"If travelling was free, you would never see me again"- This is the line repeated often by people like your friends and colleagues, who have a serious wanderlust. It is on your social media feed, on advertising billboards of travel portals and in books which are on therapy and finding happiness. But the sad part is that, traveling is not free. It costs a lot of money. However, you can travel to a lot of places that are considered as "cheapest abroad destinations" from India. It won't cost you a fortune to visit these fascinating destinations.
Here we have compiled a list of few cheapest destinations to travel abroad:
1. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is known for its beaches, blue waters, and clear cloudless skies. If you want to let your hair down and simply relax, this is your ideal vacation destination.
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah, Hostel: 500 INR per night, Local Travel: 50 INR or less, Meals: 500 INR Drinks: 350 INR, Sightseeing: 200 INR, Daily budget calculation: 1600 INR
Places to visit/things to do: Besides the lovely beaches, you can check out Sekumpul waterfalls, Gunung Kawi, and Tirta Gangga.
2. Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia, which is at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain, is a treat to the eyes with its beautiful buildings and skyline. The Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevsky is synonymous with Sofia.
Currency: Bulgarian Lev, Hostel: 500 INR per night, Local Travel: 200 INR, Meals: 600 INR on an average, Drinks: 250 INR on an average, Sightseeing: 250 INR, Daily budget calculation: 1800 INR
Places to visit/things to do: Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevsky, Rila monastery, Boyana Church, National Gallery of foreign art, Banya Bashi Mosque and National Park. Sofia has the most beautiful churches.
3. Budapest, Hungary
With its gothic columns, magnificent bridges and buildings, you will fall in love with this city.
Currency: Hungarian Forint, Hostel: 600 INR per night, Local Travel: 175 INR, Meals: 750 INR, Drinks: 250 INR - Sightseeing: 200 INR - Daily budget calculation: 1975 INR
Places to visit/things to do: Take a tour around the Danube, see the Hungarian opera house, the Parliament and gothic styled churches, the Chain's Bridge, Fisherman's Bastion, St. Stephen's Basilica
4. Istanbul, Turkey
History, art, an interesting mix of Christian and Islamic architecture, Turkey is by far the most photogenic in the World.
Currency: Lira - Hostel: 770 INR per night, Local Travel: 200 INR, Meals: 600 INR, Drinks: 600 INR, Sightseeing: 450 INR, Daily budget calculation: 2620 INR
Places to visit/things to do: Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Galata Tower, Archeological museum, grand bazaar and the flea markets
5. Thimpu, Bhutan
Set in the hills, Thimphu is scenic and is almost like a picture postcard. Bhutan is said to have the happiest people in the World. Go here for its scenery and feel-good atmosphere.
Currency: Bhutanese Ngultrum, Hostel: 1240 INR per night approximately, Local Travel: 310 INR, Meals: 750 INR on an average, Drinks: 310 INR, Sightseeing: 250 INR, Daily budget calculation: 2860 INR,
Places to visit/things to do: Buddha Point, Thimpu Dzong, Gangteng Monastery. Also, check out the museums too.
6. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh is a beautiful city with a surreal mix of architecture, greenery, and culture. Go here to experience this wondrous city in South East Asia.
Currency: Cambodian Riel, Hostel: 750 INR per night, Local Travel: 350 INR, Meals: 1000 INR, Drinks: 350 INR, Sightseeing: 150 INR, Daily budget calculation: 2600 INR
Places to visit/things to do: Check out the Wildlife rescue centre, the genocide museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National monument of Cambodia and The Killing Fields
7. Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest is an ancient city with fabulous concert halls and beautiful buildings and when you are there you can catch a concert or an orchestra performance too.
Currency: Romanian Leu, Hostel: 600 INR per night, Local Travel: 100 INR, Meals: 700 INR, Drinks: 350 INR, Sightseeing: 200 INR, Daily budget calculation: 1950 INR
Places to visit/things to do: There are a lot of historical walking areas around the Old town like the Romanian Athen.
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