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8 Places that Prove Travel Doesn't Cost a Bomb

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Collected all the money you and your friends can spare for a kick-ass trip? There are a lot of places that can be explored while adhering to a strict budget. HolidayIQ Travellers list 7 such trips to undertake on a college budget.

1. Manali

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Snow | Valley | Adventure | Hill

HolidayIQ Reviewer Venugopalan Balagopal adds, “Nice pass that gives you the mesmerizing Himalayan memories ...Went to Rotang Pass on the second day in Manali. We started at 7:30 am from the log hut, rented the dangri suites from a authorised shop for rs. 250 and proceeded. Nice cool breeze with chills in body and mind, slowly the snow headed Himalaya starts appearing.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer pramod shares, “Manali's communication, transportation road are very good. The market affordable and shopkeepers were friendly. Mainly dry food, Walnut, Pista, Kismis, Almond are available with very low cost. Lots of love to Manali. ” Read Full Review

2. Ooty

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Hill | Nature | Peak | Mountain

HolidayIQ Reviewer ramaswami v says, “Ooty is called the queen of hills. It is an excellent getaway for the summer. With many hotels and resorts from affordable to expensive range, it is an ideal holiday destination for middle income as well as high income group tourists.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer ANJIL BANSUDE shares, “Nice place to visit. Plantation was scenic and is very good. Visit was value for money. We also plan to be there with our friend circle to see the nice garden again.” Read Full Review

3. Jaipur

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Fort | Palace | Heritage | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Bhavuk khandelwal shares, “Feel the luxurious life of the King of Jaipur City Palace - located in the middle of the Jaipur City. This place is owned by a private organization. Entry fee of 100 rupees per person for Indian travellers. Easily accessible through auto, tuk tuk, cabs etc. If you want to know about the life of the ancient Indian Kings and how they used to live and rule, this place is a must visit for you.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Preksha Bapna says, “Marvellous historical architecture !...Amber Fort is very well built and maintained. People who are interested in Historic tales and architecture should visit. ...Highly recommended to have a Guide, you can get one for 150 rs if you negotiate. They actually tell you many interesting things about the architecture and technology involved and take you to must see places” Read Full Review

4. Munnar

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Hill | Garden | Nature | Elephant

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ria Das adds, “The best attraction from Munnar A beautiful tea estate it was at Kerala - TamilNadu border. We reached the base of Kolukkumalai tea estate. There were some jeeps parked there. We agreed to a price of 1400/- rs for the round trip of around 4 hours. We along with our driver got in the jeep and started our safari.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ankita Dasgupta says, “Also, the market before the Dam sells some very good spices at very cheap prices, though it would be good to consult with a local regarding the rates (I would suggest your driver). We got Black Pepper at much cheaper rates, whereas the Cardamom was being sold at slightly higher prices. ” Read Full Review

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5. Puri

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Temple | Beach | Sea | Religious

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nilanjana Ghosh adds, “The legendary lord Jagannath Temple - Must visit place in one's lifetime The temple is huge and worth visit! Jay Jagannath! It's better to visit early in the mornings before 9 am, when the rush is low. ...They give you bhog ( food offered to lord) as per your puja. There are different categories. Then one needs to purchase special darshan ticket at rs 50/-. For special darshan, one will be allowed to go near the deities and also walk around them in circles. ” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer AMIT RAWAT says, “Architectural marvel A beautiful temple dedicated to the Sun God. The chariot created for the Sun God has 24 wheels which are beautifully carved on stone. Make sure in the morning to get good pictures.... One can hire a cab from Puri to Konark for 1100 inr. There are frequent buses too between the cities but hiring a cab saves a lot of time.” Read Full Review

6. Darjeeling

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Hill | Mountain | Nature | Cold

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rohit Baid shares, “We hired a Tata Sumo and the driver charged us rs. 200 per head which covered 5 other sightseeing destinations....The sky turn blue and then orange, the peaks of Kanchenjunga looks like heaven. All together its a nice and must go place if you visit Darjeeling.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer MANISHA shares, “One of the 3-point of sightseeing attraction The three point sightseeing starts with Tiger hill followed by Ghoom Monastery and ends with Batasia Loop. ...Do try Momos here as they are tasty as well as low priced as compared to other places in Darjeeling where you would find Momos.... Along the length of the track many vendors sell shawls, mufflers, etc (woolen items) and you will also find traditional dresses which you can wear at a nominal rate of rs. 50 and take pictures. We also found two guys who were showing us the mountains with telescope at a price of rs 30.” Read Full Review

7. Mussoorie

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Hill | Shopping | Garden | Peaceful
HolidayIQ Reviewer Dolly Chawla shares, “Awesome Beauty, must visit. Awesome Nature. You may find many unbeatable across India but in Mussorie this is just "THE BEST". Its a photographer's delight. Will have to pay rs. 20 to see the scenic beauty from terrace kinda structure made by locals. It is 100% value for money.” Read Full Review
HolidayIQ Reviewer Subhadip Dutta shares, “For budget travel one can board a travel by boarding state bus. However one can hire a taxi (Transport cost rs. 17/KM on plane roads and on hilly roads rs. 18/KM). Approx. Cost rs. 2500 for a whole day trip to Mussourie. Places to cover in a whole day journey for Mussourie are Kempty Falls The Mall Road Mussourie Lake Prakaseshwar Shiva Temple ” Read Full Review

8. Coorg

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Elephant | Coffee | Nature | Forest

HolidayIQ Reviewer Venkatesh Kini adds, “Excellent Elephant camp, small adventure to reach...Excellent activity around 1hr from Madikeri for children in particular. ...The mahuts allow you to touch the elephants, take pictures with them and even get the elephants to shower water from their trunks over the people for a small fee of inr 100. The entrance fee was very low at around 10 rupees per person. It's a really must do activity with the kids, our son really enjoyed the elephant bathing and the stream crossing. The best animals related activity on Coorg in my view.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shyamala Kamath says, “First thing we did was rafting as it closes at 5pm, rs. 100 per head. It's just 1- 2 km in water. Rafting can cause shoulder pain not easy. In monsoon there is rafting up to 7 km for rs. 600. Then we did boating which I enjoyed more than rafting and we reach the Elephant Camp on other side. You can feed the Elephants there and come back again by boat. rs. 30 / head. Later played enough into Cauvery water to our heart's content. Clean and cool water in picturesque area adds to the fun. ” Read Full Review

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