8 Killer International Trips Which Will Cost You Less Than An iPhone!

Some good amount of research, planning months in advance and a few tricks & tips is all you need to get going. Read on to inspire the backpacker in you and head for these kick ass international destinations at a shoestring budget.

8 Killer International Trips Which Will Cost You Less Than An iPhone!

Yes, You read it right, there are some amazing vacation spots around the world, where you can travel for as low as Rs. 50,000 and that’s for a round-trip! Don’t believe us? Read on. Below is a list of ?? such international trips that’ll cost you less than an iPhone.

1. Thailand: Indulge in its beaches, mountains, culture and food in just the right kind of budget.

International Trips

Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost fairly between Rs. 17000 – 20,000, if boarding from New Delhi or Mumbai. Taking a round trip from Kolkata could cost around INR 9000 approx.

Stay: Whether you are traveling in a group or solo, Thailand is full of budget staying options starting from as low as Rs. 573 per night per person. You can choose from a dormitory type accommodation, a hostel or even a decent budget hotel.

Places to Eat: Thailand is famous for its street food. A good budget meal can cost up to approximately Rs. 60.

Places To Visit: A combination of any 2-3 cities like Bangkok, Pattaya and coral islands, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai is a good option to explore the culture of Thailand. Almost every city will be home to few of the many Ancient Buddha temples, floating market, elephant show and so on.

Suggested Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights

Travel Calculation: Approx. Rs. 35,000.

2. Singapore: A tiny yet modern country offers great bargains and is a wise way to spend money on a vacation.

International Trips

Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost between Rs. 20,000 – 22,000 onwards if boarding from New Delhi or Mumbai or Rs. 11,000 – 15000 From Chennai or Kolkata.

Stay: Singapore offers accommodation options like the City Backpackers @ Kallang or Fernloft City Hostel which offer stay for as low as Rs. 600/ night. On the other hand a single room can start from Rs. 2000/ night in a decent budget hotel.

Places to Eat: Chinatown food centre, Maxwell food centre or any hawker center are the places where you can get a meal in less than Rs. 500 inclusive of main, drink, and dessert.

Places To Visit: Singapore is famous as a holiday destination either for its day excursions or Singapore cruises. Either ways don’t miss out on the Famous National Museum of Singapore or Orchard Road/ Dhoby Ghaut Shopping stretch. Must Visit include Underwater world, Dolphin Lagoon

Suggested Duration: 4 Days and 3 Nights

Travel Calculation: Approx. Rs. 42,000

3. Viet Nam: Shaped like the letter “S”, lying on the eastern part of Indo-Chinese peninsula is Viet Nam. In this country you will find timeless charm and a flavor of another Asian culture.

International Trips

Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost Rs. 16,000 onwards when planned 4-6 months in advance.
Tip: Stay on a lookout for promotional offers from Air Asia.

Stay: Ho Chi Minh City is home to hostels like Suite Backpackers Inn, Eco backpackers hostel and so on which provide single bed in dormitory rooms starting from as low as Rs. 400 per night. While a decent hotel for a single room ranges from Rs. 700 onwards per night.

Places to Eat: Some of the must eat traditional Vietnamese food include Nem Raan or Cha Gio (Fried Spring rolls) and Cha Ca (Grilled minced fish). Eat at street stalls. Take note of places like Cha Ca Street and Nguyen Truong to street in Hanoi for popular yet budget meals.

Things to do: The best way to save time and money is to take a short Yacht or boat cruise in Vietnam besides obvious indulgences like local market tours, island tours and wildlife tours. Must Visit include Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh city.

Suggested Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights

Travel Calculation: Approx. Rs. 40,000

4. Sri Lanka: Famous for the best backpacking destination, Sri Lanka is home to landscapes and culture which is much like India. Visit to feel like home away from home with a change.

International Trips

Air Tickets: The round trip flight tickets can cost from Delhi: Rs. 20,000 onwards, from Chennai: Rs. 8000 onwards

Stay: Colombo Sea view hostel, Colombo city hostel and so on are dormitory style accommodations that starts for Rs. 600/night. Similarly in other places like Kandy, Bentota and so on, hotel rooms can range from Rs. 1000 onwards per night.

Places to Eat: Ceylon Tea Moments in Colombo is one of the top choices which offers a huge menu within the range of Rs. 100-500; A classic Sri Lankan meal of fish curry in local markets can cost you less than Rs. 100.

Places To Visit: The must visit cities include Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and Bentota. Also visit world heritage sites like Temple of tooth Relic, boating or fishing on Lake Gregory, tea factory visits, Seetha Eliya garden and temple from famous Ramayana, turtle hatchery etc. Visit Odel, Majestic city etc for shopping.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights

Travel Calculation: Approx. Rs. 35,000<

5. Kenya: The first thing that pops up when you think about Kenya is the exorbitant African wildlife and safaris.

International Trips

Air Tickets: Located in eastern Africa, a round trip to Kenya costs approximately INR 26000 onwards if booked 4-6 months in advance.

Stay:If you book a safari, food and accommodation is likely to be included. Accommodation could range from Rs. 900 onwards. While food expenses per day could cost approx. Rs. 300.

Places to Eat: Must try in food is the Chapati, Githeri and kuku paka.

Places To Visit: The main wildlife reserve for safaris in Kenya is Masai Mara. You can arrange a tour including Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and a day to explore the capital city of Nairobi.

Suggested Cost: Average cost per day per person is approx. Rs. 2700 allowing you to spend around 5 days in the country.

6. Egypt: The land of mystries and mummies could offer a vacation for a lifetime.

International Trips

Air Tickets: The costs associated with airfare start approximately Rs. 24,000 onwards.

Stay: You can get awesome dormitory hostels starting from as low as Rs. 400.

Places to Eat: Restaurants such as the Al Tekkia are clean and reasonably priced.

Places to Visit: Tourist attraction includes the Pyramids at Giza while other tourist cities include Alexandria, Aswan, the Red Sea and Sinai.

Suggested Cost: The suggested trip duration is a week while the approximate budget is Rs. 40,000.

7. Cambodia: The enchanting form of cultural heritage, the country of Cambodia will leave you wanting for more with its panoramic and rustic beauty.

International Trips

Air Tickets: The country also known as “Kingdom of Wonder” can be experienced in a round trip of Rs. 25000 onwards.

Stay: Being a cheap travel destination, an ideal accommodation for backpackers could cost as little as Rs. 300 per day.

Places to Eat: When traveling on budget go for the Cambodian food which is far cheaper and always quite good.

Places To Visit: The must visits include Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Otres beach and Kampot. You can travel in Cambodia on a budget of Rs. 2000 per day.

Suggested Cost: The recommended stay duration is a week with a budget of approximately Rs. 45,000.

8. Turkey: You think of Turkey and the instant obvious is Istanbul which also makes it the highest famed tourist spots in the world.

International Trips

Air Tickets: A round airfare trip to Turkey could cost you approximately Rs. 30000 – 35,000.

Stay: But well then wait the accommodation compensates for that because a dormitory/hostel costs as low as Rs. 500/day.

Places to Eat: The local Turkish food is the key to saving money on food such as the delicious Durum Sandwich stalls.

Places To Visit: With that being said, if you decide to have a night on the town in Beyoglu and Bosphorous, you’ll need to be a little cashed up.

Suggested Cost: Suggested stay duration is around 4 nights with an approximate budget of Rs. 50,000.


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