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10 Places In India That You Can Travel On Limited Budget

While most of us dream of picking up our backpacks and travelling on most weekends, it is hardly possible to do so. If limited leaves are not an issue, then fitting a trip in your budget definitely is. We have picked out 15 best destinations in India which you can explore on a tight budget and still leave some money for your next trip! 

1. Tarkarli, Maharashtra

Famous for its long and narrow stretches of beach, clear water, white sand and scuba diving, Tarkarli is a great weekend holiday destination. This place has come up in tourist centers a couple of years back and is still untarnished by commercialisation. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to spot a dolphin while you’re in the sea. 

Best source to travel from: Mumbai

Preferred mode of travel: Train till Kudal (return fare of only INR 500 in second sitting class)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 700/night/person

2. Mahabaleshwar, Mahabaleshwar

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Home to strawberry farming, Maharashtra’s beautiful hills, Venna lake providing boating opportunities to travelers. Hot piping snacks served outside the Venna Lake. Mahabaleshwar is an always inviting destination. 

Best source to travel from: Mumbai

Preferred mode of travel: Bus till Mahabaleshwar (return fare of only INR 1,000-1,500 in AC Sitting and AC Sleeper Bus respectively)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 1,200/night/person

3. Goa

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A blend of Indian and Portugese culture. Goa is every Indian’s escape to the beach which is further sweetened by its many beaches, multiple shacks and cafes on the beach as well as in the multiple towns, lots of cheap alcohol and cheap beachside shopping treats. 

Best source to travel from: Mumbai

Preferred mode of travel: Train till Madagaon (return fare of only INR 600 in Second Sitting)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 850/night/person

4. Hampi, Karnataka

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A fantastic treat for all history and architecture lovers and perhaps one of the cheapest destinations in India. You can enjoy visiting the ruins of temples and palaces and the machans which will give you a great experience.You could even catch the vibrant Hampi Utsav if you happen to visit in the first week of November.

Best source to travel from: Bangalore

Preferred mode of travel: Train till Hospet (return fare of only INR 500 in Sleeper Class)

Accommodation: Guest houses starting from INR 400/night/person

5. Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

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Get an incredible French experience for a few mere thousands in India itself. Walk the cobbled streets during the day and put up your feet at the innumerable cafes on the beach in the evenings. Along with the beautiful beaches, Pondy also boasts its elegant French architecture. Pondicherry is also known for its nightlife and what makes it more happening is the cheap alcohol. 

Best source to travel from: Chennai

Preferred mode of travel: Train till Puducherry (return fare of only INR 200 in Second Sitting)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 750/night/person

6. Darjeeling, West Bengal

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Located in the northernmost part of the state of West Bengal, Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station that gives a refreshing break to all the people who go there for vacations. The place is famous for its large tea estates and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Once up in the hills, just take in the fresh air, sip the Darjeeling tea and get ready to be mesmerized by the magnificent Kanchenjunga.

Best source to travel from: Kolkata

Preferred mode of travel: Train till New Jalpaiguri station (return fare of only INR 450 in Second Sitting) Toy train up to Darjeeling from NJP (return fare of only INR 600) or Jeep ride from NJP to Darjeeling (approx. INR 450/person)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 700/night/person

7. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

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Rishikesh is the perfect spot for all adventure lovers. For the thrill of white-water rafting, to bungee jumping, it has multiple attractions under the same roof. A trip to Rishikesh tops the charts among the adventurous budget holiday destinations in India.

Best source to travel from: Delhi

Preferred mode of travel: Bus till Rishikesh (return fare of only INR 1,600)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 850/night/person

8. Nainital, Uttarakhand

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One of the most common and go-to hill stations amongst Indians. A glittering jewel in the Himalyan necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendour and varied natural resources. Dotted with lakes, Nainital has earned the epithet of ‘Lake District’ of India, especially for the renowned Naini Lake.

Best source to travel from: Delhi

Preferred mode of travel: Bus till Nainital (return fare of only INR 1,500)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 600/night/person

9. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

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Made famous by the beautiful Taj Mahal, Agra has become synonymous to this icon of love. History, architecture, romance all together create the magic of Agra which is almost the lifeline of Indian tourism. History fanatics as well as architecture buffs can have a ball here with the sheer expanse of the Mughal art and culture on display.Apart from the beautiful architecture, one can simply not miss the delicious ‘Petha’ and special chat.

Best source to travel from: Delhi

Preferred mode of travel: Bus till Agra (return fare of only INR 1,300)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 950/night/person

10. Jaipur, Rajasthan

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This pink city of Rajasthan, is also the largest city of the state. Jaipur is known for its forts and palaces, and the most famous fort in the vicinity is the Amber Fort.The city is home to Jantar Mantas, an astronomical observatory, along with the majestic City Palace and inctricate Hawa Mahal. Jaipur is filled to the brim with bustling local bazaars where you can shop for local handicrafts and trinkets to your heart’s’ content. 

Best source to travel from: Delhi

Preferred mode of travel: Train till Jaipur (return fare of only INR 500 in Sleeper Class)

Accommodation: Starting from INR 800/night/person

Go on, start planning and budgeting your next trip.

Do you have any more budget friendly suggestions? We’d love to hear them!

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