India has a variety of beautiful travel destinations which are budget friendly. Let’s take a look at the top 8 places which are cost efficient and which will not force you to make any compromise on the quality of your vacation.

1. Pondicherry

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Pondicherry is believed to be one of the most scenic tourist destinations of the country at a low price. In Pondicherry you savor the French feel at a very minimal budget. There is a French influence in majority of the architecture and culture as well which gives you a unique experience. You can explore the place and its cobble stoned streets by using low-cost public transport or even by hiring cycles/bikes etc. You can experience various French delicacies at several cafes there at marginal prices, French cuisine is also served with a hint of Indian flavors. Auroville is a universal town present in Pondicherry where you can easily find affordable accommodation. At an average, a stay for 2 nights and 3 days of a hotel or cottage might be around INR 500 only. Food is available at INR 250-300 at various small cafes. You can even travel from Chennai to Pondicherry at a minimal price of INR 500-800. 

2. Darjeeling

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Darjeeling is also known as the Land of Thunderbolt. It is famous for its tea plantations and beautiful breathtaking mountains. One of the best experiences include breakfast at Keventers, view from Glenary which makes it a fun and peaceful place to visit. The most rated views are inclusive of the views from Tiger Hills and Kanchenjunga which makes the hill station more charming. It is also a culturally rich and filled with numerous unique traditions. The culinary delights include famous local foods like Momos, Dale, Thukpa, Alu dum and a more extensive range. Tourists even love to experience the night life there. The local markets are filled with beautifully woven woolens which are sold at an unbelievably minimal price. The travel ways include railway and buses. You can travel to Darjeeling from NJP by bus under INR 500 only. To enjoy leisure time, you can also have a toy train experience which will cost you INR 150 per person. Darjeeling makes you witness impeccable views and good environment at negligible prices. 

3. Alleppey

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To experience the best and beautiful backwaters in Kerala, India, Alleppey is the perfect destination to be at. It allows you to enjoy the beaches and lagoons at a very affordable price and also goes by the name as the Venice of the East. It is one of the preferred places to enjoy swimming and boating on waterways and lagoons. During the off season, you will be able to access to the houseboats at a cheaper price than established. An amazing variety of coconut flavored seafood can be eaten and enjoyed there like fish curry, Puttu, Kadala, Idiyappam and lots more.  In terms of transportation, local ferry services are affordable. An average stay of 2 nighst sand 3 days might cost you around INR 350-800 per nights for hotels and around INR 700 for the meals. 

4. Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal is located in the lap of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The valley is filled and famous for its waterfalls and forests. Tourists to seek for peace and visit this place without spending much. They can enjoy the beauty of the forests by just taking a walk and can also enjoy rowing to explore the famous Kondaikanal lake. Out of many famous destinations there, Karuna farms is a place enjoyed by a lot of visitors. The rooms available there are at just INR 200 and the food is cheap and amazing to taste. For instance, a packet of amazing and mouthwatering fried chicken is available to them at a price of INR 20 only. 

5. Diu

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Diu is a historically rich place and also a budget friendly place in India, specifically if you are fond of beaches. Diu is influenced by Portuguese architecture. The churches, forts and the caves reflect its influence. In terms of cuisine, it is a blend between the Gujarati and Portuguese cuisine and is also famous for its cheaper priced but high in quality sea food. There are various festivals which can be experienced there. Asia’s longest beach festival, known as the Festa de Diu Festival village is organized there. A variety of musicians, comedians, bands, workshops etc., can be enjoyed there. 

6. Ooty

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The best place to have chocolates in India is Ooty. There are countless places to explore like botanical gardens, historical architecture, chocolate plantations, rose gardens etc. All these experiences are available at the cheapest rates. At an average, home stays charge around INR 300-700 per night and the food available is as low as INR 50 at many famous joints. 

7. Bhandardara

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It is a lesser-known hill station, situated in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The tallest peak of the state, Kalsubai is located here along with Arthur lake, Ratangad fort and Wilson dam. In terms of accommodation, lakeside camping is a very popular choice there. During the monsoon period tourist cab also enjoy the experience of fireflies lightening up the place. The local Maharashtrian meals are available at very cheap prices. 

8. Goa

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Goa is one of the most famous and affordable tourist places in India. People visit this place when they are in a mood to beaches, cheap drinks, and a good night life. It is also a place with numerous tourist attractions and provides a delightful range of cheap priced good, amazing food. The local markets sell a range of beautiful goods and clothes which are not very heavy for our pockets. In terms of transport, the popular practice is to hire bikes and motorbikes to explore the city. The huts for stays are available there as low as INR 500 per night. 

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