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    Travelling to international destinations is not a farfetched dream any longer. You don’t need big bucks to explore; with proper planning anything can be achieved, even a trip to your dream destination.

    On that note, here’s a good news for you: with the financial ups and downs and countries tying and breaking bonds there has been quite a shift in the travel dynamics.

    It just so happened, that these countries became significantly cheaper for Indians. Let’s see in details

    1. RUSSIA

    Moscow city square

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    It is needless to say that Moscow is one of the most stunning places on earth. Every scene in the city is a sight right out of a beautiful dream and it can turn into reality if you start planning right away. If you book your ticket 2 to 3 months in advance you will be surprises with the kind of prices you’re offered with.

    Snow covered Moscow in winters

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    Land Package: Starting from INR 70,000

    Airfare: INR 28,000 (one way; 2 to 3 months in advance)


    • Some of the good budget hotels in Moscow include: Tourist Hotel Complex “Izmailovo” (Gamma-Delta), Artel Hotel, Bega Hotel etc. where you can rooms for a night between INR 2000 to INR 5000
    • If you want cheaper than that, you can always go for the tourist hostels that you can book through hostel world. Dormitory space come for as less as INR 500 and Privates start from INR 800. (Best idea for backpackers and budget travellers)
    • Airbnb is also a good option. Offer ranges from INR 1800 per night to INR 4,400 per night (including service fee).

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    2. GREECE

    Ruins of Athens in starlight

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    In spite of the major economic crisis that had an impending danger of Grexit, Greece is still as beautiful as it ever was. Its magical beaches intact and all archaic edifices still enchanting in every way. The weather is just as stunning as it ever was this time of year and the food just as hearty. So, without a doubt it is just the time for you to visit the country now when you can get the best travel deals ever.

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    Backpackers in Athens

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    Land Package: Starting from INR 79,000
    Airfare: INR 24,000 (one way; 2 to 3 months in advance)

    • Centrotel Hotel, Victory Hotel and Economy hotel are few of the good budget hotels where you can get a room starting from INR 3000.
    • Some good hostels that you can choose from are: Stacs Accommodation, Cosmopolit Hotel, Fivos among others. You’ll get a room for as less as INR 600 here.


    A surreal sunset in Cape Town, South Africa

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    After the recent currency fluctuations South Africa has become the new addition to the list of financially accessible nation to travel to for Indians. Cheerful and amazing Cape Town is the best place to spend a fun budget trip in South Africa.

    Paragliding at the Cape Town beach in South Africa

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    Airfare: INR 28,000 (one way; 2 to 3 months in advance)

    • Some decent hostels in Cape Town include: The Backpack, The Atlantic Point Backpackers, never@home Cape Town where you can stay at as less as INR 750 per night.
    • You can also choose from budget hotels like: Town Lodge Bellville The Lodge Hotel, New Kings Hotel etc.


    Woman riding a bicycle in Lisbon, Portugal

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    Lisbon is like the Barcelona of Portugal. The prices have recently come down substantially for tourists in Portugal and this seems to be the right time to visit this vibrant country. The idea is to avoid the highly touristy places and you’ll be surprises by the moolah you’ll be spending.

    Tip: For a great-value tour of Lisbon hop on tram 28, which rattles around taking in many of the city’s highlights, including the Alfama district and the views from the Miradouro de Santa Luzia for €2.85.

    The busy streets of Lisbon

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    Airfare: INR 34,000
    Accommodation: Since you’ll have to spend a big amount for the flight tickets, it’s best to choose to stay at the hostels. There are pretty decent hostels including: Be My Guest Lisboa, Golden Tram 242 Lisbon Hostel, Lisboa Central Hostel where you can book accommodation for as cheap as INR 900.

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    5. CHINA

    The shimmering nightsky of Shanghai

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    The famous coastal city of China, Shanghai has surprisingly become affordable for budget travellers. Apart from being a charming destination everything is cheap here including fooding and lodging. Characterful street-treats for a dollar, and big portions in popular restaurants for little more. Coolest of all is walking through the city’s safe and buzzing streets is the best way to feel the vibe of this thriving metropolis.

    Spectacular carnival in Shanghai

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    Airfare: INR 22,000

    • At hostels like Shanghai Hidden Garden Youth Hostel, Genting Star Hostel, City Central International Hostels in Shanghai prices start from INR 600
    • There are pretty decent budget hotels in Shanghai like: Asset Hotel Shanghai, Shijia Hotel, Hope Hotel Shanghai etc.

    So, what are you waiting for? Stuck that backpack of yours and head out to your dream destination before it’s too late and prices soar up again!

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