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5 Budget Destinations for The Festive Season

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Are you unsure about where to go for Christmas and New Year? Let HolidayIQ help you out with the most affordable quick getaway places that you must consider visiting. 

5 Budget Destinations for The Festive Season:

  1. Meghalaya
  2. Uttarakhand
  3. Karnataka
  4. West Bengal
  5. Rajasthan

Day 1. Meghalaya is the Scotland of the East

Meghalaya is the Scotland of the East
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Meghraj shares on HolidayIQ, "We went to the cathedral and the famous Shillong Police bazar. The Shillong viewpoint, where we get a bird's eye view of the Shillong city."  Meghalaya is a dream deal where you can experience scenic beauty clubbed with an inexpensive stay. Stay at just INR 600 per night and food starts from INR 60 only. 

Manasi says, "Umium lake, Shillong peak, elephant falls, Nohkalikai falls, Cherrapunji peak, seven sister falls and eco park, these are the places you may visit."

Day 2. Rishikesh is an eccentric mix of spirituality and adventure

Rishikesh is an eccentric mix of spirituality and adventure
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Rishikesh is often looked at just as a pilgrimage site. But how many of you are aware that it is also a very popular adventure site? The stay options varies according to your necessity. 

Things to do: River rafting can cost you 400 - 1300 INR per person. Beach camping can cost you around 1600 INR per night and can be split with friends.

Nitish shares on HolidayIQ, "There are so many things to do for say rafting, adventure sports, trekking, wayfaring waterfalls, sitting in cafes on the banks of river Ganga, yoga and much more."

Day 3. Gokarna is the offbeat version of Goa

Gokarna is the offbeat version of Goa
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Gokarna isn’t as commercialized as Goa and thus cheaper in most aspects. Also, the beaches are less crowded compared to beaches of Goa. Millo shares on HolidayIQ, "Kudle beach has been my favourite beach, apart from Om beach, Paradise beach and Moon beach. There is a lesser known cave that is really secluded and well hidden. Beach sports kept us busy, playing frisbee, running in the sea, playing in the water, boating, eating was exactly how one spends their time in Gokarna."

Day 4. Darjeeling is the queen of hills

Darjeeling is the queen of hills
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Being one of India’s most famous holiday destinations, Darjeeling attracts tourists around the year. Stay options start from 1000 INR and the food is as cheap as 150 INR for two. Arpita shares on HolidayIQ, "Fantastic sunny weather, clear sky all together make the trip wonderful. Ecstatic sunrise over the Kanchenjunga from tiger hill fulfilled the trip. The mall, tea garden, zoo, ropeway, toy train, Keventers, Glenary's, all together made our Darjeeling trip a memorable one."

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Day 5. Experience the regal Jaipur

Experience the regal Jaipur
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The colourful streets, a blend of old and new Jaipur and the rich splendor cultural heritage are Jaipur’s most attractive features. Ranjit shares on HolidayIQ, "Jaipur has a lot to offer in terms of historical palaces, forts, museums, religious places and wildlife in addition to shopping." It is an inexpensive destination, the food and accommodation starting from INR 400 onwards with numerous homestays cropping up every day. 

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