5 International Holidays that are cheaper than an iPhone!

Delighted about getting a new iPhone? But for how long? A week, a month, maybe two? What if you could actually holiday at an international destination and spend the same or maybe less. Exploring a new country will make happy memories and rich experiences that last for a lifetime. Believe it or not, Vandana Travels, Gujarat has some delightful international budget holidays which are lower than INR 50,000 inclusive of airfare!

Read on to know where you can travel internationally without making a hole in your pocket!

Tantalising Thailand

The most happening and preferred travel destination is undoubtedly Thailand; the tourist magnet of South East Asia. It is spectacular and versatile in the true sense. With glorious beaches, mountains, night life, history, adventure, good food and culture it offers one of the most exciting, thriving and cheap international holidays from India.

Flight Tickets: The round trip flight tickets are between INR 18000 – 21,000 ex-New Delhi or Mumbai. From Kolkata a round trip could cost around INR 10000 approx.

Accommodation: There are various accommodation options keeping your budget and companions in mind. There’s something for everyone including solo travellers, family groups or friends. A decent stay starts from INR 1500/person per night and you select from various dorms, hostels and even delightful budget hotels.

Places to Eat: Think street food, think Thailand. Thailand offers wholesome snacks for as low as INR 70.

Places To Visit: Covering a mix of 2-3 cities like Bangkok, Pattaya and coral islands, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai is the ideal way to soak in and explore the Thai culture. While the country is diverse, almost every city will have Ancient Buddha temples, floating markets, local delicacies and elephant shows.

Suggested Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights

Visa: Normally available within 10 days

Travel Estimation: Approx. INR 34,000

Useful Travel Tips: Relish the local “Som-Tam” (Raw Papaya Salad), pop-up restaurants on the street, explore floating market, street shopping in Bangkok and the thrilling “tuk-tuk” ride.

Happy in Hong Kong

An envious skyline, colourful traditions, glitz, glamour and plenty of shopping that’s what Hong Kong offers! Brace yourself for the most electrifying holiday experience ever.

Flight Tickets: Round trip could cost approximately INR 30,000 if booked well in advance.

Accommodation: Hong Kong has a variety of accommodation options. Hostels are as low as INR 1000/night at HK Downtown Backpackers and a wide array of budget hotels that satiate the needs of a tourist.

Places to Eat: As a city Hong Kong is rather expensive and food offers a great opportunity to keep budgets in control. Local oriental cuisine like dumplings and noodles are readily available at local markets and cost lesser than INR 100 for a meal. Highly recommended is Tim Ho Wan on 2-2 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok.

Places to Visit: Dragon’s Back Trail is a fun hike that brings one instant adventure and adrenaline rush. Clock Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Park, Chung King Mansions, Symphony of Lights, Stanley Market, Lantau Island, Sai Kung Seafood Street are must visits to experience the essence of the country.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days and 4 Nights

Visa: Processing time is 48 hours

Travel Estimation: Approx. INR 45,000

Useful Travel Tips: Shopoholics should head to The Temple Street Night Market where bargain is the key! Don’t be afraid to use the phrase ‘Tai Gwai la’ (It’s too expensive!). One must enjoy riding the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbour and Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon to the Central Star Ferry Terminal on Hong Kong Island.

Note: It’s a must to carry an umbrella at all times.

Terrific Taiwan

Taiwan, a mystical island situated 180 km east of China is dramatic country known for its modern cities, oriental culture and adventurous mountainous terrain. Unexplored and delightful in its truest form, Taiwan is bustling with art, traditions and night markets.
Flight Tickets: Round trip airfare can cost INR 30,000 – 35,000 if planned in advance.

Accommodation: There are lots of budget hotels and functional hostels to choose from. Decent accommodation can be availed from INR 1500.

Places to Eat: There is ample of delectable local food available at night markets. Tainan and Kaohsiung have great options of mouth-watering street grub.

Places to Visit: A trip to Taipei in the north to Tainan and Kaohsiung in the South are a must. There are high-speed rail options for long distance travel.

Suggested Duration: 6N-5D

Visa: Processing time is 7 working days

Travel Estimation: Approximately INR 48,000.

Useful Travel Tips: While in Taipei one must visit Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Martyrs’ Shrine and witness the changing of the guards. Not only is it a joyful experience but also totally free of cost. A trek to Elephant Mountain gives a breath-taking view of the city. Taroko Gorge in Hualien County is also highly recommended.

Dazzling Dubai

For an unforgettable and truly international holiday turn to Dubai! This coveted international tourist destination offers something exciting for everyone including a bustling nightlife, entertainment, shopping and adventure.

Flight Tickets: Round trip costs INR 18,000 depending on the time of the year.

Accommodation: There is plenty of accommodation available in Dubai where decent stay could start from INR 1500/ night.

Places to Eat: A haven for vegetarians and non-vegetarians one could get wholesome meals in budget friendly restaurants like Ravi in Al Satwa and Zaroob. For someone looking for a quick bite there are food carts selling diverse and delectable food around most tourist destinations.

Places to Visit: Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and Desert Safari to name a few.

Suggested Duration: 5 nights 6 D

Visa: Processing time is 4-5 days

Travel Estimation: INR 40,000

Useful Travel Tips: Take metros instead of cabs as most tourist destinations are at important metro stations. This cuts on one’s travel time and expenses.

Wonderful Vietnam

Situated in the South China sea, Vietnam is a small country in the shape of the swirling letter ‘S’. Fringing with beautiful beaches and rivers it also has the hustle-bustle of modern cities and beautiful Buddhist pagodas. Vietnam is a popular tourist destinations for Indians in the month of March.

Flight Tickets: Round trip flight tickets are approximately INR 20,000- INR 22,000 when planned 4-6 months in advance. One can avail of airline promotions all through the year.

Accommodation: There are various hostels available in Ho Chi Minh City that offer single accommodation and bunk beds for backpackers starting from INR 900 per night. Budget hotels can be selected from as low as INR 1200 per night.

Places to Eat: The most inexpensive local dish that one can eat is a Vietnamese sandwich called ‘Banh mi’. One can also try Nem Raan or Cha Gio (Fried Spring rolls) and Cha Ca (Grilled minced fish). Small restaurants and eateries offer no-fuss international food in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do: A smart way to save on time and money is to take a short Yacht trip or boat cruise in Vietnam. One can explore the local market tours, island tours, and wildlife tours to soak in the local culture of the country. Must Visit include Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh city.

Suggested Duration: 6 Days and 5 Nights

Visa: Processing time is 7 days

Travel Estimation: Approx. INR 42,000

Useful Travel Tips: Learn a couple of words in Vietnamese like hello and thank you! Smile all the time here!

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