The most crucial thing while picking your summer vacay destination is the budget. But with the current ticket prices in our country, a trip to South or the North East would cost you anywhere near 28-30K! So, how about you go international instead? Of course, we’re not talking about Europe, people. But definitely some cool spots in Asia. So, check out these 8 vacation destinations in the continent which won’t burn a hole in your pocket this summer!
1. Hong Kong
With its sheer diversity of nature and culture, Hong Kong is one of the most sought after travel destinations. A magnificent skyline, natural beauty and a range of activities are some of the attractions that this country has to offer. And not to mention DISNEYLAND! The busy city life vibe along with forest-covered mountains, beautiful beaches and islands, Hong Kong has something for everyone! What’s more, round trip tickets to this former British colony should cost you around INR 28,000 only! And might we remind you that this is a major shopping destination.
Major Attractions: The Hong Kong skyline, Victoria Peak, Temple street night market, Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, Lantau Island, Wong Tai Sin Temple and lots more
Bali is another budget-friendly destination for you to enjoy without burning a hole in your pocket. Round trip tickets to this island of happiness will cost you only around INR 35,000, which is not much of everything this place has to offer. And of course, you’d already know that it’s one of the hottest tourist destinations globally! Bali is a never-ending island of fun, sunshine and activity with its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. For all those living the #hashtag life, you will also find a number of Instagram worthy brunch spots! Just FYI, Rock Bar Bali is the best cocktail bar in the world. So you know where to head for a night of fun and frolic!
Major Attractions: Uluwatu Temple, Seminyak, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Sanur, Mount Batur, Goa Gajah, Bali Safari and Marine Park, Gitgit Waterfall and more
K-pop fan or not, you are going to fall in love with Seoul, the capital of South Korea! Being the capital city, it is big on history, culture and tradition. It is also known for being an extremely technologically advanced country. So all the tech freaks, this one’s your paradise! Admire Buddhist temples, wander through diverse neighbourhoods, hike incredible mountains, eat authentic Korean bbq and shop ’til you drop in this lovely city! All this with a round trip fare of just INR 38,000!
Major Attractions: Gyeongbokgung Palace, N Seoul Tower, Myeong-dong, Lotte World, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, National Museum of Korea etc.
If you want to experience the old Asia first hand, you have to pay a visit to Laos’ national capital, super close to Thailand. Vientiane, with its laid back charm, boasts of a mix of French colonial architecture with Buddhist temples. This city offers a number of monuments, parks, markets and binge-worthy local cuisine. It’s is surprisingly a cosmopolitan city, making it a great alternative to Asia’s bigger cities. Round trip tickets to Vientiane will cost you only about INR 33,000.
Major Attractions: Pha That Luang, Patuxai, Wat Si Saket, Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge, That Dam, COPE Visitor Center, Vientiane Night Market
The cheapest airfare on the list, round trip tickets to Colombo are only going to cost you INR 18,000. And with the recent happenings, the city requires support from all over the world and what better way than tourism to do so? The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is a city of contrasts. It is both an eclectic mix of shiny hotels and swanky office blocks, neighbouring beautiful red-tiled colonial-era buildings. You will find churches, mosques and temples mustered on the same streets. Meanwhile, Colombo’s cosmopolitan side houses more stylish eateries, galleries and shops. Definitely, there’s something here for everyone!
Major Attractions: Galle Face Green, Gangaramaya Temple, National Museum of Colombo, St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, Paradise Road, Pettah Floating Market
6. Kuala Lumpur
The capital city of Malaysia and a true gem of South East Asia, Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit destination. It is the world’s cultural melting pot with inhabitants from different race and religion. The city houses various museums dedicated to the arts and lives of Malaysia’s people to preserve their rich heritage and culture. Malaysians are generally known for partying into the wee hours of the night, so you know what to expect! If you are a wildlife lover then you should know that KL is one of the best places to go looking for exotic creatures. Surely INR 23,000 is not much to pay for a round trip to this destination!
Major Attraction: Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, Menara Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur City Center, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park etc.
China’s pulsating capital should definitely be on your radar this summer. Especially with a round trip airfare of INR 36,000 only. The city houses numerous places of historic interest and the world’s largest collection of grand tourist sights. Fun fact- Beijing boasts of 7 out of the 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Come on, now who doesn’t want to go on THIS vacation! You’d be happy to know, dining out is the main social activity in this city, making it food heaven for tourists! With lively outdoor markets, colourful nightlife and convenient transportation, Beijing is a place people keep coming back to.
Major Attractions: The Great Wall of China, The Palace Museum, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Beihai Park, Wangfujing, National Stadium etc.
Whether you’re a foodie, a lover of the arts or a thrill-seeker, Singapore’s endless possibilities is certain to fuel the fires of your passion! For art lovers, it boasts of a number of galleries, theatres and museums. Art can also be found on the sidewalks and shophouse walls! The city is also a treasure trove of shopping for fashionistas and a paradise for foodies. Along with all that, the Lion city offers a nightlife perfect for all kinds of party goers! You can experience all this for a round trip airfare of only INR 25,000!
Major Attractions: Sentosa, Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios Singapore, Chinatown, Orchard Road, Night Safar, Merlion, Singapore Flyer, Clark Quay, Helix Bridge and many more
So, people, let us know in the comments below which one have you booked tickets to!
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