(Last Updated On: May 23, 2017)

We all know, traveling not only relaxes our mind but also our souls. Be it within or away from the country, the fun, delight, and extravaganza of the trip remain all the same!

However, neither you nor I can deny the fact that when it comes to going international, the first factor that hinders all our plans is the ‘budget’ estimation. Most of the times, our budget exceeds our limit and finally, we end up dropping our plans! Well, if budget is bothering your next international tours, think again as there is a myriad list of international destinations that can easily fit into your wallet. And if this sounds unbelievable, check this list of 25 international destinations to visit within 50k:

  1. The United Arab Emirates

    One of the most popular holiday destinations among the leisure travelers, UAE boasts of its stunning beauty and array of things to do. Amongst all the places to visit in the UAE, one cannot ignore Dubai at any cost. A hub for international tourists, this city is known for its tourist-friendly ambiance and several striking monuments.

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    Downtown-Dubai-OverviewSource: CapitalRadio.co.uk
    Stay: As low as INR 7,000, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb like this one. Also like on Hostelbookers, if you are traveling with 2-3 people, it’s possible to get awesome places between 1700-2100 INR per person per night.
    Duration: Suggested time to spend at this destination is  7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Cultural Tourism, Shopping, Business Tours, Desert Safaris, Luxury Tours, Sports Tourism, Adventure Sports, Water Sports. Know more
    Places to Visit: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah
    Air Tickets: Take a flight from Mumbai. Fares start from just Rs.6757

  2. Bhutan

    The ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ or the ‘Druk Yul’, Bhutan is a kaleidoscopic tourist destination. One of the neighbouring countries that can be visited without the passport, this scenic country is known for its untouched beauty and other natural wonders.

    bhutan-1Source: Rustourismnews.com

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    Source: Bhutan Found

    Road Trip: Approx INR 1,900 ( Travel by shared cabs/buses)
    Stay: Starts from INR 9,000 for the entire tour. Refer places of stay at Airbnb.
    Duration: Suggest travel time – 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Cultural Tours, Local Sightseeing, Himalayan Tour, Adventure Sports & Activities, Religious Tours, Wildlife Tours. Know more
    Places to Visit: Phuentsholing, Thimpu, Punakha, Trashigang, Haa Valley, Trongsa and others. Know more
    Air Tickets: Take a flight from Mumbai and land at Paro Airport.Fares start from just Rs.4589

  3. South Korea

    One has to visit South Korea and witness its immaculate beauty! An international tourist destination, where nature cuddles the scenic beauty and makes for an exciting experience, backpacking in South Korea is truly a fun-filled affair.

    South Korea NightlifeSource: Dangerous Good Photos

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    Stay:  Also like on HomeAway.co.in, if you are travelling with 5-6 people, it’s possible to get awesome places between 1200-1500 INR per person per night.
    Duration: Suggested travel is for 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Food Tour, Cultural & Traditional Tours, Mud Wrestling, Museum Visits
    Place to Visit: Ggotji Beach, Gwang-An Bridge, Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Kyeong-Wha Station, Darangee Village, Jeungdo Salt Farm, Uleung Island Seaside Road and others

  4. Singapore

    With tourism as an important economic resource of the country, Singapore, with its pristine beauty and allurement boasts of being one of the highest visited countries in the world. Be it for shopping, leisure tours or recreational holidays, the country serves as a popular host among its visitors.

    Marina-Bay-Sands-Swimming-poolSource: paesaggibellissimi.it

    Singapore_skylineSource: Wikimedia.org.

    Stay: Stay of 7 days can be done in as low as  INR 9,000 per person for two people travelling together. If you are searching for something else then, a hostel might be a better option like the one provided by Tripvago for a range of  1700 – 2000 INR per night.
    Duration: Suggested duration – 5 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Shopping, Nature Tours, Local Sightseeing, Food Tours, Art & Culture Tours, Garden Festival, Beach Tours, Wildlife Tours. Know more
    Places to Visit: Singapore Flyer, Helix Bridge, Merilon Park, Istana, Temple of 1000 Lights, Civilian War Memorial. Know more
    Air Tickets: Take a flight from Mumbai because the fares start from as low as INR-19,600

  5. Qatar

    Embraced by the stunning beauty of the Persian Gulf, Qatar serves as one of the prismatic tourist destinations amongst the Arab countries. Located mainly in the coastal regions of the Arabian Peninsula, this sandy retreat has been gaining a whole lot of tourist’s attention over the last few years.

    Qatar-1Source: Qia-Qatar.com

    Qatar-2Source: Menzene.com

    Stay: If you are travelling in a group of 6-7 people, you can stay in this beautiful home for INR 9240
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Helicopter Rides, Beaches, Dune Bashing, Camel Rides, Nature Tour, Cultural Tours, Local Sightseeing
    Place to Visit: Dhal Al Misfir, Doha, Ras Abrouq Natural Reserves, Khor Al Adaid Natural Reserves, Katara Cultural Village, Zubarah Fort
    Air Tickets: Land at Doha Airport by taking a flight from Delhi and it could cost you as low as INR 20,990.

  6. Thailand

    When it comes to international tourism, there are very few countries that can match Thailand’s tourism ratio. The highest visited country in 2013, Thailand is known for its prismatic beauty and scenic places to visit.

    ThailandSource: HolidayGuru.nl

    Stay: If You are in a group of 6-7 people you can stay in this beachfront villa for INR 8,061
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Day
    Activities/Things to do: Local Shopping, Floating Market Tour, Elephant Tourism, Medical Tourism. Know more
    Places to Visit: Bangkok, Phuket, Santikhiri, Tarutao. Know more
    Air Tickets: You won’t believe but the fares start from INR 9,170. Take a  flight to Bangkok Airport from Kochi.

  7. Indonesia

    Known for its immaculate beauty, Indonesia is bounded by its rich cultural heritage. Encouraging nature tourism, volcano tours, cultural visits, leisure tours and much more, a 7 days backpacking trip to the country can be easily arranged within INR 40,000; this include around INR 13,000 flight expenses, INR 3,500 for stays, INR 2,200 for Visa on Arrival and other charges.

    Borobudur-IndonesiaSource: sarahtakesindonesia.blogspot.com

    Stay: If you are travelling in a group of 5-6 people, you can book this stay in INR 5,649
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Nature Tour, Religious & Cultural Tours, Water Sports, Volcano Tours, Local Sightseeing, Temple Tours. Know more
    Places to Visit: Bali, Derawan Island, Toba, Jakarta, Pangandaran, Wakatobi, Pangandaran Beach, Batu Secret Zoo. Know more
    Air Tickets: If you take a flight from Kochi and land at Bali Airport, It would nearly cost you only INR 9,376.

  8. Sultanate of Oman

    Situated graciously beside the Persian Gulf, Oman is amongst the best cultural tourism destination in the world. Showcasing a diverse range of climatic conditions, its capital Muscat was once famed as the second best city to visit in the world.

    Scuba Diving with Whale Sharks at OmanSource: Neon Divers
    Stay: As low as INR 2,300, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb like this one.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Dolphin Tours, Turtle Watching, Bird Watching, Adventure Sports & Activities
    Places to Visit: Muscat, Mutttrah, Western Hajar, Nizwa, Wadi Bani, Misfat al Abryeen, Al Batinah and others

  9. Malaysia

    Known for its turquoise waters, stunning beaches, pleasant climate and picturesque tourist destinations, Malaysia has successfully become a major tourist hub in South-East Asia. Whether travelling with family members, friends, colleagues or backpacking alone, one can never find any dull moments in Malaysia.

    malaysiaSource: A Travel Book

    Stay: If you are in a group you can stay in this awesome property in INR 13,000.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Cultural Tour, Leisure Tours, Local Sightseeing, Shopping, Wildlife Tours, Nature Tours. Know more
    Places to Visit: Kuala Lumpur, Miri, Kangar, Sarawak, Labuan, Pangkor, Redang Island, Kapas Island, Rantau Abang Island. Know more
    Air Tickets: It’s true! You’ll only have to spend around INR 7,102 to land at Malaysia. Suggested Flight: Kochi to Kuala Lumpur.

  10. Sri Lanka

    One of our neighbouring countries, Sri Lanka is amongst the best backpacking destinations in the world. While the landscapes, cultures, climate and life in the country resembles India to a large extent, one will surely feel like home in Sri Lanka.

    Sri LankaSource: Bachellier Christian

    .Stay: Stay of 6 days can be done in as low as  INR 7,000 per person, for two people travelling together.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Heritage Tours, Religious Visits, Art and Culture Tours, Adventure Sports, Wildlife Tours, Plantation Visits. Know more
    Places to Visit: Colombo, Kandy, Galle, Matara, Kataragama, Tissamaharama, Kirinda, Sabaragamuwa, Panduwasnuwara, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa Kurunegala. Know more
    Air Tickets: Take a flight from Kochi and land at Colombo and it could cost you just INR 12,382

  11. Hong Kong

    A fantasy land for the kids, Hong Kong is also known for its grooviness and electrifying atmosphere. Holding its cultural and traditional values intact to its history, the whole of the country is considered ideal for the tourists.

    Hong_Kong_Night_SkylineSource: Wikimedia.org

    Stay: Can be managed in INR 5,000 for 6-day tour per person. As low as INR 1,162 per person/night, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Religious Tours, Adventure Sports, Recreational Visits, Local Sightseeing, Local Shopping, Wildlife Tours
    Place to Visit: Lantau Island, Central District, Stanley Market, Nathan Road, Happy Valley, Cheung Chau Island, Sai Kung and others
    Air Tickets: Take a New Delhi-Guangzhou flight and it won’t burn your pockets. Fares start from INR 24,773.

  12. Nepal

    Nestled amidst lofty peaks and scenic landscapes, Nepal is truly a delight for the backpackers. Not only backpackers or adventure enthusiasts, the country also serves as an ideal holiday destination for families, corporate visits and other types of travelers.

    NepalSource: Suijue.com

    Stay: As low as INR 4,000, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb like this one.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Adventure Sports & Activities, Nature Tours, Religious & Cultural Visits, Local Sightseeing. Know more
    Places to visit: 40 Best places to visit in Nepal
    Air Tickets: Yes! Fares start from INR 8,660. Take a flight from New Delhi and land at Kathmandu.

  13. Cambodia

    Showcasing its cultural heritage in the most enchanting form, Cambodia lures its visitors with its panoramic and rustic beauty. Also known as the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’, it is a treasure trove for the visitors and boasts of its rich history, culture, and traditional values.

    cambodiaSource: bodasdealtacostura.blogspot.com

    Stay: INR 6,000 ( 12K for 2 people on Airbnb).
    Duration
    : Suggested trip duration 7 Days

    Activities/Things to do: Cultural Visits, Religious Tours, Recreational & Leisure Tours. Know More.
    Places to Visit: Angkor Wat, Silver Pagoda, Koh Ker, Bayon Temple, Tonle Sap, Preah Vihear, Sihanoukville, Tonle Sap. Know More.
    Air Tickets: Take a flight from Mumbai and land at Phnom Penh Airport and it could cost you just INR 15,138.

  14. Seychelles

    Located amidst the Indian Ocean, this African country is basically an island nation. Formed by more than 100 islands, Seychelles is known for its natural beauty, stunning range of beaches and other offerings.

    seychellesSources: Top Holidays

    Stay: Stay of 7 days can be done in as low as  INR 10,500 per person, for two people travelling together.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Nature Tours, Wildlife Tours, Glass Bottom Boat Cruises, Ocean Cruises, Island Exploration, Water Sports, Leisure Tours
    Place to Visit: Mahe Island, Anse Kerlan, Baie Lazare, Victoria, La Passe, Anse Louis and others

  15. Vietnam

    With tourism as one of the booming industries, Vietnam attracts plenitude of tourists across the globe. Known for its timeless charm, the entire nation believes in Independence, Freedom, and Happiness; in fact, it is the motto of Vietnam.

    vietnamSource: Guido da rozze

    Stay: Can be managed in INR 8,500 for 7 day tour 
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Sightseeing, Yacht or Boat Cruises, Local Market Tours, Caving, Cultural Tour, Island Tours, Wildlife Tours. Know More.
    Place to Visit: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Sapa, Mekong Delta. Know More.
    Air Tickets: As low as INR 16,782 if planned on time. Suggested flight: Kochi to Ho Chi Minh City Airport

  16. Myanmar

    Though tourism in Myanmar was not so popular a couple of years back, it has now gained pace and is on the rise. The scenic beauty of the country, its tourist friendly atmosphere, and other amazing offerings are the sole reason for its growing popularity among the tourists.

    myanmarSource: Cody Romano

    Stay: As low as INR 5,000, per person. Book awesome places to stay at Airbnb.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Hot Air Balloon Rides, Cultural & Historical Tours, Nature Walks, Local Shopping and Food Tours
    Place to Visit: Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Golden Rock Pagoda, Kyaing Tong,Monywa, Putao, Ngwe Saung Beach and others

  17. Turkey

    With tourist spots like Istanbul, Turkey is amongst the highest famed tourist spots in the world. Promoting health, historical, cultural and leisure tourism, Turkey boasts of being the 6th most popular destinations in the world.

    TurkeySource: Recital Hotel

    Stay: As low as INR 6,500, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb. Also like on Priceline, if you are travelling with 2-3 people, it’s possible to get awesome places between 1300-1500 INR per person per night.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 6 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Beach Vacations, Leisure, and Fun Cruises, Religious & Cultural Tours
    Place to Visit: Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Trabzon and others
    Air Tickets: Take a flight from Mumbai and land at Istanbul Airport. It could cost you as low as INR 24,455

  18. China

    One of the most sought after tourist destinations in the Asian continent, China has been witnessing a boom in its travel industry. Comparing the number of visitors, the country boasts of being the third highest visited country in the world.

    Chinese New YearSource: Dailymail.co.uk

    Stay: Stay of 5 days can be done in as low as  INR 6,000 per person for two people travelling together.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 5 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Local Sightseeing, Historical & Cultural Tour
    Places to Visit: Beijing, Xuchang, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Wuhan, Luzhi, Macau, and others.
    Air Tickets: Landing at China can never be this much cheaper. Mumbai-Shanghai flight could cost you just INR 26,585

  19. Lebanon

    Adorned by rich and diversified history, Lebanon is one of the most ancient countries in the world. Representing and encouraging unity in diversity, this scenic country is known for its intriguing architecture, scenic beauty, and plenitude of World Heritage Sites.

    LebanonSource: Delta Lighting Design

    Stay: Can be managed in INR 8,500 for 6-day tour. As low as INR 1,200 per night like the one at hostelbookers.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Cultural & Religious Tours, Leisure and Recreational Visits, Nature Tours, Local Sightseeing
    Place to Visit: Historical & Religious Monuments, Tripoli, Batroun, Deir el Qamar, Sidon and others

  20. Kenya

    An ideal tourist destination for nature and wildlife lovers, Kenya showcases all the colours of nature in the most enchanting forms. Home to some of the rare and exotic wildlife, Kenya is also known for its indigenous cultures.

    Riding-safari-KenyaSource: Kings Africa

    Stay: As low as INR 7000 for 6 days per person, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb. 
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Wildlife & Nature Tours, Eco Tourism, Local Shopping & Sightseeing, Cultural Tours, Sport Tourism
    Places to Visit: Masai Mara National Reserve, Mount Kenya, Lamu Island, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru, Samburu National Reserve, Malindi and others

  21. Taiwan

    Bordered by Japan and Philippines, Taiwan is also known as ‘Formosa’ and is known for its stunning beauty. Located only 180km from the Mainland of China, this island nation is the home to some of the electronic giants in the world and is gaining fame as an international tourist destination.

    taiwanSource: mainka-reisen.de

    Stay: Stay of 6 days can be done in as low as  INR 4,500 per person, for two people traveling together. 
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Religious & Cultural Tours, Local Market Visits, Nature Tours, Museum Visits, Wildlife Spotting
    Places to Visit: Taipei, Taroko National Park, Anping, Caoling, Dajia, Dasi, Jiaoxi, Jinguashi and others

  22. Egypt

    A country where wonderment never ceases, Egypt is a true treasure trove for the visitors. Laced with its immortal history, culture, and fascinating tales, tourism plays an important role in Egypt’s economy.

    egyptSource: nevseoboi.com.ua

    Stay: As low as INR 6,000, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb. Also like on Hostelbookers, if you are traveling with 2-3 people, it’s possible to get awesome places between 500 – 1500 INR per person per night.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Sand Boarding, Road Trips, Heritage & Cultural Tours, Local Market Visits, Religious Tours, Adventure Tours
    Places to Visit: Cairo, Alexandria, Giza Necropolis, Dahab, Luxor, Sharm el-Sheikh, Luxor, Dahshur, Hurghada and other.

  23. Japan

    A land of endless discovery, Japan is a role model for most of the countries across the globe. Rising from the rags, this Asian superpower has proved that with hard work and dedication, anything and everything is possible.

    Japan-Yokohama-City-And-Mt.-FujiSource: Wallpaperswiki.com

    Stay: If you are in a group of 6-7 people you can stay in this awesome property in INR 8085
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days 
    Activities/Things to do: Religious Tours, Cultural & Historical Tours, Island Trips, Recreational Tours
    Places to Visit: Tokyo, Kyoto, Ski Niseko, Nikko, Kamakura, Magome, Takayama and others

  24. Jordan

    Home to the Dead Sea, Jordan comprises of a plenitude of tourist attractions and things to do. Sharing international boundaries with countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel, Syria and Palestine, this quaint international tourist destination is known for its historical significance, arts and stunning beauty.

    jordanSource: Afnantours.com

    Stay: Can be managed in INR 9,500 for 6 day tour per person. Even hostel are available for a range of  500 – 1000 INR like the ones on Hostelbookers
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Nature Tours, Historic & Cultural Tours, Water Sports & Adventure Activities, Food Tours
    Places to Visit: The Dead Sea, Petra, Jerusalem, Jerash, Wadi Rum Desert, Aqaba, Madaba and others

  25. Russia

    One of the most beautiful and tourist friendly destinations in the world, Russia is more known for its diverse cultures, authenticity, traditions and foods. One of the highest visited destinations in Europe, Russia promotes natural tourism to the highest level.

    moscow-night-landscapeSource: Ricardo Campelo de Magalhães

    Stay: As low as INR 6,300 per person, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb. Also like on Hostelbookers, if you are travelling with 2-3 people, it’s possible to get awesome places between 1800-2100 INR per person per night.
    Duration: Suggested trip duration 7 Days
    Activities/Things to do: Cultural and Religious Tours, Food Tours, Nature Tours, Sightseeing
    Places to Visit: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Samara, Novgorod Veliky, Kaliningard and others

Note: The flight rates mentioned here are subject to change according to season and other factors.

Travel Hacks

Well, there are some of the travel hacks to get all these packages within the mentioned range. I did use all these hacks to get on the number.

  1. Plan well in advance. All the packages and the travel dates has to be booked at least 4-8 months prior. You get rewarded for better planning.
  2. Or if you are bad at planning be ready to travel anywhere any time. Typically at time 3-4 days before quite a few times there is a huge drop in airline prices. At times flights reward last minute planners 🙂
  3. To get the best deals in flying, keep updated with the latest offers in AirAsia and other budget airlines.
  4. Subscribe to hotels tonight, Kayak and Hipmunk. You will be surprised on what’s in store.
  5. On Tripadvisor check special lodging section. Always have good recommendations.
  6. If you love bidding check out – Priceline.com It’s an art. Hack the blind bid.
  7. Never forget promo code websites. Check for last 24 hours update.
  8. Use Google alerts. Remember it’s also an art.
  9. Along with Airbnb, check out HomeAwayTripvillas, Hostelbookers, Hostelworld, VacationRentals, hostels.com and Homestay.com to stay.
  10. Globally youth hostels are available for approx 10$ a night.
  11. Get lucky on twitter contests. Earn discount vouchers.
  12. Always have passport ready with 1 empty page. You might get late availability deal.
  13. Keep an Schengen visa (2 year)  and Malaysia (1 year) ready
  14. Subscribe to every possible hotel/ airline membership program.
  15. Become member of YAHI to get hostels worldwide.
  16. Try to travel in off-season, less crowd, better deals.
  17. Use incognito window in browser to buy flight tickets.
  18. Anytime to any country if u get a steal deal on flights buy. rest all can be managed.
  19. For the most authentic and local experiences, it is always better to stay in local homestays and budget accommodations. If you are ready for these accommodations Airbnb.com and vacation rentals will be a treasure for you!
  20. Eat like a local,  drink like a local, travel like a local, use hostels, party like a local and live like a local and more so ever have fun!