Make the Most of Your Independence Day Long Weekend With These 13 Getaways Under Rs.5000!

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Well, it's time. It's time for a break. It's time for a brief halt, pause, a moment of rest and relaxation, and the upcoming Independence Day long weekend is the perfect time to indulge in all of this because it's a L-O-N-G weekend! So it's naturally a time for extended weekend trips, irrespective of where you're from.

For those who haven't been able to figure out where to go, I understand your pain. Here are some extended weekend vacation ideas in India that you could achieve even if you have only a few thousands in your pocket.

Unbelievable Getaways From Delhi In Under Rs. 5000

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Photo of Triund, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India by Gunjan Upreti

Distance from Delhi: 9 h 51 min (495.1 km) via NH 1

Total Trip Cost: Around 3000-4000

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Stay: Rs 600-800/night (camping)

Bus Fare: Max 1,000 (one way - public transport)

Read: Triund Trek: What happens when a Single Girl goes on a SOLO Trip to with only Rs 3500 in her pocket?

Credits: Peter Davis

Photo of Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by Gunjan Upreti

Distance from Delhi: 6 h 34 min (298.5 km) via NH 24

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 3000-4000

Suggested Duration: 2-3 days

Stay: Rs 600 at Janardan Resort Churaini

Bus Fare: 500 (one way)

Read: Nainital, My Weekend Excursion

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Photo of Wagah Border Ceremony, Punjab, Pakistan by Gunjan Upreti

Distance from Delhi: 8 h 11 min (499.9 km)

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 2000 - 3000

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Stay: Rs. 297 per night at Backpackers Nest

Bus Fare: Rs. 400 (one way)

Read: Border Bound: Delhi to Wagah

Credits: Javier San Felipe Larrea

Photo of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India by Gunjan Upreti

Distance from Delhi: 12 h 40 min (769.3 km) via NH15

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 4000 - 5000

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Stay: Rs. 640 per night at Hotel Golden Marigold

Bus Fare: 1000 (one way)

Read: Jaisalmer, The Golden Town In The Thar Desert, Rajasthan

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Photo of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India by Gunjan Upreti
Distance From Delhi: 6 hrs 38 mins (402.6 km) via NH8
Total Trip Cost: 3000 - 4000

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Stay: Rs 400 per night at Zostel

Bus Fare: 500 (one way)

Unbelievable Getaways From Mumbai In Under Rs. 5000

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Photo of Goa, India by Gunjan Upreti

Distance from Mumbai: 10 h 23 min (608.7 km) via NH4

Total Trip Cost: 5000

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Stay: Rs. 549 at Funky Monkey Hotel

Bus Fare: 500 (one way)

Read: A Guide to Goa - The Land of Allowances

Credits: Elroy Serrao

Photo of Matheran, Maharashtra, India by Gunjan Upreti
Distance from Mumbai: 2 h 4 min (83.3 km) via Sion-Panvel Expy

Total Trip Cost: 4000-5000

Suggested Days: 2 days

Stay: Rs. 1,111 at Sadanand Resort

Bus Fare: 500 (one way)

Read: Through the foggy trails of Matheran

Credits: Abhishek Chinchalkar

Photo of Gokarna, Karnataka, India by Gunjan Upreti

Distance From Mumbai: 11 h 18 min (724.1 km) via NH4

Total Trip Cost: Under 5000

Suggested Days: 2 days

Stay: Rs. 300 per head on Airbnb

Bus Fare: 900 (one way)

Read: Goa, overcrowded? Head to Gokarna instead!

Credits: Chirag Desai

Photo of Nashik, Maharashtra, India by Gunjan Upreti

Distance From Mumbai: 3 h (167.0 km) via NH 3

Total Trip Cost: 3000 - 4000

Stay: Rs. 735 at Hotel Sai Ratna

Bus Fare: Rs. 700 (one way)

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Read: Dolce Vita in the vineyards of Nashik

Unbelievable Getaways From Bangalore In Under Rs. 5000

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Photo of Hampi, Karnataka, India by Gunjan Upreti

Distance From Bangalore: 5 h 55 min (343.6 km) via NH4

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 3000 - 4000

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Stay: As low as Rs 300 per night per head on Airbnb

Bus Fare: Rs. 500 (one way)

Read: This is what happens when a girl and a guy embark on a backpacking trip to HAMPI!

Credits: Navaneeth KN

Photo of Coorg, Karnataka, India by Gunjan Upreti
Distance From Bangalore: 5 h 9 min (238.0 km) via NH275

Trip Cost: Rs. 3000

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Stay: Rs. 399 at Vedanta Wake-up Madikeri

Bus Fare: Rs. 500 (one way)

Read: 8 things that will make your trip to Coorg even more memorable

Credits: George Mathew

Photo of Sakleshpur, Karnataka, India by Gunjan Upreti
Distance From Bangalore: 3 h 50 min (221.1 km) via NH 48

Total Cost: Rs. 2000-3000

Suggested Duration: 2 days

Stay: Camp under the stars

Bus Fare: Rs. 500 (one way)

Read: Sakleshpur - the green route railway trek, waterfalls and much more

Credits: Sagnik Basu

Photo of Kannur, Kerala, India by Gunjan Upreti
Distance From Bangalore: 8 h 1 min (462.6 km) via NH7

Total Trip Cost: Under 5000

Stay: Rs. 300 per head in an Airbnb

Bus fare: Rs. 600 (one way)

Read: Captivating Kannur

So these were the best 3 day vacation ideas! Have an interesting story about your budget holiday? Share your travel story with us here.

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Sun 07 16 17, 03:53 · Reply · Report
good info.. sharing
Fri 09 30 16, 00:07 · Reply · Report
Informative. But then, w/o Chennai and Kolkatta it is incomplete.
Thu 08 04 16, 20:33 · Reply · Report
good info.... Hotel mentioned are very budget hotels? I like simple but should be hygienic and safe
Wed 08 03 16, 21:51 · Reply · Report
Pretty handful information.. Thank you..!!
Wed 08 03 16, 11:59 · Reply · Report
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