Cheap Places to Visit in India When You Are Low on Budget

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Cheap Places to Visit in India

There are plenty of cheap places to visit in India when you are low on budget and are looking for cheap stays and accommodation options. If you are a college student or want a quick budgeted getaway or are looking to scale several destinations with little money, there are several budget places to visit in India where you can have delicious meals and really affordable inns and lodgings. From hill stations to beaches, plains and bustling cities, there are a plethora of places you can head to. So we at Holidify, have got you all covered. Check out the amazing budgeted and cheap places to visit in India given below. Have a look!

Here is the list of 25 Cheap Places to Visit in India When You Are Low on Budget

1. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

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Known For : Kheerganga Trek Trekking in Kasol Tosh

A small village in Himachal situated along the banks of the river Parvati, Kasol is a tourist attraction that is rapidly gaining fame as a very popular hub for trekkers, backpackers, and nature lovers. Commonly known as the Amsterdam of India, this quaint little village is resplendent in natural scenic beauty, and on top of that the village has hotel offering rock bottom prices.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

2. Pondicherry - The French Riviera of the East

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Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry Aurobindo Ashram Cafes in Pondicherry

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry is a little town tucked away on the south-east coastline of India, and it is a cheap place to visit in India that promises travellers sanctity and serenity, in the real sense of the terms. Although the normal and luxe hotels and inns are also available but in case you are on a budget, you can stay at the Aurobindo Ashram offering almost free meals and stay.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 6,768

3. Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - The Princess of Hill Stations

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Known For : Green Valley View (Suicide Point) Kodai Lake Bear Shola Falls

When you think of Kodaikanal, you think of a wonderful climate, cliffs covered in mist, cloud-capped mountains and beautiful lakes and valleys, and once you visit this hill station, you will find that every bit of what you have imagined it to be is true. What is more amazing is that, the place offers really cheap food and lodging options.

Best Time: September to May

4. Goa - Beaches, Sunsets and Crazy Nights

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Known For : Calangute Beach Basilica of Bom Jesus Water Sports in Goa

With mind-boggling cheap alcohol and easy on the pockets rooms, hotels and air bnbs, Goa is among the top cheap places to visit in India. You can have your share of fun and more at the beaches and shacks and still come back as rich as before.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 4,100

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5. Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

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Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Backwaters in Alleppey

Extremely famous for its beautiful backwaters, the city of Alleppey in Kerala is also known for its beaches, temples and traditional boat races. But what we know is that it offers really cheap stay and very reasonably priced yet delicious meals.

Best Time: June to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,500

6. Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

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Known For : Ganga Lake Ita Fort Namdapha National Park

With the snow-capped Himalayas towering on the northern end and the fertile Brahmaputra river plains on the southern, Itanagar is a natural paradise. It also makes for a really cheap place to visit in India and offers food and stay at very nominal pricing.

Best Time: October to Apr

7. Pushkar, Rajasthan - Lord Brahma's only temples, and the mesmerising cattle fair

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Known For : Pushkar Lake Pushkar Bazar Brahma Temple

We have all heard about Pushkar, the charm of culturally vibrant atmosphere and the dynamic festivities make it one hot cultural spot. The home of the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world, it is one of the ultimate pilgrimages for Hindus to attain divine spiritual bliss. In addition to that, it has room to accommodate the thousands to pilgrims and tourists visiting the place. With cheap rates and easy start, it is a top pick among cheap places to visit in India.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 6,300

8. Darjeeling, West Bengal - Queen of The Himalayas

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Known For : Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Tiger Hill Batasia Loop

Jaw-dropping locales, mesmerising sunrises, the untouched beauty of the hills, the old-world charm of the past, and the welcoming smiles of the local people all add up to make Darjeeling one of the most beautiful hill stations in Eastern part of India. It also offers the best quality chai at throwaway rates. Darjeeling is a cheap place to visit in India since it has reasonably priced quaint hotels and lodges.

Best Time: February to March, September to December

View packages starting from ₹ 8,375

9. Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh - Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa

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Known For : Bhagsu Falls Namgyal Monastery Tsuglagkhang Complex

Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence. It is mostly popular among the trekkers and backpackers owing to its budgeted restaurants and hotels.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 10,000

10. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh - The Spiritual Capital of India

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Known For : Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dashashwamedh Ghat Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple

Varanasi is known to be as old as time itself. With tradition and culture flowing in the very roots of the city, it attracts a large tourist influx all through the year. Besides the pilgrims, there are tourists visiting the place owing to its super cheap food and lodging and ultra cool devotional ambiance.

Best Time: October to March

11. Amritsar, Punjab - Gateway to Punjab - home to Golden Temple

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Known For : Golden Temple Wagah Border Jallianwala Bagh

Amritsar houses the very famous 'Golden Temple' and is visited by a lot of pilgrims and tourists on an everyday basis. People visiting the city also can cut down at the food expenses by trying the very delicious langar served in the gurudwara. The temple also has very reasonable priced accommodation options also.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 11,499

12. Udaipur, Rajasthan - The city of Lakes

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Known For : Lake Pichola City Palace, Udaipur Fateh Sagar Lake

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture in addition to the very affordable rooms, hotels and inns available next to the lake, which makes it a must-visit cheap place to visit in India.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 5,228

13. Gokarna, Karnataka - Land of palm trees, blue seas and golden sands

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Known For : Om Beach Mahabaleshwara Temple Water Sports in Gokarna

With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Karnataka and a newly found hub for beach lovers and hippies. It also has very affordable homestays starting at INR 200.

Best Time: Throughout the year

14. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - Yoga Capital of the World

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Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

Situated along with the convergence of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples, popular cafes, yoga ashrams and adventure sports.
Rishikesh is also among the cheap places to visit in India that is popular owing to its cheap accommodation and food options.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,396

15. Sikkim - Home to the Kanchenjunga

Sikkim, the smallest state of India, is the land of a large variety of plants, animals, rivers, mountains, lakes and waterfalls. The mountain peaks, holy lakes, ancient monasteries, orchid nurseries and stunning trekking routes make Sikkim a perfect holiday destination for you. It also has plenty of cheap and affordable places to stay and eat.

16. Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu - The land of three seas

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Known For : Thirparappu Falls Vivekananda Rock Memorial Thanumalayan Temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil

Kanyakumari is surrounded by mountains and bordered by vibrant sea shores, lined with paddy fields and coconut trees, and also boasts of aesthetic elevated patches of hills with undulating valleys and plains in between the sea and the mountainous terrain. It has delicious food and stay at throwaway prices.

Best Time: October to February

View packages starting from ₹ 6,768

17. Hampi, Karnataka - The abode of bygone ruins, rusty colors and fascinating landscape

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Known For : Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Vithala Temple Lotus Palace

Hampi, the city of ruins, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in the shadowed depth of hills and valleys in the state of Karnataka, this place is a historical delight for travellers. What is more amazing is that, you can have three meals put together in as much as 200-300 bucks.

Best Time: October to March

18. Nainital, Uttarakhand - Misty lakes and mountains

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Known For : Eco Cave Gardens Naini Lake Naina Devi Temple

One of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Uttarakhand, Nainital, which is nestled amidst the Kumaon Hills, is a quaint hill station built around a uniquely shaped lake known as the 'Naini Lake' (thus contributing to its name Nainital). The hill town also offers cheap meals and hostels. You can also try boating at showstring prices.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,999

19. Lonavala, Maharashtra - Misty Weekend Getaway

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Known For : Tiger's Leap Bushi Dam Lonavala Lake

Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai, Lonavla is the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is frequented by all sorts of people, especially hikers and trekkers and budget travellers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

20. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

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Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls Pothamedu View Point

The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. The serene hill town serves some of the most delicious food starting as low as 100 bucks for a meal.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 4,498

21. Meghalaya - The abode of clouds

Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is one of the most beautiful states in the North-East India offering a variety of sights, activities, food and festivals to the tourists. Well known for Cherapunjji, the place which receives one of the maximum rainfall in the world, Meghalaya is also known for its really affordable meals and lodging options.

22. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - The Hill-Station with Rich Colonial History

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Known For : The Ridge Kufri Tattapani

Probably the most popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Famous for its Mall road, the Ridge, toy train and colonial architecture, Shimla is also popular as a cheap place to visit in India owing to its reasonably priced hotels and food.

Best Time: October to June

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

23. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh - The Architectural Masterpiece

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Known For : Light and Sound Show, Khajuraho Dulhadev Temple Kandariya Mahadev Temple

Khajuraho is known around the world for its stunning temples adorned by erotic and sensuous carvings. It also is the most preferred cheap places to visit in India as it offers low budget hotels and stay options.

Best Time: July to March

24. Jaipur, Rajasthan - The Pink City

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Known For : Amer Fort City Palace, Jaipur Hawa Mahal

Jaipur has long been one of the shiniest cultural jewels in the history of the Indian subcontinent, and the royal corridors of the famously named 'Pink City' offer up a plethora of adventures and activities that make for a memorable holiday experience. The city also comes under one of the cheapest places to visit in India.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 2,568

25. Digha, West Bengal - A blissful and untouched beach town

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Known For : Marine Station/Aquarium of Zoological Survey of India New Digha Beach Udaipur Beach

Beach town situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its untouched beaches and scenic views, especially among people in West Bengal. It is a perfect short break getaway with really affordable prices.

Best Time: July to March

Which of these cheap places to visit in India are best to not burn a hole in your pocket? Let us know in the comments below!

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