These 5 destinations just got a lot cheaper for Indians

Traveling to international destinations is no longer a distant dream. You don’t need the big bucks to explore it; With proper planning, anything can be achieved, even a trip to your dream destination.

On that note, here’s good news for you: With financial ups and downs and countries bonding and breaking bonds, there’s been a huge shift in the dynamics of travel.

It just so happened that these countries have become much cheaper for the Indians. Let’s see in detail

1. Russia

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Needless to say, Moscow is one of the most amazing places on Earth. Every city scene is far from a sweet dream and can turn into a reality if you start planning right away. If you book your ticket two to three months in advance, you will be surprised at the kind of fares they offer.

Snow covered Moscow in winter

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Ground package: Starting from INR 70,000

travel by plane: INR 28,000 (one way; 2 to 3 months in advance)


  • Some good budget hotels in Moscow include: Tourist Hotel Complex “Izmailovo” (Gama-Delta), Hotel Artel, Hotel Bega, etc. where you can stay for a night between INR 2000 and INR 5000.
  • If you want cheaper than that you can always go to the tourist hostels which you can book through hostel world. A dormitory room comes from under INR 500 and private services start from INR 800. (Best idea for backpackers and budget travelers)
  • Airbnb is also a good option. The offer ranges from INR 1800 per night to INR 4400 per night (inclusive of service charge).

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2. Greece

Athena ruins in starlight

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Despite the major economic crisis that had an imminent risk of Brexit, Greece is still as beautiful as ever. Its charming beaches are intact and all the ancient edifices are still charming in every way. The weather is just as amazing as it was at this time of year and the food just as amazing. So, no doubt, this is the right time for you to visit the country now is where you can get the best travel deals ever.

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Wanderers in Athens

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Ground package: Starting from INR 79,000
travel by plane: INR 24,000 (one way; 2 to 3 months in advance)

  • Centrotel Hotel, Victory Hotel and Economy are a few of the good budget hotels where you can get a room starting from INR 3000.
  • Some good hostels to choose from: Stacs Accommodation, Cosmopolit Hotel, Fivos, and others. Here you will get a room for less than INR 600.

3. South Africa

Surreal sunset in Cape Town, South Africa

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After the recent fluctuations in currency rates, South Africa has become a new addition to the list of financially accessible countries for Indians to travel to. Delightful and stunning Cape Town is the best place for a fun budget trip in South Africa.

Paragliding on Cape Town Beach in South Africa

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travel by plane: INR 28,000 (one way; 2 to 3 months in advance)

  • Some decent hostels in Cape Town include: The Backpack, The Atlantic Point Backpackers, never @ home Cape Town where you can stay for less than INR 750 per night.
  • You can also choose from budget hotels such as Town Lodge Bellville The Lodge Hotel, New Kings Hotel, etc.

4. Portugal

A woman rides a bicycle in Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon is like Barcelona, ​​Portugal. Prices have recently dropped dramatically for tourists in Portugal and now seems like the right time to visit this vibrant country. The idea is to avoid the highly touristy places and you’ll be surprised at the money you’ll spend.

advice: For a great value tour of Lisbon on Tram 28, which is all about enjoying the city’s many highlights, including the Alfama neighborhood and the views from the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, for €2.85.

Busy streets of Lisbon

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travel by plane: INR 34,000
Accommodation: Since you will have to spend a large amount on air tickets, it is better to opt for accommodation in hostels. There are pretty decent hostels including: Be My Guest Lisboa, Golden Tram 242 Lisbon Hostel and Lisboa Central Hostel where you can book accommodation for as cheap as INR 900.

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5. China

The sparkling night of Shanghai

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Shanghai, a famous port city in China, is now more accessible to budget travelers. Apart from being a glamorous destination, everything is cheap here including food and lodging. Premium street treats for $1, and large portions at popular restaurants for a little more. The coolest thing is walking in the safe and bustling city streets is the best way to feel the atmosphere of this thriving city.

Amazing carnival in Shanghai

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travel by plane: 22,000 INR

  • In hostels like Shanghai Hidden Garden Youth Hostel, Genting Star Hostel and City Central International Hostels in Shanghai, rates start from INR 600
  • There are good budget hotels in Shanghai such as: Asset Hotel Shanghai, Shijia Hotel, Hope Hotel Shanghai and so on.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your backpack and head to your dream destination before it’s too late and prices go up again!

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