India is the second-largest country in the world with a population of over 1.39 billion. With that large population, India is a land of diversity. India has over 22 languages co-existing together in this large country. In every 200 km the culture and dialect change. The land of India can give something to every traveler’s soul. Because diversity is the strength of the country while traveling across it.

In the north the king of the mountain ranges, the Himalayas stands tall, and the southern lands give you the vibes of a beach city. In the west, there is a large desert and in the east, you will experience a different flavor from the northeast and the coastal areas around the Bay of Bengal. In the middle of India, there are dense forests for nature lovers. And that is just the trailer, India is much more than that.

Top 15 Cheapest PLaces to Visit in India
Top 15 Cheapest Places to Visit in India

And if you are a budget traveler and you want to visit the cheapest places in India, listing them down could be a little difficult task itself. But, don’t worry. Here I will list all the best and cheapest places in India that will not just be pocket-friendly but also incredible to visit.

What makes a good cheap travel destination?

Top 15 Cheapest places to visit in India

If I ask you what do you reckon of a good cheap travel destination? Your answer would probably be a place that would not cost you much and you could still enjoy it a lot. Sounds simple, but is it that simple? Before deciding whether a place is cheap to travel to or not, you must study that against a few parameters.

  • Accommodation– The biggest part of any travel itinerary is consumed by the accommodations or where you stay during your travel. So, it is very important to know if a place has cheap hotels or hostels in that area. Hostels are great options for backpackers or young travelers who can share and stay. The places which have good hostels are pocket-friendly. Like, for example, Gulmarg in Kashmir is very costly as there are not many hotels. Even if you find one it will be costly.
  • Transport– Shared transport is a great way of cutting down your cost of travel. Travel destinations that have public buses or shared taxis are great for budget travel. Self-driving is also very helpful in certain locations.
  • Flights/ Trains– Post covid the flight fare has gone up leaps and bounds. You might be experiencing a rise of 30-40% in fare. So, it’s a better option to visit the places which have time-friendly train communication. For example- If you are in Kolkata you can take a train to New Jalpaiguri at a cost of just $5. Within a night you will reach your destination and places like Darjeeling, Dooars, and Sikkim will be good travel options for you.
  • Free activities– Every place has its beauty and the activities you do there amplifies your experience. And in some places, these activities come at a very hefty cost. You will feel that if I have come to this place let’s enjoy the fun activity but in that process, you will go beyond your budget. So, try to look for destinations that offer you free activities or activities that do not cost you much.
  • Food– If you are in search of cheap destinations that you can visit then estimate your food budget beforehand. To go tight on budget you should stick to local flavors instead of going fancy. Usually, the places, which are secluded in mountain foods are costly there. But going local can take you close to the culture of that place and give you some respite on your budget.
  • Season to visit– A very important part of any budget tour is deciding on the season to visit. If you visit Goa during the Christmas period your budget can go for a toss. But if you go to Goa during Feb-march or Aug-Oct you can save yourself a fortune. So, it is very important to choose your season for visit.

So, these will be the basic criteria based on which I will list the best and cheapest places to visit in India. So, let’s get started.

1# GOA


Let me break a myth that many people have about Goa. You can travel to Goa on a tight budget. Yes, you heard me right. You can enjoy Goa on a budget if plan well and go prepared. Goa is such a place where you can travel in luxury or you can enjoy being a college student as well.

Goa is a Union Territory in the western part of India on the southern side of Maharastra. Goa is known for its exuberant nightlife, beaches, water sports, and French colonies that give you an experience of the western lifestyle.

For every student in India, Goa has been a dream destination to visit with their friends. Goa gives you an amazing nightlife experience. From beach parties to house parties, and rock events Goa is like a paradise for party hoppers. During New year’s or Christmas Goa sets the mood for celebration.

Goa is also a dream destination for a romantic honeymoon among couples. From luxury villas to private beaches where couples can enjoy their time together.

Goa is popular for cheap alcohol rates in India. Beers would cost 30-40% less than the other states in India. When the prices of booze are cheap it calls for a reason to party. Caution! Caution! Caution! Drink responsibly and drive safely.

  • Places to visit- Anjuna beach, Vagator beach, Baga beach, Candolim beach, Calangute beach, Kakolem beach, Butterfly beach, Palolem Beach, butterfly beach, and Agonda beach are a few popular beaches in the North and south of goa. Dudhsagar Falls, Chapora fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, and Aguada Fort are some of the notable places to visit.
  • Hotel Budget– $10-$12/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $5-$7/ night
  • Food– $5-$8/ day (Drinks not included)
  • Transport- Air tickets are usually high in Goa. To cut down your budget it’s better to take a train from Mumbai to Madhgaon railway station in Goa which is a 10-11 hours journey. And the view of that train journey is just breathtaking. Scooty rental- $7/ day, Car rental- $15/ day
  • Cost of Activities– Traveling to the beach doesn’t cost much. But if you opt for scuba diving, paragliding, or snorkeling that cost would be separate. Or else the rest of the places are free to visit.
  • Best season to visit– Dec-Feb. Summer is not the best time to visit Goa as the heat is unbearable on Goa beaches. For cheap trips, you should try to visit Goa during the monsoon season from June-September.
  • Total budget- for 3 Night- 4 Days (2 nights for North Goa and 1 night for South Goa) $70-$100/ INR 6000-8000 per person


Rishikesh is a small city in Uttarakhand, located on the banks of the Ganges in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is one of the most sacred places for Hindu pilgrims in India. Rishikesh is known to be the Yoga Capital of India.

Throughout the year people from India or different parts of the world visit Rishikesh to learn Yoga and meditation. Many hostels or yoga retreats have been built around the banks of the Ganges. Every young Indian or student must visit Rishikesh to experience the vibes of practicing yoga on nature’s lap.

Rishikesh is one of the most popular and cheapest travel destinations in India that offer a lot to satisfy your soul. This place is becoming popular for adventure sports like whitewater river rafting, kayaking, cliff jumping, bungee jumping, etc. Hiking, camping on the banks of the Ganges, and Rock climbing are also becoming popular.

  • Places to visit- Laxmanjhula, Triveni Ghat, Ram Jhula, Beatles Ashram, Ganga Aarti on the banks of Ganges, Kaudiyala, Rishikund, Himalayan Yog Ashram, and Madhuban Ashram, Kunjapuri Devi Temple, Parmarth Niketan, Bharat Mandir, Raghunath Temple
  • Hotel Budget– $8-$10/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $4-$6/ night
  • Food– $5-$7/ day (As Rishikesh is a holy place and a spiritual place you will mostly have vegetarian dishes here. But they are amazing and you will love to have them at cheap prices)
  • Transport- $4-$6/ day
  • Cost of Activities– Most places are free to go in Rishikesh. Places like Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Beatles Ashram, and popular temples are free to pay a visit. A few ashrams need tickets to enter though they are dirt cheap. (Though if you want to do activities like river rafting, or kayaking that cost would add up separately.)
  • Best season to visit– Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec. You can visit any time.
  • Total budget- for 2 Night-3 Days $30-$40/ INR 2000-3000 per person


Udaipur is famously known as the ‘the city of lakes.’ Udaipur is one of the top-rated tourist attractions in Rajasthan. The old city is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan. Udaipur is full of old famous forts, palaces, and lakes that offer breathtaking views of the city, Sunrise, and Sunset.


Udaipur can be extremely expensive as well. It is one of the most popular wedding destinations in India. Also, it is a go-to honeymoon destination for couples. People can stay in palaces at a very premium rate which can even go up to $500-$800 at night. But don’t worry, you can find some amazing cheap accommodations near lake Pichola and have an amazing 2-3 days tour in Udaipur.

The city of Udaipur was founded in the year of 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh. The city still has a great prevalence of the Rajput era in its architecture. A visit to this place is surely going to take you to the historic roots of India.

  • Places to visit- City Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Hanuman Ghat, Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, Sjjangarh Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Mansapurna Karni Ropeway, Taj Lake Palace.
  • Hotel Budget– $15-$20/ night for two persons
  • Hostel Budget– $5-$7/ night
  • Food– $6-$8/ day
  • Transport- Mostly you can walk through the city to visit places or you can book an auto-rickshaw at your convenience. The scooter is also available for rental. Should cost $6-$8/ day per person.
  • Cost of Activities– In Entry fees would cost around $7-$8/ person. If you take a boat ride, ropeway would cost you separately.
  • The best season to visit– Oct-Feb very good time to visit Udaipur, During monsoon July-Sep you can visit Udaipur as it does not rain much here, so you can enjoy this place at that time at cheap rates. 
  • Total budget- for 2 Night-3 Days $50-$70/ INR 4000-6000 per person


Kasol, known for its natural beauty is a small village in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. This destination is slowly becoming popular among backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers. This beautiful place is situated in the Parvati valley on the banks of the Parvati river.


This place is still not that popular among commercial tourists as the roads are difficult, and good hotels are not available easily. But that has an advantage for budget travelers. Unlike Manali which is now overcrowded with tourists, Kasol still possesses the serenity of nature and the flavor of untouched Himachal Pradesh.

Kasol is the gateway to many beautiful treks in Himachal. You can take short treks to Malana village, Chalal, Grahan. Malana village is completely untouched by urban civilization and you will find it difficult to digest how much castism is rooted there.

This small village of Malana is famous for ‘Malana cream’ which is made of cannabis and is one of the finest forms of hash. The plantation of marijuana is very much prevalent here. Because of the ease of availability of weed, this place is often called as ‘Amsterdam of East.’

If you are a nature lover and love to be away from the regular conundrums of popular tourist places this little village in Parvati valley is definitely for you. You can visit this place with your friends for a picturesque vacation.

  • Places to visit- Malana, Chalal, Tosh, Manikaran Sahib Gurdwara, Bharshaini, Kheerganga Trek, Kheerganga waterfall
  • Hotel Budget– $10-$12/ night
  • Food– $10-$12/ day
  • Camping– $25-$35/ per person. On the banks of the Parvati river, you can go camping. Camping packages come with breakfast and dinner.
  • Transport- In most of the places in Kasol, you will just have to walk because within the village the roads are stony and not accessible by cars. From Delhi to Kasol bus will cost you around $15-$18/ per person. Or you ride a bus from Bhuntar.
  • Cost of Activities– Treks to Chahal, Malana, Grahan you can do for free. You can stay in Kasol near the Parvati river in the camps.
  • Best season to visit– Oct-Dec, Jan-Jun.
  • Total budget- for 2 Night-3 Days $60-$70/ INR 4500-5500 per person.


In the southern part of India Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill stations. The hill station of Kodaikanal, located in Tamilnadu is also known as “The Princess of the hill stations”. Kodaikanal Lake, a man-made star-shaped lake, nestled in a forest line is the central point of this beautiful location.


This place offers you a dense forest line, misty weather to roam around, and Instagramable view from cliff tops, and outstanding waterfalls to quench the thirst of a nature lover. Kodaikanal can be your perfect gateway for a 2-3 days trip away from your mundane lifestyle.

  • Places to visit- Kodaikanal lake, Thalaiyar Falls, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Dolphin’s Nose, Vattakanal waterfalls, Coaker’s Walk, Bryant Park, Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary, Berijam Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple.  
  • Hotel Budget– $10-$12/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $7-$9/ night
  • Food– $6-$8/ day
  • Transport- $10-$12/ person
  • The best season to visit– October-June, the weather remains pleasant during this whole time. It’s better to avoid monsoons if you are looking to do short treks in Kodaikanal.
  • Total budget- for 2 Night-3 Days $50-$60/ INR 4000-4500 per person


Varanasi or Benaras is a city in the largest state of India, Uttar Pradesh. Varanasi was also known as Kashi formerly. Varanasi is a city based on the banks of the Ganges and is also the spiritual capital of India. The city has more than a thousand temples and it is one of the holiest places for the Hindu pilgrims. Shri Kashi Viswanath temple is one of the most popular among all where thousands of people come to pay their deities. 


Many young people may not find it very enthusiastic to visit this religious place. But let me tell you, whether you are a religious spirit or not, this place will heal your soul. During the Ganga Aarti in Dashashwamedh Ghat when the Ganges river bed gets decorated with Diyas and lights, it mesmerizes you. It is also believed that a bath in the holy Ganges near Varanasi can remove all our sins.

Benaras is also famous for Banarasi silk sarees and Benarasi Pan. Both these items are synonymous with Varanasi. Taking an easy stroll around the ghats will help you understand Hindu mythology and Hindu beliefs. This old city has its charms that are very much rooted in Indian culture. 

Food is also super cheap in Varanasi. Lassi and Rabdi are the most famous items here. You can have sumptuous veg meals here in Benaras. In the morning you can enjoy boat rides on the Ganges while watching the sunrise.

  • Places to visit- Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat, Tulsi Ghat, Harishchandra Ghat, Ramnagar Fort & Museum, Chunar Fort, Manikarnika Ghat, Assi Ghat, Manmandir Ghat, Shivala Ghat, Chowk Market, Godowlia Ghat.
  • Hotel Budget– $6-$8/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $4-$6/ night
  • Food– $6-$8/ day
  • Transport- $6-$7/ per person. Most of the places you can walk through are the narrow lanes of Varanasi. These places are so narrow that even scooters would find it difficult.
  • Cost of Activities– Negligible. Boat rides may cost you $2-$3/ Per person.
  • Best season to visit– Any time of the year you can visit Varanasi.
  • Total budget- for 2 Night- 3 Days $50-$60/ INR 4000-5000 per person.
  • Though you can cover all places in 1 night and 2 days which would cost you even less.


This small hill station in the north of West Bengal is a treat to the eyes. Darjeeling is known as the ‘Queen of the hills’. A trip to Darjeeling can give you one of the best travel experiences in India. It is a go-to place for people living on the eastern side of India for a winter vacation.

Toy Train in Darjeeling

From a toy train ride to roaming around dense tea plantations, from sophisticated cafes to local Tibetan delicacies, from the mesmerizing views of Kanchenjunga to Buddhist monasteries Darjeeling can offer you a lot.

You can take a stroll around the Darjeeling Mall road where you can find beautiful shops and cafes. In an offbeat destination like Tinchukey, Takdah, or Ahal Dara you can find inner peace while roaming around. You must visit Tiger hill or popular viewpoints to experience outstanding

  • Places to visit- Darjeeling Mall Road, Tiger Hill, Ahal Dara View Point, Ghoom Monastery, Dali Monastery, Lamahatta, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Batasia Loop, Rock Garden, popular cafes like Glenary’s, Keventers.
  • Hotel Budget– $8-$10/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $5-$7/ night
  • Food– $6-$8/ day (Can be lesser if you can avoid visiting cafes and opt for local Nepalese and Tibetan delicacies like momo, Thukpa, noodles, etc.)
  • Transport- $30-$40 for a complete trip per person. Depends on the type of transport you take. Self-driven car or scooter is not that popular here.
  • Cost of Activities– $10-$15 per person
  • Best season to visit– Mar-June, October-Dec. Better to visit during Jan-Mar to reduce cost as during Apr-May or Oct-Dec Darjeeling is flooded with tourists from West Bengal.
  • Total budget- for 3 Night-4 Days $70-$90/ INR 5000-7000 per person


Gangtok is one of the most popular hill stations in the eastern part of India. It is the capital of Sikkim. It is the gateway to many popular tourist destinations in Northeastern India. Gangtok offers breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga and many other peaks.

Gangtok’s MG Road is nothing less than a go-to place in an urban city. MG Road is so clean and sophisticated that you can stroll around the places, and enjoy shopping in popular stores in the market. You can experience Buddhist and Nepalese influence in the lifestyle of Gangtok. People are quite friendly and treat tourists very good.

It is one of the most popular gateways for backpackers and budget travelers. From Gangtok, you can book budget trips to North Sikkim and East Sikkim at very cheap rates.

  • In north Sikkim Lachen, Lanchung, Yumthang Valley, Gurudongmar Lake, Zero Point, and Chopta Valley are the most popular places to visit. It will take around 2 days to complete the north Sikkim trip.
  • In east Sikkim, you can visit Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La Pass, Rumtek Monastery, and Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple in your tour packages.
  • Places to visit- Gangtok MG Road, Rumtek Monastery, Hanuman temple, Ganesh Tok, Do Drul Chorten Monastery, and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology for local sightseeing. Nathu La Pass, Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple, Gangtok Ropeway, Himalayan Zoological Park, and Seven Sisters waterfall are among the popular experiences to enjoy.
  • Hotel Budget– $8-$10/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $6-$8/ night
  • Food– $6-$8/ day
  • Transport- From Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri, Gangtok share cab costs around $5-$6 one way.
  • Cost of Activities– $5-$10/ person
  • Best season to visit– Mar-May is the peak time to visit Sikkim, Sep-Dec is also another very popular time. It is advised to avoid Sikkim during the monsoon.
  • Total budget- for 5 Night-6 Days $110-$120/ INR 9000-10000 per person( including North Sikkim @4000/ person and East Sikkim @1000/ person)


Jaipur is one of the most popular cities in India for foreigners to travel. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and it is also known as ‘the Pink City of India’ because of the unique color of its buildings.


Jaipur is a land of palaces and forts, history is inscribed in every part of the city. This place will take you to the old historical routes of India. And believe me, you will be amazed to visit this place. Jaipur attracts a lot of honeymoon couples as well.

  • Places to visit- Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, City Palace, Albert Hall Museum, Amber Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Birla Mandir, Akshardham Temple, Jal Mahal, etc.
  • Hotel Budget– $8-$12/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $4-$6/ night
  • Food– $4-$6/ day
  • Transport- Scooty Rental( $2-$3/day), local transport( $5-$6/ day)
  • Cost of Activities– $15/ person for complete tour
  • Best season to visit– Oct- Feb
  • Total budget- for 3 Night-4 Days $55-$80/ INR 4000-6000 per person


Many of you may think that what is Amritsar doing on this list. Because whenever you think of the best places to visit in India you would hardly think of Amritsar. But you know what? This place is a part of India’s history and it defines India’s cultural integrity. This place will teach you the art of giving and selfless caring.

Amritsar, Golden Temple
Golden Temple, Amritsar

Amritsar is synonymous with the Golden Temple. Golden temple is one of the largest and most prestigious religious places in India. Not only that, everyone is welcome here despite their caste, race, or religion.

This place runs the world’s largest community kitchen that serves up to 100,000 people every single day free of cost. Anyone can have food here. Anyone can volunteer in the community kitchen in cleaning, serving, or preparation. This place motivated me like no other place. I would urge every Indian to at least visit this place once in their lifetime.

You can enjoy the procession in the afternoon at the Wagah border on border between India and Pakistan. It is an amazing experience.

  • Places to visit- Golden Temple, Jalianwala Wagh, Wagah Border, Partition Museum, Maharaja Ranjith Singh Museum, Mata Lal Devi Temple, Gobindgarh Fort, Hall Bazar
  • Hotel Budget– $6-$8/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $4-$6/ night
  • Food– $2-$4/ day( You can have all the meals of your day in Golden temple and gurdwara itself and enjoy the peace of community eating)
  • Transport- $3-$4/ day
  • Cost of Activities– Most of the places are free to visit without any entry ticket.
  • Best season to visit– Any time of the year you can visit, winter is preferable.
  • Total budget- for 2 Night-3 Days is $25-$30/ INR 2000-2500 per person


Pondicherry or Puducherry is a Union Territory located on the coasts of the Bay of Bengal and is bounded and encircled by the state of Tamilnadu. This coastal city often called ‘Pondy’ was a French colony until 1954. You will still get the flavor and legacy of French colonization once you visit this place.

Pondicherry Lighthouse

This place is a perfect destination for you if you are looking to relax and enjoy the majestic locations and get in touch with the charm of old French colonization. The old majestic French architecture, three-lane roads, beach vibes, and churches would make your holiday enjoyable.

You can just stroll this old city or rent and scooter and roam around. The city is full of beautiful cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy your leisure time. And, guess what? This place is like a blessing to your Instagram feed. The mustard-yellow and white-colored walls of the white town make the perfect background for your travel pictures.

Pondicherry is safe for backpackers, solo travelers, or solo girl travelers as well. You can visit this place solo, with your friends, or with your loved ones for a short trip away from your mundane life.

  • Places to visit- Paradise beach, Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville, Arikamedu, Promenade beach, Auroville beach, Basilica of the secret heart of Jesus, Pondicherry lighthouse, French War museum, Rock Beach, Bharathi Park, Botanical Garden.
  • Hotel Budget– $10-$12/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $6-$8/ night
  • Food– $12-$15/ day (Considering you would go for café hopping in Pondy)
  • Transport- Scooter rental @$3-$4/ day
  • Cost of Activities– $4-$5/ person
  • The best season to visit– Oct-Mar, as Pondicherry can be very hot during summer.
  • Total budget- for 2 Night- 3 Days $55-$65/ INR 4000-5000 per person


Gokarna is a beautiful beach town on the shores of the Arabian Sea in the western part of India. This small beach town is often compared with the vibes of Goa because of its lifestyle, parties, water sports, etc.


Gokarna is also popular for road trips from Bangalore. It is also becoming popular among tourists as it is less crowded than Goa. You can find many foreigners on the beaches of Gokarna enjoying their slow relaxed travel time on the beaches while enjoying surfing, yoga, and swimming.

The pristine blue water of the ocean is a treat to watch. The large coconut and palm trees add to the landscape of the beautiful beaches. You can enjoy your happy time on non-crowded beaches here.

This place is also a Hindu pilgrim’s destination as many people come to visit the sacred temples here.

  • Places to visit- Paradise beach, Kudle beach, Om beach, Mahabaleshwara temple, Gokarna beach, Half moon beach, Gokarna cliff, Small Hell beach, Koti Teertha, Yana caves, Mirjan Fort.
  • Hotel Budget– $10-$12/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $6-$8/ night
  • Food– $8-$10/ day
  • Transport- Shared cab/bus available
  • Cost of Activities– Depends on what you wish to do else most of the activities like hiking, and sunset points are free to enjoy.
  • Best season to visit– Oct-Mar
  • Total budget- for 2Night 3 Days $40-$50/ INR 3000-4000 per person


Delhi is one of the busiest places in India that may not look that appealing to travel to but this place has a lot to offer. Delhi is one of the seven union territories of India and is also the political capital of India. New Delhi, the capital city of India is a part of it.

India Gate, New Delhi

But why Delhi? This place is a hardcore metro city with an overcrowded population and a lot of pollution. So, is that even worth going to? Yes, it is. If you ever want to understand India and its history, you will find that every route of that history is pointing towards Delhi. This place, built on the banks of the Yamuna river has prevalent artifacts of the Mughal era, British era, and much more.

Delhi is must visit place for any foreigner who is traveling to India and eager to know about it. There are so many historical monuments to visit you would find yourself short of time.

And if you are foody then you would find Delhi to be your place. The street foods are amazing. In markets, you will find many old food joints that are still serving the specialties of the Mughal era. You can even just go on a Delhi food walk and believe me you will be blown away by the food.

Delhi is also the market for shopping addicts. You can get the best in class products at very cheap prices in Delhi local markets but be cautious while you buy.

Though, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that there have been unpleasant incidents in this city. So, I would recommend you to be extra cautious if you are traveling solo. If you are a woman solo traveler it may not be the best option. So, travel with extra care.

  • Places to visit- India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus temple, Jama Masjid, Akshardham temple, Agrasen ki Baoli, Jantar Mantar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mughal Gardens. Popular markets like Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Market, Dilli Haat, Cannaught Place, and Khan Market.
  • Hotel Budget– $8-$10/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $5-$7/ night
  • Food– $8-$10/ day
  • Transport- Metro is available throughout the city, and shared auto and cabs are also available.
  • Cost of Activities– $4-$5/ person
  • Best season to visit– Any time of the year but summer is not recommended, Winter is most enjoyable in Delhi which makes Dec-Mar the best time to visit.
  • Total budget- for2Night-3 Days $40-$50/ INR 3000-4000 per person


Nainital is a popular hill station in the northern part of India in the state of Uttarakhand. This hill station is situated at the foothills of the Humayun Himalayas ranges circling the Naini lake or ‘Tal’. It is very famous among tourists for its natural beauty of the hills. Every year many people from all around India come to Nainital.

Nainital, Uttarakhand

Nainital is a lake city. And its main attraction is Naini lake. A boat ride in Naini lake is the most joyful experience in Nainital. You will get a great view of the mountain ranges circling the lake. You must visit the sacred Naina Devi temple beside Naini Lake.

You can experience many fun and adventurous activities like ziplining, boating, ropeway ride, trekking, and camping around Nainital. Strolling through the Mall road in Nainital in the chilly winter season is quite an experience to savor with your loved ones for a romantic gateway.

This place is called the city of lakes for a reason. If you have a relaxed itinerary then you can visit other major lakes like Bhimtal, Khurpatal, Sattal, and Naukuchiatal.

  • Places to visit- Naini lake, Tiffin top, Naina Devi temple, Snow View Point, Mall road, Eco Cave Gardens, Nainital View Point, Raj Bhavan.  
  • Hotel Budget– $12-$15/ night
  • Food– $4-$5/ day
  • Transport- Scooter rental- $6-$7/ day.
  • Cost of Activities– Depends on what activities you try because there are a lot of activities you can try. On average it costs $10-$12/ person
  • Best season to visit– Apr-Jun, Oct-Dec, better to avoid the monsoon season. Total budget- for 2Night-3 Days $50-$60/ INR 4000-5000 per person

15# Alleppey

Kerala, famous for the name “God’s own country” is truly the place to be for nature lovers. Lush green landscapes full of coconut and banana trees, and crystal clear beaches make Kerala a go-to destination for a slow and enjoyable vacation. Kerala is also the biggest spice hub in India.

One such place in Kerala is Alleppey or Alappuzha, a small city in Kerala. What is unique about Alleppey? The city of Alleppey and the villages around it is connected by lakes and water bodies. The life of the local habitats is built around the backwaters of Alleppey. Mode of communication, farming, and fishing are dependent on the water routes. That’s why this place is often called the “Venice of the East”.

ALLEPPEY Houseboat
Alleppey Houseboat

This place is famous for houseboats and Shikara/ boat rides around the lakes of Alleppey. Unlike the houseboats of Kashmir, these are motorable to move across the lakes. And you can have an amazing experience floating around the backwaters of Alleppey. People enjoy Kayaking around to have an amazing view of sunrise.

If you are visiting Allepey make sure to visit the villages around and explore the local culture and their lifestyle. Also, try some local dishes there.  

  • Places to visit- Alleppey backwaters, Alappuzha beach, St. Mary’s Forane Church, Vembanad lake, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Alappuzha Lighthouse, Kuttanad, paddy fields around Alleppey.
  • Hotel Budget– $8-$10/ night
  • Hostel Budget– $5-$7/ night
  • Food– $6-$8/ day
  • Transport- $12-$15/ day
  • Cost of Activities– $20/ person( considering you take boat rides, kayaking, houseboat rides, etc.)
  • Best season to visit– Oct-Mar, in August Nehru Trophy Boat race is celebrated which you can enjoy during that time.   
  • Total budget- for2Night-3 Days $60-$70/ INR 5000-6000 per person

So, I have listed the cheapest yet the best places in India to visit. And if you have made it this far then I would like to say a big “Thank You” for being with me. Comment down your favorite from the list. And if you are yet to plan your next trip what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to take ‘a foot outside‘.

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