Best Off Season Holiday Destinations in India on Budget!

Budgeting is a very important factor and everyone has a designated budget-saving goal to hit at the end of every year. And I agree, with so many EMIs, ever growing expenses and inflation, travelling can be a extravagant idea! But what if you could travel on a budget? 

Here is a list of popular off season holiday destinations in India that you can travel to without compromising on your budget! How? By travelling off-season!

A quick break-down of where you should travel in which month if you are on a budget all year long:

1. January - Manali

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Nestled in the Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Manali is a gem lingering on every Indian traveller’s mind. And January being a winter month; the rates drop down as low as the temperature and you can play in the snow with fewer crowds!

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2. February - Mussoorie

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This city in Uttarakhand is known for its verdant hills and is also vouched as a very romantic destination. Thankfully, February is still winter time and you can avail discounts on hotels, guided tours and plan the trip on budget!

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3. March - Munnar

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Winter is the most favourable season to visit Munnar and most crowds prefer the Diwali holidays or the time around the New Year to plan a trip here. The month of March rings in the beginning of summer. This means lesser tourists and free upgrades!

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4. April - Gokarna

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Known for its picturesque beaches and beautiful temples, Gokarna is frequented by Indian as well as European and Russian tourists. The peak season is the winter season and the month of April is hot and humid. But if you are plan to soak in the waters for most of the day; who cares if it’s hot!
Grab great discounts on plush hotels as most of the foreign tourists cannot handle Indian summer and the rooms are barely occupied!

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5. May - Hampi

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Bewitching, enchanting and charismatic, Hampi is one of the most magnetic destination in Southern India. Also known for its hippie culture, Hampi is one of the must-visit places in India. The temperatures are hot and humid all round the year, but in May, the heat reaches its peak!

Discounts and deals on a destination that has so much to offer!

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Read more about Hampi: Hampi- Hippie Destination of India

6. June - Goa

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The ultimate party destination of India, Goa is most visited during the months of November to February. June is the ideal month to grab huge discounts since its technically still summer time and the monsoon is on its way.
A beer, a beach and a bed; on budget!

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7. July - Coorg

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Popular as a winter destination when its alluring verdant hills are blanketed with thick white fog giving out a vibe of splendour, making it one of the most popular weekend getaways in India. Coorg receives a fare share of monsoon. If you are someone who loves rain, visit Coorg in the month of July!
The rhythmic rains, verdant green valley, flooding waterfalls and a hot cup of tea will make your budget trip an affair to remember!

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8. August - Pondicherry

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A former French colony, Pondi is known for its boulevards dotted with Mediterranean houses, French bakeries and a quintessential aura to it! August is a monsoon month in Pondi and rainfalls are frequent. But this doesn’t come in the way of enjoying the city’s striking landscape and discovering its huge array of best places! 
You can get a cheap accommodation and since it’s the birthday month of Sri Aurobindo of Auroville, you can also witness the pomp and celebrations!

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Read Now: Best Things To Do In Pondicherry

9. September - Kochi

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Popular destination for honeymooners, beach bums and backpackers, Kochi has a peak season from October to February. But since the city is washed with monsoon from June to late August, September is like a shoulder season with best deals on hotels and activities.
Carry an umbrella and you are good to go on one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world.

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10. October - Tarkarli Beach, Konkan

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Beaches of Konkan in Maharashtra are a bounty of nature. Tucked in this nature’s delight is the beautiful village of Tarkarli offering not only stunning beaches but tons of activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and white water rafting.

October is not a holiday season and most of the tourists plan their vacation  around Diwali, so you can avail discounts on accommodation as well as the water sports.

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11. November - Kashmir

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The Shangri-La, the heaven on the earth, the more I describe the beauty of Kashmir, the less it is! Yes, Novembers can be chilly here. But who couldn’t want to experience this beauty in an angelic white hue? Especially when it’s on discount!
The snow capped mountains, frozen lakes and warm hearty Kashmiri food; I am there!

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12. December - Sikkim

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The untouched seductress, Sikkim is one of the best examples of the saying- Best things come in small packages. Be its Himalayas scooped with dollops of snow, winding hills with absolutely no vegetation and raw, unscathed allure; Sikkim has been under-rated for ages!

It is winter time of course, but visit Sikkim in the month of December and you’ll explore the state at its best. Fewer tourists, peaceful hotels and discounted prices; hurry and book your hotels now!

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Do you have any more mind-blowing off-season holiday destinations in India on your mind?
Comment below and let us know!

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RENUKA SHAHANE RENUKA SHAHANE

Living out of a carry-on and traversing through the labyrinths of Europe, exploring the wilderness of America, divulging the eccentric culture of the Latin world and re-connecting her roots that sprawl in the rustic villages of India is one dream that she sees every single night. Once Lost, Now Found; Renuka is still oscillating between the paths to choose and the dreams to chase. A believer of righteousness, she likes to trust that her life is in accordant with her favourite book.

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