With the temperature rising to unprecedented heights, everyone will start looking for a long getaway. Away from this scorching heat and hustle-bustle of the inland city life, there are many places where you can go. And that without having a dent in our bank balance. Yes, with a proper planning you can explore India with a shoestring budget.
Check out these places where you can plan a trip whenever you want.
1. Kasol: Stretched along the lovely Parvati River and with mountain views to the northeast, Kasol is the main traveler hang-out in the valley. It’s a small village but almost overrun with reggae bars, bakeries and cheap guesthouses catering to a largely hippie/Israeli crowd. It's also a summertime venue for trance parties transplanted from Goa and at any time an easy base for exploring the forested valley or just chilling out. The village is divided into Old Kasol on the Bhuntar side of its bridge, and New Kasol on the Manikaran side. You can take HRTC bus service. Here staying, food is very cheap.
2. Goa: This place doesn’t need any definition. Shacks along most of the major beaches offer the most chill spots to live. Take it easy while their prices make it even easier on your wallet. King's beer at 30 bucks a pop is a no-brainer!
3. Kodaikanal: The street food here is yummy. There are several places to stay going from 200 INR upwards and the views are fantastic. Easy to get to via train and bus.
4. Pondicherry: If want to stay in the ashram and want to have that relaxed feeling then straight head to Aurobindo Ashram. Food and stay are free here.
5. Alleppey: You can rent a room in a houseboat and lose yourself in the midst of the coconut trees for an absolutely nominal price. Strike up a conversation with some of the local fishermen and they'll even lend you their own OG kayaks so you can go exploring on your own for a meager 100INR. That's a steal!
6. Ooty: Every kind of cocoa butter goodness is available here, made locally and sold at rates lower than the Delhi Winter temperature! The hills are lovely, there's the Fernhills palace to explore and Kodi's just a few steps away.
7. Itanagar: Itanagar offers you all the peace of mind the North East is famous for. There's gushing rivers and lush greens, all the while helped out by the forthcoming locals who will sort you out with homestays and warm food for nominal pricing.
8. Mcleodganj: The train up to Dharamshala is cheap, the guided treks are cheap. Enjoy high-level lodging and world-class views at affordable rates all throughout Mcleod, all while soaking in the natural serenity of the place. Check out Triund below, a trek a small way up from Mcleodganj.
9. Ajanta: The Ajanta and Ellora caves can be explored for a meager 500INR with a guide. Getting too and from is also not expensive considering the ancient wonder and wealth of knowledge that these caves are a storehouse of.
10. Manali: With the numerous popular places to visit in Manali, it has been one of the most popular summer holiday destinations in India. Stay, food and traveling are very cheap. Take HRTC bus service till Manali and the tickets are very cheap too.
11. Nanital: Cool weather and scenic view. The place is apt to beat the heat and for here also bus service is available.
12. Dharamsala: Its temples and monasteries make it stand out among the places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The town is best known internationally as the home of Dalai Lama of Tibet. Train services is cheap and more convenient here.