Have you ever drawn a restrictive line of demarcation to your dream of visiting abroad just thinking of the high expenses? Well, you are not the only one who has this dilemma. Despite having a keen desire for international trips, most hodophiles repress their wanderlust just because of the “money factor”. Well, let money not be the obstacle !!! You got me, right?
I’ve come up with some budget foreign destinations that you can take into concern. But I Know CoVid is still not over. And if you are still on the fence thinking of the CoVid condition, don’t worry !! All the countries mentioned here are allowing international travellers now. In this list, You’ll find places for solo travellers, family trips and honeymoons as well.
4 Budget Foreign Destinations at A Glance
Remember that you need to be fully vaccinated to visit any country outside India. So here are some of the cheapest international trips from India that you can undertake in the current CoVid scenario (Starts from 25,000 & goes up to 40,000):
- Nepal – Starting price ₹ 25,000
- Cambodia – Starting price ₹ 25,000
- Turkey – Starting price ₹ 30,000
- Bangladesh – Starting price ₹ 30,000
N.B: Before starting, I would like to give a short guide for first-time travellers. If you are an old player of the game, you can skip this segment.
The Travel Guide
- Do not forget to do thorough research before visiting any place abroad.
- After your research, make up your mind on how long you are going to travel.
- It’s always recommended that the new travellers go with a travel agency, e.g. MakeMyTrip, Yatra, SOTC, Club Mahindra Holidays, Goibibo, Thomas Cook, Cox and Kings etc. It decreases your headache of booking rooms, cars, planning activities and allows you only to enjoy and enjoy. Besides, It is also safer.
- Give attention to the paperwork for issuing passports.
- Make extra copies (xerox) of all your necessary documents, including your photo id, tickets etc.
- You will need to buy a sim card in the country you are visiting. Instead of buying a new sim, you can also recharge and change your connectivity plans accordingly. So, keep it in mind.
- And lastly, don’t pack unnecessary things that will increase your packages.
- Complete all doses of CoVid Vaccine before planning a trip.
With that said, let’s get into the list:
International Trips From India Starting at 25,000:
Kathmandu has always been one of the most charming places for adventurers and mountain lovers because the main attraction is Everest Base Camp (at an altitude of 5,364m). Planning a trip with your friends or adventure-loving partner would do more justice to this place than travelling with family, where elder members may find the tour exhausting. To trek to the Everest basecamp is not that difficult than it sounds.
Way to Everest Base Camp
One of the main viewpoints near the Everest Base Camp is Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar is the only viewpoint from where you can get the closest view of the highest peak of the World, Mt. Everest. What can be more romantic for a mountain lover couple than reaching the nearest to Everest and enjoying the celestial view together holding hands?
Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar
Apart from that, there is a lot to explore in Nepal, such as river rafting, sightseeing, hiking in Sundarijal etc.
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Now, perhaps you’ve heard before that Cambodia is considered one of the cheapest foreign destinations to visit. If you are looking for a budget foreign destination to wander with your family, Cambodia can be a good choice.
Angkor Wat, perhaps, needs no explanation !! If you are not aware of the history of Angkor Wat, just google it (of course, after reading this article 😂). However, to describe it in one word, I must mention, Angkor Wat (Buddhist temple) is the largest temple on Earth and the key attraction of Cambodia.
Angkor Wat Temple | Image by Sharon Ang from Pixabay
Anyway, the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, is indeed a good tourist fascination. Lots of museums and palaces are representative of the country’s age-old culture.
To name some of the old heritages, I must name these places that also are representatives of the Hindu culture of Cambodia –
- The Temple of Preah Vihear
- The Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk
- The Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura.
These all are the UNESCO world heritage sites, including Angkor Wat.
Temple of Preah Vihear
All thalassophiles who are looking to take a chill pill on any beach of a foreign country, never underestimate the beaches of Cambodia. You get a well-combined package where you can explore the cultural side of the country while enjoying some top-rated beaches at an affordable budget.
Sihanoukville Beach, Cambodia
Here is a good deal for you at Yatra @25,990 (Please note that this price may vary at times).
International Trips From India Starting at 30,000:
Besides its historical richness, this country has some magnificent rock structures that have been naturally shaped. These structures will make you feel unearthly. The rock structures have formed due to the erosion of rocks by the wind.
Selime monastery is one of those rock-cut places. Some weird structures and caves are there that will surprise you. Apart from that, you can explore the Open Air Museum, Love Valley, Imagination Valley, Twin Fairy Chimney etc.
You can have a bird’s eye view of the surreal valleys of Cappadocia from the Hot Air Balloon. Yes, the Hot Air Balloon ride is one of the best activities to consider in Cappadocia, Turkey.
Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia
Aya Sofya Mosque is World’s one of the most beautiful buildings in Istanbul. Other than that, there are Ephesus, Topkapi Palace, Mount Nemrut, Ani, Theater of Aspendos etc.
Ephesus | Image by vedat99 from Pixabay
Being the neighbouring city, Bangladesh perhaps needs no description. The capital city of Dhaka is gorgeous. And you can take a road trip (by bus) to reach Bangladesh from India. It also saves more money than a flight journey.
In Dhaka, you might find yourself wandering through the city roads and doing window shopping. Anyway, you can visit Lalabag Fort, Ahsan Manzil Museum, National Zoo. If you have watched the movie Raazi or Bhuj, you should know that India helped Bangladesh during its Liberation War. You can witness the traces of the war in the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka !!
Liberation War Museum
Another tourist attraction of Bangladesh is the man-made Kaptai Lake in Rangamati. You may enjoy the long sandy beach of Cox’s Bazar or Ratargul Swamp Forest in Sylhet. Sylhet, one of the best tourists attraction in Northeast Bangladesh, has many mesmerizing places, including the Green-water canal Lala Khal which comes from India.
Cox’s Bazar Beach
These were the four budget-friendly foreign destinations to visit with your friends or family, or partner. There are also several ways to further decrease your expenses by arranging your trip on your own. But you might have to struggle to manage your first international trip on your own.
That’s why travel agencies come into the picture. They take your burden and allow you to only focus on the trip. But many people love to customize their trips on their own. However, if you are confident and have some experience earlier, you can go for it.
There might be more places in the world that are cheaper than the places mentioned above. But the countries recommended here are not only affordable but also charming and fascinating altogether.
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