Top 10 Cheapest Destinations In India To Visit When The Pandemic Is Over!

Hanima Anand |Apr 22, 2020

If you’re looking for an affordable trip to India, then you’ve come to the right place! Dive in to enjoy our collection of cheap destinations in India below!

With a wide range of weathers and terrains, India is home to various scenic tourist spots which one might need the entire lifetime to discover. It’s not an exaggeration to say that India tourism fits with almost everyone, from the billionaire to an ordinary householder.

Today, Starbiz.com will introduce to you the top favorite cheap destinations in India to visit with limited budget. However, this list will consider the accommodation and food expenses within the tourist attractions only, regardless of the distance and transport from your place as it varies to each person.

Jaipur Cheap Destinations In India
You can travel through this Pink city with a very affordable price!

All the prices are applied to one individual who goes for the cheapest options available there.

1 – Sikkim – The Organic State (INR 420/ day)

This is definitely among the cheapest places in India that offer such a lovely affordable trip. With only around INR 900, you can enjoy a 3-day tour worry-free in Sikkim.

This heaven is a great escape from crowded cities for couples, friend groups or families with fresh air, comfortable weather and tranquil sceneries. You can also experience exciting treks into Himalayas along with Tibetan Buddhist culture activities of the locals.

Sikkim Cheap Destinations In India
Off the beaten track, let's head for Sikkim!

Here are some of our suggestions:

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 120/night in dorms, INR 250/ night in hotels onwards

Food for one person: INR 100/ meal onwards

Best time to visit Sikkim: March, May, October, December

Best places to visit in Sikkim: Lachen-Lachung villages, Namchi, Gangtok, Pelling, Singali National Park, Gurudongmar Lake, Goechala, Cholamu Lake, Tsomgo Lake, Zukul...

Best things to do in Sikkim: trekking, sightseeing, paragliding in Gangtok, yak ride…

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Lachung Cheap Destinations In India
A bird view of Lachung village in Sikkim

2 – McLeodganj – The Little Lhasa (INR 430/day)

The second name in this budget list of cheap destinations in India is the city of McLeodganj which perfectly fits a combined natural and cultural exploration trip. With magical view of hills and valley, lying between are temples and monasteries, the dual Dhramsala and McLeodganj can’t be missed in one’s to-visit checklist if travelling to India.

Coming here, you should taste unique Tibetan and Chinese dishes while trekking through picturesque mountains of Dhauladar Ranges.

Mcleodganj Trek cheap destinations in India
Who wouldn't go for this breathtaking trek?

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 130/night onwards

Food for one person: INR 100/ meal onwards

Best time to visit McLeodganj: October, November, December, January, February

Best places to visit in McLeodganj: Masroor Temple, Triund, Nechung Monastery, Guna Devi Temple, Indrahar Pass, Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake, Dal Lake, Tibetan Market, Dhramkot, Kangra Fort, St John In The Wilderness, Sunset point…

Best things to do in McLeodganj: trekking and camping on mountain, shopping at local markets, boat riding…

Nechung Monastery Cheap Destination In India
Nechung Monastery, rich in Tibetan culture

3 – Hampi – The Forgotten Empire (INR 450/ day)

Hampi is a cheap place to visit in India towards the end of the year. This is a historical site, so it will match with those loving ancient time. It’s also a great destination if you want impressive retro photoshoots that are rich in cultural vibes.

Travel expenses to Hampi are not expensive. You can take train to and back, INR 500 is enough if you are from Bangalore for example.

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 150/night onwards

Food for one person: INR 100/ meal onwards

Best time to visit Hampi: October, November, December, January, February

Hampi Cheap Destinations In India
The heaven-like beauty of Hampi - The Forgotten Empire

Best places to visit in Hampi: Sri Virupaksha Temple, Hanuman Temple, Matanga Hill, Hemakuta Hill Temple Complex, Vijaya Vittala Temple, Hampi Bazaar, Tungabhadra Dam, Gagan Mahal, Hazara Rama Temple, Sanapur Lake,…

Best things to do in Hampi: cliff jumping, bike riding, sightseeing and relaxing at Lotus Mahal

4 – Varanasi – The Cultural Hotspot (INR 470/day)

The next name deserves a top position in these budget-friendly trips in India is the oldest city Varanasi or Banaras on the banks of River Ganges.

This city will be the greatest culture exploration trip of yours in India where you can experience diverse religious rituals, historic sites and culture-rich structures.

Varanasi Cheap Destinations In India
The scenic Varanasi in sunset

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 150/night onwards

Food for one person: INR 30 at street food stalls, INR 70 at local food restaurant

Best time to visit Varanasi: November, December, January, February, March

Best places to visit in Varanasi: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Assi Ghat, Sankat Mocha Hunaman Temple, Manmandir Ghat, Sita Samahit Sthal, Tibetan Temple, Gyan Vapi Well, Ramnagar Fort & Museum, Sarnath…

Best things to do in Varanasi: sightseeing, shopping in local markets, enjoying Aarti ceremony in the evening, joining Ganga Mahotsav festival (in November)…

Ganga Mahotsav Festival Varanasi
The spirit of Ganga Mahotsav Festival held annually in November

5 - Ooty – The Best Hills In South India (INR 450/ day)

If you’re living in South India, you must check in this cheap destination as you can even save more on travelling expenses.

Being considered the Queen of Nilgiris, Ooty is the best hill stations in the south of the country with exotic botanical gardens and historical buildings. You can enjoy the fresh air filled with rose aroma while tasting homemade chocolate and drink tea in the plantations.

Rose Garden Ooty
Bathe yourself in the aroma of rose in this garden!

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 300/night onwards

Food for one person: INR 50 / meal

Best time to visit Ooty: October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June

Best places to visit in Ooty: Botanical Garden, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, Rose Garden, Pykara Lake, Shooting Point, Tea Museum, Wax World Museum, Thunder World, Mudumalai National Park…

Best things to do in Ooty: camping, trekking, sightseeing…

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Ooty Cheap Destinations In India
Ooty has a lot more places for you to explore!

6 – Udaipur – The White City (INR 550/ day)

Udaipur, also known as The White City or City of Lakes is a must-visiting place in your budget-friendly list in India. Coming here, you can take a tour around vintage car museum and wander along beautiful palaces and lakes while tasting yummy street foods with affordable price.

Udaipur can be accessed easily by state transport bus. From New Delhi, you only need to pay INR 650 to reach this magnificent city of lakes.

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 400/night onwards

Food for one person: INR 50 for street food

Best time to visit Udaipur: September, October, November, December, January, February, March

Udaipur Cheap Places In India
The ancient look of Udaipur - The City Of Lakes

Best places to visit in Udaipur: Pichola Lake, City Palace, Sajjangarh Palace, Jag Mandir, Ahar Cenotaphs, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Shilpgram Arts and Crafts Village, Vintage Car Museum, Karni Mata Temple, Jagat Niwas, Ambrai Amet Haveli, Eklingji Temple…

Best things to do in Udaipur: boat cruise in sunset, ropeway ride, sightseeing and taking photos, shopping at arts and crafts market places...

7 – Pondicherry – The French Town (INR 500/day)

If you want a French trip right in India, visit Pondicherry this weekend!

Only with INR 500, you can take a bus from Chennai to Pondicherry and back, whereas the expenses while you’re staying here are not expensive at all.

In Pondicherry, you not only walk through French designs but you can also try French cuisine with a bit modification to fit Indian taste. This will give you a very memorable exotic experience on such a low budget.

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 300/night onwards

Food for one person: INR 200/ meal onwards for two in mainstream restaurant

Pondicherry Cheap Places In India
Pondicherry looks like a little town in France

Best time to visit Pondicherry: October, November, December, January, February, March

Best places to visit in Pondicherry: Paradise Beach, Shri Autobindo Ghosh Ashram, Auroville, Jawahar Toy Museum, Le Club, White Town, Ousteri Lake, Pondy Bazaar, Pondicherry Botanical Garden, Rock Beach, Bharati Government Park…

Best things to do in Pondicherry: fishing, cycling, shopping…

8 – Munnar – The Giant Tea Gardens (INR 900/ day)

Where can you get fresh air with endless greenery? – Munnar!

Come here to enjoy the relaxing scenes on fresh tea plantations; this cheap destination in India is a perfect spot for couples who want a quiet retreat from urban noises. Munnar not only gets you spectacular drive but also embraces visitors in refreshing aroma of tea – its specialty.

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Munnar Cheap Destinations In India
You can either go jogging or trekking in this Munnar greenery.

The nearest place to take buses to Munnar is Ernakulam or Cochin and all you have to pay for a 2-way ticket is INR 300 at most. It can go lower at different times.

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 600/night

Food for one person: INR 100/ meal onwards

Best time to visit Munnar: December, January, February, March, April, May

Best places to visit in Munnar: Echo Point, Atukkad Waterfalls, Top Station, Kundala Lake, Elephant Lake, Anamudi Peak, Chithirapuram, Devikulam, Eravikulam National Park, Rose Garden…

Best things to do in Munnar: Tree house visit, Tea tour, camping, trekking…

9 – Khajuraho – The Town of Temples (INR 950/ day)

You may think that the budget for a trip to Khajuraho is expensive but turns out it isn’t. This Temple Town is among cheap destinations in India to visit with the total expense per day around INR 950.

However, you shouldn’t spend too many days there as the tourist attractions are kinda similar to each other. You can select some typical of them to experience in 2 days, to our opinion.

Khajuraho Cheap Places In India
A typical scene at Khajuraho - The Temple Town

Trip duration: 2 days – 1 night

Accommodation for one person: INR 500/night onwards

Food for one person: INR 150/ meal onwards

Best time to visit Khajuraho: October, November, December, January, February

Best places to visit in Khajuraho: Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, Devi Jagdambi Temple

Best things to do in Khajuraho: camping, bungee jumping, enjoying light and sound show…

10 – Jaipur – The Pink City (INR 950/ day)

The last name in our list of cheap places in India to visit is the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur – the Pink City. Suggested by its name, Jaipur is a romantic city with lovely tours around Indian heritages. Being one of the famous Golden Triangle of India (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur), this city is not expensive as many people think.

In fact, Jaipur tourism fits with a wide range of budgets, either low or high. You can always find ways to minimize your expenses here by choosing hostels and going for street food tours rather than luxury hotels or restaurants.

Jaipur Cheap Places In India
Take her to Jaipur if you are planning a proposal! She can hardly say no.

Below are our suggestions when visiting Jaipur.

Trip duration: 3 days – 2 nights

Accommodation for one person: INR 500/night onwards

Food for one person: INR 150/ meal onwards

Best time to visit Jaipur: October, November, December, January, February, March

Best places to visit in Jaipur: Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Sishodi Rani Garden, Sambhar Lake, Water Valley, Jhala Leopard Conservation Park, Galtaji Temple, Johari Bazaar…

Best things to do in Jaipur: cycling, shopping, jeep safari, sightseeing and taking photos, food tour…

Above is our collection of best cheap destinations in India you must visit. Which one will you pick first? Have you ever visited any of these?

Leave your comments below in the box and do come back Starbiz.com for more interesting information!

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