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10 Best Honeymoon Destinations for Indians on Budget

Planning your wedding and honeymoon are two things that go hand-in-hand. Who wouldn’t want to match your perfect wedding with a dream honeymoon? But between the planning and the actual execution, the flight costs take off, out of our budget. You’re then left desperately scrambling for alternate destinations that would fit in your budget. 

With our list of these budget friendly honeymoon destinations, you have an easy shortlisted ideal travel place along with a backup, just in case, so you won’t have to compromise on your travel experience. 

1) Bali

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The most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago. The island’s home to an ancient culture that’s known for its warm hospitality. Exotic temples and palaces set against stunning natural backdrops are some of its top attractions. Dining in Bali provides for varied experiences right from local offerings to far-flung options. Besides the pristine beaches and the marvelous temples, Bali is excellent for multiple shopping markets, buzzing nightlife and the many calming spas. 

1 IDR = 0.0051 INR

Per day stay cost = You can get hotels starting from INR 2,000 per night. 

Cost of food per day = INR 700 per person onward at local restaurants 

2) Thailand

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One of the most preferred destinations for bachelor/bachelorette trips, Thailand is also an apt option for a honeymoon trip, thanks to the spotless stretches of beaches at Pattaya, Koh Samui, Phi Phi Islands and Phuket. A culturally rich place, Thailand has long been a tourist friendly country. A little bit of everything, is exactly what you can expect from your visit to Thailand. 

1 THB = 2.29 INR

Per day stay cost = You can get hotels starting from INR 1,500 per night in Bangkok. Koh Samui, Phuket and Phi Phi Islands are the expensive partners of Pattaya where per night costs of accommodation start from around INR 3,000.

Cost of food per day = INR 600 per person onward at local restaurants

3) Vietnam

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A land of incredible natural beauty, compelling wild adventures, traditional cities to buzzing nightlife. Vietnam is a place where east meets west. Vietnam is known as the street-food heaven for its delectable local cuisine. Go kayaking in Quang Ninh or simply rent a cycle around Hoi An, Vietnam has a lot on offer. 

1 VND = 0.003 INR

Cost of stay per day = A backpacking lifestyle can cost you anywhere upwards of INR 1,000. 

Cost of food per day = INR 700 per person onward at local restaurants

4) Dubai

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A shopper’s paradise – Dubai is a magnetic city. Glittering underneath many skyscrapers, it is one of the best modern cities of the world. From the immaculate beaches to the incredible desert, from adventure parks to grand mausoleums, from the infamous souks to the more widely loved malls, Dubai is the perfect holiday destination. 

1 AED = 19.45 INR

Cost of stay per day = Airbnbs can cost you around INR 2,000 and decent hotels can start from INR 3,000.

Cost of food per day = INR 600 per person onward at local restaurants

5) Greece

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Perhaps one of the richest countries in history and archeology, Greece is home to magnificent sights. Witness the sun beaming through the gorgeous Acropolis, extraordinary Eastern Orthodox Monastery complex at Meteora, breathtaking views of the Caldera in Santorini along with the virgin beaches and party scenes in Mykonos. Greece is not just pocket-friendly but also incredibly beautiful. 

1 EUR = 80.73 INR

Cost of stay per day = Airbnbs start from INR 2,000 and decent hotels start from INR 3,000 in Athens. Accommodation with Caldera views or near are expensive. Airbnbs in Santorini cost around INR 3,000.

Cost of food per day = INR 1,000 per person onward at local restaurants

6) Bhutan

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Bhutan holds many surprises. This is a country where the rice is red and where chillies aren’t just a seasoning but the main dish. It’s also a deeply Buddhist land, where monks check their smartphones after performing a divination, and where giant protective penises are painted beside the entrance to many houses. Yet while it visibly protects its Buddhist traditions, Bhutan is not a museum. You will find the Bhutanese well educated, fun loving and well informed about the world around them. It’s this blending of the ancient and modern that makes Bhutan endlessly fascinating.

1 BTN = 1 INR

(Indian Rupee is accepted everywhere in Bhutan, except for Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 denomination notes)

Cost of stay per day = You can get hotels starting from INR 2,000

Cost of food per day = INR 600 per person onward at local restaurants

7) Sri Lanka

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Welcoming people, endless beaches, flavorsome food, rich history and heritage is what makes Sri Lanka truly special. Sri Lanka’s natural beauty is extremely alluring. Few places have as many Unesco World Heritage Sites (eight!) packed into such a small area. Its incredible history can be discovered from its beautifully carved temples. 

1 LKR = 0.4 INR

Cost of stay per day = You can get hotels starting from INR 2,000

Cost of food per day = INR 700 per person onward at local restaurants

8) Singapore

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An out and out tourist friendly country, Singapore is an ideal destination for any holiday. With its multiple theme parks, shopping streets, exotic Little India and China Town, Singapore is home away from home. The local transport in the city is excellent. Singapore combined with Sentosa is just the right week-long break that you can gift yourself. 

1 SGD = 52.7 INR

Cost of stay per day = Decent hotels start from INR 3,000. You can alternatively choose to stay in Airbnbs which start from INR 2,000

Cost of food per day = INR 800 per person onward at local restaurants

9) Turkey

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Rich historical heritage and a very diverse culture, Turkey is one of the most sought-after spots by majority Indians. Scenic views from beaches to mountains, thermal baths to hot air balloons, the hamams, mouth-watering Turkish delicacies and the great city of Istanbul are all incredibly appealing. Turkey offers activities to suit every temperament, from outdoors adventure to cultural enrichment, you get what you want. 

1 TRY = 13.46 INR

Cost of stay per day = You can get hotels from INR 1,500 in Istanbul

Cost of food per day = INR 800 per person onward at local restaurants

10) Seychelles

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An archipelago of 115 island in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is famous for its pristine virgin beaches and water sports. Have the most relaxed honeymoon in this land of abundant natural beauty and coral mesmerizing coral reefs. 

1 SCR = 5.23 INR

Cost of stay per day = You can get hotels from INR 2,000

Cost of food per day = INR 600 per person onwards at local restaurants 

While planning for your perfect honeymoon, don’t forget these handful tips to keep your budget in check.

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