Best Places To Visit In India

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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:

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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.

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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!

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  • Azanique

    All of these places sound amazing! I need to visit

    – xo, Azanique |

  • Jennifer Schmidt

    All of these places sounds amazing! I am going to have to add India to my list of places to visit.

  • I like how relaxed Gokarna sounds. I would love to visit India one day (:

  • thesophiadiaries

    Totally saving this post to when I’m going to visit !!

  • Great insight! Someone I was chatting with a few months ago was raving about a yoga/mindfulness retreat they went on in India and it sounded fantastic. Definitely a place to consider for future travels!

  • Adriana

    This is amazing!!! I’ve never been but it’s on my list – I’m dying to visit! This is amazing!

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    Thank you for sharing this. I have never been to India, but would eventually love to see it. I appreciate your ideas and tips. Rachel. I so love these guests posts. Thank you!

  • India must be such a beautiful country! I have never been but am dying to go!
    Thanks for all the tips, I really want to go onto a Yoga reatreat there next year!
    xx, Theresa

  • Ashley Vickney

    I have a really close family friend in India that I just really need to visit soon, and this post makes me want to book my travel!

  • I’ve always wanted to visit India! Gokarna sounds amazing. Pinning Katrina’s tips for the future 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • I want to visit India some day. I think I would fall in love with every bit of it, especially the beautiful landscapes! Love this post.

  • mckenna bleu

    I have traveled so much but never been to these places in India! I would love to go to them, they sound amazing!

  • The hubs and I really want to go somewhere cool for our anniversary in September but with our AC unit recently having issues we’re thinking it might not be possible…this may work though! Thanks for the suggestion!

  • These all sound like amazing places! I would love to go to India!

  • I would love to go to India! Such a great experience!

  • Miss ALK

    It’s on my bucket list to visit India!

    xoxo A

  • Amy

    I would love to visit India one day! Will def have to reference this if I ever do go.


    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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