Most of us get tired of the mundane routines that leave little space for imagination. However, if you’re thinking of adding some fun and excitement to your life and want to undertake a memorable trip, here is a list that offers you a number of options. What’s more? All of these trips mentioned here are thoroughly affordable and in fact, fall under the category of that Rs 5000 bar.
What can be said about Goa that hasn’t already been said? India’s favourite beach state is the place to go to no matter what you want to do. Laze around by the beach or party the night away at a club (the latter may not be possible though if you are on a budget).
If you are in north Goa, rent out a scooter (Rs 250 per day) and explore the capital, Panaji, and its neighbouring Donna Paula. Ride down to Old Goa and visit the Basilica de Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and St Francis of Assisi Church.
Give the commercialized beaches of Baga and Calangute a pass and instead go into the Candolim sun or check out the lighthouse at Fort Aguada. If you just want to roam around on the beaches, consider heading to South Goa. You can spend a couple of nights at Palolem.
Nestled the coastal side of Gujarat state of India, Daman is an impressive beach destination offering an idyllic weekend getaway.
Visit Devka Beach, Moti Daman Fort, Gothic-style churches, Jampore beach, Nagoa Beach, Gangeshwar Temple, Our Lady of Rosary Chapel, Hilsa Aquarium, Hathi Park, Bridge Side Garden, and much more.
Perched atop the Western Ghats at an altitude of 2516 feet above sea level, Matheran is one of the oldest hill stations and scenic spots located near Mumbai. The lush green pastures, serene and tranquil environment and unadulterated ambience make Matheran a perfect weekend retreat. A ride on the Neral-Matheran toy train is something that one must experience.
It can’t get better than this, Plenty of hikes, numerous waterfalls in the monsoons and the delicious chocolate fudge and chikki promises a memorable experience. There are exciting treks to try to a number of forts around Lonavala. Yes, it does not come for free. But it is still one of the best budget travel destinations in India.
Alibag is a famous beach destination with traces of ancient history in it. You can take a ferry from the beach near the Gateway of India in South Mumbai. It is a perfect weekend getaway for people who are up for a lot of outdoor activities.
Alleppey, the Venice of the East, is famous for the verdant countryside, lagoons, and the waterways. It is the best place to cruise lazily around in the ever-present houseboats and sample the delicious coconut-laced seafood.
Nestled between five hills of the Western Ghats, Panchgani is aptly named and one of the most adored hill stations in Maharashtra. The town is blessed with pleasant weather all year round and calls for an appealing weekend retreat for nearby cities. Come here to spend tranquil moments with your loved ones.
8. Mt. Abu
Mount Abu sets on a high rocky plateau in the Aravalli Range and surrounded by forest, it offers a relatively cool climate and views over the arid plains below. In the centre of town, Nakki Lake is a popular spot for boating. Close by are the centuries-old Dilwara Temples, ornately carved from white marble and of great spiritual importance is a must visit spot.
Ready for paragliding, surfing, diving, parasailing, and windsurfing before entering the new year? Lay on the golden sands of the Diu island and dive into the pristine waters of the Nagoa beach. Diu offers you all the adventure you can think of at absolutely measly prices! Light a candle in the St Paul Church and feel yourself closer to Lord Jesus. Yes, all of this is cost effective.
It is not always important that you can travel only with immense money in your pockets. The real travel is in fact the one which is done with little money in hand, something that allows you to know the local culture better. Any other suggestions, let us know!