Travelling doesn’t have to be an expensive affair, unless you are talking luxury. Travel can be pocket-friendly without having you compromise on quality experiences. You can see it all, you can. All you have to do is opt for the right places that not only let you travel for pleasure but assist in reducing commute time too. Planning a budget-friendly international trip? Perfect. Here are 5 countries less than 5 hours away from India you can head to.
From wildlife to adventure sports, people usually underestimate Nepal until they visit it. A perfect getaway for us city folks, the country has more charm to offer than one gives it credit for. Be it monasteries nestled in between Himalayan peaks or the infamous trekking tours at Mt.Everest Base Camp, Nepal is not only a pleasant surprise but also a pocket-friendly one. If you’re looking to simply unwind and experience a culture that’s refreshing to say the least, Nepal is a great pick.
Air Time From India to Nepal: 1 hour, 12 minutes
It isn’t the world’s happiest country without good reason. Bhutan is known for its wild, wild mountain monasteries coupled with serenity that’s hard to find anywhere else. The best part? Indians can visit here without a passport! An average meal here costs between Rs 100 – Rs 400 and there’s private transport within the country if you want to explore multiple locations. From Thimpu to the Dochala Pass, Bhutan’s one of those few places in the world where one can head if they are seeking quality alone time.
Air Time From India To Bhutan: 2 hours, 30 minutes
3. Sri Lanka
Want to head the beach? Well, ditch Goa and head to Sri Lanka instead. Known for its clear water beaches and a history that’s rich with elements of the Ramayana, Sri Lanka is perfect for a budget-friendly vacation. Also inherently well known for its delicious cuisine, if you’re a seafood lover, you might never want to leave. Homestays are the preferred choice of accommodation if you’re planning to explore the country.
Air Time From India To Sri Lanka: 1 hour, 58 minutes
Also know as the largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia is a popular holiday destination for folks around the world. Home to our beloved Bali, there’s also Lombak, Jakata and Malang that you shouldn’t miss out on. Indonesia is known for its active volcanoes and if you’re up for it, they even have guided tours around these volcanic spots. Not surprisingly it also caters to an expansive range of water sports that are every adventure junkies dream. And of course, it’s a great choice for a vacation if you don’t want to burn a hole in your pockets.
Air Time From India To Indonesia: 4 hours, 97 minutes
An archipelago that composes of 115 islands, Seychelles is where you head if you want to bask among coral reefs, sparkling blue water and untouched beaches. A pocket-friendly cousin to the fancy Maldives, Seychelles is a paradise for water babies. Feel free to explore islands or head for nature and wildlife tours here. An average meal costs around Rs 500 per person and the accommodation rates are as low are Rs 1000 per night.
Air Time From India To Seychelles: 4 hours, 21 minutes
Another great option, for you to visit is Thailand: