In this post, we will explore the Top 5 Cheapest Countries to Travel from India.
Is World Tour your dream? Have you always dreamt of exploring the places around the world? But was disappointed due to your budgetary constraints? Don’t worry you are at the right place. In this article, we will provide you with the details of the top 5 countries that you can visit with your limited budget, helping you to fulfil a part of your dream.
Here is the list of 5 world cheapest countries to travel from India with limited economic resources. These countries are not to be visited only because of their cheaper rates but also for their diverse culture, environment and for captivating places they hold.
Bhutan can be seen as one of the cheap countries to visit from India from the fact that India ranked first in 2016 for the most tourist arrivals from it to Bhutan. 56,120 people visited Bhutan from India in 2016. The increase in the number of arrivals from India to Bhutan is because of the cheaper rates as it is a neighbouring country to India sharing the border of Sikkim state of India.
How to Reach Bhutan?
Tourists can reach Bhutan by roadways by using their own transport or the local transport. The land borders open to world tourists in Bhutan are Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar and Gelephu.
Tourists from India can reach New Alipurduar, Siliguri, New Jalpaiguri Station and Hasimara and then take local transport to reach Bhutan as there are no direct trains to reach Bhutan.
To reach Bhutan by airways, Paro International Airport is the only airport available in Bhutan. There are cheap flights available from India to Bhutan.
Places to visit in Bhutan:
Taktsang Palphug Monastery, Paro
Taktsang Palphug Monastery also known as ‘Tigers Nest; is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. It is situated in Paro, 10 kilometres away from the city. It is visited mostly by pilgrims, adventurers and photographers as it stands out for its uniqueness of the architecture and also for its beauty.
Punakha Dzong, Punakha
Punakha Dzong i.e ‘the palace of great happiness’ must be visited for its historical significance, where all the kings of Bhutan have been crowned.
Rinpung Dzong, Paro
Rinpung Dzong i.e ‘the Fortress on a heap of jewel’ is one of the prominent religious places of Bhutan.
Nyami Zam spanning bridge
This bridge over Paro Chhu River is one of the main attractions and also a great spot for photographers. Besides, the eight sites that are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Centre i.e
- Ancient Ruin of Drukgyel Dzong
- Dzongs: the centre of temporal and religious authorities
- Sites associated with Phajo Drugom Zhigpo and his descendants which are sacred
- Tamzhing Monastery
- Royal Manas National Park
- Jigmi Dorji National Park
- Bumbeling Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary are notable places to visit in Bhutan.
Nepal that borders India in the south is also one of the cheapest places in the World and in Asia to travel from India. The country of snow peaks, streams, yaks and yetis, monasteries must be visited for its divine beauty and also which is affordable. It is also one of the cheapest places to travel in March. Nepal is one of the cheapest countries in the world to live as well.
How to reach Nepal?
Nepal can be reached by roadways by using either private transport or local transport from India.
Indians require no visa to reach Nepal. There are regular trains that connect Sirsiya(southern Nepal) and Raxaul, India. Government has also launched a direct train between India and Nepal. It runs from Jayanagar(Bihar) to Kurtha(Dhanus a district, South-eastern Nepal).
Tribhuvan Internationa Airport in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Jet Airways, Indigo and Air India operate a handful of airlines from major cities of India to Nepal.
Places to visit in Nepal:
Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal is a major attraction for adventurers and trekkers. It also gives the view of Mount Everest. It is also a city for pilgrims as the most admired temple Pashupati Nath is situated here. Further, there are also sacred Buddhist shrines like that of Boudhnath and Swayambhunath. In addition, tourists can also experience the traditions and cuisine of Nepal in Kathmandu.
Pokhara, ‘Gateway to Annapurna Circuit’ has scenic locations like Lake Phewa and offers activities like paragliding, river rafting on River Seti, trekking etc.
Lumbini-Birth place of Lord Budha is also a major attraction in Nepal.
Besides, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Sagarmatha National Park, Patan(Lalitpur), Chitwan National Park, Janakpur, Dharan etc. are other places to be visited in Nepal.
Thailand, prominent for vibrant cultural heritage and natural beauty is one of the leading tourism destinations in the world and also one of the cheapest countries to visit. It is also one of the cheapest places to travel in March and one of the cheapest countries to live and work. If you are a student, then Thailand is one of the cheapest places for students to travel as well.
How to Reach Thailand?
The India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway can be used to reach Thailand by Roadways. The best time to use roadways is between November to February.
Thailand cannot be reached by Railways as there are no railway routes from India.
Don Mueang International Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport are the two international airports in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Thai Airways, Jet Airways, Air India and Cathay Pacific offer direct flights from major cities of India to Bangkok.
Places to visit in Thailand:
The best places to visit in Thailand areBangkok, Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi, Ayuthaya, Khao Sok National Park, Railay, Phanom Rung, Pai, Chiang Rai, Islands, Mu ko chang National Park, Erawan National Park, Temples, Khao lake, etc. Also, don’t miss out on the amazing experience of floating markets and full moon party when you visit Thailand.
Cambodia, bordered by Thailand is a country with spectacular historical sites, stunning greenery and diverse culture which one can include in their destinations at an affordable budget as it is one of the cheap places to travel internationally and cheapest country in the world to travel.
How to Reach Cambodia?
There are no direct flights from India to Cambodia. Tourists have to take flights from India to Cambodia via Bangkok or Singapore.
Places to visit in Cambodia:
- Phnom Penh
- Koh Ker
- Siem Reap
- Sihanouk Ville
- Koh Rong
- Koh Tonsay
- Prah Vihear
- Tonle sap lake
- Banteay Sri
- Killing fields
- Ream national park
- Battambang bat caves
- Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue centre
- Ta Prohm
- Silver pagoda
- Boker hill station
- Bayon temple, landmine museum,
Bamboo Island, War museum, Viraley national park, Banlung, Preah khan, Battambang, Poipet, etc. are the places that must be visited in Cambodia.
Singapore is one of the cheapest countries to fly to from India. ‘The Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer’ by Post office has given the suggestion that Singapore is one of the cheap places to travel in Asia. Singapore, known for its clean streets has many tourist attractions such as greenery, festivals and Islands.
How to Reach Singapore?
Singapore Airlines, Air India, Tiger Airways, Jet Airways and Air India Express operate flights from various cities in India to Changi Airport of Singapore.
Places to visit in Singapore:
Universal Studios, Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, Night Safari Natural Wildlife Park, S.E.A Aquarium, Sentosa Island, River Safari, Sentosa Merlion Tower, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo, Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom, Royal Albatross Sunset sail, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, China town etc. are the places to visit in Singapore. Also, don’t forget to experience Little India, Trick eye museum, Dolphin island interaction program, Singapore cable car, Singapore Zoo Jungle Breakfast, lunch with parrots etc. which make your holiday in Singapore much more interesting.
Now, we are sure that you started counting your savings to plan a trip to the above nations as they are one of the cheapest places to travel in the world.
So, why late, go and experience the world.