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10 Destinations In India You Can Visit on Student Budget

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HolidayIQ Travellers list down 10 destination that will prove that you can travel in India within a budget.

1. Alleppey - The Venice Of East

Alleppey - The Venice Of East
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HolidayIQ reviewer Aswin says, One of the best place where you can feel the beauty of God's own country. We were a bunch of 10 boys, on their vacation! About INR 1500 was our total budget for the trip which includes the transportation and food too. Ride a House Boat!! That was our aim!

HolidayIQ reviewer Divin shares, "If you want to stay on a house boat, many are available depending on your requirements from budget to luxury. Must try the local cuisine and toddy there. Get a massage at one of the many Ayurveda massage centres on the banks of the backwaters."

 

2. Meghalaya - Scotland of the East

Meghalaya - Scotland of the East
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Stay at just INR 600 per night and food starts from INR 60 only. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Mukul Bhandari says, “This place will deliver to you much more than you would ever expect. Never in my wildest dreams had I thought that there could be something like 'Living Root Bridge’ that exists. And Mawlynnong - the cleanest place in Asia, the calmness and simplicity of the place made me think like I'm in heaven. The entire state is the epitome of cleanliness. Waterfall hopping, waterfall rafting and cave exploring kept me busy for the most part. Locals are very friendly, spent most nights at home stays with locals. Locals can speak a little bit of Hindi, but it'll be nice if you try to pick little of the Khasi language.

3. Darjeeling - The Queen of Hills

Darjeeling - The Queen of Hills
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Stay options start from 400 INR and the food is as cheap as 150 INR for two. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Aditi says, “Darjeeling has been one of the three most favourite destinations for the travel loving Bengali for generations. The other two being Digha and Puri of course! But why? Because this place is for everyone. The luxury traveller as well as the budget tourist, the adventure seeker or the lazy romantic, the young honeymooner or the family tourists.

HolidayIQ reviewer Sumana shares, “You can plan a shoe string budget trip or spend a luxurious vacation here. There are several budget hotels in Darjeeling starting INR 500 for a night. You can put up at New Elgin, Windamare - The Heritage Hotel, Mayfair, Gymkhana Resorts etc. if you plan for a luxurious stay."

 

4. Gokarna

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HolidayIQ reviewer Rahul says, “Gokarna beaches are very clean and least crowded. Kudle beach is the best one where there are plenty of budget beach resorts are also available. If you are looking for a more peaceful place then, OM beach is also a good option. Temples in Gokarna are also must to visit.

HolidayIQ reviewer Rohit shares, “This place has been blessed with beauty all over. The people in this town are extremely kind and helpful. The beach is unspoiled by tourists and is as clean in international standards. The local restaurants may not offer you much but provide simple, home cooked food which fills your needs without punching a hole in your pockets. Everything around in this place is very cheap and affordable."

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5. Ooty - Chocolate, Forests And Hills

Ooty - Chocolate, Forests And Hills
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HolidayIQ reviewer Krishnakumar says, “We went to lambs rock in Coonoor, there we saw the valley is full of mist, we had a good time there & bought spices, oils. Then we went to Dolphin’s nose, there we saw the beautiful view of Catherine falls.

HolidayIQ reviewer Harsh shares, “Believe me it worth every penny I spent there. The place is amazing with perfect weather and slightly cold conditions. In morning hills and mountains are covered with fog makes mesmerising views. Hotels and cottages are good. Food is cheap compared to other places. Tips: If you are n large groups then the best way is to get the cottage with all the facilities. For food better go with south Indian."

6. Pondicherry - Free Stay In Ashrams

Pondicherry - Free Stay In Ashrams
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HolidayIQ reviewer Sandeep says, “There are hotels for any budget. Bike or scooter is must to enjoy fullest. Then we started roaming here and there and went to rock beach first. Then from there, we went to Auroville which is a nice place.

HolidayIQ reviewer Vijay shares, “Among all beach cities, I never have seen such a calm and wonderful beach at Pondicherry. It was so clean and neat even though it was small in size, in length and breadth. Religion is no botheration here. Everyone can practice their own beliefs as per their wish. Fine veg and non-veg restaurants, low and high rate accommodation facilities are there. In one word it is a union territory where one can meet his own expense under minimum budget either with their friends or family. "

7. Goa - Beach, Party And Sea Shores

Goa - Beach, Party And Sea Shores
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The beach town offers really cheap accommodation starting from as cheap as 500INR. The food is cheap and rented bikes cost as much as 250 INR per day. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Rusha says, “There is something amazing about Goa. An old heritage sea port where fishermen villages were built has now become an attractive tourist destination. People from all over the world come here throughout the year to enjoy nights in exotic casinos, to enjoy beautiful beaches and relish Goan food. You can get to Goa via train or flights (pre-book since tickets can get pretty expensive during peak seasons). You should hire local scooters (two-wheelers) or jeeps if you cannot ride one to go about the streets of Goa. Busses are spread out and cheap. Petrol is really cheap so driving around Goa yourself is cheaper than renting.

8. Jaipur - Pink City Of India

Jaipur - Pink City Of India
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HolidayIQ reviewer Aditya says, “You can have a good time on as low as INR 800 only per day, though I am extravagant I spend 2-4k per day whenever I am in the city. This city offers great vacation option for every budget group.

HolidayIQ reviewer Anu shares, “Jaipur is not one of the cleanest cities that India can boast about but it is a perfect city to give you the taste of everything Indian and of course Rajasthani. The approach to the city is beautiful thanks to the majestic walls of the Amber Fort and the scenic beauty of the Jal Mahal."

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9. Rishikesh - Abode Of Spirituality And Adventure

Rishikesh - Abode Of Spirituality And Adventure
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The stay option varies according to your necessity, the rafting can cost you 400 to 1300 INR per person. Beach camping can cost you around 1600 INR per night and can be split with friends.

HolidayIQ reviewer Saurabh says, “We planned for Rishikesh,3 days stay with a focus on all adventure activities for which we were planning to go since last 2 years. We found that bungee jumping is done only at Rishikesh in India by jumping heights. So, we addressed our tour in that direction. On the first day, we did all jumping heights activity i.e. Bungee jumping from 83 mt. Height, giant swing and flying fox. It was mind boggling experience and will never forget in our life. It is like life before it and after this activity. On the second day, we did river rafting in chilled Ganga river water. And on the third day, we did trekking on neer garh waterfall of about 4-5 km.

10. Amritsar

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HolidayIQ reviewer Pamela says, “Amritsar is one among the famous and known place in India. Streets bustle with markets, people jostling for space, the aroma of food is wafting everywhere and a man pulling rickshaw block the way. Amritsar is a town that has won the hearts of many. There are lots of must visit attractions are here. Golden Temple located at Amritsar is the most sacred religious centre for Sikhs. Another visit point is Jalianwalabagh. Just a few minutes’ walk from Golden Temple is the great Jallianwala Bagh. There are many hotels within the budget and pocket-friendly.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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