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The struggle is real when looking for cheap travel destinations. The thought of draining one’s savings account seems to stop a lot of people from traveling. However, with some research and planning, there are affordable culturally rich countries people can visit.
For instance, India is one of the oldest civilizations in history. Consistently ranked as one of the cheapest travel and budget friendly countries in the world India is a multi-cultural country. Which will make you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot since you’ll feel like you’ve visited multiple places as you explore the different areas.
If you’re looking to quench your wanderlust, without breaking the bank, here are some of the best places to visit in India:
Goa has some of the best restaurants, beaches, inns, apartments, and churches in the country! You’ll find the cheapest overnight accommodations at nearby inns and to get around town, rent a bike. Make sure you grab some friends (or make new ones) and hit the local beaches. Known for it’s laid back beach town vibe, some argue that everyone should visit Goa at least once in their lifetime.
If you are looking for a travel destination in India that exudes spirituality, Varanasi is your spot! Locally known as Benera, it’s one of the seven holy cities in Hinduism. Because of its famous name, guesthouses and hotels range from cheap to luxurious and are situated everywhere in the area to attract more visitors. You can take long walks along the ghats and enjoy the scenery of colorful and vibrant temples.
A place for devout believers, random tourists and ultimate foodies. Amritsar is a city with divine ardaas of the Golden Temple which attracts tourists from all over the globe. Save money by staying at the Golden Temple for free and enjoy the complimentary community meal called langar.
Also, make sure to get some curry in Amritsar. Seasoned with spices like chili powder, cayenne, turmeric curcumin, star anise and many more. The spices used in this dish are believed to treat many ailments. For example tumeric curcumin benefits arthritis and other inflammation related diseases. You can find a variety of authentic Indian dishes around Jalianwala Bagh.
Pondicherry is commonly known as the French Riviera of the East due to its French influences in the Union Territory. Known for its tranquility, beauty, tasty food and pristine beaches you’ll want to have your camera ready to capture every bit of beauty including the French inspired infrastructures and wonderful Ashrams. Consider staying at the Auroville Ashram’s accommodations are priced reasonably well.
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If you’re looking for a more peaceful place, Gokarna is a faultless beach town located in Karnataka. This area is admired by many tourists and locals for its splendor and serenity. It’s also an appealing place of worship and meditation.
Stay at guest houses around this location. No need to worry about food here either, since most guest houses have their own mini diners where they serve food to their guests.
These are the five best places to visit in India for travelers looking to experience a variety of culture without breaking the bank. Traveling to foreign places can be in the budget with a little research and planning. Then, get out there, see the world, and enjoy!