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15 Cheapest Countries to Visit from India in 2021 (under 50,000)

For mediocre people like us who travel very frequently, travelling is not a hobby; it is the passion or most precisely it is a necessary part of life. Whenever we plan for a journey most of the time budget comes to mind as to how we can travel frequently while keeping in mind our pocket. Today when we saw people often travel to international destinations and upload loads of pictures on social media, we too are craving exciting international trips from India and also looking for the cheapest countries from India. However, International travel needs heavy expenditure. The cost of visa, airfare, hotel charges bank documents and our weak currency increase the value of the trip super expensive. 

I have researched and prepared a list of the 15 cheapest countries to visit from India in 2021 under 50k. I promise, that you can take a good trip to and fro within budget.

 

1. Bhutan

Bhutan the happiest country in the World is situated between India and China. One can cherish the breathtaking landscape, colourful monasteries with one of the highest trek Tiger Nest and be a part of cultural festivals. Prices for hotels and food is similar to what it would cost in India, depending on the kind of choices. It is one of the cheapest countries to visit from India.

Visa –

Not required for Indians (Passports/voters Id’s are sufficient)

How to get there –

The cheapest way to reach Bhutan from India is to take a direct flight to Bagdogra and The cheapest option is to take a shared taxi from Bagdogra Airport to Phuntesholing. 

Best time to visit –

All over the year

Currency:

Bhutanese Ngultrum (1 INR = 1 BTN)

Approx Cost –

For 7 days the approx costing would be 25K with Flight, meal, stay and sightseeing.

 

2. Nepal

Settled amid the mighty Himalayas, Nepal is a lovely nation of snow pinnacles and streams, yaks and sasquatches, religious communities and wizardry. Nepal offers the tranquil air for any individual who needs to enjoy some time off from the buzzing about of the city life, and for the experience addicts, it is the ideal area to encounter an adrenaline surge – and all without wearing out the pocket. It is probably the least expensive nation to visit from India! Food and stay options are very cheap starting from 500 INR

Visa –

No Visa is required. A permit is required to enter at the time of entry point in Nepal.

How to Get There –

The easiest way to reach Nepal is by air to Kathmandu. It would cost around 9 to 10k from Delhi and 14k from Mumbai. From Kolkata, one can opt for either flight or train to reach Nepal.

Best Time to Visit-

October to March is the best time to explore Nepal.

Currency:

 (1 INR = 1.60 Nepalese Rupee)

Approx Cost:

For 7 days Total cost would be 25k to 30k

 

3. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is famous for its pristine beaches picturesque landscapes, flora and fauna, rural culture, history and great food. You have to purchase a permit to photograph the ancient monuments in Sri Lanka. For budget travellers, Rs 500-700 including commute and food are sufficient for a day. The stay can be as cheap as Rs. 500-1000 per night. It is one of the cheapest countries to visit from India.

Visa:

You Can apply online. Sri Lanka issues an ETA that allows you to enter the country for 30 days. Cost is INR 1500

How to Get There :

Via Air –Mumbai / New Delhi to Colombo – approx. INR 12k

Best Time to Visit-

October to March

Currency:

 (1 INR = 2.68 Sri Lankan Rupee)

Approx Cost:

For 7 days cost would be INR 40,000

 

4. Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the cheap countries full of beauty and heritage history. The Vietnamese coffee and a cruise trip on Halong bay is a dream for many. If you choose to stay in the backpacker’s hostels or any other budget hostel, your stay can cost only Rs 500 to 700 per night. You can have a filling 3-course meal in a mid-range restaurant for about Rs 800. It is one the most amazing and budget-friendly Countries to visit from India.

Visa:

An online visa is available. It cost INR 4000

How to get there:

By air, it cost 13k to 15k approx from main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

From February to May and August to the First week of December

Currency:

Vietnamese Dong (1 INR = Vietnamese 325 Dong)

Approx Cost :

INR 30k for 7 days

 

5. Laos

Laos is a range of colourful vibrant shades of green situated in Southeast Asia. Dull woods, radiant green rice fields, and flickering tea leaves on the mountains, the scene all make it a treat to the eyes. It is additionally known for its Buddhist religious communities and French design. Stay options are the least expensive alternative going from Rs 400-800 per day. Food is amazingly cheap whether it is a café restaurant, the costs beginning from Rs 100-300. You can lease bicycles for touring inside the country for just Rs 150-300.

Visa: 

For Indians, it is a visa on arrival.

How to get there:

By air, it cost 13k to 16k approx from main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

October to February

Currency:

Laotian Kip (1 INR = 129.09 Laotian Kip)

Approx Cost :

INR 30k for 7 days

 

6. Indonesia

Indonesia is one of the hidden gem countries in the world blessed with surreal views, beaches, reach culture and places like Jakarta, Bali, Sumatra and all. Everyone wants to visit Indonesia at least once in their lifetime and it is one of the cheapest countries in the world. You hardly spend INR 500-600 for stay and INR 600-700 for food per day. The commuting system is also very reasonable.

Visa: 

For Indians, No visa is required for up to 30 days.

How to get there:

By air, it cost 15k to 16k approx from main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

Different destinations have different time zone. Except for Jakarta which is best to visit between June to September, the rest of the places can visit all over the year.

Currency:

Balinese Rupaiya (1 INR = 200 Balinese Rupaiya)

Approx Cost :

INR 35k for 7 days

 

7. Philippines

Philippines is one of the best magical countries blessed with surreal beauty, volcanoes,  and amazing places to explore. This is one of the budget countries too to spend a good holiday. A good homestay or hostel cost you INR 600 – INR 700 and a full course meal cost you approx INR 500 (including alcohol).

Visa: 

For Indians, it is a visa on arrival for which they charge INR 2850 for 3 months visit.

How to get there:

By air, it cost 25k to 35k approx from main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

November to April

Currency:

(1 INR = 0.67 Philippine peso)

Approx Cost :

INR 45k for 7 days

 

8. Thailand

Whether you are a beach lover, a party animal, a history enthusiast or a foodie, Thailand is the place for everyone who welcomes you to explore their beaches, nightlife, cities, culture, food and hidden gems of history. The stay option is very affordable in Thailand, with hostels costing just Rs 400- 500. Street food is a delicious budget-friendly option costing not more than Rs 200. You can get a beer at rates as low as Rs 150 if not less. Thailand is among the most affordable and cheapest countries to visit from India.

Visa: 

For Indians, it is a visa on arrival for which they charge INR  2500.

How to get there:

By air, it cost 10k to 15k approx from main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

October to March

Currency:

Baht ( 1 Baht = approx 2 INR)

Approx Cost :

INR 30k for 7 days

 

9. Malaysia

Malaysia is famous for its beaches, islands, rainforests, and beautiful points. Hotel stays cost starts from just Rs 600 if booked earlier. Food in Malaysia can cost you Rs 300  approx. Malaysia has a well developed public commute system. You can buy a transportation card for Rs 1500 – 2000 and recharge them as per usage. A budget of Rs 1000-2000 is sufficient for a day in Malaysia.

Visa: 

For Indians, apply for an e-visa which cost approx. INR 2500.

How to get there:

By air, it cost INR 13K-14K from New Delhi / Mumbai to Kuala Lumpur approx from the main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

November to March

Currency:

Ringgit (1 Ringgit = INR 17.5)

Approx Cost :

INR 30k for 7 days

 

10. Hongkong

Hong Kong has spectacular natural beauty with some jaw-dropping viewpoints. It provides a range of activities like adventure sports, recreational visits, local shopping and wildlife tours. Fulfilling 3-course meals per person can cost Rs 700 -800. Buy a travel pass for  Rs 550 per day which will cover unlimited travel on the metro, trams, and light rail service. The hostel and budget hotel starts at INR 700. 

Visa: 

For Indians, you need to get the approval online. Fairly simple process, however, the system randomly rejects applications. Always better to apply in advance and get it sorted before flying.

How to get there:

By air, it cost INR 13K-14K from New Delhi / Mumbai approx from the main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

October to December

Currency:

1 Hong Kong Dollar = 9 INR

Approx Cost :

INR 35k for 7 days

 

11. Taiwan

Taiwan is covered with lush greenery, flawless seashores, museums and wildlife parks. It is also known as “Formosa”. Hostel rooms are reasonable with prices starting just from Rs. 700 per night. Chinese Street food cost Rs 150 for a meal and food from restaurants start around Rs 250 per meal.

Visa: 

For Indians, an e-visa is required

How to get there:

By air, it cost INR 17K-18K from New Delhi / Mumbai to the main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

April to June and September to November

Currency:

1 NT$ = 2.32 INR

Approx Cost :

INR 35k for 7 days

 

12. Cambodia

Cambodia is a beautiful and most visited country not only for Ankor Wat but also its heritage, history and other attractions. The stay options start from INR 500 onwards in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and for food, it cost approx INR 700 for the whole day.

Visa: 

For Indians, it costs around INR 3k

How to get there:

By air, it cost INR 14K-15K from New Delhi / Mumbai to the main cities in India.

Best Time to visit:

November to March

Currency:

Cambodian Riel (1 INR = approx 56 riel)

Approx Cost :

INR 30k for 7 days

 

13. Seychelles

No holiday is complete without a beach vacation and Seychelles is heaven’s God in such a manner with its pristine beaches. But it is one of the cheapest countries to visit from India.  The stay and food start from INR 1.5k per day wise.

Visa: 

For Indians, No Visa for 30 days

How to get there:

By air, it cost INR 25K from Mumbai 

Best Time to visit:

All over the year

Currency:

1 Seychelles Rupee = INR 5

Approx Cost :

INR 50k for 7 days

 

14. Dubai

Dubai is the most visited emirate blessed with skyscrapers, malls, dunes and eye-catchy viewpoints. The stay option is little expensive starts at INR 2500 per night.

Visa: 

For Indians, INR 5690 for 14 days

How to get there:

By air, it cost INR 13k to 14k from the main cities

Best Time to visit:

October to March

Currency:

Dirham (1 Dirham = approx INR 20 )

Approx Cost :

INR 60k for 7 days

 

15. Myanmar

Nature strolls historical tours and hot air balloon rides are major tourist attractions in Myanmar. Monstrous mountains, perfect seashores, lovely islands and serene lakes are the highlights of the country. Per day with stay, food and transportation cost are approx INR 1200 total.

Visa: 

For Indians, an e-visa is required

How to get there:

 You can travel by road to Myanmar through Manipur. Also, Taking a flight is an affordable option too.

Best Time to visit:

November to February

Currency:

 1 INR = 21 Myanmar Kyats

Approx Cost :

INR 20k for 7 days

The above list should give you an idea of the base consumption included when venturing out to any of the above places. While it is actually the case that in the event that you adhere to the previously mentioned spending range, you can not spend unreservedly on shopping or live in extravagant facilities; you will, by and by, will encounter the excellence of these countries. Furthermore, for that, you should eat the local food, and explore like a local and invest as much energy conceivable being making the rounds and make the memories!

So, do you plan for any International trip after the covid era or when countries will open for international tourism? Which of the above countries would you like to travel to? Have you visited yet any country from India on a budget that is not included in this list? Do let us know by commenting below!

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla and sponsored by Bakez by Daizy.

 

 

 

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34 thoughts on “15 Cheapest Countries to Visit from India in 2021 (under 50,000)

  1. Nice post. From among the cheapest countries, I traveled to Thailand and Nepal. The rest of the countries, I have yet to travel. Well written and very informative. Keep it up.

  2. Wow , good to read these pocket friendly holiday destinations 🙂
    Hope to visit these when things become normal .

  3. Thankssss a lot dear. You solved my problem. Most of the country are on my wish list as still I don’t have international visit. Srilanka and Indonesia are the first one on my list.

  4. These are really nice countries that one can head to from India to have a great time. You have done a lot of research and homework to compile this list of 15 countries to visit from India. Would be of immense help to those planning a trip to any of these countries.

  5. Nice compilation. Those are beautiful and pocket-friendly places that we can visit from India. I’m going to bookmark this post for future reference

  6. I had always though Seychelles to be an expensive country. It is good to know that we can explore the place within 50k. You have now given me a number of travel goals. Hope to visit these places in near future. Kyrgyztan and Uzbekistan are also 2 countries that can be visited under budget.

  7. Such a helpful post with all the information one would need to plan a trip to these wonderful countries! Thailand is an all-time and every time favorite! Indonesia and SriLanka have been on my wishlist forever and you have made me think of Laos! This post gets a Gold Star from me! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this. As always you have included the details which makes it so much easier to plan the holiday. Particularly about the visa and currency conversion rate. I have already bookmarked it for future reference.

  9. This is a very helpful post. I have traveled to a few of the places but I will refer to your post when I am planning a trip for the others. Thanks for sharing all the details.

  10. Cost has always been a stumbling block for me. Thank you for the detailed info on visa requirements, currency conversions, and estimated cost for a week. I’m hoping to visit Bhutan, Seychelles, and Hong Kong some day.

  11. Simply loved this post. It seems like “International ghoomney ke sapney poorey ho saktey hein” . You have give a lot of information and given an idea about the expenses. I will also try to visit anyone out of all.

  12. Your list came at the right time, when the travel restrictions are slowly lifting off. Will wait for the international travel restrictions to lift off and then will plan a trip

  13. I can’t agree more. This could be my go-to list when the travel bug bites me and I am out of funds. Thanks Pamela

  14. Since pandemic, holidays have become a dream for me. I wld love to start traveling soon. Hongkong still falls a little on the pricey side that I know as I was based there for almost 6 yrs. Thailand is my go-to anytime.

  15. I have visited some of these countries from your list such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. I hope to visit the other countries once the travel restrictions are lifted. Waiting for travel to become normal again.

  16. Wow what a great compilation. I had an idea about few of these places, but finding Seychelles, HongKong and few others to be a budget-friendly vacay destination was quite surprising. But thanks to you, I know better now. Waiting for this pandemic to completely end so that I can head out with my children to these amazing destinations.

  17. Reading this I wanted to take a holiday and just leave. I’ve been to Dubai and Malaysia and few of them are in my list. Hope to visit them soon post covid situation gets better.

  18. Pretty much deep research
    I am honestly not into travelling,but info like these are good ,in case i plan some holidays
    GOOD WORK
    🙂

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