7 Cheapest Countries to Visit from India on a Budget Trip

India, as a country, has unlimited places to visit. Some are mysterious, and others are famous. This peninsula offers a variety of cultures, languages, foods, and many more things. 

We all are genetically explorers, and our craving to visit new countries and indulge in their culture is always growing.

But…. 

Visiting an international destination can be very expensive, and it can result in a hole in your wallet if you are a medium scale earner. So today, I am sharing –

Cheapest Countries Indians can visit when on a tight budget –

Thailand

It is a South Asian Country gaining a lot of popularity in recent times. Thailand runs on tourism, while its beautiful places like Phuket and Krabi are popular attractions as a Honeymoon destination. Bangkok city has emerged as a popular youth destination because of its sensational nightlife. 

Thailand emerged as a place for relaxation as it operates numerous saloons and spa centers. Unfortunately, most of them are providing prostitution services that have resulted in a lot of creep tourists visiting these countries. 

Maeklong Railway Market is a must-visit, especially when there is a train passing through it.

Tip — Try to stay away from drugs and prostitution in Thailand as there can be a possible scam to rob you.

  • Currency  – Thai Bhat
  • 1 INR = 0.41 Thai Bhat
  • Popular Food — Pad Thai, Som Tam, Thai Green Chicken Curry 
  • Main Airport — Chiang Mai International Airport

Sri Lanka 

  • Galle city, Srilanka a breath-taking view from air

They have a strong history associated with India, and the beauty of Lanka is mention in our epic Ramayan.

Sri Lanka has a majority of the Buddist population, and the holy Tooth relic festival is very famous in Lanka. This island has also nicknamed the pearl of the Indian Ocean due to its pearl/drop resembling shape. 

Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for beach lovers, as the country has some of the best beaches, turtle hatcheries, herbal massage centers, and one of the best quality Tea plantations are in this Island country. Due to its currency, this country is an ideal destination for Indian travelers, as it is ranked in the Cheapest Countries to visit from India. But the cleanliness is at par with most developed nations.

Tip — To get access to the casino, make sure to carry your Nationality passport, as it is not allowed for residents to enter inside. 

  • Currency — Sri Lankan Rupee
  • 1 INR =2.49 Sri Lankan Rupee
  • Popular Food — Kool, Kiribath, Kottu, Pittu
  • Main Airport- Bandaranaike International Airport

Bhutan 

Whenever we heard or read about Bhutan, the mind takes an impression of beautiful monasteries in the Snow clad Himalayas, as the country has preserved its Buddhist culture very well. 

Its breathtaking monasteries and high altitude passes can make it a destination popular among trekkers or people who are looking for some peace of mind away from the busy world. 

Bhutan is also a pleasant place to visit in all seasons as it is one of the greenest countries in the world.

India shares a friendly relationship with this Buddhist country, and Indians do not have to pay for the entrance charge to visit paid by other countries. 

  • Currency — Ngultrum
  • 1 INR= 1 Ngultrum 
  • Popular Food — Ema Datshi, Zho Shungo, Momos, Shabalay, Juma, and Noodles.
  • Main Airport — Paro International Airport

Tip — Indian currency can be used in Bhutan, but only in smaller denominations for higher notes use the local currency. 

Nepal 

It can be a smaller country, but two of the tallest peaks are in this country, the largest mountain peak in the world Mount. Everest, and the largest Shiva statue Kailashnath Mahadev, are both located in this country that shares its borders with India. 

2nd largest Shiva Temple is in Murudeshwar town of Karnataka

Due to the spot of one of the most sacred locations, there are a lot of Indians that keep visiting this country, which has resulted in development as an ideal destination for Indian travelers. 

The gigantic Himalayas have caught the attention of a lot of travelers/ trekkers who organize camps for tourists to climb the peaks of these beautiful mountains.

  • Currency — Nepalese Rupee
  • 1 INR = 1.60 Nepalese Rupee
  • Popular Food- Aato, Aachar, Bara, Bhakka, Bhatmaas.
  • Main Airport- Tribhuvan International Airport

Indonesia

Emerging as a popular honeymoon destination. This Asian country consists of 70000 small islands, making it the largest island country on the globe. 

Some parts of the country were devasted, in the deadly Tsunami, but later they developed it again very strongly, and now till pre-covid, there was a great flow of tourists. 

  • Currency=Indonesian Rupiah
  • 1 INR= 192.14 Indonesian Rupiah
  • Popular Food — Nasi Goreng, Nasi Kebuli, Bakso, Satay, Soto.
  • Main Airport- Hatta International Airport

Cambodia

People of this country always wears a smile with them. A destination well preserved from the rest of the world, this country is located in South Asia and contains the largest temple in the world, Angkor Wat.

Cambodia is in the center of Vietnam and Thailand. The majority of the population is ranging in between 15–25 years. 

The country has a busy nightlife like its neighbor Thailand.

The average room rate is 10USD (700–800INR), and food is relatively cheaper compared to other countries. It is the reason Mc Donald’s restaurants are not available here, as most local foods are delicious as well as pocket friendly, resulting in tourist ditching the burgers or grilled chicken from KFC.

  • Currency – Cambodian riel
  • 1 INR = 55.01 Cambodian riel
  • Popular Food- Nom banh chok, Amok, Bai Sach chrouk, Kari sach moan.
  • Main Airport — Phnom Penh International Airport

Vietnam 

Vietnam is one of the most famous countries in southeast Asia, its name is spreading the world as a popular tourist destination. Cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Ha long are busy due to the influx of tourists. Rich biodiversity and developing infrastructure are giving great aid in improving tourism in the country.

  • Currency – Vietnamese dong
  • 1 INR = 313.28 Vietnamese dong
  • Popular Food — Pho, Rau Muong, Cha Gio, Goi Cuon, Bun bo Hue,
  • Main Airport — Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Disclaimer- Currency rates keep on fluctuating, do check actual rates before visiting.

These were some of the cheapest countries to visit from India, they are on the list mainly due to currency exchange.

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