15 Low Budget Tourist Places in India That You Should Not Miss


We all love long weekends and desperately wait for it but, using those weekends to explore a destination or go on a holiday trip is not what we all think of always. Of course, having a proper balance is the first thought that pops up in your mind. But no worries from on to your holiday vibes and budget plans. Be it historical tours or nature relaxing camps, we have a back for all of you. 

From north to south and east to west, India has many hidden gem spots to visit and discover that too without emptying much of your pockets. Check out these cheap places to visit in India and plan your next holidays without skipping it out.

Cheap Places to Visit in India

This is the list of low budget tourist places in India that you can visit in 2020. You can save extra bucks by traveling through train or local transports. Instead of eating at high-fi places, explore the local cuisine and street foods at those places.

1. Kodaikanal –The  Princess Of Hill Stations

Kodaikanal –The  Princess Of Hill Stations
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This south hill station is perfect to stop by for a honeymoon trip or mini-vacation at the best of your budget levels. Apart from being the cheapest holiday destination in India, Kodaikanal is also one of the loveliest places to discover and enjoy the natural beauty around.


The amazing climate here with a gush of gorgeous lakes and valleys along with the scenic mountain backdrop makes it dreamy and pleasant to stop by. It is one of the best and ideal spots to connect with nature and spend some quality time as well.

2. Pondicherry – The French Town

Pondicherry – The French Town
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Pondicherry is one of the cleanest and best low budget spots in India that’ll give you some French town vibes. The streets are perfectly cobbled and aligned to walk and enjoy the weather. The beachside shores here perfect space to spend some quality time and relax. Check out the numerable cafes and shopping spots to treat yourself meanwhile, you stay in budget.

Visiting other beaches in India is quite expensive and crowded. So, choosing Pondicherry for beach sightseeing will save your money.

3. Darjeeling – The Land Of Thunderbolt

Darjeeling – The Land Of Thunderbolt
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Highest preferred spot for quality vacations and less expenditure. This hilly holiday spot has some beautiful quaint little hotels and lodges that give you a perfect minimal stay in nature’s lap. Up in the hills with some cold fresh breeze and fresh Darjeeling tea, every sight in this place is mesmerizing and magnificent. 


Instead of choosing 5-star r 4-star hotels choose homestay to stay. In a homestay, you can enjoy local cuisine and culture.

4. Kasol – The heaven of rocks

Kasol – The heaven of rocks
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Kasol is a village town in India in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. It is an ideal spot to stop for camping and trekking along the banks of Parvati river. It is one of the budgets stops to explore nature and go for some nature’s hunt in your budget vacation in India. There’s also a German bakery in the town which serves some hot, fresh delicious slices of bread and buns.

5. Pushkar – The Land Of Affordable royalty

Pushkar – The Land Of Affordable royalty
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Discovering and exploring the deserts of India has its fun and experience. To be honest, it is one of the best and perfect idea to plan your budget holiday destination. Pushkar is situated on the border of the Thar desert which has historic as well as a major cultural significance in India. The town is famous for many temples with unique architecture and interiors.

You can enjoy camel rides, desert safari and watch around different kinds of snakes here. The food here is something not to miss. The local food here is extremely delicious with a perfect blend of spices and flavors. Depending upon your climatic preference, you can visit this place any time of the year.

6. Alleppey – The Venice Of The East

Alleppey – The Venice Of The East
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Allepy is the Venice of India and undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in India. Everything here looks perfect and beautiful. From the countryside walks to mesmerizing waterways and lagoons around, Allepy is an ideal spot to spend some quality time and save your pockets.

You can also book a room in the water boats and enjoy the lush greenery and wilderness of blue waters around you. Go on kayaks and enjoy some fresh seafood here. The place is the best treat deal to explore, enjoy and have some fun.

If you want to save extra bucks, visit Allepy in the off-season.

7. Ooty –  The Green Hill Queen

Ooty -  The Green Hill Queen
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When it comes to exploring south, Ooty is the best place to visit and keep your holiday in budget. You can chill here between the beautiful mountains, exotic gardens, rose valleys and yes the famous cocoa butter goodness which is amazing.  Don’t forget to check out the aromatic tea plantations and click some memorable pictures here. The place is quite near to Chennai and is worth visiting in every season.

8. Rishikesh – The Yoga Capital

Rishikesh – The Yoga Capital
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For all the water adventure lovers, this is the place to plan your next trip for the upcoming season. Rishikesh tops the list to spend some budget holiday while ticking off your adventure bucket list. You can enjoy here white water rafting, beach camps, and trekking along the valleys. The place is completely vegetarian and alcohol-free.

9. Hampi – The Forgotten Empire

Hampi – The Forgotten Empire
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Well if history is your thing and if you love exploring the ancient history of India, then do visit Hampi.  Situated in Karnataka, the place perfectly portraits the essence of Vijaynagar history with ancient boulders and stone pieces across the place. The weather here is always very pleasant to enjoy and walk around. If possible make plans to visit in the first week of November to witness the Vibrant Hampi Utsav.

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10. Lonavala – The ‘Chikki’ Town

Lonavala – The 'Chikki' Town
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If you are from the Northside of India, then this place needs no further introduction. It is one of the most favorite places to chill and relax in the budget. The place has plenty of spots to trek and during the monsoon, you can enjoy waterfalls as well. Don’t forget to taste the chocolate fudge chikki here, it is for sure one of the best to try. The place has many roadside stalls and restaurants as well, so definitely you aren’t left out of food here.

11. Varanasi –  City of Culture and Spirituality

Varanasi –  City of Culture and Spirituality
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Banaras is believed to be one of the sacred places for Hindus where every year, thousands of people across the world come to wash away their sins. It is situated on the banks of river Ganga, where you can feel the true essence of culture and religion in one space. You can also take a boat ride here and enjoy the colorful vibes and ritual views.

For all those who want to know and explore the spiritual side of India, do visit Banaras/Varanasi. And yes, don’t forget to enjoy the famous Banarasi thandai and Banarasi paan here along with the low-cost street food. It’s truly amazing to be here and enjoy the Indian vibes.

12. Itanagar – A Peaceful Capital City

Itanagar is based on the foothills of Himalaya and has pleasant weather throughout the year. Being the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, the city has some calm, composed vibes to feel around. It is home to many major and minor medieval Ita forts. The lush greens hills with freshwater flowing streams and peaceful environment make Itanagar a must to relax and enjoy some peaceful time.

You can visit the famous Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum which has some unique textile collections and handcrafted items at the display. The cost of living here is also not high and anyone can easily enjoy their holidays here.

13. Shimla- The Favorite Hill Station Of India

Shimla is one of the cheapest holiday destinations in India where you can enjoy sports, adventure, nature and a lovely staying experience all in one. The place has some amazing attractions spots and scenic corners which will for sure calm your soul. For all the road trip lovers, this is the place to be. There’s so much to explore and enjoy here, from snow-laden landscapes to hilly valleys,  it’s all very beautiful.

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14. Nainital – The City Of Lakes

Nainital – The City Of Lakes
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If you are planning for your next holiday in December in India, then Nanital is the place to be. Surrounded by the beautiful lake and calm Nani Lake, the place is perfect to spend some quality time with your loved ones in the pure vibe of nature. You can also lots of spicy Punjabi food along with some beautiful Himalayan views here. You can count this place in a Low Budget Tourist Places by exploring the city in local transport and enjoying local cuisine.

15. McLeodganj – The Little Lhasa

Dharamshala is no less than the second version of mini Tibet and is one of the beautiful budget hill stations to visit. The place is a magical spot with mesmerizing natural views of hills and valleys with numerous temples and monasteries around here. Trekking and camping here are fun. Don’t forget to join the Triund trek, which is a quite famous trek here. McLeodganj is an easily affordable holiday destination in India where you can stay up to 3- 4 nights by staying in budget and having lots of fun.

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So, whether you are looking for a 2-3 day trip or more than that, India has numerous Low Budget Tourist Places to explore, learn and enjoy for everyone. Make sure you visit at least one of these and tick it off the list. We promise they are worthy to visit and discover. Let us know what place have you decided on your next trip and share with us. We hope this blog helped you in picking out your next travel destination.

Happy journey, safe travels!