Five Budget Holiday Destinations In India That You Must Not Miss

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It’s a fact that we all want to witness picturesque sites around the world, and in a bid to do the same we make all sort of planning and savings. But most of the times we are caught up with the situation of not having sufficent funds to fulfill the purpose. Trip to countries like the US and the UK pinches your pocket hard as they are extremely expensive with the budget going well over Rs 1 lakh. Not only the airfares are higher, but also the accommodation there is out of reach for most of the middle class Indians. So what you will do? You will keep staying at home, No, na. The solution for you to visit some of the cheap holiday destinations in India. These locations provide the same flavour that you can find overseas. Some of them are even better. Foreigners love travelling to places like Goa, Udaipur, etc. If they feel privileged doing so, then why can’t we explore our own country. If you want to visit any destination by airways, then it is advisable you book your ticket three months in advance so that you can make journey at less cost. The overall travel budget across domestic destinations is expected to be around Rs 20,000-35,000.  So plan early and fly across  a set of holiday destinations that are pointed below.

Budget Holiday Destinations

Goa

Goa is the most sought after holiday destination for both foreigners as well as the Indians because of its wonderful beach, sea foods, amusement parks, etc. Please look at the air ticket prices for Goa from Delhi.

 

Airlines

Ticket rates for date of journey after three months (Delhi to Goa) Ticket rates for date of journey after 15 days (Delhi to Goa)
Indigo Rs 3,844 Rs 5,425
Vistara Rs 3,932 Rs 4,191
Air India Rs 4,471 Rs 5,827
Air Asia Rs 4,599 Rs 4,799

After discussing the air fares, we must look at some of the budget hotels in Goa.

Budget Hotels in Goa (Cost of hotel accommodation is subject to change)

Budget Hotels Cost per day
Hotel Blessings Rs 1,800
Vailankanni Holiday Homes Rs 1,200
Casa Sumanjo Rs 1,883
Sangolda Greenz Rs 1,750
Hotel Ashirwad Rs 1,000
Baga Villa Rs 1,300
La Len Resort Rs 1,100
Swimsea Beach Resort Rs 2,498
Shruti Beach Resort Rs 2,550
The Beach Hideaway Rs 2,300

Jaipur

Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is full of monumnets and arhcitecture to excite you. Known as the pink city, it has historical sites and forts that attract the tourists from all over the world. 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 ticket costs in the range of Rs 400-700 per individual in the AC class. If you want to make a journey via airways, then you can refer the table below to know the ticket prices.

 

Airlines

Ticket rates for date of journey after three months (Delhi to Jaipur) Ticket rates for date of journey after 15 days (Delhi to Jaipur)
Indigo Rs 1,416 Rs 1,531
Spicejet Rs 1,537 Rs 1,537
Air India Rs 2,106 Rs 3,297
Jet Airways Rs 2,795 Rs 3,650-8000

After airfares, let’s discuss the low-cost hotels in Jaipur in the table below

Budget Hotels in Jaipur (Cost of hotel accommodation is subject to change)

Budget Hotels Cost per day
Hotel Pearl Palace Rs 1,162
Suryaa Villa Rs 1,738
Hotel Anuraag Villa Rs 1,304
Arya Niwas Rs 1,984
Ace Hotel Jaipur Rs 2,125
Golden Hotel Rs 1,698
Hotel Vimal Heritage Rs 2,276
Sunder Palace Guesh House Rs 1,355
Royal Aashiyana Palace Rs 660
Devi Niketan Heritage Hotel Rs 2,987

Udaipur

Udaipur, known as the lake city, adds to the rich history of Rajasthan with a large number of artifacts 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. Pick the mode of transportation depending upon your affordability. If you are from Delhi, you can make a journey via express train to Udaipur at a cost of around Rs 1,100 in the third AC. Rates of second AC and sleeper classes will differ with the latter being the cheapest.

 

Airlines

Ticket rates for date of journey after three months (Delhi to Udaipur) Ticket rates for date of journey after 15 days (Delhi to Udaipur)
Indigo Rs 2,657 Rs 5,425
Spicejet Rs 2,359 Rs 5,109
Air India Rs 4,814 Rs 5,827
Jet Airways Rs 4,134 Rs 5,713

Now look below the budget hotels in Udaipur

Budget Hotels in Udaipur(Cost of hotel accommodation is subject to change)

Budget Hotels Cost per day
Anjani Hotel Rs 1,800
Mewar Haweli Rs 2,173
Hotel The Tiger Rs 1,064
Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel Rs 2,011
Florence Continental Hotel Rs 2,000
Hotel Aashiya Haveli Rs 1,778
Hotel Padmini Palace Rs 1,572
Hotel Thamla Haveli Rs 1,250
Hotel Kiran Palace Rs 1,000
Hotel Mandiram Palace Rs 1,135

 Ooty

Come to the Southern part of 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. It may take a lot of time going Ooty via train, particularly from  Delhi and other northern regions of India. So you can opt for flights. See the table below for ticket prices of flights destined for Ooty from Delhi.

 

Airlines

Ticket rates for date of journey after three months (Delhi to Ooty) Ticket rates for date of journey after 15 days (Delhi to Ooty)
Indigo Rs 6,474 Rs 6,589
Spicejet Rs 5,320 Rs 6,824
Air India Rs 6,084 Rs 6,645
Jet Airways Rs 6,249 Rs 7,035

Refer in the table below to know the budget hotels in Ooty and their prices.

Budget Hotels in Ooty ((Cost of hotel accommodation is subject to change)

Budget Hotels Cost per day
RK Holiday Homes Rs 1,656
Hotel RJ Inn Rs 1,552
Delightz Inn Rs 2,909
Hotel Lakeview Rs 3,207
Ponmari Residencyy Rs 3,337
Hotel Khems Rs 1,217
TTDC Hotel Rs 2,107
DE Santosh Residency Rs 2,300
Haveli Atithi Bhavan Rs 2,041
Hotel Mount View Rs 1,969

Darjeeling

After covering the western and southern part of India, now come to the eastern region with Darjeeling. The popular hill station is loved by travellers all around the world. People here are quite warm and will welcome you with their famous ‘chai’. Before to get that chai, you will have to look at the air ticket prices of various airlines mentioned below.

 

Airlines

Ticket rates for date of journey after three months (Delhi to Darjeeling) Ticket rates for date of journey after 15 days (Delhi to Darjeeling)
Vistara Rs 5,231 Rs 5,797
Spicejet Rs 5,272 Rs 5,472
Indigo Rs 5,588 Rs 6,549
Air India Rs 5,811 Rs 8,576

Please see the table below to know the budget hotels of Darjeeling and their prices.

Budget Hotels Cost per day
Hotel Long Island Rs 1,200
Pineridge Hotel Rs 1,767
Olde Main Bellevue Heritage Hotel Rs 1,808
Aliment Hotel Rs 1,626
Fairmont Hotel Rs 1,865
Hotel Zodiac Rs 1,800
Amarjeet Hotel Rs 2,084
Hotel Ratnagiri Rs 1,522
Snow Lion HomeStay Rs 2,500
Viramma Villa Rs 2,750

Key points to be kept in mind

  • Plan your travel early and make sure you book the ticket at least three months in advance to reduce the costs
  • Keep an eye on the dicount offers of the airlines to reduce your cost of travel
  • You can visit travel websites like MakeMyTrip, Yatra, Clear Trip and others to book air tickets
  • Check for travel package with companies like Thomas Cook and others
  • Travel package companies roll out different types of plans. Invariably, they offer package at lower cost when you travel with family compared to the time when you do the same alone.
  • C heck for discount in travel package offers
  • For railway tickets, please log on to irctc website
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