If you've been saving money to travel somewhere new and exciting this year but can't seem to save a lot, we will help you break the taboo that International trips are expensive.Here we have handpicked five international locations that can be visited under INR 50,000 while keeping in mind what kind of a trip you want to take. Love for the deserts or serene locations and beautiful beaches? Want this to be an adventure trip or you wish some peace to find yourself? Pick from these 5 locations and give yourself that much-needed break without burning a hole in your pocket.
The Asian culture at it’s best, Vietnam is an enchanting place. Beaches, scenic locations, great shopping avenues, amazing historical monuments and architecture waiting to be explored- this is your destination to break free. Make sure you take a cruise. Don't miss the Hoan Kiem Lake, Po Nagar, West lake, Imperial City and island tours. Your itinerary must include Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh city.
Travel Expenditure: Find flights to Ho Chi Minh City with a round trip that comes up to INR 18,000- INR 20,000. This is subject to change depending upon seasons.
Accommodation:Look for hostel rooms and hotels that give single rooms to cut down on stay expenses because you can get places from INR 400- 700 per night which will leave you more money to shop, explore food and more.
Overall Expenditure: You can expect to explore Vietnam in a budget about INR 40,000-45,000
United Arab Emirates has many destinations that must be on your go-to list but if you had a chance to spend that INR 50,000 wisely, we would love to suggest you go to Dubai. Dubai is the city of overwhelming infrastructure and amazing nightlife. If you are going with your friends and want a fun filled trip and loads of partying, this is your go-to destination. Don't miss Jumeirah Beach, the Palm islands, Burj Khalifa, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Underwater Hotel and Universal Studios apart from the others.
Travel Expenditure: Booking 4-5 months in advance, you can get round trip tickets starting from INR 19,000 in peak seasons like October- December. Although this depends on the time of the year you are traveling, you can be surprised to find round trip tickets from INR 12,000 too if booked otherwise.
Accommodation: Accommodation in Dubai costs starts from INR 2000 per night. Don’t worry about the prices, the views from your balcony will just take your breath away. Believe us, INR 2000 per night will be worth it.
Overall Expenditure: Including flights, accommodation, traveling and shopping at INR 48,000- 50,000 will make you return back home with a huge smile and hell loads of memories. If you plan to party harder, prepare yourself for a safe side INR 5000-8000 extra.
3. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is a perfect holiday package if you’re looking for amazing food, exploring wildlife and letting your hair down on a pleasant beach. Sri Lanka is a land that will not fail to surprise you with it’s natural beauty, serene beaches, picturesque locations and amazing culture. Don’t miss Adam’s peak, Koneswaram Temple,Mirissa beach, water rafting at Kitulgala, Induruwa beach, Sigiriya, diving at Hikkaduwa or Kalpitiya, Surfing at Arugam Bay, watching the sunset at Negombo Coast and Temple of Tooth Kandy.
Travel Expenditure: You can book round trip flight tickets for INR 8000 and up if you are boarding from Chennai. (Spice Jet and Sri Lankan airlines have cheap flights if you book 4-5 months in advance). While a round trip from Delhi starts from INR 20,000.
Accommodation: Expect a starting range of INR 600 per night if you book a room in a hostel. (Colombo) And hotels around Kandy and Bentoto might cost around INR 1000 per night
Overall Expenditure: Including food, accommodation, flights and local travel expect to finish this trip within INR 35,00
Thailand will give you an amazing experience with its infrastructure, amazing shopping avenues, the tuk-tuk rides, white sand beaches and food that you just will love. The nightlife here and other relaxation centres are many and will not fail to show you the real essence of the word ‘relaxed’. Don't miss Grand palace, the Jomtien beach, Golden buddha, the Walking street, Dusit zoo, Tiger cave temple
Travel Expenditure: Round trip tickets from Delhi start from INR 18,000; Mumbai from INR 16000 while flight tickets by boarding from Kolkata at INR 9000.
Accommodation: There are many budget hotels that can get you single rooms starting from INR 600-700 per night. You can also consider booking packages that start from INR 26,000 to INR 30,000 per head that include flight tickets, accommodation, provide a guide and also include meals.
Overall Expenditure: Booking on your own gives you more liberty to choose where you want to go and what you do but will need you to do thorough research about expenses. A proper trip covering Pattaya, Bangkok and Phuket for 6 days including food and travel and stay should come up to a decent INR 35,000- 40,000.
Unravelling it’s beauty with its untouched nature and rustic countryside, Bhutan is a pleasure for the eyes and will leave you a changed person for good. Come away from those tight schedules and hustle- bustles of the city to serenity and nature in its purest form. Bhutan will bring peace to your soul and be totally worth the visit.
Travel Expenditure: Indians are lucky for having Bhutan as a neighbouring country. Since direct flights are not so easily available. The closest airport around here is the Bagdogra airport, Darjeeling. A local flight round trip will cost anywhere from INR 6000- 9000. From Bagdogra buses and cabs will be available. A 5-hour journey by bus which costs around INR 1800-2000 and you will reach the land of thunder dragons.
Accommodation: Bhutan has budget stays in guest rooms for about INR 500-1000,
but a homestay with the locals is the best way to explore the culture and experience authentic Bhutanese life.
Overall Expenditure: You can explore most of Bhutan and have a calming 7 day trip in less than INR 35000 budget.
Note to readers: If you’re one of those who is looking for luxury international trips, then we aren’t going to tell you that this is going to be useful for you. Our aim here is to give Indian travelers a choice to visit an international destination in limited budgets because wanderlust is something that anybody can be enthralled by but keeping up with the current expenses, it can be hard to imagine how an international trip is possible under 50k. So, hey! When there’s a will, there’s a way!