The guest post represents the Author’s views. He will be going to guide you on low budget travel destinations in Asia.
Asia has always been a continent with diverse cultures and traditions. From Gulab jamuns of India to Thai curries of Thailand, this continent serves the best food and scenic beauty for its travelers.
The additional advantage of traveling across this beautiful continent is that most of the Asian countries are pocket-friendly, especially for foreign travelers.
This makes the entire traveling experience blissful as you get to enjoy the best mouth-watering cuisines and beautiful scenic views. Keep reading to know more about the most low budget travel destinations in Asia.
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Located amid the great Himalayas; Nepal is one of the most budget-friendly travel destinations in Asia. You can visit some famous temples in Kathmandu and Pokhara free of cost, and enjoy a calm scenic view of the mighty Himalayas. Some of the activities which you can try doing are trekking in the world’s highest peak- Mt. Everest Base camp and participating in adventure sports.
The road connectivity is pretty good in Nepal and you can catch a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara in less than 500 bucks. Staying at a decent hotel would cost you somewhere between INR 1000-2000, plus around rupees 500 per meal. However, the cost per meal might vary, depending upon the cuisine which you choose to order.
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand attracts a large number of travelers and shoppers every year. The cost of living in a guesthouse or a budget-friendly hotel ranges around 10-12 dollars, while the average cost of a meal per day would be around 3-4 dollars. You can surely not miss visiting Sam Phan Bok, which is also known as the Grand Canyon of Thailand. You can also visit the local floating market and have a glimpse of Elephant tourism.
Apart from this, Thailand is also famous for its nightlife, water sports, and trek. The transportation costs are also quite fair, which is 120INR for Bangkok and 200+INR for smaller cities. Super cheap and mouth-watering street food can also be one of the reasons why you should consider visiting Thailand at least once in your lifetime.
Not many people know that Georgia lies somewhere in the middle of Asia and Europe. The additional advantage of planning a trip to Georgia is that you will get the best of both worlds, thanks to the cross-cultural exchange of two continents through the border. Magnificent view of the mountains, along with the beautiful local villages would make you fall in love with this place. However, the country does not just stop here.
You can also enjoy making sandcastles on beautiful beaches here. Activities like hiking and skiing are quite affordable here and you can plan to do them if you have time. I suggest that you should try to mix-up with the locals here and plan a trip of at least 7 days to enjoy the local culture. The cost of booking a room in a budget-friendly hotel or a guesthouse would be somewhere around 5-6 USD, while the average cost of having a meal in a cheap restaurant would be approximately around 3 dollars.
If you are looking for a place to relax with your family or friends, Vietnam is a pocket-friendly option. From drinking to dining, almost everything is super affordable here. You can spend some time exploring the city of Hanoi, the beautiful capital of Vietnam. Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.
The cost of having a meal in a cheap restaurant is around 1-2 USD, while the cost of renting a room in a guesthouse or booking a room in a budget-friendly hotel ranges somewhere between 12-13 US dollars. You can consider exploring the cities of Vietnam in a taxi, as the fare ranges around 0.5 USD per km.
Indonesia is a popular option to travel abroad, thanks to its pocket-friendly rates and travel packages. Bali, Jakarta, and Lombok are some of the popular destinations in this country. The cost of staying in a hotel can range somewhere around 2000-3000INR, which is approximately equal to 50USD. You can also have a filling meal for around 10 USD.
For commuting, you can choose to travel via local metered taxis, as they are quite affordable, and the local taxi drivers also guide you about the best eateries, tourist spots, etc. in the town. Another additional advantage is that the local drivers are well aware of the shortcuts in the town and can help you reach through the fastest route. Hence, it is always better to commute via a local taxi, rather than renting out a vehicle and driving it by yourself.
However, there are a few things which you need to keep in mind while making a travel plan for a country. Some important points which you should consider are:
Before the commencement of the trip, try to research the culture of the country which you are planning to visit.
In case you are planning to visit a country for the long-term, make sure that the country suits your requirements and needs. Also, you can consider interacting with the locals via social media before visiting the country.
Traveling to Asia can be experience felt like never before. However, there are some expensive Asian countries too, so you need to plan your trip accordingly. Researching about the places on the internet before visiting is always a good idea. Also, Booking flight tickets at the cheapest possible rates and living in guesthouses can help you save a good sum of money. Keeping a track of your finances is necessary for such situations, hence, you can go through our blog on how you should manage your budget while on your journey abroad.
Also note that to explore places plan-wise, you should always try making an itinerary. We hope that this article helped you to know more about the top budget-travel destinations in Asia.
So, pack your bags and discover the world and explore countries which you have never seen before, and that too without burning a hole in your pocket.
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Author Bio –
Abhyank Srinet holds a Masters in Management degree from ESCP Europe & has an engineering degree with a specialization in Instrumentation & Control. His interest in the digital landscape motivated him to create an online start up for Masters in Management application consulting (MiM-Essay.com), focused on spreading quality information about the MiM degree & performing application consulting services for clients.