According to many, the wisest men of yesteryears were sailors; and this is before the industrial revolution. You might wonder why. That’s because they had accumulated extensive knowledge by travelling far and wide. Saint Augustine once famously said, “The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only one page.” But for travelling we need one important thing, i.e. money. Are you unable to set aside enough money for travel? Don’t worry as there are a number of travel destinations across India which will suit your budget. To make things convenient, the following are some places in India for you to consider visiting.
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Nestled in the heart of the Parvati Valley, Kasol attracts countless tourists from all over the world. Located on the banks of the Parvati River, it is a popular hub for bag-packers, trekkers and nature lovers. You would be surprised to know that Kasol is often referred to as the Amsterdam of India. There are a number of hostels in and around Kasol that offer affordable accommodation and food. So, if you’re on a tight budget, you can choose to bunk with fellow travellers.
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal is a famous tourist destination in the Palani Hills which represents the southern tip of the Western Ghats that extend from Gujarat all the way up to Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Like Kasol, you will find a lot of foreigners here. If you prefer solitude, then head over to Vattakanal – a village located on the mountain slopes. Kodaikanal is a biodiversity hotspot and there are a number of places for sightseeing. If you like peaks covered in mist, valleys and beautiful lakes, then Kodai is the right place for you.
Located in the heart of the Aravali range, Pushkar is an ancient city that attracts countless pilgrims from all over the country. It’s particularly known for its annual fair where camels, horses and cattle are traded. There are several temples in Pushkar dating back hundreds of years. The famous Pushkar Lake has 52 ghats and is surrounded by 400 blue-coloured temples. If you’re the spiritual type running low on cash, then this tranquil city is the perfect place to revitalise your spirit.
Does this touristy state need any introduction? Cheap booze, easy on the pocket accommodations, a seemingly unending coastline, beautiful sunsets, lip-smacking seafood, shacks, etc are some of the things that quickly come to our mind when we picture Goa. Another chief reason to visit Goa is to experience its vibrant party culture. There are historical forts and beautiful churches in Goa apart from the sun and sand, so do visit such places as well.
Do you imagine being transported to the past in a time machine? Well, that’s what Hampi offers to tourists. Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its forts, ancient temples and other monuments. The captivating monuments are characterised by marvellous aesthetics and flawless craftsmanship. If you’re a history buff, then Hampi is the perfect travel destination for you.
What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and start exploring!