Entering 2018 Still Broke? Here Are The Cheapest Months To Visit The Top 10 Destinations In India

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This is the cheatsheet you've always needed, but never knew who to ask. The internet, unfortunately, tells you only the "best time to visit" a particular place, but all that we, perennially broke wanderers, want is the cheapest time to visit those places. So, without any further delay, here are the cheapest months to visit the top 10 destinations in India:

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Photo of Goa, India by Prateek Dham

This trip is always on the cards, but it somehow never materialises. Play the "cheapest month to visit Goa" card this time around, you may just get lucky.

Cheapest months: August, September

Weather: Sunny. Minimum temperature – 24 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 29 degrees celsius

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 800

Insider tip to save further: Stock up on your daily beer quota in your hotel's refrigerator. It comes dirt-cheap if bought from supermarkets.

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Photo of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India by Prateek Dham

Kodaikanal might have started getting a great influx of tourists in the last decade, but it was always supposed to be a quiet settlement around the large Kodai lake. And this is what makes it so gorgeous even during the times it's filled with people. Made infamous by the notorious "magic shroom" peddling, Kodaikanal is otherwise full of endless treks and interesting natural locations, making it one of the best places to visit in India.

Cheapest month: August.

Weather: Pleasant. Minimum temperature – 20 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 32 degrees celsius.

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 1,000.

Insider tip to save further: D0n't just ask anyone on the road for shrooms. Ask your hotel manager directly for the cheapest sources.

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Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Prateek Dham

Chances of you calling yourself a liberal and still not having visited McLeod Ganj are actually zero in a hundred. This is THE first pit stop for anyone looking to try "stuff" for the first time. Himachal Pradesh is the most definitive destination for hippies, and McLeod Ganj is the ultimate hub.

Cheapest months: November, December

Weather: Between pleasant and cold. Minimum temperature – 8 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 24 degrees celsius

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 700

Insider tip to save further: Stay in Dharamkot, which is 10 minutes further up from McLeod Ganj. Rooms here are far cheaper than they are in McLeod Ganj.

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Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Prateek Dham

Mythologically known to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, Hampi is famous for its large tracts of land with huge rock architecture everywhere. Historically, one of the wealthiest cities in the world during its prime years, today it has opened up its land to the freer souls of the world to meditate and have a good time.

Cheapest month: August

Weather: Pleasant. Minimum temperature – 21 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 29 degrees celsius

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 800

Insider tip to save further: Say no to tour guides straightaway. They aren't worth it.

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Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Prateek Dham

Rajasthan is the epitome of royalty in India, and Jaipur is its capital. With many forts in and around, this city is a must-visit for anyone looking for a peek into Indian history.

Cheapest month: March

Weather: Pleasant. Minimum temperature – 17 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 31 degrees celsius

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 1,100

Insider tip to save even further: If you are a group of five or more, hire a local tempo. They show you around the entire city at very reasonable rates.

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Photo of Sikkim, India by Prateek Dham

If there is one place that truly makes you feel at home, it's the endearing state of Sikkim. Inhabited with mutual respect by both Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus, Sikkim boasts of some fantastic temples and monasteries. And, by the way, there's the majestic Kanchenjunga peak too, on the horizon.

Cheapest month: February

Weather: Cold but sunny. Minimum temperature – 4 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 7 degrees celsius

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 1,500

Insider tip to save further: Since there's a dearth of public transport, you will need to hire private cabs. Do not book online; it'll be cheaper if you negotiate directly with the taxi drivers.

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Photo of Leh by Prateek Dham

What hasn't already been said about Leh? Everyone wants to visit this Himalayan paradise at least once in a lifetime, but they just don't know when. Well, book your tickets for June and check it off your bucket list.

Cheapest month: June

Weather: Cold but sunny. Minimum temperature – 3 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 16 degrees celsius

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 2,000

Insider tip to save further: If you have contacts in the Indian Army, now is the time to use them. They can ensure a smooth time in Ladakh.

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Photo of Jammu and Kashmir by Prateek Dham

A sublime bowl of lakes and orchards with snow-laden Himalayas in the background, I'm just talking about Kashmir here. It is gorgeous and truly paradise on earth.

Cheapest month: February

Weather: Cold but sunny. Minimum temperature – 0 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 16 degrees celsius

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 1,600

Insider tip to save even further: Book all your hotels online. The hotel owners unnecessarily spike up their prices for on-the-spot bookings.

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Photo of Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India by Prateek Dham

If adventure water sports are what satiate you, your ultimate destination is Rishikesh. If you're a diehard fan of The Beatles, your ultimate destination is Rishikesh. If you love the laid-back hippie life, your ultimate destination is Rishikesh. Basically, just go to Rishikesh regardless.

Cheapest month: November

Weather: Pleasant. Minimum temperature – 8 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 20 degrees celsius

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 900

Insider tip to save even further: If you put in some effort, you can negotiate the rafting prices to an outrageously low amount.

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Photo of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India by Prateek Dham

Marked by pristine beaches and the most sublime diving locations, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands deserve a lot more attention in a country where tourists automatically think of Goa and Kerala when the term "beach" is mentioned. And if you're seriously looking to just relax at the quaint cafes by the beaches and stare at the clearest moon at night, you should seriously consider these islands for your next trip.

Cheapest month: August

Weather: Warm. Minimum temperature – 17 degrees celsius. Maximum temperature – 29 degrees celsius.

Average expenditure per head per day: Rs. 2,000

Insider tip to save even further: Public transport has good frequency and is far cheaper as compared to private hires here.

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Well, there you have it. It's the ultimate cheatlist for you to save up on your travel costs. If you have already been to any of the mentioned destinations, do share your experience on Tripoto. 25 million travellers are waiting to hear from you.

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Looks like everything here is off-season.. So do what go to a place n sit in the room ?
Tue 06 13 17, 15:53 · Reply · Report
kashmir- himachal Pradesh? dude common... Srinagar, pahalgham in Kashmir should be the place's name.
Sun 05 21 17, 08:28 · Reply (1) · Report
thanks for pointing out. will correct it. that's actually Google Maps' mistake, not mine. :)
Sun 05 21 17, 22:06 · Report
Dude l have been to andaman. You talking about staying for 2k.. a ship from one place to other costs you 2k rs. Wat do u actualy mean when you say 2k? Neither travel nor food can be covered in this.
Sat 03 25 17, 09:44 · Reply · Report
Have been to all of these places. Andaman is not cheap in terms of staying.
Fri 03 24 17, 23:14 · Reply · Report
The idea was good to get me to click, but the article turns out to be such a click-bait and false. Some of these places are by far the most expensive holidays in India, with Leh, Andamans, Kashmir.
Sat 03 11 17, 23:00 · Reply · Report
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