10 Cheapest Places in India You Can Travel To When You Are Broke!

Oh..Lord! It's that time of the month, again. All these days, you’ve been paying all your bills, first filling and then emptying your refrigerator with beer cans. But now, you are suffering from the month-end crisis.
 
You’re almost broke and don’t want to spend the remaining part of your salary on useless expenses. On the other hand, you scroll through your Facebook timeline and get to know how your colleagues, relatives, friends and Sharmaji ka beta are enjoying their vacation. Jealous much? You check your bank balance and all your dreams of vacationing abroad are shattered! 

Cheapest Places in India

 
But don’t worry! Even if you can’t take a vacation abroad, there are some places in India which you should definitely travel even though you are almost broke.
 
We at TripHobo, have compiled a list of 10 such cheapest places in India which are affordable but high on experience!

1. Some Balle Balle at Amritsar!

Amritsar - one of the most cheap places to visit in India

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We all know that Amritsar is famous for the golden temple. But what we don’t know is that Amritsar is a very affordable tourist destination for people like you and me, who are always broke! A low cost holiday in India is exactly what you need to get over the loss of the bills you've paid. Take a holy dip and soak yourself in spiritual at the Harmandir Sahib Gurudwara. The gurudwara offers free accommodation for girls and charges some minimal amount from boys. Don't forget the lip smacking free langar! Devotionally and patriotically rich, Amritsar has it all to make it your ultimate weekend getaway. Visit Jallianwala Bagh and Wagah border to relive some historical moments.

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2. Goa - Make your Dil Chahta Hai moment, a reality!

Goa - cheapest tourist place to visit in India

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Admit it! We all have dreamt of going on a road trip to Goa with our friends. But keeping the red Merc and seaside resort aside as shown in the film, getting and spending some quality time in Goa is very affordable. There are lot of homestays and hostels in Goa which will not be hard on your pocket making Goa one of the most tourist friendly cheap places to visit in India. In addition, good Goanese thali will cost you not more than 100 bucks. And yes! You also get some low priced booze, too!

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3. Auli - the mini Switzerland which Yash Chopra failed to explore!

Auli - A low budget tourist place in India

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I'm not kidding! Auli is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world and can even put the already overrated Switzerland to shame. Adding to it, the hotels are very budget friendly and have some spectacular locales. Considered one of the most cheapest destinations in India, If you've spared some money, then skiing in the Himalayan mountain ranges is a must do thing without the hole in your pocket you'd have in The Alps.
 
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4. Darjeeling - The queen of hills!

Darjeeling - affordable town in India

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Trust me! When I watched Barfi for the first time, more than the film I was bowled over by the sheer beauty of this scenic hill station in India called Darjeeling. But my joy knew no bounds when I discovered that getting and staying here is far from being expensive. Pretty little hotels, cottages and home stays soaked in old world charm will not make a hole in your pocket. Also, you can binge on some deliciously made momos while sipping the ever popular Darjeeling tea. The ticket to the iconic toy train is very cheap and you can have the panoramic view of the hill station from the train itself. Check out some exciting trips in India under Rs. 5000.

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5. Mcleod Ganj - Come, soak in some spirituality!

Mcleod Ganj - a budget travel destination

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If calm serene atmosphere along the snow-clad mountains excites you, then head straightaway to Mcleod Ganj which is also one the cheapest places to visit in India. Popular for the important Tsuglagkhang- Dalai Lama's temple, Mcleod Ganj is also known for its Buddhist culture and crafts. Perfect place to pause yourself for a while and experience some spiritual divinity, Mcleod Ganj has hotels, restaurants, cafes which are low on prices but high on quality.
 
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6. Gokarna - Because Goa is so mainstream!

Gokarna - budget trip to take

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Compared to its sister Goa, Gokarna is low on cost but high on offerings. Beautiful beaches, serene wellness centres and some breathtaking views, Gokarna has a lot to offer. There are also Yoga centers which you can visit at a very affordable price.

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7. Hampi - Karnataka’s very own marvel!

Hampi - lots of affordable accommodations

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Hampi, already a UNESCO World Heritage site is known for its architectural masterpieces, temples, and palaces. Cheapest cottages and some low cost South Indian cuisine on your plate: Hampi has it to make your trip, a delicious affair. You can roam in and around Hampi by renting a motorcycle at a very low cost, thus cutting down your burdening transportation costs.

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Do visit these temples in South India  

8. Kasol - Himachal Pradesh's affordable mini Israel

Kasol - for a cheap vacation in India

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One of the most beautiful places among the lot, Kasol should be on the top of your list if you are planning for a budget friendly vacation. Snow clad mountains, pine trees and some spectacular display of nature, Kasol has it all. Cheap cottages and hotels are in plenty in this place, keeping in mind the huge turnout of young tourists. The localities are hospitable and can even treat you with a meal, only if you're dignified enough!

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9. Mumbai - City of Dreams, quite literally!

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This one is my personal favourite! A city which never sleeps. A city which has a something or the other to offer everyone. The city has some affordable hotels and lodges as per your convenience. Also, you can have a one time meal for less than 80 bucks. If not a meal, then the world famous Vada Pav will come to your rescue. Get starstruck by visiting Mannat or Jalsa, introspect at Marine Drive, pray at Siddhivinayak and experience the incredible city that Mumbai is. Sure, it won't be easy but you can make it one of your cheap holiday destinations in Maharashtra, if not India! Check out things to do in Mumbai.
 
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10. Pondicherry - Relive India's French side!

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Spectacular beaches, low priced booze, beautiful roads and some reasonable options for accommodation, Pondicherry has it all to make your money-crunched vacation, an unforgettable experience. The former French colony has a lot to offer and the lanes will take you back in time. There are plenty of exciting things to do in Pondicherry, just hop on a rented bicycle and roam around the streets of the beautiful city.

Hurry up! Count the notes in your wallet, make necessary cost cuttings and plan a trip on a shoestring budget. Trust me, it’ll be a hell lot of fun! Which cheapest place in India are you headed to now?
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MANDAR PANDHARE MANDAR PANDHARE

is a commerce graduate turned journalist. When he is not writing travel blogs, he is busy travelling or drooling over Puneri street food.

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