Well, if your anniversary is round the corner or your birthday bells are ringing or even if there is no reason, just plan a vacation that’s outside India and within your budget limits. The whole idea is to tell you that the memories that you will create will last forever and a good refreshing vacation with your family and loved ones can be one of the best ways to rejuvenate your body and senses. Moreover, 2017 has several long weekends, which means all wanderlust bitten can go on a quick getaway.
Contrary to the popular foreign vacation destinations in Europe and the USA, the continent of Asia is home to some of the best vacation destinations. The idea is to save time and money in travelling and making best use of stipulated funds.
It is also very interesting to note that a lot of Indians are looking at Asia for vacations that are truly an experience not only in terms of comfortable resorts nestled in secluded spots of pristine nature but also in terms of nature exploration, culinary & cultural experience, and adventure sports. So, if you are one among this evolving class of Indian tourists, then do take a look at some of these best budget travel destinations abroad.
1. Sri Lanka
This one little island has conjured up all possible forms of natural beauty in its folds. Pristine beaches, coffee and tea plantations, diverse wildlife, abundant world heritage sites and invitingly warm people, what more can a traveller ask for.
So, if you are planning to visit a foreign destination and that too within a stipulated budget, Sri Lanka is just the ideal country. If you are fond of visiting ancient archaeological sites, then you can visit the ancient cities of Sigiriya and Anuradhapura. Moving from the hustle-bustle of the capital city of Colombo, you can consider staying at Kandy which hosts the famous Sacred Temple of the Tooth that includes the tooth of Buddha as a sacred relic and has a different feel to it as a city. If you are a nature patron, you can explore the Handunugoda tea garden and the Peradeniya spice garden for a different experience altogether. Apart from these, venturing into Sinharaja forest reserve and Belilena caves can be an exhilarating experience. So, in toto, Sri Lanka has something for everyone right from shopping to adventure water sports to religious tripping.
Considered as the melting pot for diverse cultures across the world, Singapore stands tall with its man-made magnanimity. As a vacation destination, there is lots to see and do in Singapore. Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Zoo, Sentosa Island, and Universal Studios are the key attractions that you can’t afford to miss.
Moving away from the much-predicted sightseeing destinations, you can visit Little India and China Town to get a feel of the cultural diversity. Botanical gardens, Changi Chapel & Museum and Farmer’s market are some of the unconventional places that you can visit for a different experience.
The very name of Indonesia conjures up images of sculptures of Buddha, terraced rice fields, and beautiful coral islands scattered across the emerald waters. The Borobudur temple, UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most coveted Buddhist sites of the world.
Once there, don’t miss Yogyakarta which is supposed to be the oldest cities of Java with a rich cultural and historical foundation. In terms of beaches, Gili Islands offer the most pristine and serene beaches compared to Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur beaches of Bali. If you love nature, you will be thrilled by the beauty of Mount Bromo, Bukit Baka-Bukit Raya National Park and Lake Toba. Apart from these, there are amazing spa resorts that can offer you a rejuvenating experience.
Majestic skyscrapers, glittering shopping malls and adventure dune sports define UAE and make it an amazing family vacation destination. Some of the key sightseeing destinations are the phenomenal Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Sharjah Arts Museum, and glittering Souks. For a different experience, you can venture to Bastakia quarter of Dubai to experience the old Arab charm.
For experiencing the Bedouin lifestyle and some dune buggy rides, you can plan a desert trip to Fujairah. Also, to soak into the local sights and sounds, jump into a dhow or a traditional Arabic boat that cruises through the city. While planning a trip to Dubai early this year, check out the dates for the Dubai shopping festival. Though, a vacation entails fun and pleasure, you can’t completely rule out the possibility of accidents. Therefore, buy a comprehensive travel insurance policy for Dubai to keep your journey safe.
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this quaint little Buddhist country spells mysticism and a sense of great fulfillment. If you are planning a trip to Bhutan, brace yourself for an arduous trek to the enchanting Tiger’s Nest monastery that hangs on a cliff amongst the pine and rhododendron forest.
Apart from this, you must visit the Punakha Dzong or the Palace of Great Happiness, Uma Paro Boutique Hotel and Gangtey Valley.
A perfect destination for a beach vacation, Seychelles is one of the most picturesque groups of beautiful islands. Surround by emerald blue waters, this beach country offers a great deal for a bite-sized vacation. Apart from the much-predicted snorkeling and scuba diving activity, you can go around Victoria market, SeyTe Tea Factory, and Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.
Check with locals and you will discover amazing places that will worth your vacation. These days there are plenty of travel agencies that offer budget packages for hassle free travel.
Even if you are leading a wonderful life—a successful career and an active social life, nothing can replace the unique experiences that a travelling can offer to you. But before taking a next voyage, it is imperative to have a thorough research about the location, including the weather and key destinations. In addition to this, make sure to buy a comprehensive travel insurance policy to secure your journey from unforeseen events like loss of passport, checked-in baggage loss, personal accident, etc. At last, remember, you live for once, so delaying your travel plans mean passing up a life-altering experience.