The splendor of expensive destinations has its appeal, but let’s face it, the more expensive a place is, the more you have to adjust the length of your trip and your activities there to stretch your dollar. One thing is certain: thanks to vaccines, travel will eventually become a lot easier in 2021 than in 2020. One can easily travel in a foreign country in the same budget you would need for a destination within our own country. Yes, it requires thorough research, smart planning, advance booking and an adventurous soul ready to face all challenges but that is exactly where the fun is!
Check out our list of some of the cheaper countries in different destinations around the world.
Snuggled over in the east of Europe, Romania often feels like the land time forgot. A vacation to Romania for one week usually costs around lei2,144 for one person. So, a trip to Romania for two people costs around lei4,288 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs lei8,576 in Romania. If you’re traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid’s tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Romania can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.
- Flight : An avg return ticket will cost you around 500 euros(almost 35–36 k INR).Book it via websites like momodo or skyscanner etc.
- Accommodation : It depends on how much privacy you want. In Europe hostel culture is more popular and economical then hotels.
- Food : if you try local food at local shops it will cost you max 10 euro per meal(700–800 INR).However if you can not control your temptation for Indian food and want to try some Indian restaurants then be ready to spend almost double per meal.
Situated in the Himalayas, it is a small, Buddhist nation of around 800,000 people. Bhutan certainly has a reputation for being difficult to get to, with a myth floating around that the government only offers a limited amount of visas to tourists each year. Bhutan’s tourism policy is “High Value, Low Impact”, meaning they want tourists to have the best possible time visiting the country while still respecting its culture and its environment. How much does it cost to visit Bhutan? In high-season months (March, April, May, September, October, and November), the cost of visiting Bhutan is $250 US per person per day. If you are travelling solo, you unfortunately have to pay a surplus of $40 US a day, bringing your total to $290 US a day. In the low-season months (December, January, February, June, July, and August), the cost of visiting Bhutan is $200 US per person per day (though the $40 US charge for a solo traveller still stands). There are a few discounts available for children and students that are worth looking into if you’re travelling with kids (and if you’re a full-time student under the age of 25, you get 25% off the daily fee).
- Things to do: Cultural Tours, Local Sightseeing, Himalayan Tour, Treks, Adventure Sports & Activities, Religious Tours, Wildlife Tours.
- Places to see: Phuentsholing, Thimpu, Punakha Dzong, Trashigang, Haa Valley, Trongsa, Dochula Pass, Rinpung Dzong, etc.
- Cost of Food Per Day: A typical meal would cost you between Rs 100 to Rs 400 per person, depending on where you dine. Expect to pay a little more if you walk into high-end hotels.
Singapore, a city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, about 137 kilometers north of the equator. It is made up of the diamond-shaped island of Singapore and about sixty small islets; the main island occupies almost 18 square miles of this combined area. Singapore has some great food, but many of the restaurants are expensive. However, one of the best places to eat is the area of Little India, where great Indian meals cost as little as 5 SGD. If you need an escape from the busy metropolis, head to Sentosa Island. There, you can kick back and relax on the beach. The merlion is a mythical creature that has the head of a lion and the body of a fish. It’s the mascot of the country and often considered the personification of Singapore itself.
- Per Day Stay Cost: You can get hostels ranging from INR 1700 and above.
- Things to do in Singapore: Shopping, Nature Tours, Local Sightseeing, Food Tours, Art & Culture Tours, Garden Festival, Beach Tours, Wildlife Tours, Cruise.
- Places to see to Singapore: Marina Bay, Sentosa Island, Universal studios, China Town, Botanical Garden, Orchid Garden, Helix Bridge, Temple of 1000 Lights, Civilian War Memorial, etc
- Cost of Food Per Day: Meals can range from anywhere between INR 500 to 5000 and above depending on your choice of place.
Malaysia, a country in Southeast Asia, located just north of the equator, which is made up of two non-contiguous regions: Peninsular Malaysia, also called West Malaysia, located on the peninsula Malay, and East Malaysia, which is located on the island of Borneo. The Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, is in the western part of the peninsula, about 40 km from the coast; the administrative center, Putrajaya, is located about 25 km south of the capital.
- Per Day Stay Cost: You can get hotels ranging from INR 600 and above if you book in advance.
- Activities/Things to do: Cultural Tour, Leisure Tours, Local Sightseeing, Shopping, Wildlife Tours, Nature Tours, Adventures.
- Places to see: Kuala Lumpur, Miri, Petronas Tower, Kangar, Sarawak, Labuan, Pangkor, Langkawi, Redang Island, Mount Kinabalu, Kapas Island, Rantau Abang Island are the places one should go to while in Malaysia.
- Cost of Food Per Day: Each meal will cost anywhere from INR 300 in a business district.
The country consists of a number of islands between, 13,000 and more than 17,000, depending on what you define as an island. The whole country lies in the south western arm of the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanic activities, ocean trenches, fault lines and plate movements. The islands of Indonesia are prone to earthquakes and even tsunamis. Indonesia is supposed to be the country with the most volcanoes in the world. With an area of 1904,569 km² and a population of 258 million making Indonesia the largest and most populous country located only on islands, the combined area of the archipelago is slightly smaller than Mexico, more than five times the size of Germany. The capital and largest city of Indonesia is Jakarta on the island of Java (10 million inhabitants), other large cities: Bandung, Medan, Surabaya. The official language is Indonesian.
- Per Day Stay Cost: You can get hotels ranging from INR 2000 per night. For cheaper options, dorms are available which will cost you less than INR 1000 per night.
- Activities/Things to do: nature tourism, volcano tours, cultural visits, leisure tours, water sports, and religious tours.
- Places to see: Bali, Jakarta, Malang, Lombok, Bandung, Yogyakarta
- Cost of Food Per Day: Anywhere between 700 and above.
Home to 1,192 coral islands, the tropical paradise of Maldives country lies in the Indian Ocean to the southern side of Sri Lanka. Floating on serene ocean waters, this island nation makes for the perfect getaway for leisure seekers away from the chaos and anxiety of city life. The Maldives country is packed with a plethora of world-famous attractions, which pledge to lure honeymooners and leisure holidaymakers. While HP Reef and Banana Reef make for the best diving destinations, Mulee’age Palace and National Museum offer an insight of the glorious past of the Maldives. While the adventure seekers can engage in snorkeling and catamaran sailing on Bandos Island, the romance seekers can enjoy a couple massage and a candlelight dinner on Villingili Resort Island. While the shoppaholics can go on a shopping spree to the famous Male Local Market, the foodies can dine with a view at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant.
Per Day Stay Cost: You can get guesthouses ranging from INR 1500 an above per night. In 2009, the Maldives government started permitting locals to start their own guesthouses, which changed the tourism scene totally making it extremely affordable for people who are looking for the cheapest countries to visit from India.
- Things to do: Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Submarine tour, Male walking tour fall
- Places to see: Velligandu Beach Island, Atoll Transfer, Alimatha Island, Hukuruu Miskiiy, Hulhumale, Maldive Victory, etc.
- Cost of Food Per Day: The local restaurants are very affordable, you will get dishes ranging from anywhere between INR 60 to 120.
Seychelles is a stunning, unspoiled country with countless tropical islands. It has spectacular boulder-brew beaches, exquisite natural beauty, clear turquoise water, thriving coral reefs, and many more. It is a hub of endemic wildlife spotting and ecotourism, containing an incredible flora and fauna collection. You also get to see exotic birds, trees, and marine life. It is a perfect place for solo as well as a family trip or enjoying holiday with friends; the location will provide you something every time. The three most famous attraction places where people visit in flocks are Praslin, La Digue, and Mahe. However, do not miss out on seeing the country’s capital Victoria and Seychelles Creole cuisine. Apart from these, visit the jaw-dropping Curieuse Island, Morne Seychellois National Park, the famous Bird Island, and the Anse Lazio, popular for its soft blond sand and hiking trail.
- Per Day Stay Cost: You will get hostels and hotels for as less as INR 1000 per night.
- Activities/Things to do: Nature Tours, Wildlife Tours, Glass Bottom Boat Cruises, Ocean Cruises, Island Exploration, Water Sports, Leisure Tours.
- Places to see: Curieuse Island, Cousin Island, Aride Island, Mahe Island, Sainte Anne Marine National Park, Anse Kerlan, Baie Lazare, Victoria, La Passe, Anse Louis.
- Cost of Food Per Day: One person can eat a hearty meal for less than INR 500 at local restaurants.
The Republic of Turkey is located on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia and a small enclave in Thrace in the Balkan region of South Eastern Europe. Turkey has a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east and on the Black Sea to the north. It borders Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan to the east, Georgia to the northeast, Bulgaria and Greece to the northwest, and Iraq and Syria At the South-East. Turkey covers an area of 783,562 km²; the country is more than double the size of Germany or slightly smaller than the US states of Texas and Louisiana combined. Turkey has 83.2 million inhabitants (as of 2020), the largest city is Istanbul, the national capital is Ankara. The languages spoken are Turkish, Kurdish by Kurds and Arabic by Turkish Arabs.
- Per Day Stay Cost: You can get hotels ranging from INR 1500 per night.
- Activities/Things to do: Beach Vacations, Leisure and Fun Cruises, Religious & Cultural Tours.
- Places to see: Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Trabzon, Spice markets etc.
- Cost of Food Per Day: A meal will cost around INR 500 per person.
- Transportation Cost: Local transportation is very cheap for Turkey. It will cost you around INR 250 per day.