5 Fabulous International Trips Under 50K

5 Fabulous International Trips Under 50K

When I recently met a few of my friends at a regular gathering, they said that they kind of envied me when they saw my Facebook timeline full of amazing pictures from different places around the world. They were perplexed as to how I could afford frequent foreign trips.

Now this is something that worries many because we are under the impression that international holidays come at a great price. And, though, this is true to an extent, there are exceptions. Not all good trips are expensive. You can enjoy a fabulous vacation in one of these following foreign locations without burning a big hole in your pocket.

Amazing Thailand

The Land of Smiles, as it is fondly known, is bestowed with all sorts of delights that you can think of. It is a quintessential beach destination but is loaded with many more things to see and do. Whether you are a backpacker or a regular tourist, this country offers you the most sought-after experiences and memories to last a lifetime.

Major Attractions:  The heritage sites of Bangkok, the world-class beaches of Phuket, Krabi and Phi Phi Islands, the lush forests of Khao Yai National Park, the ancient city of Ayuttaya and Sukhothai’s Old City.

Activities: Despite the regular places of interest, you can also choose to go offbeat and indulge in adventures of different sorts. Mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, scuba diving, white river rafting, jungle tours and ziplining are activities that will give you the much-needed adrenaline rush.

Best time to visit Thailand: Thailand is a tropical country and is therefore ideal during the dry season. You can plan your trip anytime between November to May. However, if you wish to avoid the crowd and save more on accommodation and flights, plan between June to October.

Cost: Flights from Delhi to Bangkok are available at prices as cheap as INR 11000 for a round trip. Hotels are also available to suit every budget type. A decent hotel room would cost you INR 3000 -5000 per night.

Best from: Delhi, Kolkata

Getting around Thailand: Transportation within the country is also cheap because of an efficient public transport system. Bangkok has convenient local buses, Metro and the Skytrain. For commuting to other places, night trains are a good and cheap option.Prices start from 575 THB for the second-class. Air conditioned coach buses that cost something around 600 THB, depending upon the place you are travelling to.

The total cost for 5-days trip to Thailand would come close to 40K. Now isn’t this an affordable international trip!!!

Stunning Nepal

Nepal is a favorite for globetrotters and for good reason. The charm of this beautiful country will allure you even before you put your feet on its grounds. From your flight, you can catch amazing views of the snow-capped Himalayas and the verdant valleys. Home to the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, Nepal serves as a huge playground for adventure seekers.

Activities: Mountaineering and trekking are the most sought-after activities in this region. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trekking and Langtang Circuit Trek are popular options for trekkers. They introduce you to the mountains, glaciers, lakes, valleys and the lush Rhododendron forests. Memorable cultural encounters and village experiences add further to the adventure.

Places of Interest: Kathmandu is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, temples and palaces and charming towns in the Valley and traditional markets. Boudhanath Stupa, Hanuman Dhoka, Swayambhunath Temple, Durbar Square, Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Pashupatinath Temple, Garden of Dreams, Thamel and Kopan one Monastery are the must-see attractions.

Best time to visit Nepal: The most favourable time for a Nepal trip is soon after the winters are gone. This is when the spring season ushers in and paints a beautiful picture in the months of February and March.

Best From: Delhi, Kolkata

Cost: Flight tickets from Delhi to Nepal cost something around INR 6000-7000. A decent hotel will cost you approximately INR 2000-2600 per night. The food is cheap and the usual shopping of handicrafts and a few knick-knacks will cost you not more than and INR 2000. You can easily sum up your international trip to the beautiful country within 30K for 4 days. That’s a great deal indeed!

Mystic Bali

Bali is another tropical getaway where you will experience the best of nature and cultural encounters. This Indonesian island has beaches for the beach bums, heritage sites for the history buffs, vivacious nightlife for fun-loving visitors and the finest spa and wellness facilities for those looking forward to unwinding.

Bali tourism packages are inclusive of all the basic requirements that include flight and hotel bookings and sightseeing tours. They can also be customised according to individual preferences.

Places to visit in Bali:Uluwatu Temple, Besakih Temple, the picturesque Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, the effervescent Kuta Beach which is best known for its nightscene, Sanur Beach, lying to the southeast of Bali and the pristine Nusa Lembongan island which is famous as a day-trip destination from the city.

Best time to visit Bali: Bali is blessed with a pleasant climate round the year. The best time to visit the destination however, is from April to September. The months of July and August mark the peak season which you can easily avoid, saving more on your trip.

Cost: A flight ticket to Bali from Delhi costs INR 10K-12K approximately. However, if you plan well ahead of time, you can secure great deals on flight and hotel bookings. Accommodation in Bali ranges from luxury resorts to budget hotels costing INR 4000 per night. Choose according to your preference. Bali doesn’t really have an effective public transport system. Cabs are a good option for getting around and they don’t cost much.

A 3-day trip to Bali can be planned easily within INR 40K, inclusive of flight fares, stay, food, transport, shopping and spa.

Alluring Sri Lanka

Exotic landscapes, mesmerising views, sprawling tea plantations, magnificent heritage sites and diverse flora and fauna coupled with the best of tourist facilities make Sri Lanka a fabulous holiday destination. Surrounded by beaches, rich in wildlife and with a dash of history and heritage, the country offers an opportunity to experience incredible diversity. Sri Lanka is increasingly becoming popular as a preferred honeymoon destination due to its sublime wonders and exemplary facilities.

Must-see Attractions: Unawatuna, Bentota and Induruwa, Arugam Bay, Mirissa and Uppuveli beaches, the ancient cities of Pollonaruwa, Anuradhapura and Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Yala West (Ruhuna) National Park, Uda Walawe National Park, Sinharaja Rainforest Reserve and Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks, Galle Fort, Adam’s Peak

Activities: Surfing, snorkelling or diving, jungle safaris, mountaineering, hiking,

Best time to visit Sri Lanka: Blessed with year-round sunshine and pleasant temperatures, Sri Lanka is suitable for trip round the year. However, the best time to visit is during the months of January, February and March. December is also an exciting time when the rains have enhanced the beauty to the lush landscapes.

Best From: Chennai, Bangalore

Cost: Sri Lanka is all geared up to welcome tourists in every season. It offers the best kind of accommodation facilities that range from homestays and resorts to regular hotels. For a night at a 3-star hotel, you need to spend INR 5000. Flight tickets from Chennai or Bangalore to Colombo (round trip) can be secured at less than INR 15K. For exploring the other towns and villages within the country, trains serve as the perfect cost-effective means.

You can easily secure a fabulous honeymoon package to Sri Lanka for a 3 Night-4Day trip for INR 40K and begin your journey of togetherness from this the idyllic tropical destination.

Blissful Bhutan

There are many reasons that make Bhutan the perfect choice for international holidays from India. The beautiful destination has been recognized as the happiest country in Asia. More like a fairy-tale, the Kingdom of Bhutan is an epitome of natural beauty and cultural richness. Stunning mountains, surreal spectacles of terraced rice paddies and enchanting monasteries offer many magical moments to its visitors.

Places to visit in Bhutan: Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Gangtey Valley, Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Dochula Pass, Chele La Pass, Thimphu Chorten and Rinpung Dzong.

Best time to visit Bhutan: Any time between October till December is suitable for a Bhutan Holiday. The skies are clear and the temperatures are pleasant making it ideal to explore the outdoors. Attractive Bhutan tour packages are available to suit every budget type.

Best from: Kolkata, Guwahati

Cost: Paro is the only international airport in Bhutan. A round-trip will cost you around INR 16000 from Kolkata. Budget hotels, equipped with all basic facilities are available at attractive rates, around INR 3000 per night.

Do you really need any more reasons to plan your first international trip and then many successive ones? Go ahead and grab an attractive package to any of these 5 pocket friendly international destinations that you can visit and enjoy at less cost.

 

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Indian citizens living in India and abroad are advised to apply for urgent re-issuance of their passports in the following cases:-

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The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has set a deadline of the 24th November, 2015 for globally phasing out of all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs).

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Wow! The temptable shopping

Dubai Shopping Festival

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Tourist places in Kerala

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Kerala HouseboatOne of the ultimate experience in Kerala is spending some time in its houseboats. The houseboat experience has been anchored with Continue reading