7 Destinations Indians Can Visit RIGHT NOW Instead of Saving For That BIG EuroTrip

There’s no denying that a trip to Europe is a right of passage for any and every traveler. But there’s also no denying that a trip to Europe is expensive. So, before you set your heart on exploring Europe, make sure you’ve enjoyed the serenity of these exotic, dream destinations closer home.

1. For Insane Partying

Where people head to: Ibiza, Spain

Yes, Ibiza is the most desirable place among all party lovers for its raving nights on the beaches, however, there’s a cheaper alternative to Ibiza.

Where you should go: Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand


Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand is famous for its Full Moon Party. There are about 10,000 to 30,000 people at this beach party each month! Yes, not annually, but monthly for what has been called “the ultimate party experience”. The Full Moon party is so big, it’s a destination in itself and people come to Thailand specifically to experience the Full Moon Party.

Air Tickets: Approx INR 12,000. Book your flight from Kolkata and plan 1-2 months in advance.

Stay: As low as INR 1500 per night for two people traveling together. Book awesome places to stay at Airbnb like this one.

2. For Pristine Beaches

Where people head to : Italy

To be in Italy is to be floating, surfing, diving, swimming with an enviable photogenic landscape.

Where you should go: Indonesia

Image Source Tukad Unda Dam in Bali, Indonesia
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Tukad Unda Dam in Bali, Indonesia

But if you want to do all of that within a budget, Indonesia is the place for you. Indonesia offers a diverse range of activities and attractions. Be it the volcano tours, its cultural heritage or the opportunities to backpack. It’s the perfect place to visit and they’ll even give you a visa on arrival.

Air Tickets: Approx INR 15000, Book your flight from Tiruchirappalli and plan 1-2 months in advance.

Stay: Airbnb will give you something as low as INR 1100 per person, for two people traveling together.

3. For Lip-Smacking Wine

Where people head to: Bordeaux, France

There are over 100,000 vineyards scattered across Bordeaux, making it one of France’s top wine regions.

Where you should go: China


But when it comes to Asia’s emerging wine industry, China sits at the helm. The history of winemaking in China can be traced back to over 2,000 years ago, and according to a Forbes report, China now has the second-largest vineyard area worldwide after Spain, pushing France into the third position.

Air Tickets: Approx INR 20,000 (Ideal to book 1-2 months in advance).

Stay: Stay of 5 days can be done in as low as INR 6,000 per person for two people traveling together. Check out Airbnb

4. For Trekking

Where people head to : The Alps

Where you should go: The Himalayas


If your dream vacation involves snow-capped mountains, consider the Himalayan range instead of the Alps for an adrenaline rush that doesn’t come when you get the paycheck.

You can choose amongst India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, China – whatever floats your boat.

5. For Awesome Shopping

Where people head to : Paris

As the pulsing fashion capital of the world, a Parisian shopping experience will offer everything from luxury haute couture houses to sprawling chain stores. But don’t forget, to get that ‘posh’ look you need to let go of a lot of Euros as well.

Where you should go : Dubai


Change your direction and head to Dubai instead. It has long been the perfect luxury shopping destination for travelers all around the world.

Air Tickets: for around INR 10,000. Book your flight from Vadodara.

Stay: INR 1300 per night. Check out Airbnb

6. For Ancient Ruins

Where people head to : Parthenon and Acropolis, Athens

Sure, a walk in the city of Athens is a walk through time and beautiful ruins echo the story of the dynasties that once ruled here. It might be tough to search a place that can beat Athens.

Where you should go : Angkor Wat, Siem Reap


Angkor Wat comes very close it. Angkor Wat is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius – an awe-inspiring temple that is stunning for both its grand scale and incredible detail.

Air Tickets: Approx INR 20,000

Stay: INR 1400 per night on Airbnb

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

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