7 destinations that you can travel within Rs 20,000 in India

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Very rarely does one find time to travel around as the hectic work schedule is taking away the luxury that one used to have in the 90s or the early 2000s. But, if even if you manage to get the off, travel expenditures have gone up so high that you may not have the budget to visit exotic places across the country. But there are some affordable destinations in India that you can look to visit this summer or any time of the year within a budget of Rs 20,000. Some prominent destinations include Pondicherry, Kodalkanal, Jaipur, among others.

Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is full of monuments and architecture to excite you. Known as the pink city, it has historical sites and forts that attract the tourists from all over the world. You can take famous bangles from the city for your wife as well as any female members of your family.

Delhites can save the travel cost by opting train over airways to visit Jaipur. Time difference between train and flight for Jaipur from Delhi is minimal.

Train Fare- Rs 400-1,000 per person

Air Fare- Rs 3,000 per person

Note-Fares from other cities to the said destination will vary

Popular Places- Ajmer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace

Cost of Visit- Rs 25-500 per person

Shopping options/Must Buy-Bangles, Jaipuri Quids, Tie and Dye Cloths, Jewellery

Now look at some of the budget hotels in the city of Jaipur

Budget HotelsEstimated Cost per day
Royal Aashiyana PalaceRs 700
Hotel Pearl PalaceRs 1,100
Hotel Anuraag VillaRs 1,300
Sunder Palace Guesh HouseRs 1,400
Golden HotelRs 1,700

Udaipur

Udaipur, known as the lake city, adds to the rich history of Rajasthan with a large number of artefacts and temples. Not only it has been loved by the Indians, but even the foreigners like to have a glimpse of the city. Udaipur has been the witness of many a marriage functions of top corporate houses in India as well as overseas. Not only this, even many Bollywood movies have been shot in the picturesque locales of the city. So what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and make a dash to Udaipur.

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Train fare- Rs 1,000-1,200 per person

Air Fare- Rs 5,000 per person

Opt for train to reduce your travel expenses

Note-Fares from other cities to the said destination will vary

Popular places- Udaipur City Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace

Cost of Visit- Rs 2,000-2,500 per person

Shopping options/Best buy-Handicrafts, Jewellery, Paintings, Leather Items, Antique Pieces

Please note the cost of accommodation in Udaipur in the table below.

Budget HotelsEstimated cost per day
Hotel Kiran PalaceRs 1,000
Hotel The TigerRs 1,100
Hotel Mandiram PalaceRs 1,100
Hotel Thamla HaveliRs 1,200
Hotel Padmini PalaceRs 1,600

Ooty

Come to the southern India and you will not be able to take your eyes off from the wonderful locales of Ooty. Located in the Niligiri hills, the popular hill station is mainly known for tourism, agriculture, as well as production of photographic films and medicines. The city is also famous for chocolates with cocoa butter being available at low cost.

Train Fare- Rs 2,000-2,500 per person

Air Fare- Rs 7,000 per person

Opt for train to reduce your travel expenses

Note-Fares from other cities to the said destination will vary

Popular places- Ooty Lake, Avalanche Lake, Emerald Lake, Government Rose Garden, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Doddabetta Mountain

Cost of Visit- Rs 10-100 per person

Shopping Options/Best Buy-Handmade Chocolates, Aromatic Oils, Acres Wild

See the table below to know the budget hotels for accommodation

Budget Hotels

Estimated cost per day
Hotel KhemsRs 1,200
Hotel RJ InnRs 1,500
RK Holiday HomesRs 1,600
Hotel Mount ViewRs 1,900
Haveli Atithi BhavanRs 2,000

Pondicherry

Pondicherry is the union territory of India filled with mustard coloured conial villas, chic boutiques and tree lined streets. There are many memorable sites in Pondicherry, including Aurbindo Ashram. You can get a free stay or at a very nominal cost. Other sites include Serenity Plus, you can enjoy delicious food at price within the range of Rs 50-Rs 1,000 in the city.

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Train Fare- Rs 1,000-2,000 per person

Air Fare- Rs 7,000 per person

Opt for train to reduce your travel expenses

Note-Fares from other cities to the said destination will vary

Popular Places-Serenity Beach, Auro Beach, Intach Heritage Centre, Chunnambar Boat House

Cost of Visit- Rs 100-500 per person

Shopping options/Best Buy-Consumer Goods, Candles, Incense Sticks

As you would be looking to stay in Pondicherry, you must be keen to know the budget hotels there. Below are the budget hotels that you can look to stay.

Budget HotelsEstimated cost per day
Sree Sairam HotelRs 800
Pondicherry Executive Inn Pvt. Ltd.Rs 1,200
Pleasant Inn PondicherryRs 1,300
MGR Regency Comfort HotelRs 1,600
Hotel Tamizh ParkRs 1,800

Kodaikanal

Kodaiakanal, a hill town in Tamil Nadu, is the centre of attraction for visitors around the world. You can witness picturesque forest valleys, waterfalls, grassy hills and lakes. Also, you can enjoy delicious street food.

Train Fare- Rs 3,000 per person

Air Fare- Rs 8,000 per person

Opt for train to reduce your travel expenses

Note-Fares from other cities to the said destination will vary

Popular Places-Kodaikanal Lake, Berijam Lake, Kodaikanal Golf Club, Palni Hills

Cost of Visit- Rs 10-100 per person

Shopping Options/Best Buy- Woollen Materials, Handmade Articles, Toys, Medicinal Herbs and Oils
Look below the list of budget hotels in Kodaikanal

Budget HotelsEstimated cost per day
Snooze InnRs 1,000
Hotel Spring ValleyRs 1,400
Hotel Kodai GateRs 1,500
J’s Heritage Hotel & ResortRs 1,500
Hotel Grand Paradise InnRs 1,900

Alleppey

Alleppey, a famous place in the state of Kerala, is known for boat riding and wonderful beaches. If you are a non-vegetarian, you can taste delicious local fishes of the city.

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Train Fare- Rs 2,000 per person

Air Fare- Rs 7,000 per person

Opt for train to reduce your travel expenses

Note-Fares from other cities to the said destination will vary

Popular Places- Krishnapuram Palace, Vijaya Beach Park, Sea View Park, Alappuzha Beach

Cost of Visit- Rs 100-500 per person

Shopping Options/Best Buy-Coir Products, Carpets, Spices

Kindly refer below the table to know the budget hotels and their respective prices in Alleppey.

Budget HotelsEstimated cost per day
Lake and Paddy Home StayRs 500
South Canal HolidaysRs 900
Shade Tourist HomeRs 1,200
Riverside RetreatRs 1,700
Sisir PalaceRs 1,800

Itanagar

Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, offers attraction galore for visitors around the world. The city has picturesque mountains, rivers and the greeneries that one would love to witness.

Train Fare- Rs 9,000 per person (New Delhi to Dibrugarh to Fukrating via train, then take taxi to Itanagar)

Air Fare- Rs 11,000 per person (New Delhi to Guwahati to Itanagar)

With not much difference in fares, you can opt for flight to reach Itanagar quickly

Note-Fares from other cities to the said destination will vary

Popular Places- Ganga Lake, Ita Fort, Itanagar Wildlife Santuary, Namdapha National Park, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum

Cost of visit- Rs 100-500 per person

Shopping Options/Best Buy-Wood Carvings, Bamboo and Cane Items, Woollen Products, Fruit Bowls

Please look below the table to know the budget hotels in Itanagar.

Budget HotelsEstimated Cost Per Day
Rajhans HotelRs 600
Arunachal HotelRs 600
Blue Pine HotelRs 600
Itafort HotelRs 700
Tosum HotelRs 800

Travel Loan
You can avail the option of travel loan to roam around the said destinations if you do not have the necessary funds with you. Loan for travelling in India comes under the category of personal loan, which are offered by banks and NBFCs across the country. The minimum and maximum amount of personal loan are Rs 10,000 and Rs 30,00,000, respectively.

Personal Loan Interest Rates November 2018
Bajaj Finserv10.99% - 16.00%
Fullerton India14.00% - 33.00%
HDFC Bank11.25% - 21.50%
ICICI Bank10.99% - 18.40%
IndusInd Bank10.99% - 16.00%
Kotak Bank10.99% - 20.99%
RBL13.00% - 18.00%
Standard Chartered Bank12.00% - 17.00%
Tata Capital10.99% - 18.00%
Home Loan Interest Rates November 2018
State Bank of India/SBI8.70% - 9.25%
HDFC8.80% - 9.70%
Bank of Baroda8.65% - 9.65%
LIC Housing8.70% - 9.05%
PNB Housing Finance9.00% - 13.00%
ICICI Bank9.00% - 9.25%
Axis Bank8.80% - 9.05%
Citibank9.00% - 9.85%
Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited8.80% - 11.05%
Kotak Bank8.90% - 8.75%
DHFL9.05% - 9.95%
Reliance Home Finance8.75% - 14.00%