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Indian Destinations Under 20K: Affordable Travel In India

India as a country is so diverse and rich in its culture and traditions which blend perfectly across geography. This country has been blessed with the gigantic stretch of the Himalayas, lush green jungles, and the vast sea. I am pretty sure there are people who want to travel always but are on a tight budget too. Worry not because we are going to look at 10 best destinations in India which can be travelled within 20k. These destinations won’t burn your pocket and at the same time, you will feel visiting a worthy destination and a perfect holiday. Find out below the best Indian destinations under 20K.

Top Indian Destinations Under 20K

Tamil Nadu

Thanjavur Kovil
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A state, rich in culture and Heritage and speaks a language which is considered as the oldest language in the world and has very significant importance in building a lot of other languages. This state is home to some of the finest temple architecture and ancient forts which are more than five thousand years old. There are lots to explore around this state and works perfectly fine for a budget traveller making it one of the best Indian destinations under 20K.

Famous Places to Visit: Ooty, Madurai, Chennai, Mahabalipuram

Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days


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God’s Own Country as we would like to call this state and trust me this lives up to its name in every aspect. Kerala is also the birthplace of Ayurveda which makes it the one of the best Indian destinations under 20K to rejuvenate with your loved ones. With so many places to visit in Kerala, we are sure it will fit right under your budget and at the same time experience the beauty of nature and the culture. Kerala cuisine is very famous and the way they prepare their seafood is world-famous. Make sure to taste some Banana chips as well!

Famous Places to Visit: Munnar, Alleppy, Wayanad and lots of wildlife National Parks

Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days


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The most hippy and happening place in the whole country all around the year, Goa has something to offer for everyone. International tourists flock this destination around the year and the parties here can get wild beyond your imagination. As I mentioned before Goa has something to offer for all groups of people so its definitely one of the best Indian destinations under 20K. Travel with your friends, family or even solo you not be disappointed

Famous Places to Visit: Old Goa Churches, Panjim City, and don’t miss out on the Ferry Rides.

Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days

Himachal Pradesh

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One place which makes me fall in knees for its natural beauty. Most sought after by adventure lovers, the scenic locations around the mountains offer picture-perfect spots, and no doubt the climate is amazing in the mountains. I truly believe all of us (Indians) are lucky to have this majestic stretch of mountains in our territory and we have easy access to it. As I mentioned above it is also the ‘Adventure Paradise’ of India starting from High Altitude trekking/Mountaineering, Paragliding, Skiing, Bunjee Jumping, River Rafting you have got it all there. No doubt it is one of the best Indian destinations under 20K.

Famous Places to Visit: Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala

Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days


Cherry Resort inside Temi Tea Garden, Namchi, Sikkim
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One of the hidden gems of India and another Indian destinations under 20K is Sikkim is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate your mind and body. This Heaven on Earth is being bordered by China, Nepal, and Bhutan and because of this you can see people of all traditions, and Sikkim is a combination of all these countries surrounded in a lot of aspects. The air you breathe in certain parts of Sikkim is considered some of the purest air you can breathe. Go, Get absorbed in the high Himalayas with breathtaking views and we are sure it will be an experience of a lifetime.

Famous Places To Visit: Gangtok, Pelling and the Gurudongmar Lake

Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days


Jaipur, India
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Known for its majestic palaces and of course the great “Thar Desert” the state of Rajasthan offers authentic Indian Hospitality. Catering to the most lavish spending people to people who are on a tight budget Rajasthan caters to all segments of people. The traditional blend is so perfect and everything you see will have its own unique significance to it.

Famous Places To Visit: Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer


Not a lot of people know about this destination and is often termed as “Hidden Jewel Of India” in North-East India and is one of the best Indian destinations under 20K. Since it’s less flocked by the tourists it also makes it pretty cheap in terms of costs. Blessed with very scenic landscapes and friendly local people it will be a perfect option to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city

Famous Places To Visit: Aizawl, Lunglei

Ideal Duration: 3. to 4 days


The State which is home to the commercial capital of India “Mumbai” and of course the ‘Bollywood’ is India’s second-most populous state. Maharashtra is not just this, it is home to some of the exotic beaches and some of the iconic heritage sites which are declared by UNESCO. Maharashtra is also blessed with Hill Stations within its borders which are not at a long distance and spends is also lesser comparatively.

Famous Places To Visit: Lavasa, Lonavala, Matheran

Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days

Jammu And Kashmir

Indeed “Heaven on Earth” Kashmir is a dream destination for most of the tourists around the world and India and is an Indian destinations under 20K. This is often termed as ‘Mini Switzerland‘ and is filled with flowers throughout the snow and spring seasons. Cute wooden cottages with coloured roofs and snow-clad mountains are patented to Kashmir.

Famous Places To Visit: Shrinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam

Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days


Umngot River
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Often called the “abode of clouds”, “Scotland of the East” Meghalaya has a lot to offer in its pockets. Bordered by Assam valley and Bangladesh Plains this state is home to magnificent waterfalls and mysterious/unexplored caves and the caves are Asia’s longest as well. Also home to the world’s wettest city “Mawsynram” which receives rainfall of more than 11,871 millimetres of rainfall every year, this should definitely be on your bucket list.

Famous Places To Visit: Mawsynram, Cherrapunjee

Ideal Duration: 3 to 4 days

Now we are more sure that we don’t always need a big bank balance to travel. Travel is all about experience and knowing people of different backgrounds. All this being said, get the best-rated International tour packages/Itineraries from Pickyourtrail and we are sure you will not be burning your pockets! Until then, Happy Planning!!

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