25 Unbelievable International Trips Under 50k To Plan For 2018

Tripoto

Don't just say you want to travel more and expect to get to it some time in June or July or never. Right now is the time to start planning your international vacation and to help you narrow down your choices, I have made a list of international trips you can take from India.

(Don't forget to check out the fantastic travel tips and hacks towards the end of this post.)

Credits: S A F 1 PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo of Sultanate of Oman by Gunjan Upreti

Muscat, the capital of Oman was once the second best city to visit. (I don't know who hands out these titles, but if the internet says so, it's true). Oman is neatly located beside the Persian Gulf.

Air Tickets : Take a flight from Ahmedabad. Fares start from just ₹5,244 (one way) on SkyScanner.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Things to do : Turtle Spotting, Bird Chasing, Dolphin Tours, Adventure Sports & Activities

Places to Visit : Wadi Bani, Muscat, Misfat al Abryeen, Western Hajar, Nizwa, Mutttrah, Al Batinah.

Suggested Stay : Villa in Qurm | Price: ₹2,950 per night

Photo of Sultanate of Oman by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Mikaku

Photo of Indonesia by Gunjan Upreti

Indonesia offers a diverse range of activities and attractions. Be it the volcano tours, it's cultural heritage or the opportunities to back pack. It's the perfect place to visit and they'll even give you a visa on arrival.

Air Tickets: Flying from Kochi will significantly reduce your cost. Fares start from ₹6,758(one way) on SkyScanner.

Suggested Duration: 4 Days

Things to do: Religious & Cultural Tours, Volcano Tours, Nature Tour, Local Sightseeing, Water Sports, Temple Tours

Places to Visit: Bali, Pangandaran Beach, Toba, Jakarta, Pangandaran, Derawan Island, Wakatobi, Toba, Jakarta, Batu Secret Zoo, and others.

Suggested Stay : A tropical house in Central Jakarta | Price: 2,248 per night

Photo of Indonesia by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Aymaan Ahmed

Photo of Bhutan by Gunjan Upreti

Bhutan the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ or the ‘Druk Yul’ is no ordinary place. It is a Himalayan kingdom with a reputation for mystery, magic, untouched beauty and other natural wonders.

Road Trip: A prepaid taxi would cost you somewhere between ₹2,000 – ₹3,000 from Siliguri. Save money by travelling in shared cabs/buses.

Suggested Duration: 6 Days

Things to do: Wildlife Tours, Adventure Sports & Activities, Local Sightseeing, Himalayan Tour, Cultural Tours, Religious Tours.

Place to Visit: Trongsa, Phuentsholing, Punakha, Trashigang, Haa Valley, Thimpu, and others

Suggested Stay : Thimphu BnB Blue | Price : 1,405 per night

Photo of Bhutan by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Randy Tan Travelogue

Photo of Singapore by Gunjan Upreti

If you haven't been to Singapore yet, you need to re-consider your life goals. Known for being clean, and one of the best places in the world to shop, it's definitely worth one or two visits in 2016.

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹4,920 (one way), if you're flying from Chennai. Checkout SkyScanner.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days.

Things to do: Shopping, Garden Festival, Nature Tours, Food Tours, Art & Culture Tours, Local Sightseeing, Wildlife Tours.

Places to Visit: Temple of 1000 Lights, Singapore Flyer, Merilon Park, Istana, Helix Bridge, Civilian War Memorial and others.

Suggested Stay: Airbnb has some fantastic properties starting from ₹1,897 per night, like this one.

Photo of Singapore by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: mendhak

Photo of South Korea by Gunjan Upreti

Nestled in the midst of nature, South Korea offers some of the best treats to travellers. Why not take some time off and go backpacking in this heaven on earth?

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹12,049 (one way) on SkyScanner. Try to fly from Kolkata.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Things to do: Mud Wrestling, Cultural & Traditional Tours, Museum Visits and Food Tours.

Places to Visit: Darangee Village, Seongsan Sunrise Peak, Kyeong-Wha Station, Ggotji Beach, Jeungdo Salt Farm, Gwang-An Bridge, Uleung Island Seaside Road and others.

Suggested Stay: Airbnb has great properties starting from ₹1,756 per night, like this one

Photo of South Korea by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Daran Kandasamy

Photo of Sri Lanka by Gunjan Upreti

Sri Lanka is very similar to India if one was to compare the culture, the landscapes and climate, so you'll feel right at home! It is also an amazing place to go backpacking and have a great time.

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹3,950 (one way), if you fly from Chennai. Check SkyScanner.

Suggested Duration: 6 Days

Things to do: Wildlife Tours, Art and Culture Tours, Religious Visits, Adventure Sports, Heritage Tours, Plantation Visits

Places to Visit: Colombo, Kirinda, Sabaragamuwa, Galle, Kandy, Tissamaharama, Panduwasnuwara, Matara, Kataragama, Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa Kurunegala and others

Suggested Stay: Homestay near Negombo | Price: ₹913 per night

Photo of Sri Lanka by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Fatima

Photo of UAE by Gunjan Upreti

UAE has long been the perfect luxury destination for travellers all around the world. If you're headed there, definitely go to Dubai! Jumping off buildings, and zip-lining is really catching on there.

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹4,559 (one way) on SkyScanner if you fly from Kochi.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Things to do: Adventure Sports, Business Tours, Shopping, Sports Tourism, Desert Safaris, Cultural Tourism, Luxury Tours, Water Sports

Place to Visit: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah

Suggested Stay: The 66th floor | Price: ₹2,388 per night

Photo of UAE by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Jonybraker

Photo of Qatar by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹6,537 (one way). Check SkyScanner. (TIP: Take a flight from Kozhikode).

Suggested Duration: 6 Days

Things to do: Dune Bashing, Helicopter Rides, Beaches, Cultural Tours, Camel Rides, Nature Tour, Local Sightseeing.

Place to Visit: Khor Al Adaid Natural Reserves, Dhal Al Misfir, Doha, Katara Cultural Village, Ras Abrouq Natural Reserves, Zubarah Fort.

Suggested Stay: Check out Airbnb for best budget accommodations, like this one | Price: ₹1,897 per night

Photo of Qatar by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Dhilung Kirat

Photo of Hong Kong by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from 6,830 (one way). Check SkyScanner. Tip: Fly from Jaipur.

Suggested Duration: 4 Days

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

Suggested Stay: Can be managed in ₹5,000 for a 6-day tour per person. As low as ₹913 per person/night, book awesome places to stay at Airbnb.

Credits: MEMANG RIZALIS ENT.

Photo of Malaysia by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start at ₹2,805 from Kochi to Kuala Lumpur in March 2017. Check SkyScanner

Suggested Duration: 6 Days

Things to do: Nature Tours, Cultural Tour, Local Sightseeing, Leisure Tours, Shopping, Wildlife Tours,

Place to Visit: Miri, Kangar, Kuala Lumpur, Labuan, Pangkor, Redang Island, Sarawak, Rantau Abang Island, Kapas Island, and others

Suggested Stay: IKEA's Luminous Mediterranean Home | Price: 1,756 per night

Photo of Malaysia by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Cat Burton

Photo of Thailand by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets : Fares start from ₹5,849 (one way) if you fly from Jaipur. Check out SkyScanner.

Suggested Duration : 6 Days

Things to do: Elephant Tourism, Floating Market Tour, Local Shopping.

Places to Visit : Lumphini Park,Phuket, Wat Phra Kaew, Santikhiri, Tarutao and others

Suggested Stay : iSANOOK HOSTEL | Price: ₹702 per night

Photo of 25 Unbelievable International Trips Under 50k To Plan For 2018 by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Antonio Vianello

Photo of Vietnam by Gunjan Upreti

Vietnam is a hit with everyone who visits with the bustling streets of Hanoi or the villages of Sapa, there's something for everyone here.

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹7,415 (one way) on SkyScanner. Tip: Fly from Bangaluru.

Suggested Duration: 6 Days

Activities/Things to do: Sightseeing, Yacht or Boat Cruises, Local Market Tours, Caving, Cultural Tour, Island Tours, Wildlife Tours

Place to Visit: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Sapa, Mekong Delta and others

Suggested Stay : The Common Room | Price ₹1,194 per night

Photo of Vietnam by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Mike Behnken

Photo of Nepal by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹4,693 on SkyScanner. Tip : Take a flight from New Delhi.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Adventure Sports & Activities, Nature Tours, Religious & Cultural Visits, Local Sightseeing

Suggested Stay : Hotel ice view | Price: ₹702 per night

Credits: Moyan Brenn

Photo of Turkey by Gunjan Upreti

Turkey promises an enchanted vacation. Istanbul, once the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, features prominently in most travel plans, but there are many more great destinations like Ankara, Mardin, and Konya.

Air Tickets: Starting from ₹11,567 from Mumbai for a one-way ticket. Check SkyScanner for more details.

Suggested Duration: 4 Days

Activities/Things to do: Beach Vacations, Leisure and Fun Cruises, Religious & Cultural Tours

Place to Visit: Istanbul, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Trabzon and others

Suggested Stay: For as low as ₹913 per night, book awesome places to stay on Airbnb.

Photo of Turkey by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Kovis Lo

Photo of Taiwan by Gunjan Upreti

With its all-around adventure landscape, feted night market scene, and heritage-rich capital, Taiwan is the perfect destination for your next big international trip.

Air Tickets : Fares start from ₹10,100 (one way) on SkyScanner. Tip: Fly from Chennai

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do : Religious & Cultural Tours, Local Market Visits, Nature Tours, Museum Visits, Wildlife Spotting

Place to Visit : Taipei, Taroko National Park, Anping, Caoling, Dajia, Dasi, Jiaoxi, Jinguashi and others.

Suggested Stay : Pang | Price: ₹1,967 per night

Photo of Taiwan by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹5,199 on SkyScanner. Tip : Fly from Thiruvananthpuram.

Suggested Duration: 6 days

Places to visit: Utheemu Ganduvaru, Biyadhoo Island Resort, Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), Banana Reef, Bluetribe Moofushi.

Suggested Stay : Fares start from ₹843 on Airbnb per night.

Credits: Pixabay

Photo of Maldives by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Pixabay

Photo of China by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets : Fares start from ₹8,765 (one way) on SkyScanner. Fly from Chennai.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Local Sightseeing, Historical & Cultural Tour

Places to Visit: Beijing, Xuchang, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Wuhan, Luzhi, Macau and others.

Suggested Stay : You can manage your accommodation in China under ₹4,000 for 5 days.

Photo of Cambodia by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares as low as ₹6,766 (one way) are available on SkyScanner if you fly from Kolkata.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Cultural Visits, Religious Tours, Recreational & Leisure Tours

Place to Visit: Angkor Wat, Silver Pagoda, Koh Ker, Bayon Temple, Tonle Sap, Preah Vihear, Sihanoukville, Tonle Sap and others

Suggested Stay: Room at Choco L'Art Cafe | Price: ₹773 per night

Credits: Visitjordan

Photo of Jordan by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Tickets start from ₹10,945 (one-way) from Chennai. Check SkyScanner for details.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Nature Tours, Historic & Cultural Tours, Water Sports & Adventure Activities, Food Tours

Place to Visit: The Dead Sea, Petra, Jerusalem, Jerash, Wadi Rum Desert, Aqaba, Madaba and others

Suggested Stay: Petra bedouin house | Price: ₹1,545 per night

Credits: Drouyn Cambridge

Photo of Myanmar (Burma) by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹ 6,127 (one way) on SkyScanner. Tip: Fly from Kolkata.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

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

Suggested Stay : Hostel at Yangon | Price: ₹702

Credits: Diana Robinson

Photo of Kenya by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹12,552 on SkyScanner. Fly from Mumbai

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Wildlife & Nature Tours, Eco Tourism, Local Shopping & Sightseeing, Cultural Tours, Sport Tourism

Place to Visit: Masai Mara National Reserve, Mount Kenya, Lamu Island, Nairobi National Park, Lake Nakuru, Samburu National Reserve, Malindi and others

Suggested Stay: You can manage to stay in Nairobi for 5 days under ₹5,000. Check out Airbnb

Credits: omdaa

Photo of Egypt by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹10,319 (one way) on SkyScanner. Fly from New Delhi.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Sand Boarding, Road Trips, Heritage & Cultural Tours, Local Market Visits, Religious Tours, Adventure Tours

Place to Visit: Cairo, Alexandria, Giza Necropolis, Dahab, Luxor, Sharm el-Sheikh, Luxor, Dahshur, Hurghada and others

Suggested Stay: Hagag apartment | Price: ₹702 per night

Credits: Moyan Brenn

Photo of Japan by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹12,444 (one way) on SkyScanner. Book 4–5 months in advance and fly from Chennai.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Religious Tours, Cultural & Historical Tours, Island Trips, Recreational Tours

Place to Visit: Tokyo, Kyoto, Ski Niseko, Nikko, Kamakura, Magome, Takayama and others

Suggested Stay: You can stay in Japan for 5 days under ₹4000. Check out Airbnb.

Credits: Mariano Mantel

Photo of Russia by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: Fares start from ₹10,846 on SkyScanner. Book 3–4 months in advance and fly from New Delhi

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Cultural and Religious Tours, Food Tours, Nature Tours, Sightseeing

Place to Visit: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Samara, Novgorod Veliky, Kaliningard and others

Suggested Stay: City center artistic flat | Price: ₹1,124

Credits: Sam Thesyst

Photo of Bangladesh by Gunjan Upreti

Air Tickets: As low as ₹3,700 (one way). Check SkyScanner.

Suggested Duration: 5 Days

Activities/Things to do: Cultural & Religious Tours, Leisure and Recreational Visits, Nature Tours, Local Sightseeing

Place to Visit: The Sundarbans, Cox’s Bazar, Bagerhat, Nafa-Khum

Suggested Stay : 5 days stay can be managed under ₹5,500. Check out Airbnb

Travel Hacks

  • Time to start saving! Write down all your current expenses so you can determine where you are spending money and how you can cut back.
  • While you’re working to save money, get a travel credit card so you can earn sign-up bonuses to redeem miles and points for free flights and hotel stays.
  • When booking flights and hotels online enable private browsing. Travel sites often track your visits and will raise the price simply because you’ve visited before.
  • Subscribe to all meta search engines such as Skyscanner for midnight deals. They definitely are your best friend.
  • Sometimes flying two different airlines and booking two one-way tickets is cheaper than booking a round-trip, plus it may get you better arrival and departure times as you mix and match flights.
  • Pretend you’re somewhere else when booking to score discounted fares.
  • Clear those cookies.
  • Download your airline’s app.
  • Google alerts are a game changer, they'll keep you up to date sooner than anyone else.
  • Along with Airbnb, check out Tripvillas, Hostelbookers, Hostelworld, VacationRentals,hostels.com and Homestay.com to stay.
  • At $10 youth hostels give you access to cheap accommodation worldwide.
  • Get lucky on twitter contests. Earn discount vouchers.
  • A minimum of one empty page in your passport, for those last minute deals.
  • A valid Schengen visa goes a long way.
  • Become a member of as many flight/travel loyalty programs as possible.
  • YAHI is a good places to get access to hostels worldwide.
  • Off-Season travel almost always pays off.
  • Some travel websites use cookies to increase ticket prices, use an Incognito window to outsmart these guys.
  • Getting cheap flights is the first priority, the rest is usually much easier.
  • While travelling cheap is important stay at hostels and Airbnb's to get the most out of your travel!
  • Most importantly, have an amazing time, travelling like a local!

Note: The flight rates mentioned were last updated on January 12, 2018. They are subject to change according to season and other factors.

12 Comment(s)
Sort by:
Over all very informative. ....thx
Thu 02 02 17, 07:03 · Reply · Report
sorry south Korea, Singapore, Oman, Uae is definitely much more expensive and you can't survive there for 50k for a week ( including airfare) moreover getting korean visa is very difficult!
Wed 01 11 17, 21:13 · Reply · Report
We have traveled to Bhutan for 2 night 3 day from Kolkata, India in June 2016 and our per head cost was astonishingly lower than what is mentioned here !!! It was only 5000 INR. We are planning to Visit bhutan again on 28th April to 1st May 2017 (3 nights 4 days). If you are also interested to explore the only country which produce more O2 than CO2 and that too in a very low cost , come along with us :-) Mail me for detail :- ghosh.shubhashis@gmail.com
Tue 12 27 16, 01:33 · Reply · Report
Its YHAI...
Tue 02 09 16, 07:48 · Reply · Report
Thank you girl !
Tue 01 26 16, 20:42 · Reply (1) · Report
:)
Wed 01 27 16, 22:51 · Report
Show More Comments
Related to this article
Places to Stay in Asia,Places to Visit in Asia,Things to Do in Asia,Asia Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Europe,Places to Visit in Europe,Things to Do in Europe,Europe Travel Guide,Things to Do in India,Places to Stay in India,Places to Visit in India,India Travel Guide,Things to Do in Bhutan,Places to Stay in Bhutan,Places to Visit in Bhutan,Bhutan Travel Guide,Things to Do in Cambodia,Places to Stay in Cambodia,Places to Visit in Cambodia,Cambodia Travel Guide,Things to Do in China,Places to Stay in China,Places to Visit in China,China Travel Guide,Things to Do in Egypt,Places to Stay in Egypt,Places to Visit in Egypt,Egypt Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Hong kong,Things to Do in Hong kong,Hong kong Travel Guide,Hong kong Travel Guide,Weekend Getaways from Hong kong,Places to Visit in Hong kong,Things to Do in Hong kong,Things to Do in India,Places to Stay in India,Places to Visit in India,India Travel Guide,Things to Do in Indonesia,Places to Stay in Indonesia,Places to Visit in Indonesia,Indonesia Travel Guide,Places to Stay in Japan,Places to Visit in Japan,Things to Do in Japan,Japan Travel Guide,Places to Visit in Jordan,Places to Stay in Jordan,Things to Do in Jordan,Jordan Travel Guide,Things to Do in Kenya,Places to Stay in Kenya,Places to Visit in Kenya,Kenya Travel Guide,Things to Do in Malaysia,Places to Stay in Malaysia,Places to Visit in Malaysia,Malaysia Travel Guide,Things to Do in Maldives,Places to Visit in Maldives,Places to Stay in Maldives,Maldives Travel Guide,Things to Do in Mauritius,Places to Visit in Mauritius,Places to Stay in Mauritius,Mauritius Travel Guide,Things to Do in Myanmar,Places to Stay in Myanmar,Places to Visit in Myanmar,Myanmar Travel Guide,Things to Do in Nepal,Places to Stay in Nepal,Places to Visit in Nepal,Nepal Travel Guide,Things to Do in Oman,Places to Stay in Oman,Places to Visit in Oman,Oman Travel Guide,Things to Do in Philippines,Places to Stay in Philippines,Places to Visit in Philippines,Philippines Travel Guide,Things to Do in Qatar,Places to Visit in Qatar,Places to Stay in Qatar,Qatar Travel Guide,Things to Do in Saudi arabia,Places to Stay in Saudi arabia,Places to Visit in Saudi arabia,Saudi arabia Travel Guide,Places to Visit in Singapore,Weekend Getaways from Singapore,Places to Stay in Singapore,Things to Do in Singapore,Singapore Travel Guide,Things to Do in Sri lanka,Places to Stay in Sri lanka,Places to Visit in Sri lanka,Sri lanka Travel Guide,Things to Do in Thailand,Places to Stay in Thailand,Places to Visit in Thailand,Thailand Travel Guide,