Top 9 Best Places to Visit in India with Friends in Low Budget

If you wish to escape from the humdrum of city life on a perfect vacation with a bunch of friends, look no further. We bring to you the most budget-friendly, exciting destinations from the length and breadth of the country your fingertip.

Just get your buddies together and make a beeline for the places listed below:-

Kasol - Himachal Pradesh

A quiet little village with an old fashioned charm will steal your hearts with its mesmerising scenic locales. Located on the foot of the ferocious and gushing river Parvati, Kasol has so much to offer. Whether you wish to sit and relax by the rocks of the thundering river listening to its rumbling sounds or to set out on a trek towards Chalal to view the snow capped rustic mountain peaks, and explore the deep forests, let your friends decide. There are plenty of cheap camps and cottages available.

Best Time: October to June

How to Reach

Cheap flights are available from Delhi, Pathankot and Shimla to Bhuntar Airport in Kullu, which is the closest to Kasol. You can hire local cabs or private vehicles from there to reach Kasol.

The Mystical Kodaikanal - Tamil Nadu

Prepare yourself to be soaked in the freshness of tingling mountain breeze, refreshing luscious greens, sparkling lakes and wonderful valleys as soon as you reach Kodaikanal. You can even take a hiking or cycling route past the forest greens with clouds brushing past your cheeks or stroll with your friends in Coakers Walk enjoying the tea, ice creams and other snacks from the shops lined along the pathway. This hill station offers quite cheap food and lodging options.

Best Time: September to May

How to Reach

The airport nearest to Kodaikanal is Madurai, Flight bookings are available from various cities to Madurai Airport.

The Hip and Happening Goa - Maharashtra

Goa doesn’t even need an introduction. It’s a favourite hotspot for youngsters and families alike. The city is all about long drives, laid back beaches, holy churches, exciting water sports, happening discotheques, chilled beer at the shacks, yummy sea food, golden sunsets, coffee and guitar at the teeming roadside cafes, shopping at flea markets and so much more. The best part is that if you experience just the spirit of the city you can choose to stay in very cheap accommodation and savour the same fun as anyone would staying in high end five star hotels. The sea food and alcohol is really cheap here. Fort Aguada, Dudhsagar waterfalls, Dauna Paula are some of the places you shoudn’t miss besides several fishing villages and popular beaches like Calangute, Anjuna, Candolim, Morjim, Vagator.

Best Time: October to March

How to Reach

Dabolim Airport connects Goa to all parts of the country. Book your flight tickets through Travlook now.

The Historic Itanagar - Arunachal Pradesh

Nestled in the snow laden peaks of mighty Himalayas, Itanagar is heaven calling. Named after the ancient Ita fort, the city is home to Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Buddha temple, Ganga Lake and Wildlife Sancturies. Fascinating tribal culture along with Tibetan architecture lend a unique charm to the place. Weather remains mostly pleasant. Several cheap lodges, hostels and guest houses are available.

Best Time: October to April

How to Reach

Lilabari airport in North Lakhimpur is the nearest to Itanagar. Cheap flights from Delhi to Lilabari, Flight from Kolkota to Lilabari are provided by Travolook.

The Holy Pushkar - Rajasthan

The city that is traditionally spirited and marked with joy of festivities, Pushkar, is on the checklist of every low budget traveller. Nestled from three sides amidst small mounds of hills, this city acquires its uniqueness from being the land of the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. It is considered one of the top pilgrims of the West for both Hindus and Sikhs as it also has the famous Gobind Ghat built after Guru Gobind Singh. Pushkar Camel fair held in autumn makes to the place more charming as a large number of tourists flock in from all over the world to witness it. Cheap bed and breakfast options are easily available.

Best Time: October to March

How to Reach

You can book flights to Kishangarh Airport which is the nearest airport to Pushkar.

The Romantic Darjeeling - West Bengal

Darjeeling has been a favourite with movie makers for its awe-inspiring landscapes and misty mountain peaks. Just walking down the streets of Darjeeling is romantic and heady. The cool breeze kissing your cheeks and the mystical serenity that envelops you is worth every penny spent on your trip. Whether it’s the photogenic sunrise on Tiger Hill or the sight of tallest Kanchenjunga peak, the famous toy train ride or the enchanting Senchal Lake, Darjeeling is full of attractive places to visit. A trip to the Buddhist Ghoom Monastery and tea estate is not to be missed either. There is no shortage of budget hotels and lodges and delicious food that are easy on your pocket.

Best Time: February to March, September to December

How to Reach

Bagdogra Airport is connected with cheap flights. From there Darjeeling is 94kms.

The Crown Jewel Udaipur - Rajasthan

If you and your friends appreciate historical beauty in all its forms then head for the City of Lakes – Udaipur. The ostentatious palaces, the glistening lakes, the elaborate forts and the ancient temples, all of them make this 400 years old city spectacularly royal. Famously known as the city of lakes Udaipur holds a deep mystical charm especially during the nights when it’s shining with the brilliance of lights. One can’t help but marvel over the beauty of the stunning lakes like Fateh Sagar, Pichola, Swaroop Sagar, Rangsagar, and Doodh Talai and get wowed by the larger than life palaces like Jagmandir, City Palace, Lake Palace, and Monsoon Palace. Jewellery, clothes and different handicrafts flood the markets of Udaipur making shopping a delight here. Each of you can carry tokens back home. Accommodations in and around the city are very affordable with good food options.

Best Time: October to March

How to Reach

Flight tickets to Maharana Pratap Airport in Udaipur are easily available.

The Energising Rishikesh - Uttarakhand

Surrounded by the holy River Ganges and the towering Himalayas, Rishikesh is particularly famous for its low budget accommodation and variety of delicious food choices at throwaway prices. Renowned all over the country and among foreigners for its yoga ashrams and white water rafting Rishikesh offers its tourists a contrast of interesting activities to all its visitors. Whether you wish to hang around lazily at small cafes or walk down to the quiet ancient temples and whether you wish to detox yourself through its energising yoga centres or indulge in the adrenaline rush with your friends through various adventure sports like rafting, paragliding, parasailing, Rishikesh is your answer.

Best Time: Throughout the year

How to Reach

Flight tickets booking to Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. From there Rishikesh is only 35 kms away and can be easily reached by road.

The Magical Backwaters Allepey - Kerala

Hugely popular for its sparkling backwaters, Alleppey is one of the oldest planned towns in the country. It’s also known for its crisscross of creeks n canals, rice fields, beaches and temples. Boat races held between August to October make it a fun place to visit. Marari beach is a must visit with friends for its sheer beauty and also indulging in fun activities like deep-sea fishing, surfing, parasailing, and water-skiing. It’s also significant for being one of the top five ‘Hammock Beaches in the World.’ Further, Vemband Lake is famous for being the longest lake in India with houseboats and various resorts lined on the banks. Allepey offers very economical accomodation and delicious meals.

Best Time: October to March

How to Reach

Cheap flight bookings can be done to Cochin International Airport which is the nearest airport to Allepey.

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