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)
IndigoRs 3,844Rs 5,425
VistaraRs 3,932Rs 4,191
Air IndiaRs 4,471Rs 5,827
Air AsiaRs 4,599Rs 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 HotelsCost per day
Hotel BlessingsRs 1,800
Vailankanni Holiday HomesRs 1,200
Casa SumanjoRs 1,883
Sangolda GreenzRs 1,750
Hotel AshirwadRs 1,000
Baga VillaRs 1,300
La Len ResortRs 1,100
Swimsea Beach ResortRs 2,498
Shruti Beach ResortRs 2,550
The Beach HideawayRs 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)
IndigoRs 1,416Rs 1,531
SpicejetRs 1,537Rs 1,537
Air IndiaRs 2,106Rs 3,297
Jet AirwaysRs 2,795Rs 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 HotelsCost per day
Hotel Pearl PalaceRs 1,162
Suryaa VillaRs 1,738
Hotel Anuraag VillaRs 1,304
Arya NiwasRs 1,984
Ace Hotel JaipurRs 2,125
Golden HotelRs 1,698
Hotel Vimal HeritageRs 2,276
Sunder Palace Guesh HouseRs 1,355
Royal Aashiyana PalaceRs 660
Devi Niketan Heritage HotelRs 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)
IndigoRs 2,657Rs 5,425
SpicejetRs 2,359Rs 5,109
Air IndiaRs 4,814Rs 5,827
Jet AirwaysRs 4,134Rs 5,713

Now look below the budget hotels in Udaipur

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

Budget HotelsCost per day
Anjani HotelRs 1,800
Mewar HaweliRs 2,173
Hotel The TigerRs 1,064
Jagat Niwas Palace HotelRs 2,011
Florence Continental HotelRs 2,000
Hotel Aashiya HaveliRs 1,778
Hotel Padmini PalaceRs 1,572
Hotel Thamla HaveliRs 1,250
Hotel Kiran PalaceRs 1,000
Hotel Mandiram PalaceRs 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)
IndigoRs 6,474Rs 6,589
SpicejetRs 5,320Rs 6,824
Air IndiaRs 6,084Rs 6,645
Jet AirwaysRs 6,249Rs 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 HotelsCost per day
RK Holiday HomesRs 1,656
Hotel RJ InnRs 1,552
Delightz InnRs 2,909
Hotel LakeviewRs 3,207
Ponmari ResidencyyRs 3,337
Hotel KhemsRs 1,217
TTDC HotelRs 2,107
DE Santosh ResidencyRs 2,300
Haveli Atithi BhavanRs 2,041
Hotel Mount ViewRs 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)
VistaraRs 5,231Rs 5,797
SpicejetRs 5,272Rs 5,472
IndigoRs 5,588Rs 6,549
Air IndiaRs 5,811Rs 8,576

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

Budget HotelsCost per day
Hotel Long IslandRs 1,200
Pineridge HotelRs 1,767
Olde Main Bellevue Heritage HotelRs 1,808
Aliment HotelRs 1,626
Fairmont HotelRs 1,865
Hotel ZodiacRs 1,800
Amarjeet HotelRs 2,084
Hotel RatnagiriRs 1,522
Snow Lion HomeStayRs 2,500
Viramma VillaRs 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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