Have you ever wondered, how much Around the world in 80 days would cost? The world is full of places where you can travel without counting on your dollars, but surely counting the smiles. Everyone needs a break from their hectic schedule. Going on family vacations and spending time with your loved ones can be one of the most relaxing therapy for beating that stress. However, this comes with a long list of budgets and the aim of not burning a hole in the pocket. Whether you want a national or an international trip, every continent has a place you can visit in your budget. To make travelling easy and cheap for you, I present a list of most budgeted places (which are my personal favourites), to give you the gusto to bring out your mojo.
SINGAPORE- THE LION CITY
To visit from India- Singapore is the cheapest countries (INR 17,000- 20,000 for a round trip). It has a diverse culture filled with an amazing amount of creativity and cuisine. Starting from the Changi airport, which inhabits the first airport-based butterfly garden in the world. You can go for night safaris at the Singapore Zoo. For travelling around tourists can buy an EZ-Link Card.
Accommodation: it can range between INR 600-2000 depending on the hotel
Meals: can range between INR500-5000. You can find food festivals where food is cheap and delicious.
Must visit places:
- Gardens by the Bay (though the flower dome does cost money to get in, gardens and supertree groves are free to enjoy throughout the day).
- Marina Bay Sands
- Universal studios (Sentosa Island)
- Botanical garden
- Singapore zoo
GEORGIA (CAUCASUS)- LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
It has an amazing vibe with beautiful architecture. Georgia is known for ‘world’s oldest wines’. It’s a perfect place for you if you love hiking and history. One more good thing is it lets you stay without a visa for one whole year.
Accommodation: You can find backpacker dorms (at INR 500 per night), or guesthouse (around INR 1500 per night). Other than that, you can also do tenting for free. Just grab your tent and find a lush green area to relax.
Meals: at an expensive restaurant it costs around INR 1200 and INR 400 for a local restaurant.
- Tbilisi (the capital city of Georgia)
- The Canyons of Martvili
- Batumi- famous for casinos
- Kazbegi- for hiking (hike to Gergeti Trinity Church)
LAOS – TO GET THE ADRENALINE RUSH
It’s known for its mountainous terrains and beautiful French architecture. It is a paradise to do outdoor activities like trekking, zip-lining, hot-air balloon and many more. It’s thinly populated so you get a more relaxed environment. Here you can rent bikes or use an overnight bus for travelling. You can go biking around the village, swimming near the waterfall and exploring caves.
Accommodation: dorm rooms (inr 400-800 per night), hotel rooms (inr 1200 per night)
Meals: restaurant price ranges between inr 200-400.
- Bolivian Plateau Waterfall
- Nong Khiaw
- Tham Kong Lo, Khammouane
- Elephant Village, Luang Prabang
KENYA- FOR ALL ANIMAL AND NATURE LOVERS
If you’re a wildlife lover, Africa is a must place to visit. Cost of the trip to Kenya is pretty cheap (INR 30,000-38,000). The East African countries, offers the countless number of activities like an African safari, hot air balloon, visiting the savannahs, etc. there are cultural tours coastal beaches and coral reefs. Kenya is a synonym of ‘safari’. You can commute using busses which will be around INR 60.
Accommodation: it can range from inr 900 onwards. Booking a safari includes accommodation and food.
Meal: at a fancy restaurant it can be up to inr 600 and at street shops, it can be up to inr 150.
- Masai Mara National Reserve
- Mount Kenya
- Nairobi National Park
- Fourteen Falls
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR BUDGETING
Although due to the COVID 19 and the lockdown everywhere, travelling plans are bound to get cancelled. But nevertheless, be positive and start planning your bucket list right now. Depending on where you stay, the travelling cost may vary. Some research and advanced booking can get you great deals. Compare different fares before you go on planning something. For accommodations also, you can check Airbnb or if travelling alone you can find hostel dorms. and it’s important to try the local street food whenever you go out. They give you the proper essence of the place. Like in Singapore, I tried ice-cream inside fruit bread at a local shop, and it was too amazing to forget. Lastly never forget to enjoy. Chose a place where you won’t spend time converting their currency to your currency. You are going there to make memories, not learning maths. So where do you plan to hop on next?