Travelling within the country sometimes is an expensive affair, forget international trips. But knowing that a few countries have a weaker currency values can change our travel game. Except for the airfare, the rest like food, accommodation and sight-seeing are available at dirt-cheap prices. While the expenses are relatively low, the experiences are rich and totally satisfying.
Asia has a lot of countries that offer some great tourism, without ripping the traveller’s income apart. Theses are some where a solo travel or one with family will buy you a lifetime of memories without giving a monetary set back.
Vietnam: 1 INR = 326 Vietnamese Dong
Vietnam, located on the South China Sea, is known for its white sand beaches, cascading rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) have regal French colonial landmarks, Vietnamese War history museums and the Củ Chi tunnels, used for the defence of the country.
2. Laos: 1 INR = 119 Laotian Kip
Traversed by the Mekong River and mountainous terrain, Laos is known for its French colonial architecture, Patuxai war memorial, old-tribe settlements, Talat Sao (Morning Market) and Buddhist monasteries. Vientiane, the capital city, houses That Luang monument, where the Buddha’s breastbone reportedly is kept, and is a complex conglomeration of food, clothes and handicraft stalls.
3. Cambodia: 1 INR = 57.2 Cambodian Riel
The Cambodian landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, ruins of Angkor Wat, and Gulf of Thailand coastline. Be it the art deco Central Market, glittering Royal Palace or the National Museum’s archaeological exhibits, the country is replete with history and culture.
4. Sri Lanka: 1 INR = 2.2 Sri Lankan Rupee
Sri Lanka, an island nation lying south of India in the Indian Ocean is known for its dense rainforests and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. It’s paradise for wildlife lovers and a favourite amongst historians for its Buddhist ruins dating back to centuries.
5. Nepal: 1 INR = 1.5 Nepalese Rupee
Located in the Himalayas, Nepal is a great place for mountain lovers. A trekkers’ paradise, Nepal combines views of the mountains with fluttering prayer flags, golden temples, charming hill villages and jungle wildlife, and adrenaline spiking mountain sports to offer one of the world’s great travel destinations.
6. Indonesia: 1 INR = 208 Indonesian Rupiah
Indonesia is a country made up of thousands of volcanic islands, and being home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages, makes it only as diverse. It’s known for its many beaches, volcanoes, Komodo dragons and jungles sheltering exotic animals like elephants, orangutans and tigers.