Summary – This article gives you various places in India that you can visit with a hit on your pocket or budget. The article supports and advocates traveling to be a good way to take breaks from the regular monotonous lifestyle that you have.
We all dream to explore the world. But most of us never step out of our homes and see the uncountable places. We miss out on once-in-a-lifetime experiences. We make sacrifices to our traveling dreams so that we can save up on some of our budgets. Most people throughout the world happen to be living a middle-class lifestyle and between responsibility and finances, they somehow forget to be happy or travel or spend lump sum amount on the so-called unnecessary expenditures. But there are a few things that you need to do despite all your restrictions and traveling is one of them. According to the great Dalai Lama, “once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”
Many people restrict themselves due to homely restrictions and obligations. People take routine efforts to work like taking care of pets, insecure to leave the house or simply because of lagging in cleaning the house very adamantly. If you are planning traveling during some long holidays like the summer vacation or Dussehra vacations, do not worry about the cleaning part. If you are a resident of Bangalore, then you can hire professional cleaning services in Bangalore who can take care of home maintenance for you while you are away. Similarly, you can find these kinds of services in other places as well. For taking care of your pet or leaving the house, you can ask your neighbor or a good friend to look out while you are gone.
Once that is sorted the only other problem that you have is budget. People have a notion that traveling is only for the rich as it takes a lot of money to travel. Well, that’s untrue.
Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh –
Trekking lovers this is the paradise for you. Also, known as the ‘Little Lhasa’ or ‘Dasha’ because of the Tibetan culture and people that are widespread there. People come here mainly to study Tibetan Buddhism culture and crafts. The tourist attractions include the Anglican Church St. John in the wilderness, Dal Lake, Bhagsu Nath, and Bhagsu Falls. Traveling by train is super cheap and you can experience the beauty of the landscape while traveling.
Udaipur, Rajasthan –
The city is known as the ‘the city of lakes’ and is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills. The grand palace visit which is lined by Pichola Lake, a refreshing boat ride followed by breakfast right at the lakeside. It is a great trip to plan with your loved ones. You can witness the many other things in the city like the Vintage Car Museum, Eklingji Temple, Fatehsagar Lake, and Sajjangarh Palace. This place is connected with the rest of the world through rail, air, and road, so whatever is cheaper you can opt for it.
Amritsar, Punjab –
If you are a lover of architecture and food, then this is the place for you. If you are a foodie then India’s best ‘chole kulche’ and ‘lassi’ are available for you right here. Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Sthal, the place where Sage Valmiki is believed to have his ashram is situated here. Other historical places to visit are the Golden Temple, Heritage Street, Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum, Urban Haat Food Street, Wagah Border, Partition Museum, Jallianawala Bagh, etc. The staying charges at any hotel are very reliable and affordable too. The traveling expense depends on what kind of mode of transport you are choosing.
Darjeeling, West Bengal –
Located near to the Kanchenjunga range in the lesser Himalayas, Darjeeling is famous for its tea plantations. The black tea from Darjeeling is celebrated and in much demand over the world. You can get serene beauty and greenery along with snow-covered Himalayan peaks wherever your eyes look. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park and Lloyd’s Botanical Parks are the special attraction in this place for the local flora and fauna. You can find waterfalls, temples, huge gardens, and museums throughout the landscape. You can find all kinds of accommodations available in this place and you can book according to your budget. Traveling by train can be both memorable and cheap.
Puri, Odisha –
If you want sea beaches with authentic food and temples, visit Puri. It’s a holy location with Lord Jaganatha’s temple in the center of the city. Plus you have beaches with lots of traditional stuff on sale on the beaches. You get seafood both cheap and fresh. You can visit Konark temple, Chillika Lake and Bhubaneswar, the city of temples and the capital of Odisha within a few kilometers of Puri. The hotels are quite budget-friendly and near to the beach that gives you an ecstatic experience. You can also visit Gundicha Temple, District Museum, and Raghunandana Library while you are in the city. If you visit in June you can witness the famous Rath Yatra which is a treat for the sore eyes as millions visit and try to take blessings from Lord Jagannath during this time.
Now that you have the list and the knowledge that the cost to travel and staying in these places is too low start making a checklist for places to travel. You need to keep a few things in mind while traveling through. Beware of fake guides and people who might like to take advantage of you if you are traveling alone or with people who are dependent on you. Keeping your personal belongings is also a critical matter that needs to be focused while traveling.