5 best destinations for holidays under Rs 1 lakh

If the budget constraint is eluding you from the much-needed vacation, don’t fret. We have curated 5 foreign destinations you can go for under a lakh!

5 best destinations for holidays under Rs 1 lakh

Is the opportunity to travel the sole reason that gets you through your dreary job? Does soaking in new cultures make you feel alive? Are you always on price comparison sites looking for cheap airfare? Do you have a bag packed, ready to take off at short notice? 

If you have answered yes to at least three of these questions, you are completely bitten by the travel bug, and this article is exactly what you need to quench your wanderlust. Here are five great destinations you can explore on a shoestring budget:

1) Dubai, UAE

Dubai is the city of the finest, the biggest, and the tallest. Everything here is larger than life. Delicious middle-eastern food, never-ending shopping malls, and glitz and glamour define the city. There’s plenty to see – Burj Khalifa, Global Village, Ferrari World, and more. Experiencing the desert safari is a must when in Dubai. The gold souk here is without doubt one of the best in the world. Budget permitting, you can literally live life king-size. 


Currency: Re 1 = 0.051 Dirham

Visa fee: Rs 6000

Airfare: Rs 12,000 to 16,000

Accommodation: Rs 14,000 (3-star properties)

Food: Rs 16,000 

Sightseeing: Rs 18,000

Local travel: Rs 15,000

Total: Rs 83,000

Related: Multi Trip Travel Insurance Why Its a Must For Frequent Travellers 

2) Manila, Philippines

The Philippines is unique in its geography. It is an archipelagic country comprising over 7000 islands, and its rich biodiversity makes it a popular tourist destination. Mountains, rainforests, beaches, heritage monuments and of course the many, many islands make it a traveller’s dream destination. A visit to the capital Manila and the beautiful island of Palawan make for a perfect holiday. The country is home to one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and six UNESCO world heritage sites.


Currency: Re 1 = 0.75 Peso

Visa fee: Rs 10,000

Airfare: Rs 28,000 to 42,000

Accommodation: Rs 11,000 (3-star properties)

Food: Rs 9000 

Sightseeing: Rs 9000

Local travel: Rs 14,000

Total: Rs 88,000

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3) Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of the biggest commercial hotspots of south-east Asia. The metropolis is considered China’s offshore capital and boasts some of the best tourist spots. Disneyland and Ocean Park are the biggest family attractions and take a day each to completely explore. Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) Promenade, Victoria Peak, Star Ferry and Repulse Bay are other popular places to visit. Sit-down meals can be expensive in Hong Kong, but street stalls known as Dai pai dong are a pocket-friendly option. 


Currency: Re 1 = 0.11 HK Dollar

Visa fee: Nil

Airfare: Rs 30,000 to 34,000

Accommodation: Rs 16,000 (3-star properties)

Food: Rs 12,000 

Sightseeing: Rs 25,000

Local travel: Rs 8000

Total: Rs 93,000

Related: Foreign currency options to consider when vacationing abroad 

4) Bali, Indonesia

Majestic mountains, pristine beaches, and coral reefs make Bali a paradise on earth. Laze on some of the best beaches in the world, go scuba diving, reconnect with your spiritual side at yoga retreats, explore lush jungles, see royal museums, and visit various temples and historic sites that have stood the test of time. There is so much to do here! Bali has some of the best resorts to unwind. This is definitely the place to visit for a much-deserved break.


Currency: Re 1 = 208 Rupiah

Visa fee: Nil

Airfare: Rs 26,000 to 32,000

Accommodation: Rs 16,000 (3-star properties)

Food: Rs 10,000 

Sightseeing: Rs 8000

Local travel: Rs 23,000

Total: Rs 86,000

Related: 6 Best Travel destinations to spend Christmas 

5) Singapore, Singapore

Singapore is a tourist’s delight. It provides unique experiences – close encounters with animals, stunning flora, glamorous nightlife, and more. Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, which you can experience in your interactions with people, the food, and the overall vibe of the city-state. Places to visit include Jurong Bird Park, Universal Studios, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, SEA Aquarium. A visit to the Marina Bay Sands should definitely be on your list. 


Currency: Re 1 = 0.019 SG Dollar

Visa fee: Rs 2500

Airfare: Rs 20,000 to 24,000

Accommodation: Rs 23,000 (3-star properties)

Food: Rs 18,000 

Sightseeing: Rs 22,000

Local travel: Rs 12,000     

Total: Rs 99,500

Related: A guide to raising funds to make your dream vacation a reality 

So what’s going to be the next destination on your list? Plan your itinerary already!



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