Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Places I Visited with 10 Pounds a Day Cost

We all love to take a vacation. It is the best way to break free from one’s droning life. A relaxing & enjoyable holiday also gives us a better perspective of life and motivates us to achieve our goals with added enthusiasm.

However, most people are under the misconception that vacations are a luxury that only a few can afford. Travel enthusiasts can enjoy a debt-free vacation by proper planning and selecting the ideal destinations as per their budgets.

Booking the right places of stay and by saving on the commuting & meal costs, vacationers can enjoy a memorable holiday at an affordable price. There are many tourist destinations which excursionists can visit by spending as low as 10 pounds a day.

Listed below are the 10 best budget destinations of the world. These are my personal favorite cities too, where I have spent around 10 pounds a day which included a dormitory bed at a good hostel, 3 budgeted meals, 1 sightseeing attraction, and 2-way commuting cost.

1)    Pokhara, Nepal: This is one of the cheapest cities of the world. From lakes to caves, and from trekking to whitewater rafting, Pokhara is an exciting city. Revered as the ‘Tourist Capital of Nepal’ Pokhara, renowned for its pleasant weather, Annapurna Mountains, Devi’s Falls, and more, is simply magical.

Pokhara tour
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2)    Bangkok, Thailand: From budgeted dormitories to affordable roadside food joints serving cuisines from the world over, Bangkok is a perfect holiday destination for one and all. A holidaymaker can get a room in a 3 star hotel here at a price that one would spend on a bed in a hostel in Europe!

3)    Chiang Mai, Thailand: Another popular destination in Thailand is Chiang Mai, revered for its indelible charm and unparalleled charisma. Chiang Mai, one of the most visited cities of the Kingdom of Thailand after Bangkok, captivates its guests with its opulent landscapes.

4)    Goa, India: Goa is a beautiful beach territory in India which attracts innumerable tourists from the world over. Though the best time of the year to visit this mesmerizing land is during Christmas and New Year, but saving on your hard-earned money by travelling during the low season is certainly a good idea. Though Goa is one of the expensive destinations of the country, but in comparison to other touristic locations of the world, it is pretty reasonable!

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5)    Hanoi, Vietnam: Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam is a historical city peppered with monuments, palaces, lakes, opera houses, and more. One can easily grab a sumptuous meal at a local joint for a pound or two. A can of cold beer would not cost more than a pound too! Hanoi is the perfect place for food fanatics, on a limited budget.

6)    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Admired for its French colonial architecture, the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City is also well-known for its lip-smacking and cheap food. With its bustling markets offering products at throwaway prices, this city has every ingredient for a memorable holiday and will never let you exceed your budget.

7)    Vientiane, Laos: Vientiane is another transfixing city that will leave you awestruck, with good memories to linger forever. A paradise for the budgeted travelers, this destination is a perfect blend of the old and new.

8)    Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, is an enclave of tranquility and dazzles the onlookers with its simplicity and charm. From temples to palaces and from museums to pubs, this city promises to create a treasure trove of exceptional memories and experiences, at an affordable price.

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9)    Colombo, Sri Lanka: The capital city of Sri Lanka overwhelms tourists with its color, energy, and smiling hosts. Though there are not too many cheap hostels and other accommodation options, but the ones that are available are pretty affordable. With loads of attractions, Colombo is a must-visit destination for all globetrotters.

10)    Delhi, India: Last but not the least, is the capital city of India – Delhi. This historic city with its old-world charm attracts visitors from across the world. Though accommodation in Delhi is not very cheap, but one can strike a good deal bargaining. With delicious food available at dearth cheap prices, sightseeing fee & commuting cost also being negligible, Delhi is just perfect for those with a restricted budget.

Qutub minar, Delhi
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The cities of the Asian continent dominate the list of the cheapest cities of the world. Whether a good vacation for you means exhilarating sightseeing spots, bustling markets, mouth-watering delicacies, or good cultural experiences, the cities mentioned above offer all of these!

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