Cheapest Countries to Visit From India For a Budget Dream Vacation!

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Cheapest Countries To Visit From India

We have a list of the cheapest countries to visit from India without burning a while in your pocket. If you've always thought that flying out of India is an expensive business and that you would have (Read More) to scrimp and save to get an international getaway, we're going to quash your misconceptions. Forget about the swanky vacations to the USA and UK and start packing your bags for a felicitous trip to these countries. These are the cheapest countries to visit from India and will give you serious wanderlust at a reasonable price range.

Here is the list of 25 Cheapest Countries to Visit From India For a Budget Dream Vacation!

1. Thailand


Thailand, with its favorable exchange rate, has always been an attractive and affordable destination for Indian tourists. The country's relatively low living costs and  geographical proximity to India ensures low strain on budgets and shorter flight durations and a plethora of competitive airfares. Whether it's budget-friendly accommodations, delicious street food, or affordable local transportation, Thailand seamlessly combines quality experiences with cost-effective travel, making it a preferred choice for many.

Flight Tickets from Bangalore - Prices starting at INR 14,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2000- INR 3,500
Visa Policy - Thailand has waived visa fee for Indian citizens from 10 November 2023 to 10 May 2024. 
Ideal Duration - 7-14 days 
Best Time - November to April

2. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

With mesmeric beaches, quaint places, historical monuments, hill stations, bustling cities and mouth-watering seafood with places that'll serve you with peace and chaos. If you want city life, then Colombo and Negombo are the best choices. If cold weather, tea plantations, and waterfalls captivate you, then Nuwara Eliya and Kandy are the places you would want to visit. Positioned in the Indian Ocean, it has the best shorelines and seafood to stomach. 

Flight Tickets from Bangalore - Prices starting at INR 18,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,500- 2,000 
Visa Policy - Sri Lanka has announced visa free entry for Indian citizens till 21 March 2024.
Ideal Duration - 7-14 days
Best Time - December - March

3. Bhutan


A Buddhist kingdom located on the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan offers snow-covered hills surrounded by steamy clouds. This country is known to have the highest Gross National Happiness, thus assuring its primary agenda to keep the people happy. Entering the delightful world of monasteries, the Himalayan mountains, unpolluted air, dumplings to pork dishes and prayer flags fluttering in the air - Bhutan is a treasure. 

Flights till Bagdogra - Prices starting at  INR 12000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,200 - INR 2,000 
Visa Policy - Visa Free for Indians, however you'll need a permit to visit Thimpu & Paro.
Ideal Duration - 5-10 days
Best Time - March to May and September to November

4. Nepal


Popularly known as 'Land of the Thunder Dragon', Nepal experiences violent large thunderstorms erupting through the valleys from the Himalayas. This one on the list is probably going to cost you the least while providing you with the best experience of soaring Himalayan peaks and lush green mountains. Nepal is the best place to cruise around. Trekking in the mountains of Nepal is a must-do, available at prices ranging from Rs 3,000-Rs 3,500. 

Flight Tickets from Delhi - Prices starting at INR 9,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2,000- INR 2,500
Visa Policy - Visa Free for Indians
Ideal Duration - 7-10 days
Best Time - October - December; March - April

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5. Azerbaijan - The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan - The Land of Fire

Azerbaijan, often referred to as "The Land of Fire," is a captivating country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Its nickname stems from its ancient Zoroastrian roots. Witness the awe-inspiring Heydar Aliyev Center, an architectural masterpiece designed by the renowned Zaha Hadid. Its fluid, futuristic design embodies the spirit of modern Azerbaijan and serves as a cultural hub showcasing art, design, and innovation.

Flight Tickets from Delhi - Prices starting at INR 26,000 - INR 28,000 (Roundtrip)
Ideal Duration : 5-7 days
Daily Budget: INR 4,500 - INR 6,000
Visa Policy for Indians : eVisa available
Best Time: April to June and September to October

6. Kazakhstan - The Land of the Wanderers

Kazakhstan - The Land of the Wanderers

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, located in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Covering an area of approximately 2.7 million square kilometers, it is the ninth-largest country in the world. The capital city of Kazakhstan is Nur-Sultan (formerly known as Astana), a mix of modern and historic cities.

Flight Tickets from Delhi - Prices starting at INR 15,000 (Roundtrip)
Ideal Duration : 7- 10 days
Daily Budget: INR 2,000 - INR 3,500
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa or Visa on Arrival
Best Time: May to September

7. Turkey


Bordered by eight countries and surrounded by three seas, Turkey's fascinating location merges with its' eastern charm. If you're a history buff, Istanbul is a delight. Also called 'The land beneath the half-moon', Turkey is a country of many worlds with intriguing cultures, scintillating mosques and palaces, ancient cities and delicious food that leave you mesmerised! 

Flight Tickets from Mumbai - Prices starting at INR 31,000 (Roundtrip)
Ideal Duration : 5 - 7 days
Daily Budget: INR 11,000 - 13,000
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa available
Best Time: April to May, September to November

8. Vietnam


Vietnam is a country that reveals itself only to the determined seeker. Located in Southeast Asia, you will stumble upon numerous things in this gem of a country in a budget-friendly way. It nestles the largest cave of Asia, Halong Bay, islands, forests, religious places and more.  Known as the paradise of street food which includes traditional rice noodle soup, rice crepes and beef noodles, you can't miss the floating markets which are a joy for the bargaining-shopper. 

Flight Tickets from Delhi - Prices starting at INR 18,000(Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2,500- INR 3,000
Ideal Duration - 10-14 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa required
Best Time: November - April

9. Laos


Laos is a forested and mountainous country packed with sloping hills, pine trees, countless waterfalls, extant hills tribes, colonial architecture and skyline-silver lakes. Biking around villages filled with green forests, trekking on mountains with superabundant greenery and exploring the riddled caves are all the activities that will keep you wildly entertained without spending a penny. Renting a bicycle for the entire day will cost you around INR 120, and you can cycle around the hills or the side streets.

Flight Tickets from Bangalore -Prices starting at INR 29,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,000 - INR 1,100
Ideal Duration - 7 -10 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa on Arrival or E-visa available
Best Time: November to March

10. Philippines


The land of emerald rice fields, gipsies, Philippines has 7000 tropical islands that will leave you spell-bound. The Maroon slick of sand on every ocean with mega islands and hidden lagoons where divers, sun worshippers and adventurous travellers pitch a tent and spend nights on the coastline in Palawan. This unofficial zipline capital of the world is a place for kayakers, Boracay and kiteboarding. Mountain-biking and canyoneering are also gaining popularity.

Flight Tickets from Mumbai - Prices starting at INR 20,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 5,000 - INR 7,000 per day
Ideal Duration - 10 -14 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa on Arrival
Best Time: November to April

11. Malaysia


Sharing borders with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei, Malaysia is in the equatorial region of the globe. The tropical rainforest climate covers this land throughout the year. If you are someone looking mountain ranges, forested hills and coastal plains, Malaysia is your destination. Hosting a wide range of Rafflesia genus, Malaysia is home to the largest flower in the world. With exotic dishes that blend Indian, Thai and Malay flavours, Malaysian food reflects its multi-ethnic culture. 

Flight Tickets from Bangalore - Prices staring at INR 15,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 4,000 - INR 8,000
Ideal Duration - 7- 10 days
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa available or Visa on Arrival for short stays
Best Time: March to October

12. Singapore

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Known For : Gardens by the Bay Sentosa Island Universal Studios Singapore

Singapore is filled with an unbelievable amount of creativity, culture and cuisines. It is the perfect combination of tall intricate buildings, islands, heritage temples and narrow streets which make it a fascinating country of Asia that you can visit with a small budget. Food being the most important part of a country's culture, Singapore provides with a variety of cuisines ranging from chicken rice, chilli crab and fish head curry to oyster omelettes and pork ribs. 

Flight Tickets from Mumbai - Starting from INR 18,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 6,000- INR 7,500 
Ideal Duration - 5- 7 days
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa available 
Best Time: December to June

Best Time: January to November

270 Singapore Attractions

13. Cambodia


Cambodia is a southern country in South East Asia and is an empire of temples. Angkor Wat, the largest religious building along with Siem Reap is one of the major attractions of the country. Cambodia offers a variety of experiences like beguiling riverfronts of Phnom Penh, beaches of Sihanoukville, colonial towns of Battambang, endless rice fields of Mondulkiri and lush green park with quaint structures which offer tranquillity. You can also cycle around the villages of Cambodia to have a look at the local life of this country and have an entirely different kind of experience in terms of adventure and peace. 

Flight Tickets from Delhi - Starting at INR 24,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 3,000 - INR 3,200
Ideal Duration - 5- 7 days
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa or Visa on Arrival
Best Time: November to April

14. Uzbekistan


Uzbekistan is now even more accessible for Indian travelers with direct IndiGo flight connectivity from Delhi. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing Silk Road heritage adorned with stunning mosques, madrasas, and bustling bazaars. Enjoy budget-friendly accommodations and delectable cuisine, from flavorful plov to sumptuous kebabs. Experience the blend of culture and affordability that Uzbekistan offers, making it an ideal destination for Indian travelers seeking remarkable experiences without breaking the bank.
Flight Tickets from Mumbai - Starting at INR 22,000 
Daily Expenses - INR 3,500 - INR 4,900
Ideal Duration - 5- 7 days
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa or Visa on Arrival
Best Time: March to May and September to early November

15. Indonesia


The natural beauty of Indonesia makes it a tourist magnet among avid travellers looking for an inexpensive adventure. Situated between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans, it is the world's largest island country with untouched blue waters, beautiful marine lives, and amazing corals. Indonesia is also one of the best international destinations for honeymooners for a romantic getaway and Bali has a number of romantic resort options. 

Flight Tickets from Bangalore - Starting from INR 21,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 6,000 - INR 6,500
Ideal Duration - 10-14 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa required for most visits
Best Time: May to September

16. Georgia


Georgia is located at the intersection of Europe and Asia. Owing to this, it is widely influenced by the different and very dynamic cultures of both continents, which is remarkably amalgamated and made it's own. Georgia houses diverse cities. On one hand, we have the capital city of Tbilisi, which is filled with cobblestone pavements, maze-like streets and sporadic works of modern architecture. On the other hand, it boasts a sprawling cave monastery situated in the city of Vardzia.

Flight Tickets from Delhi- INR 29,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 3,000 - INR 5,000
Ideal Duration - 7-10 days
Visa Policy for Indians : eVisa available
Best Time: May to September

17. Egypt


Arab countries give you one of the best travelling experiences enveloped with numerous ancient places and historical backgrounds that widen your knowledge while making your trip memorable. Bordered by the Red Sea to the east and south, it adds an element of adventure for all the scuba divers. The local markets are among the remarkable attractions in Egypt for all shoppers out there. The great pyramid of Giza which is one of the seven wonders of the world is worth visiting in Egypt. 

Flight Tickets from Mumbai- Starting from INR 31,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2000 - INR 3500
Ideal Duration - 7-10 days
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa or Visa on Arrival
Best Time: October to April

18. Russia


The historic side of Russia is the one for those looking for glittering palaces, high-walled fortresses and ancient churches. Charming and historical villages like Pskov and Suzdal, are within easy reach of these cities. Russia simply delivers what you're looking for be it an adventure or getting some inspiration from artists and writers. A hike around Lake Baikal, water-rafting and trekking in the Altai Republic, skiing or rock climbing in the Caucasus. You will also be swept away by the immense hospitality of people.

Flight tickets from Delhi - Prices starting at INR 30,000 
Daily expense - INR 3000 - INR 5000
Ideal Duration - 7-10 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa required, different types available
Best Time: May to September

19. Taiwan


Taiwan is nothing but a roughly sweet potato-shaped island nation that's densely populated. Besides, the crowded cities, Taiwan is the place of mountains and lush green forests. Known for tropical marine climate and tall mountains and cosy spring weather, one cannot miss its vibrant culture and entertainment hub. As the population is dominated by ethnic Chinese, most festivities are favoured to traditional Chinese culture celebrated with great pomp.

Flight Tickets from Delhi - Starting from INR 25,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 2000 - INR 3000 per day
Ideal Duration: 7-10 days
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa or Visa on Arrival
Best Time: April - May ; October - December

20. Qatar


Located in Western Asia and comprised of beaches Qatar has recently opened its gates to tourism. Visiting this country will be like an Arabic fairy tale. It is overflowing with ancient art displayed in museums, sacred religious places, spectacular skylines, sand dunes, world-class restaurants and active adventures. You can also cruise around the deserts and arrange camping and dune bashing for the never-ending thrill. Don't forget to add this to a load of experience of modern and ancient sites.

Flight Tickets from Mumbai - Starting from INR 20,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 4,000 - INR 6,000
Ideal Duration: 3-4 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa required
Best Time: November to April

21. Jordan


Jordan is the land of camel caravans, legendary king's highway, Muslim armies, Roman crusaders and traders of spice who left behind impressive monuments. The Crusaders' castles, Roman amphitheatres and Christian mosaics have always fascinated travellers around the world. It is the jewel in the crown of Jordan's antiques. A ride during sunset through the Wadi Rum, getting drawn to the weathered stone, reddened dunes and desert landscapes will leave you mesmerised.

Flight Tickets from Mumbai- Prices starting at INR 25,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expense - INR 4323 - INR 6000
Ideal Duration: 5-7 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa on arrival and e-Visa
Best Time: March to May, September to November

22. Hong Kong

Hong Kong
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Known For : Victoria Harbour A Symphony of Lights Hong Kong Disneyland

Hong Kong is another Chinese destination for a cost-effective travel hunter. It is located on the southern coast of China and follows many Chinese traditions despite being cosmopolitan. Also called 'The pearl of the orient', the dazzling skylines, soaring hillsides, religious sites, green parks, street markets for all the bargain maniacs, quiet islands and the fantastic views of the cities will make you visit this place time and again. 

Flight Tickets from Delhi- Starting from INR 24,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 8,000 - INR 10,000
Ideal Duration: 3-5 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa-Free for 14 days with pre-arrival registration
Best Time: October to December

Best Time: October to December (Autumn)

337 Hong Kong Attractions

23. United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

UAE is the middle class tourist hub for India because of the affordability and the amount of pleasure it provides to the visitors in terms of desert safaris and desert camping, shopping, swimming and diving in Fujairah to float in the waters of Gulf of Oman, indoor skiing and wayfaring on the beaches to rob your troubles. Two places that you can't miss visiting are Dubai to have a tour of the world's tallest pre-eminent building Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi for the glorious white marble domes and mosques.

Flight Tickets from Bangalore - Starting from INR 19,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 5,000 - INR 6,000
Ideal Duration: 3-5 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa required
Best Time: October to February

24. Myanmar


Scattered landscape with glided pagodas and the traditional ways, that's Myanmar in short. The place never ceases to amaze travellers, unlike other lands that you've heard of. The Golden Rock on Mt. Kyaiktiyo which stand on the edge of a chasm, the pious monks and the wonder of Shwedagon Paya are the mesmerising spots in Burma, Myanmar. Apart from these, Myanmar lets you experience the simple pleasures of life.

Flight Tickets from Delhi - INR 24,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expenses - INR 1,750 - INR 2000 per day
Ideal Duration: 10-14 days
Visa Policy for Indians : Visa required
Best Time: November to February

25. Oman - Gateway to the Charming Arab World

Oman - Gateway to the Charming Arab World

Oman is an Arab country located on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Though there is no diversity in religion here, you will find a variety of tranquil landscapes and sceneries. The beauty of the emerald beaches, the rich Arab history in the ancient forts, the lush green mountains, unique wildlife and endless deserts will give you an Arabian adventure unlike any other country in the Gulf Coast. 

Flight Tickets from Delhi: Starting from INR 17,000 (Roundtrip)
Daily Expense: INR 4,500-INR 5,500
Ideal Duration : 5-7 days
Best Time : October to April 
Visa Policy for Indians : E-visa

Making an international trip is not just a dream and we have just proved it to you with this list of the cheapest countries to visit from India so that you don't rue the day you put your plans to cold storage and never took it out. From Islands and beaches to mountains and valleys you can fly away for an immense amount of entertainment without making your wallet fall off a cliff.

This post was published by Niki Sharma

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