Top 10 Budget-Friendly Travel Destinations

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Are you looking to travel this summer, but are facing serious budget constraints? You have come to the right place! From tropical beaches to modern and urban cities, here are the 10 places that won’t make a dent in your budget:

Russia

A drastic decline in the rubble has made Russia an ideal travel destination this year. According to Trip Advisor, Russia’s hotel rates have witnessed a decline of 45% over last year. In addition, Russia’s infrastructure has improved tremendously due to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Russia has a lot to offer to both nature lovers and adventure seekers. From high-rise skyscrapers in Moscow to the ancient city of Derbent, travelling to Russia will leave you with nothing but fond memories.

 

Istanbul

Located between Asia and Europe, Istanbul is a beautiful blend of East and the West. With its rich heritage and culture, Istanbul has historic mosques, contemporary cafes and design-savvy boutique hotels. Its most renowned spot is the Blue Mosque, built in 1616 and containing its founder’s tomb.

According to research firm Hopper, Istanbul is one of the cheapest European cities to fly to this summer as one-way tickets from New York cost about $605. Furthermore, TripAdvisor named Istanbul one of the 10 cheapest Europe flights to grab from the US this summer, with an average round-trip ticket price of $1,197.

Bali

Popularly known as the “Paradise Island”, Bali is one of Indonesia’s most famous islands. Breathtaking beaches, five-star resorts and the warmth of Balinese make Bali a budget-traveler’s favorite destination. Mount Agung is the highest mountain in Bali, where the Besakih Mother Temple is located on its slope. The island also offers a variety of marine sports activities, such as surfing and diving, to sports enthusiasts. It is also a shopper’s paradise, offering quality items at reasonable prices, including antiques, leather goods, silk fabrics, and more. Apart from reasonable food and transport costs, Bali offers the best spa treatments, as compared to other parts of the world.

Sri Lanka

If you want to explore sun-kissed beaches, golden temples and amazing wildlife at economical prices, Sri Lanka is your go-to place. With the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka is an entirely safe travel destination for foreigners. Sri Lankans are known for their hospitality and warmth throughout the world.

South Africa

Discover the African safari in warm, sunny South Africa. Due to current fluctuations, South Africa is an affordable travel destination for certain travelers. Visit Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula up to the Cape Point for its scenic beauty and nightlife. The famous Garden Router offers travelers natural beauty and many avenues of outdoor activities. Explore the urban life in Johannesburg, the city of gold. In other words, South Africa, has something in store for everyone!

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