10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Keeping a check on your pocket, yet aspiring to sky-rocket? It’s not impossible, my friend. You can certainly embark on your dream journey of international holidays. How is that, you ask? It’s quite simple. There’s a bunch of international holiday packages that you can avail of within the same budget, which you would spend for holidays in India. Here’s list of top 10 such destinations.

Best International Holidays On Domestic Budget

1. Vietnam

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

This Southeast Asian country is well-known for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and nightlife especially amongst backpackers. Other noteworthy sites include the French colonial landmarks, museums of the Vietnam War history and the Củ Chi tunnels, which were used by the soldiers during the Vietnam war.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Vietnamese Dong = 0.0028 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 26,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Vietnam: Approx. INR 1000 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 255 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 922 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

2. Thailand

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

This destination stands amongst hot favourite international tour packages amid tourists. There is a lot you can do in Thailand beyond its nightlife, like stroll and/or sunbathe at the beaches, hike through the mountains and indulge in its vibrant culture & local cuisines. All these right within your set budget.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Thai Baht = 1.93 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 14,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Thailand: Approx. INR 1500 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 360 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 1450 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

Also Read: 10 Best Beaches in Thailand

3. Sri Lanka

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

Sri Lanka is an island country laden with rich culture and many languages & races. This doesn’t need a mention, but worth reiterating, that this island has been a prominent location in the Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. One can still get a glimpse of the ruins of the famous bridge that was created during the Ramayana. Do I need say anything more for your expedition to Sri Lanka? And yes, there are beaches & promenades to laze around to give your holiday that perfect touch.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Sri Lankan Rupee = 0.42 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 20,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Sri Lanka: Approx. INR 784 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 243 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 560 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

Suggested Read: 21 Best Things To Do In Sri Lanka

4. The United Arab Emirates

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

This Arab country is a conglomerate of destinations, some of which are well renowned among tourists for international holidays. Of the lot, Dubai is the most favoured destination by hordes of travellers. The city is home to many iconic landmarks like the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The shopping festival is just a fragment.

  • Exchange rate: 1 UAE Dirham = 17.36 Indian Rupees
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 11,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Dubai: Approx. INR 6789 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 989 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 6859 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

5. Nepal – One of the most recommended International holidays

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

Nepal is a trekkers paradise for its tall peaks, and an explorer’s haven for its mystical landscapes. It is indeed a beautiful country to explore.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Nepalese Rupee = 0.62 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 17,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Nepal: Approx. INR 679 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 229 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 625 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

Must Read: 10 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Nepal

6. Kenya

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

Sometimes, to break the monotony, you’re seeking an adventure and Kenya gives you exactly that – the African Wildlife & Safari!

  • Exchange rate: 1 Kenyan Shilling = 0.62 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 29,000 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 237 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 7000 onwards per week
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Thrillophilia

7. Seychelles

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

The beautiful Seychelles is an amalgamation of 115. Needless to say, you will find umpteen number of beaches, marine life, the rain forests, coral reefs and many natural reserves. A must have on your international holiday ist. Do not forget to catch sight of the rare giant tortoise Aldabra.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Seychellois Rupee = 4.64 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 37,000 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 10,500 onwards per week
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Thrillophilia

8. Turkey

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

Culturally colourful Turkey will bring you face to face with the fragments of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. This country is rooted with the history of the ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Moreover, with tourist spots like the dynamic Istanbul, Turkey has been a magnetic location for tourists from all corners of the globe.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Turkish Lira = 18.73 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 27,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Turkey: Approx. INR 1030 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 224 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 1250 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

9. Lebanon

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

Lebanon can easily boast of a rich heritage for its dynamic history. Amongst the most ancient nations in the world, Lebanon is bound to catch your eye with its captivating architecture, and picturesque beauty at the same time. You will find many World heritage sites to scour through in Lebanon.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Lebanese Pound = 0.042 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 24,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Lebanon: Approx. INR 2329 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 739 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 2400 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

10. Egypt

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

 

Equipped with sites like the Pyramids, and the mummies buried under (you must have heard many fascinating stories about them since your childhood), Egypt is no less than a treasure chest. The never-dying history of Egypt and the secrets buried underneath will make you wonder what if you were Indiana Jones. You certainly won’t regret including Egypt on your international holiday list.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Egyptian Pound = 3.61 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 25,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Egypt: Approx. INR 542 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 137 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 581 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

11. Hungary

10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

It may come to you as a shock to see a European destination on a budget trip list, but yes, you read it just right. Hungary is that little window of opportunity for you to sneak in a European destination on your international holidays budget travel list. A trip to Hungary will undoubtedly offer you a total package of adventure and tranquility.

  • Exchange rate: 1 Hungarian Forint = 0.25 Indian Rupee
  • Flight Fares (Roundtrip): Approx. INR 46,000 onwards
  • Average Daily Travel Cost in Hungary: Approx. INR 2239 onwards
  • Average Meal Cost Per Day: Approx. INR 471 onwards
  • Average Hotel Cost Per Couple: Approx. INR 2675 onwards
  • Source: Trip Advisor | Budget Your Trip

 

Some handy tips:

– You may find cheaper flight fares if you make your bookings well in advance (ideally 4-6 months)
– Accommodation expenses can be slashed down further in case you choose to stay at hostel/backpacker accommodations (ideally on a share basis)

To note:
The given expenses are indicative and may change as per the travellers’ itinerary, preferences and travel season.

Now that you have a list of the best budget international holidays, how about planning your next vacation now.

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Eric loves to travel, and enjoys cooking different cuisines for which he credits his experience of having lived abroad for a short while, apart from traveling to many other colourful destinations. It’s these experiences that inspired him to resort to writing, which allows him to express himself explicitly. Eric is also an avid gamer, and quite infamous among friends for his sarcastic yet witty one-liners.

4 comments on “10 International Holidays You Can Take On A Domestic Budget

  1. Quite a good list out together, will be recommending this to my buddies who are planning any near vacation. Thank you for sharing this blog.

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