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7 Best Places to Visit in 2019 For Budget Travelers

For most of us, the most common reason to not travel as much as we’d like to; is our budget. But if you are ready to let the luxuries relax for a while, there are still several amazing budget-friendly places all over the world.

If you are planning to catch up with your travel wishlist in 2019, here is a list of some of the best budget-friendly domestic and international destinations

7Darjeeling

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If you are tired of your chaotic daily life and want to enjoy solace for a while, Darjeeling is one of the best budget destinations in India. From its world famous ‘chai’, quaint lodges and hotels, to the warm and welcoming people, the place has an aura of its own.

Must Do/Visit in Darjeeling- Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Tiger Hill, Singalila National Park, Observatory Hill, Batasia Loop

Total Budget- Around Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 15,000 per person

6Manali

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If you have watched Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Manali would definitely be on your wishlist. Fortunately, this popular backpacking destination is not as expensive as one would imagine. Apart from the serene mountains, Manali is also a hotspot for adventure activities if you like the adrenaline rush.

Must Do/Visit in Manali- Tibetan Monasteries, Solang Valley, Manu Temple, Hadimba Temple, Beas-Kund Trek

Total Budget- Rs. 12,000 – Rs. 15,000 per person

5Varanasi

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If you are feeling a little spiritual, Varanasi can also be an amazing budget destination in India. Located on the banks of the Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh, the colossal ghats and temples in the city attract millions of travelers every year. If you want to see this city in all its grace, travel in November when the 5-day Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated.

Must Do/Visit in Varanasi- Assi Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Ramnagar Fort, and Museum, Gyan Vapi Well

Total Budget- Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 15,000 per person

4Nepal

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Moving beyond the borders, Nepal is a paradise for adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. Located on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, this internationally famous tourist spot has something for every type of traveler even if you are on a shoestring budget.

Must Do/Visit in Nepal- Pokhra, Nagarkot, Kathmandu, Sagarmatha National Park, Phewa Lake

Total Budget- Rs. 20,000 – Rs. 25,000 per person

3Malaysia

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Malaysia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and is highly affordable too. No matter whether you are traveling solo or with friends, the alluring beaches, turquoise waters, pleasant climate, and friendly locals are sure to help you enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Must Do/Visit in Malaysia- Petronas Twin Towers, Mount Kinabalu, Batu caves, Langkawi, Kapalai Island Beach

Total Budget- Rs. 25,000-Rs. 30,000 per person

2Indonesia

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Indonesia is often known as one of the most naturally gifted countries in the world. So, if it is the nature that you are interested in, the natural experiences of Indonesia are sure to make you fall in love with the country. From lush rainforests, islands, flourishing marine archipelago, to active volcanoes, this budget destination has it all.

Must Do/Visit in Indonesia- Bali, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Lombok, Papua

Total Budget- Rs. 35,000 – Rs. 45,000 per person

1Maldives

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The tropical nation of Maldives is the perfect destination if you want to be surrounded by water. Made from more than 1,000 coral islands, the destination is very popular for its sandy beaches, alluring blue seas, beautiful reefs and a host of water sports. As water sports is the biggest tourist attraction here, the dry weather between December and April is the best time to visit.

Must Do/Visit in Maldives- Sun island, Male, Banana Reef, HP Reef, Alimatha Island

Total Budget- Rs. 35,000 – Rs. 45,000 per person

Take your pick as 2019 will finally be the year when you explore the world (within your budget)!

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