhist monasteries.

Flight Tickets (to Kathmandu) - INR 10,000- INR 15,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2,000- INR 2,500

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5. Vietnam


Vietnam is a country that reveals itself only to the determined seeker. Located in Southeast Asia, you will stumble upon numerous things in this gem of a country in a budget-friendly way. It nestles the largest cave of Asia, Halong Bay, islands, forests, religious places and more. The Marble mountains and green paddy farms cobbled together to convince you to visit this place at least once. Known as the paradise of street food which includes traditional rice noodle soup, rice crepes and beef noodles, you can't miss the floating markets which are a joy for the bargaining-shopper. Kayaking is an enjoyable & very common mode of transport in Vietnam. 

Flight Tickets - INR 25,000 - INR 35,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2,500- INR 3,000 (Including living, travelling, eating)

6. Laos


Laos is a forested and mountainous country packed with sloping hills, pine trees, countless waterfalls, extant hills tribes, colonial architecture and skyline-silver lakes. You will stumble upon extremely welcoming people and plenty of idyllic landscapes which are mostly nestled in the outskirts of the country. Biking around villages filled with green forests, trekking on mountains with superabundant greenery and exploring the riddled caves are all the activities that will keep you wildly entertained without spending a penny. Renting a bicycle for the entire day will cost you around INR 120, and you can cycle around the hills or the side streets as much as you want to without racking your brain with any traffic. Having a meal by the rivers and swimming near the waterfalls of Laos is another thing you can do to pleasure yourself.

Flight Tickets - INR 30,000 - INR 33,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,000 - INR 1,100 (Including living, travelling, eating)

7. Philippines


The land of emerald rice fields, gipsies, graffiti walls, fuming volcanoes, big-eyed tarsiers, frizzy water buffaloes and above all Happy-go-lucky faces. If you're a beach-bum, Philippines has 7000 tropical islands that will leave you spell-bound. The Maroon slick of sand on every ocean with mega islands and hidden lagoons where divers, sun worshippers and adventurous travellers pitch a tent and spend nights on the coastline in Palawan. This unofficial zipline capital of the world is a place for kayakers, Boracay and kiteboarding. Mountain-biking and canyoneering are also gaining popularity.

Flight Tickets - Prices starting at INR 24,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2,600 - INR 3,200 per day

8. Malaysia


Sharing borders with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei, Malaysia is in the equatorial region of the globe. The tropical rainforest climate covers this land throughout the year. If you are someone looking mountain ranges, forested hills and coastal plains, Malaysia is your destination. The Megadiverse country is estimated to contain 20% of the world's number of species. Hosting a wide range of Rafflesia genus, Malaysia is home to the largest flower in the world. With exotic dishes that blend Indian, Thai and Malay flavours, Malaysian food reflects its multi-ethnic culture. One of the gazetted festivities of Malaysia is Thaipusam with colourful, exhilarating and joyous celebrations. 

Flight Tickets (To Kuala Lumpur) - INR 15,000 - INR 20,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 3200 - INR 5000 per day Get Customized Packages Starting from INR 40,000

9. Singapore

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Known For : Gardens by the Bay Singapore Botanic Gardens Universal Studios Singapore

Singapore is filled with an unbelievable amount of creativity, culture and cuisines. It is the perfect combination of tall intricate buildings, islands and narrow streets which make it a fascinating country of Asia that you can visit with a small budget. Also called 'The Lion City', it remains in touch with the old heritage with a few glimpses of its culture in various decorated temples. Food being the most important part of a country's culture, Singapore provides with a variety of cuisines ranging from chicken rice, chilli crab and fish head curry to oyster omelettes and pork ribs. You will find various hawkers centres which are like a permanent food festival where food is cheap, quality is extremely high, and hygiene is something you don't have to worry about! 

Flight Tickets - INR 17,000- INR 22,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 6,000- INR 7,500 (If spent wisely)

Best Time: January to November

270 Singapore Attractions

10. Cambodia


Cambodia is a southern country in South East Asia and is an empire of temples. Angkor Wat, the largest religious building along with Siem Reap is one of the major attractions of the country. Cambodia offers a variety of experiences like beguiling riverfronts of Phnom Penh, beaches of Sihanoukville, colonial towns of Battambang, endless rice fields of Mondulkiri and lush green park with quaint structures which offer tranquillity. The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Koh Rong Samleoum - an island in the coastal town of Sihanoukville; and Kampot for a swimming break near the river are must-do's here. You can also cycle around the villages of Cambodia to have a look at the local life of this country and have an entirely different kind of experience in terms of adventure and peace. 

Flight Tickets - INR 25,000 - INR 30,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 3,000 - INR 3,200

11. Indonesia


The natural beauty of Indonesia makes it a tourist magnet among avid travellers looking for an inexpensive adventure. Situated between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans, it is the world's largest island country with untouched blue waters, beautiful marine lives, and amazing corals. You can go diving at beaches like Merah beach, Batu Bolong and Tatawa islands and make your underwater dreams come true without having to go to the expensive places for a dive. The wild side of this country, the Ubud monkey forest, is a must-visit. Indonesia is all about beaches with massive rock formations, safari rides, diving, snorkelling, and temples. Indonesia is also one of the best international destinations for honeymooners for a romantic getaway and Bali has a number of romantic resort options. 

Flight Tickets - INR 25,000 - INR 30,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 6,000 - INR 6,500 (Including living, travelling, eating)

12. United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

UAE is the middle class tourist hub for India because of the affordability and the amount of pleasure it provides to the visitors in terms of desert safaris and desert camping, shopping, swimming and diving in Fujairah to float in the waters of Gulf of Oman, indoor skiing and wayfaring on the beaches to rob your troubles. Two places that you can't miss visiting are Dubai to have a tour of the world's tallest pre-eminent building Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi for the glorious white marble domes and mosques.

Flight Tickets - INR 15,000 - INR 20,000
Daily Expenses - INR 5,000 - INR 6,000

13. Myanmar


Scattered landscape with glided pagodas and the traditional ways, that's Myanmar in short. The place never ceases to amaze travellers, unlike other lands that you've heard of. The 4000 sacred stupas across the plains of Bagan will make you contemplate on life. The Golden Rock on Mt. Kyaiktiyo which stand on the edge of a chasm, the pious monks and the wonder of Shwedagon Paya are the mesmerising spots in Burma, Myanmar. Apart from these, Myanmar lets you experience the simple pleasures of life. Like a drift down the river in a cruiser, trek through the pine forests of Shan Hills, play on the beach of the blissful Bay of Bengal and finally befriend few inquisitive and engaging locals.

Flight Tickets - INR 18,000 - INR 30,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,750 - INR 2000 per day

14. Egypt


Arab countries give you one of the best travelling experiences enveloped with numerous ancient places and historical backgrounds that widen your knowledge while making your trip memorable. Egypt is one of those countries that should be on your international travel wishlist for a recreational holiday. Bordered by the Red Sea to the east and south, it adds an element of adventure for all the scuba divers. Being the world's oldest civilisations, it has some great pyramids and a myriad of historical monuments. The local markets are among the remarkable attractions in Egypt for all shoppers out there. The great pyramid of Giza which is one of the seven wonders of the world is worth visiting in Egypt. This desert land will serve you with an unforgettable tranquil Egyptian time.

Flight Tickets - INR 25,000 - INR 30,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,500 - INR 2,500

15. Turkey


Bordered by eight countries and surrounded by three seas, Turkey's fascinating location merges with its' eastern charm. If you're a history buff, Istanbul is a delight. Also called 'The land beneath the half-moon', Turkey is a country of many worlds with intriguing cultures, scintillating mosques and palaces, ancient cities and delicious food that leave you mesmerised! Cappadocia which has been formed after a volcanic eruption and has horse rides and air balloon rides. The Kabak Bay is a sea surrounded by valleys with jaw-dropping views of the Mediterranean Sea while the butterfly valley is a must-visit. The grand bazaar is where you get everything at bargained prices. It's a place with impressive landscapes and mystical valleys, steep cliffs and hills covered in pine trees & herbs. 

Flight Tickets - Around Rs 25,000 (From Mumbai to Istanbul Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - Around Rs 2,500

16. China


This enormous country with large, intricate buildings and astoundingly rich history will capture your eye in a fraction of a second. Take out time to delve into the lesser-known places of China because there is plenty to discover. China is a fascinating country with an ancient civilisation. One of the few places to visit in China are The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Wangfujing Place and The Temple of Heaven. From strolling in busy streets, shopping and having traditional succulent meals to having a peaceful walk near the lakes of China and wandering in the well-manicured gardens, you will have the best of everything. The mild climate makes it an ideal place to visit during any time of the year. 

Flight Tickets - INR 30,000 - INR 33,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 4,500- INR 6,000

17. Russia


The historic side of Russia is the one for those looking for glittering palaces, high-walled fortresses and ancient churches. Must visit places in Russia are the Moscow and St Petersburg the twins of national treasures. Charming and historical villages like Pskov and Suzdal, are within easy reach of these cities. Russia simply delivers what you're looking for be it an adventure or getting some inspiration from artists and writers. A hike around Lake Baikal, water-rafting and trekking in the Altai Republic, skiing or rock climbing in the Caucasus. You will also be swept away by the immense hospitality of people.

Flight tickets - Prices starting at INR 40,000 (Return flight tickets from Moscow)
Daily expense - INR 3000 - INR 5000

18. Kazakhstan


Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world. It is bordered by the countries of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. It is the most economically developed of other countries in the region owing to the large reserves of oil and other resources. Kazakhstan has so much to offer that the list never ends. It is home to one of the largest steppies in the world, called the Kazak Steppe.  It also houses a beautiful lake called the Kaindy, which was created by an earthquake back in 1911. The capital city of Astana is popular all over the world which is also home to the third largest mosque in Asia, the Gold capped Nur Astana mosque. Kazakhstan is modern and filled with activities for people of all walks of life and age groups.

Flight Tickets - INR 40,000 - INR 55,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,500 - INR 2,000

19. Hong Kong

Hong Kong
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Known For : Victoria Harbour A Symphony of Lights Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong is another Chinese destination for a cost-effective travel hunter. It is located on the southern coast of China and follows many Chinese traditions despite being cosmopolitan. Also called 'The pearl of the orient', the dazzling skylines, soaring hillsides, religious sites, green parks, street markets for all the bargain maniacs, quiet islands and the fantastic views of the cities will make you visit this place time and again. 

Flight Tickets - INR 30,000 - INR 33,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 6,000 - INR 6,500

Best Time: October to December (Autumn)

337 Hong Kong Attractions

20. Georgia


Georgia is located at the intersection of Europe and Asia. Owing to this, it is widely influenced by the different and very dynamic cultures of both continents, which is remarkably amalgamated and made it's own. For this, it is rightly called the ‘Balcony to Eurasia’. The country of Georgia houses diverse cities. On one hand, we have the capital city of Tbilisi, which is filled with cobblestone pavements, maze-like streets and sporadic works of modern architecture. On the other hand, it boasts a sprawling cave monastery situated in the city of Vardzia. The country of Georgia is also famous for providing the backdrop to many renowned TV series and movies like Black Panther, Stranger Things, Baywatch and many more.

Flight Tickets - INR 20,000 - INR 30,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,100 - INR 2,000

21. Taiwan


Taiwan is nothing but a roughly sweet potato-shaped island nation that's densely populated. Besides, the crowded cities, Taiwan is the place of mountains and lush green forests. One cannot miss its vibrant culture and entertainment hub. With a tropical marine climate and tall mountains and cosy spring weather; Taiwan never ceases to make your visit worth it. As the population is dominated by ethnic Chinese, most festivities are favoured to traditional Chinese culture. To name a few; Ching Ming Festival, the Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, Hungry Ghost Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival are the major festivals celebrated with great pomp.

Flight Tickets - INR 15,000 - INR 25,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2000 - INR 3000 per day

22. Qatar


Located in Western Asia and comprised of beaches Qatar has recently opened its gates to tourism. Visiting this country will be like an Arabic fairy tale. It is overflowing with ancient art displayed in museums, sacred religious places, spectacular skylines, sand dunes, world-class restaurants and active adventures. Some of the must visits in Qatar are the Museum of Islamic Art which has the largest collection of Islamic Art, Villagio Mall and Inland sea. You can also cruise around the deserts and arrange camping and dune bashing for the never-ending thrill. Don't forget to add this to a load of experience of modern and ancient sites.

Flight Tickets - INR 25,000 - INR 31,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 3,000 - INR 4,000

23. Jordan


Jordan is the land of camel caravans, legendary king's highway, Muslim armies, Roman crusaders and traders of spice who left behind impressive monuments. The Crusaders' castles, Roman amphitheatres and Christian mosaics have always fascinated travellers around the world. Petra of Jordan is a world wonder that you should never miss. It is the jewel in the crown of Jordan's antiques. A ride during sunset through the Wadi Rum, getting drawn to the weathered stone, reddened dunes and desert landscapes will leave you mesmerised.

Flight Tickets - Prices starting at INR 33,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expense - INR 4323 - INR 6000

24. Kenya


If you are an avid wildlife lover, Africa is the right choice bursting with countless wild species and chock full of safaris in scenic settings. This East African country with a coastline on the Indian Ocean is the only one that'll serve you with a countless number of activities in the wild. It has a lot to offer from a traditional African safari, hot air balloon safari and visiting the savannas teeming with wildlife to ambling around white sand islands with sparkling blue water. You will also find rich, intriguing cultures, pristine coastal beaches, searing deserts and coral reefs that will give you a unique one-in-a-million experience. Water sports include diving in places like Malindi Marine National Park and snorkelling in Manda Toto Island. 

Flight Tickets - INR 30,000 - INR 38,000 (if booked in advance)
Daily Expenses - INR 4,700 - INR 6,000

Making an international trip is not just a dream and we have just proved it to you with this list of the cheapest countries to visit from India so that you don't rue the day you put your plans to cold storage and never took it out. From Islands and beaches to mountains and valleys you can fly away for an immense amount of entertainment without making your wallet fall off a cliff.

This post was published by Niki Sharma

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