Amazing Trips with the bug to travel biting more and more people, especially youngsters with some spare income or incredible planning skills and a lot of leisure time, India is turning into a haven for budget-travellers.
With picturesque towns and incredible cities, with gushing rivers and vast beaches, one might even be spoilt for choice looking for cheap tours to India.
Is the pressure to pick a place for your weekend trip stressing you out? Well, here is an endeavor to list down 10 affordable tour packages one can take around India depending on how much Motorola you have to spare!
Let’s start with Rs. 5000 in your pocket. Here are some holiday packages under Rs. 5000 curated just for you:
- Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu
A coastal town at the southernmost tip of the country, Kanyakumari derives its name from the temple dedicated to Devi Kanya Kumari. The town is surrounded on three sides by the Indian Ocean and makes a great spot for a holiday package under Rs. 5000.
Enriched with history, this town is just a hop-skip-jump away from Trivandrum. It literally is one of the cheap holiday tour of India is Golden triangle tour india.
Holiday package under Rs. 5000 for Kanyakumari
Closest City: Trivandrum
Distance: 85 km.
Mode of transport: Cars are the best. If not, there are state transport buses that run frequently to and from Kanyakumari.
Stay: Hotel Temple Ci ti
Things to do: Wait by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial in the mornings to catch the rising sun.
Costs: Travel Rs. 250. Accommodation Rs. 1000 inwards. Misc. Rs. 800
- Hampi, Karnataka
Hampi, a city of beautiful ruins and a backpacker’s haven, lies on two sides of the Tungabhadra river. For those seeking an affordable tour package and interested in architecture, ruins, temples and history, this is a perfect weekend trip for you, especially if you stay in or around Bengaluru.
Holiday package under Rs. 5000 for Hampi
Closest City: Bengaluru
Distance: 340 km.
Mode of transport: State transport buses
Stay: Opt for a home stay
Things to do: Do indulge in some trekking or rock climbing at Hampi which is also called the shouldering capital of India. Visit the many ruins and ancient monuments.
Costs: Travel Rs. 250. Accommodation Rs. 500 inwards. Misc. Rs. 1000
- Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
If you have a single spiritual bone in your body, Vrindavan will pique its interest then! And if not, Vrindavan will still cater to all 256 bones in your body.
A place of pilgrimage, it makes a great place for people-watching, capturing the sight of swans in the Yamuna river and soaking in the birthplace of Lord Krishna. A cheap travel destination from India, Vrindavan is driving distance from Delhi. There are many affordable tour packages available.
Holiday package under Rs. 5000 for Vrindavan
Closest City: Delhi
Distance: 164 km.
Mode of transport: State transport buses or train
Stay: Anamsa Residency
Things to do: Temple hopping
Costs: Travel Rs. 284. Accommodation Rs. 1000 onwards. Misc. Rs. 600
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Situated on the banks of river Ganga, Rishikesh is the epitome of spirituality and coolness all at once especially after the music band, The Beatles visited it. Rishikesh has something for everyone – adventure seekers, religious souls, free spirits and those wanting some leisure time. Affordable tour packages are available by the dozen for this destination. Ask anyone and they will include Rishikesh in their cheap travel destinations from India list.
Holiday package under Rs. 5000 for Rishikesh
Closest City: Delhi
Distance: 225 km.
Mode of transport: Well connected by a network of state and private buses.
Stay: There are a host of backpackers’ options and ashrams
Things to do: Whitewater river rafting
Costs: Travel Rs.150 – Rs. 650. Accommodation Rs. 150 – Rs. 1000. Misc. Rs. 400
Have a little extra to spare and some more leisure time, how about trips under Rs. 10000? Tour packages below Rs. 10000 include the following destinations in India:
- Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
A well-tucked away valley in Arunachal Pradesh, this is one of the most remote, cut-out-from-the-world trips. Situated at an elevation of about 10000 feet, Tawang is untouched by humans. It is pristine and peaceful – perfect for some leisure time and recuperating from the life of a city dweller. It is an affordable tour package. In fact, if you plan well this could easily be a holiday package under Rs. 5000.
Tour package below Rs. 10000 for Tawang
Closest City: Tezpur
Distance: 324 km.
Mode of transport: Buses starting from the railway station at Tezpur. A car trip here is not the best option.
Stay: Dolma Khangsar Guest House
Things to do: Visit the Tawang Buddhist Monastery, the tranquil Penga Teng Tso lake where migratory birds flock or the mesmerizing Nuranang falls.
Costs: Travel Rs. 400. Accommodation Rs. 1000. Misc. Rs. 1000
- Matheran, Maharashtra
Matheran, the affordable tour package, is the pinnacle of peace and a slow-paced life. It is one of the many cheap travel destinations from India which, forces you to spend some time amongst nature and enjoy its numerous tourist spots, restaurants and even shopping on account of its ‘no-car’ policy.
Tour package below Rs. 10000 for Matheran
Closest City: Mumbai / Pune
Distance: 80 km. / 125 km.
Mode of transport: A car trip from Mumbai or Pune. There is also the option of the toy train from Neral.
Stay: MTDC Resort
Things to do: It is full of ‘points’ worth visiting.
Costs: Travel Rs. 30 for the train + or / Rs. 400. Accommodation Rs. 1000. Misc. Rs. 300
- Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley high up in the Himalayas. It is by far the most beautiful spots in the north. The approach to Spiti itself is a scenic and winding route – a route that leads to it being a cheap travel destination from India.
Tour package below Rs. 10000 for Spiti
Closest City: Manali
Distance: 196 km.
Mode of transport: Private vehicle or state transport buses
Stay: Budget hotels are by the dozen
Things to do: Untouched by civilization, food and stay are a blast to your system. It is dotted with a few lakes, monasteries and national parks worth visiting.
Costs: Travel Rs. 250. Accommodation Rs. 700. Misc. Rs. 800
Hang on, did you just realize it was Rs. 15000 and not just Rs. 10000 that you could spare on a weekend trip and now need more options? Affordable tour packages under Rs. 15000 are aplenty. Here we go!
- Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Any ardent fan of the movies or a heavy tea drinker will be aware of the charms of Ooty, the hill station. Ooty is an experience hard-to-forget. A hop-skip-and-jump away from Coimbatore, it is one of the best weekend trips one can plan from Bengaluru. It is a cheap travel destination from India, especially south India.
Holiday package under Rs. 15000 for Ooty
Closest City: Coimbatore
Distance: 86 km.
Mode of transport: Train transits if a road trip does not appeal to you!
Stay: Budget stay homes
Things to do: Tea-gardens are a must-visit.
Costs: Travel Rs. 650. Accommodation Rs. 700. Misc. Rs. 800
There is nothing better than Goa when looking for affordable tour packages! A state full of eclectic beaches, quaint little shafts, casinos and an amazing nightlife, Goa is one of those trips that has something for everybody. Cheap travel destinations from India definitely has Goa on it.
Holiday package under Rs. 15000 for Goa
Closest City: Mumbai / Bengaluru
Distance: 587 km.
Mode of transport: A road trip to Goa is on many people’s wish list! Train journeys parallel to the coast make for a novel experience as well.
Stay: Shacks on the beach
Things to do: Relax, literally! Enjoy the beaches, spend some leisure time in the many laid-back shacks.
Costs: Travel Rs. 850. Accommodation Rs. 1700. Misc. Rs. 1800
- Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Rich in culture and heritage, Jaisalmer offers the near-perfect experience of Rajasthan while remaining one of the many cheap travel destinations from India. Extend your trip if you can to include Jodhpur-Udaipur-Jaipur to this lot. There are many affordable tour packages available. Again, it I possible to visit a combination of these cities for tour packages below Rs. 10000.
Holiday package under Rs. 15000 for Jaisalmer
Closest City: Jodhpur
Distance: 285 km.
Mode of transport: There are 4 trains running from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer
Stay: Hotel Royal Stay
Things to do: Leave your print on the sand dunes!
Costs: Travel Rs.450. Accommodation Rs. 350 – Rs. 950. Misc. Rs. 1500