To Travel Is To Live – Hans Christian Anderson
If you are overcome with the intense desire to escape to a distant land, then look no further. Mentioned below are beautiful destinations*, outside of India, that you can go to right away. What’s more! You can make any one of these seven days trips** in Rs. one lakhs with ample left to cover your shopping expenses.
You can arrange your trip with a tour and travels company like the Veena World and Thomas Cook, or let your traveller’s instincts take over and carry you on an unplanned, yet enchanting, journey. A visit to an exotic locale, a glimpse into other cultures and cuisines, a view of mesmerising sights, a chance to experience spiritual stirrings, an opportunity to make friends from different corners and a beginning to your lifelong love of travel can start right now!
But, if it is the worry of travel fund that has gotten you leg-locked, then you can always choose to get a Personal Loan! A personal loan is perfect to satisfy any monetary need instantly. You can get a personal loan in a couple of days and it does not require collateral. If you take a personal loan of Rs. one lakh for two years, you need to pay an EMI of Rs. 4,700/-, approximately. With a three years tenure, your EMI will come up to Rs. 3,500/-, approximately.
So don’t wait long to enjoy priceless joys and life altering experiences! Pick a place, get a personal loan and pack your bags to get going!
As finding flights for Bhutan can be difficult, you are better off planning a road trip or visiting via a travel company. The road trip can cost you anywhere between INR 3,000 to 4,000, one way. The Airbnb offer you comfortable accommodations for INR 12,000, for up to 10 days. There is a lot to do in Bhutan apart from sightseeing like cultural tours, Himalayan tours, religious tours, wildlife tours, nature trails, adventure sports or simply being in the lap of nature. Some of the popular places to visit are Phuentsholing, Thimpu, Punakha, Trashigang, Haa Valley, Trongsa, etc.
Flights to Cambodia will cost you up to INR 35,000. The stay is comparatively cheaper at INR 10,000 for a week. You can check the Airbnb for it. In terms of activities, you can always do some sightseeing, recreational and leisure tours, cultural tours and religious tours. Major tourist attractions are Angkor Wat, Silver Pagoda, Koh Ker, Bayon Temple, Tonle Sap, Preah Vihear, Sihanoukville and Tonle Sap.
If you are planning a trip to Dubai, it is best to plan it 6 months in advance to get flights for as cheap as INR 15,000. A weeklong, comfortable accommodation will cost you about the same, INR 14,000. Dubai is the hub of shopaholics, but it also offers cultural tours, desert safaris, luxury tours, adventure sports and water sports.
Get flights to Hong Kong in as less at INR 20,000. You can also cover the accommodation in INR 10,000 for a week. Religious tours, adventure sports, recreational visits, local sightseeing, local shopping and wildlife tours are some of the activities you can do during your stay. Lantau Island, Central District, Stanley Market, Nathan Road, Happy Valley, Cheung Chau Island and Sai Kung are some of its major tourist attractions.
Known for its serene beauty, Indonesia is one of the top destinations amongst travellers. Due to its status, it is better to book flights 6-8 months in advance. Your air fare can be anywhere from INR 12,000 – 20,000. The accommodation costs depends up on where you wish to stay. It can cost you as less as INR 3,000 up to INR 8,000. Apart from the usual tours, sightseeing and sports, you can take the time to indulge in spa treatments, meditation retreats, natural healing centres and suchlikes. Bali is the major tourist attraction. But, other, equally beautiful places to visit are Derawan Island, Toba, Jakarta, Pangandaran, Wakatobi, Pangandaran Beach, and Batu Secret Zoo.
Plan your trip to Malaysia six months since it is the most frequented tourist site. Planning ahead will give you affordable deals on travel and accommodation. Flights can cost from INR 7,000-18,000 and accommodation can cost INR 13,000-25,000. For the usual tourist-y activities, you can visit Kuala Lumpur, Miri, Kangar, Sarawak, Labuan, Pangkor, Redang Island, Kapas Island and Rantau Abang Island.
Just like Malaysia, Mauritius is another most popular tourist destinations, making it expensive in terms of travel and accommodation. Your flight alone can cost up to INR 50,000 and accommodation can cost INR 20,000 for a week. But it is worth it when you see this tropical paradise and lounge on its sandy beaches.
Myanmar is one of the unexplored and charming traveller’s spots. It is best to book your flight 4-6 months ahead. The air fare can range from INR 20.000- 25,000. The accommodation costs lesser – up to INR 7,000. One of the fun things to do at Myanmar is the hot air balloon ride to view its ethereal beauty. You can also go sightseeing, tours, shoppings, nature walks and more. The best places to visit Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Golden Rock Pagoda, Kyaing Tong,Monywa, Putao and Ngwe Saung Beach.
Apart from Bhutan, Nepal is another country Indians can visit without requiring a visa. Just as with every major tourist attractions, it is better if you book 5-6 months in advance. The flight tickets can cost up to INR 10,000, with accommodation cost as low as INR 5,000. You can also make a bus journey to Nepal at INR 3,000.
Source: International Traveller Magazine
Seychelles is perfect for beach lovers. The flights cost INR 25000 – 30,000. It is ideal to book them six months ahead. The accommodation, surprisingly, is much cheaper, coming to INR 12,000 for a week. You can choose to spend your days on the beach, swimming along the shore, indulging in water sports, going on a cruise or exploring the island. One of its main attractions are the glass bottom boat cruises. The places to visit, as you explore the island, are Mahe Island, Anse Kerlan, Baie Lazare, Victoria, La Passe and Anse Louis.
An air ticket to this fascinating land can cost you INR 9,000-14,000. You can book week long accommodation for as little as INR 8,000. All the tourist attractions give you a deep insight into the rich cultural heritage of this wonderful country. The places you can visit are Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Matara, Kataragama, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Sabaragamuwa, Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya and Yapahuwa Kurunegala.
Most novice travellers have Thailand on their list and that should be so due to the vast variety of experiences afforded by this exotic country. From food, shopping to natural beauty, it has it all. To visit Thailand, you can book flights at INR 15,000 and manage accommodations within INR 8,000. The places you must visit are Bangkok, Phuket, Santikhiri and Tarutao.
Not just the place of hammams (turkist baths), carpets and Turkish delights, Turkey is also known for its food, culture, art, tea and coffee. Off late, Turkey has become a popular tourist destination and requires six months of advance booking to strike a good travel deal. You can book flights for up to INR 35000. The accommodation is comparatively lower at INR 8,000. The places you must visit while in Turkey are Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale and Trabzon.
Another beautiful destination to lose yourself into is Vietnam. The flights to Vietnam are as low as INR 18,000 and the accommodation can be managed within INR 10,000. You can go sightseeing, cruising and touring. Make sure to visit Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Sapa, and Mekong Delta.
*The list is not exhaustive and does not guarantee 100% accurate information.
**Expenses indicated in the list are for a single person, travelling in 2016.