October 2020

Explore India: 5 Cheapest Places to Travel in India

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It is indeed difficult to pick the best places to visit in India in December. Particularly when it is India, a huge Asian country with cultural variety, you have to be more attentive to classify the best of India. Even after backpacking throughout all over India for the last 13 years, We yet find it exciting to compile the ‘cheapest places to visit in India’ list.

From Ladakh to Kanyakumari or Gujrat to Nagaland, India possesses a lot to endeavor its visitants. If you admire heights then there is Himalaya, if you fancy sea beaches then there is Goa and Andaman, for wildlife lovers India has Jim Corbett National Park, Sundarban, and many other locations. Not just with natural beauty, but India is also enhanced with a remarkable history and elegant culture.

Therefore, hereabouts We have classified the best tourist places in India not just by city, but also by region, resources, and the best season to visit.

DELHI: The Capital City

Delhi

Greet the capital city of India. It is among the inexpensive tourist places in India. If you have a travel program in northern India, you will reach here first and then start your journey. Delhi has its dynamic, busy, and chaotic city life.

Best time to visit Delhi:

September – November or February and March are the best time to visit Delhi.

Best things to do in Delhi: 

  • You should start your Delhi tour with some attractive tourist places like Lotus temple, Akshardham temple, Humayun’s Tomb, and India Gate.
  • You should also not forget to visit Red Fort and Qutub Minar-UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Budget Plan for Delhi:

If You Plan to Live in a Hostel, budget: $7-$10/night

If You Plan to Live in a Hotel Budget: $10-$15/night

Food budget: $8-$10/day

  • Overall Average Daily budget: $15-$20 = INR 1100-1500

AGRA: Cheapest places to travel in India

Agra: Cheapest Places to Travel in India

Agra is a classical city. It is more than 200 km away from Delhi. This is also one of the cheapest places to travel in India. This place won’t deceive you If you have a keen interest in Indian history.

Most suitable season to visit Agra:

October, November, or February plus March are the best time to visit Delhi.

Most enjoyable things to do in Agra:

  • Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is situated in Agra. You should keep at least a day reserved to visit this beautiful monument.
  • Agra is not just well known for the Taj Mahal. You can even tour some historic architectural places such as Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb, ruined city of Fatehpur Sikri.

Budget Plan for Agra:

Hostel budget: $7/night

Hotel budget: $10/night

Food budget: $7/day

Overall Avgerage Daily budget: $17 = INR 1200

UDAIPUR: The City Of Palaces

Udaipur: Cheapest Places to Travel in India

Udaipur is a wonderful city established in the northwestern part of Rajasthan which is recognized as the second most toured state by newcomers. Udaipur is also known as ‘The City of Palaces’ and renowned for pristine lakes and royal heritage places and museums. If you want to encounter the majestic lifestyle of Indian emperors then this is a must-visit place for you. This place is also known for the divine beauty and quiet ambiance which makes it one of the best honeymoon destinations in India.

Best time to visit Udaipur:

October – February is the most suitable time to visit Udaipur.

Best things to do in Udaipur:

  • Visit Udaipur City Palace which pertains to the Mewar noble family. Though the share of the palace is now transformed into hotels you will notice the flavor of greatness once you enter this site.
  • You can also give a visit to the City Palace Museum to understand more features of Kings of Rajasthan and their illustrious past.
  • One night stay at the hotel like Taj Lake Palace or Umaid Bhawan Palace for a superior experience and also relish the Rajasthani dishes.
  • An evening boat trip to Lake Pichola is one of the most enjoyable ways to fill a romantic vacation. Don’t miss the panoramic sunset in Aravalli hills.

Budget Plan for Udaipur:

Hostel budget: $7/night

Hotel budget: $14/night

Food budget: $7/day

Avg. Daily budget: $18 = INR 1300

LADAKH:

Ladakh: Cheapest Places to Travel in India

Ladakh is an ideal stop for foreign tourists as well as Indian tourists for its different scenes and majestic natural charm. Though it is more expensive than other pitched places in India, but definitely Ladakh is one of the best places to visit in India. It is situated in the northern part of India, besides Kashmir. 

Most suitable time to visit Ladakh:

If you are discussing the best places to visit in India in Summer then Ladakh is the best tourist destination. June and July is the perfect time to visit Ladakh.

Most useful things to do in Ladakh:

  • Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the trip to Ladakh by road. The attraction of the mountains varies with height and shows the diverse beauty of nature.
  • Ladakh bike trip is a fantasy for all youngsters. If you are an adventure seeker then a motorcycle trip to Ladakh will be a lifetime experience.
  • You can traverse Ladakh more prominently. Markha valley trek, Nubra valley trek, Frozen Chadar trek are some famous trekking paths in Ladakh.
  • Visit Pangong Tso lake and get an opportunity to observe the color change of the lake.
  • Do a Bactrian camel safari in the frozen desert of Hunder.
  • Tour the Thiksay monastery, Hemis monastery, Leh Palace to know the history of Ladakh.

Budget Plan for Ladakh:

Hostel budget: $7/night

Hotel budget: $20/night

Food budget: $10/day

Overall Average Daily budget: $25 = INR 1800

GOA:

Goa: Cheapest Places to Travel in India

Goa is positioned on the western coast of India that demands a twelve hours journey from Mumbai. Goa will eternally be at the summit of the listing of most desirable places to tour in winter in India for its fascinating beaches, famous forts, and energetic nightlife. Goa is also famous as a honeymoon destination in India amongst couples.

Best time to visit Goa: 

November – February is the best period in Goa. But, for budget tourists monsoon is the perfect time to get some great discounts to book affordable hotels.

Best things to do in Goa:

  • You will require at least 2 days to travel to the best beaches in Goa. There are numerous beaches to tour in Goa which you cannot cover in two days, so we will suggest visiting Baga beach, Sinquerim beach, Arambol beach, Morjim beach, Vagator beach to absorb a relaxing vacation in a charming atmosphere.
  •  You should not miss the celebration night party on the beach. Baga, Candolim, and Anjuna are other famous beaches for beach parties in Goa. 
  • If you are an adventure enthusiast then there is plenty of water sports and adventure activities. You can take snorkeling, scuba diving, paragliding, whitewater rafting
  • Visit Dudhsagar trek in the monsoon that gives you a breathtaking glimpse of Dudhsagar fall.
  • Aguada Fort and Chapora Fort which has a history against Portuguese colonizers. 

Budget Plan for Goa:

Hostel budget: $7/night

Hotel budget: $15/night

Food budget: $10/day

Avg. Daily budget: $17 = INR 1200

12 Reasons Munnar should be on your Kerala list

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Munnar is a breathtakingly beautiful  serene tourist destination in God’s own country.

It is also abundantly  blessed with natural beauty, tranquil atmosphere and the tropical flora and fauna, which will often leave you super excited while exploring Munnar.

Soothing tea gardens all around, misty  viewpoints & rolling hills make Munnar a must visit. Unending tea gardens, soothing  mountain ranges and hazy peaks, its striking beauty attracts tourists to Munnar Kerala.

Monsoons bring out the greenery even more & waterfalls are at their gushing best. In winters ,Munnar is shrouded in mist & is at its romantic best. The best time to visit Munnar would be from October to February; although it is a favourite during summer months too.

With huge luxurious resorts overlooking the greenery & tea estates, it is an apt destination for honeymooners. Munnar can be as hectic or as slow as you want it to be.

Munnar has to be  experienced more than seen. Some of the best places to see & experiences to cherish in Munnar are:

 1.Tea estates

Munnar is a land of tea estates. Wherever you go, there will be rolling tea estates around. Wandering through them, watching tea pickers at work, taking in the greenery all around, make use of the photo ops here! There are also conducted tea garden tours & tea garden trekking  if you want to spend a day here.

2. Eravikulam National park  

This park, located at a height is a must visit .The rare flora and fauna present in the park also attract visitors,especially the nilgiri tahr. Park vehicles take people on small tours where one can experience the biodiversity & watch the animals in their habitat. The drive through tea gardens is excellent & gives beautiful views from this hill top.

3. Mattupetty Dam

A famous tourist  place for all, it should be visited by the first timers to Munnar. There are a lot of tourist activities like boating, zorbing, speed boating and paddle boarding. You can boat or even shop at the stalls selling food and souvenirs. Beautiful views to enjoy all around.

4. Echo Point

One of the best  places to experience the Echo phenomenon, tourists can always be found screaming something and hearing with glee as their voice reverberates.

It is situated by the Kundala Lake at the confluence of three mountain ranges of Munnar Kerala.Beautiful lake & mountains here, plus the echo works very well. Definitely worth visiting.

5. Top Station

Another popular & high viewpoint. A very commercialised one too. Famous for good views when the weather is clear. Would recommend to visit either Eravikulam or Top Station, don’t try both.

6. Tea museum

A must visit when you are in a tea dominated area.It gives a complete overview of  how tea is processed & the various types of tea. A guide will accompany  you to show these processes showing the machinery involved & the time taken. There’s a factory outlet here where various types of tea can be purchased. 

7. Devikulam

While Munnar is full of tea gardens, the best ones are in Devikulam. You will also find tea pickers here. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful tea gardens. Do take a few pics!

8. Spice Plantations 

Kerala is the land of spices & a spice garden is a natural extension of your visit here. While seeing the spices grow in their natural habitat, a guide will take you through the various types & explain about how to recognise the good ones.

Most also have an outlet for selling farm fresh spices which you can consider for buying.

9. Pothamedu viewpoint

Located near Munnar, Pothamedu Viewpoint is a must visit place in Munnar. Pothamedu is a place to be, if spending some time surrounded by  spice plantations  & beautiful views is what you are looking forward to.

10. Kathakali/Kalari performance

These are  ancient forms of Kerala Arts. Do make it a point  to see this performance during your Munnar trip if you haven’t seen it before. You can see it at   Punarjani Traditional Village in Munnar as well as there are others. You can request your resort to  book them  too.

11. Elephant Camp

Places to visit in Munnar should include a trip to meet the state animal here….you can interact closely with these majestic creatures- feed them, bathe them & ride them. What more can one want? It’s super fun!

12. Ayurvedic Massages

Kerala is popular for its Ayurvedic treatments & Munnar with its pleasant climate makes it the best place for a refreshing spa and health treatments,especially  if the Munnar tires you out!

Most waterfalls like Lakkam, Attukal  will come just before Munnar town on the way from Kochi. While they are at their best during monsoons, they are still good to look at in other seasons. Do stop over & take some pics!

While these are the usual places visited by tourists, you can also try a few different ones like trekking, tea tasting etc. 

Food in Munnar is global as well as local; veg & non veg , both are easily available. While in Kerala, do have a sadya…meal served on banana leaf. 

Shopping in Munnar should definitely include tea & spices. It is the perfect place to shop for all varieties of  tea. Home made chocolates & aromatic oils are also good buys.

A refreshing 5 hour drive from Kochi, Munnar is also well connected with Kumarakom, Alleppey &  Thekkady for onward journeys to explore Kerala.