When you think of international destinations, you immediately start wondering how much you’ll have to save to get there. Everyone wants to explore different places by not spending over the top and with minimal expenditure. The good news is that there are plenty of cheap international destinations which are not heavy on your pocket. Here are some top picks for budget friendly international holiday packages from India.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Most of the people briefly stop in Colombo before they head to the gorgeous beaches that lie on the western coast of Sri Lanka. But if you have only a few days to explore you must head to Colombo and give it a chance. Strat by visiting the Gangaramaya Temple and various other nearby Buddhist temples for a soothing spiritual experience. Then walk around in the Colombo Fort area where- every building has a rich history and so many interesting tales to tell. Later go shopping at the Pettah market which is Colombo’s huge open market where you will find everything from fruits to jewellery where you can bargain your heart out.
Krabi is one of those amazing yet cheap international holiday package where you are guaranteed to find the white beaches, blue waters and coral reefs that are actually lovely. Scuba diving enthusiasts can have the time of their life because of the amazing scuba opportunities that this place offers. You will find plenty of exotic flora and fauna in the tropical forests which is worth exploring. This place is paradise for the beach bums – relax by the shacks as you sip your minty cocktails!
Very often, we forget about our immediate neighbors and tend to focus on far away cheap abroad trips. Just across the border and a very cheap flight away from New Delhi sits Kathmandu – with promises of mountains and spirituality. Apart from being a gateway to the Himalayas for mountaineering enthusiasts, a trip to Kathmandu is a nice blend of the old and the new, the modern and the traditional. Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has several palaces and temples within the complex waiting to be explored. The Thamel area has tons of shops selling everything from mountaineering gear to souvenirs.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
It takes a while for an outsider to look beyond the layers of glamour that Dubai seems to have become synonymous with. But when you do, you’ll notice that there is so much you can do in this incredible city. A long walk around the old Bastakiya district is a must do for history buffs. Whether or not you want to make a purchase, you must definitely visit the Deira Gold Souk just for the experience. Get away from the traffic and crowds and take a desert safari and do some dune bashing. Or just be a tourist and visit the Burj Khalifa and other notable skyscrapers.
Here rice plantations are so green that you wonder if nature has some kind of photo shop. Intricately sculpted temples, blue-green seas and sandy beaches – these are just a few things from the mixed goody bag that is Bali. Experience a little of everything when you’re on this beautiful foreign trip. Laze on the glorious beaches of Seminyak and Nusa Dua. Visit the crafts villages in Ubud and the surrounding villages. Water sports enthusiasts have tons of options to go surfing or diving. If you’re feeling more adventurous, trek up Mount Batur, one of Bali’s active volcanoes. After your trek, treat those sore muscles to a relaxing Balinese massage.