Travel is the new ‘in’ thing and everybody is doing it, be it a short trip or an extended vacation. India offers many beautiful destinations that are worth a visit, but if you have left no corner unseen in India or maybe just want to make a trip abroad for a change, you have come to the right place. Here is our list of top 5 budget-friendly international destinations. There is something for everyone here, from the historical enthusiast, to the beach lover.
Dubai is so much more than just glitz and rich people… correction… insanely rich people. In our opinion, Dubai can make for a perfect family destination with something to keep everyone happy. There is so much to do in Dubai! You can go on a desert safari, go sightseeing, visit their spice souks (markets) and also, shop like crazy in its many malls.
Dubai must do: Visit the Burj Khalifa which is renowned for its height and spectacular architecture.
The Buddhist nation of Bhutan or Druk Yul, (land of the thunder dragon) as known in their official language, is a place of immense natural beauty. It is one of India’s neighbouring nations and can be visited without a passport. A destination that can be enjoyed even on a tight budget, the best time to visit Bhutan is during Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November).
Bhutan must do: Make a trip up to the Paro Taktsang Monastery known for its amazing cliff side location.
Singapore is another popular destination you can travel when the cash flow is tight. With tourism as one of the country’s major economic source, rest assured Singapore has much to offer. It is much like Mumbai in its fast paced rhythm and friendly locals who will not let you get lost. It also has its very own ‘Little India’ if you are feeling homesick.
Singapore must do: Spending a leisurely evening in the Marina Bay area is a must, to soak in all its beauty.
Enjoy the lovely aroma and taste of fantastic Thai curries or just relax on pristine beaches or go about exploring the many temples and palaces; there is a lot you can do in Thailand. A non-expensive foreign destination, Thailand has also become a hub for honeymooning couples and shopaholics. As for the all-night party lovers, Thailand won’t disappoint you.
Thailand must do: Visit the colourful floating markets of Thailand for a truly exclusive experience.
The charm of Sri Lanka is one, which we assure you, will not be forgotten easily. With its idyllic white sand beaches, abundant ancient ruins and UNESCO heritage sights, the country will not let you down. The sea food lover’s dream, Sri Lanka also has much to offer to tea lovers. With its way of life and culture resembling India’s you will never feel out of place in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka must do: Visit the city of Kandy and closely located Temple of the Tooth.
So, now you can take your pick from these budget-friendly international destinations. Rest assured, you will have an experience of a lifetime without burning a hole in your pocket; only, remember to book your air tickets well in advance!