There is no denying the fact that money you have may not always match up to your passion for traveling. In the present time getting around places need not be an expensive affair. All you need to know about affordable destinations that satisfy your needs and help you travel even when budget is a big constraint. Read on to know about 10 destinations in India you could opt for if Rs. 5000 is all you can shell out.

Binsar, Uttarakhand

How does 300 Kms of pure panorama sound? Plan a road trip to Binsar, just 380 Kms from Delhi, in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, and the view will be all yours. The town has also been made famous by the Binsar wildlife Sanctuary, which was declared as important bird region. If you’re lucky enough, you can also spot a leopard or a barking deer. The tickets will set you back INR 40 per person and an additional INR 50 has to be paid per car.

Pangot

Pangot is the ideal vacation spot for when you are seeking some peace and relaxing Getaways.13 km from Nainital and 305 kms from Delhi, the picture perfect hill station is also a popular site for bird watching. Snow view point and Kilbury is one of the Most Visited Place for bird watching. There are many Getaways near pangot so put sight-seeing on your schedule for sure.

Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort

Only 50 Km from Delhi lies the Tarudhan Valley Golf Resort, in the Dadu Village of Haryana. It’s the perfect getaways to get a breather. The resort is a heaven for both the avid golfer, as well as the noob. Surrounded by the aravali hills. Tarudhan boasts of a beautiful golf course, as well as a spa and wellness centre.

Mandawa

Situated in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, Mandawa is best suited for those excited by haveli explorations. The town is dripping with history even in the remotest of corners The Mandawa fort, the Chokhani and Ladia havelis, and the street with Saraf havelis are the popular attractions.

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Ramgarh

313 Km from Delhi, Ramgarh is an ideal destination for the more adventurous – the vast forest makes it an exciting place for, Trekking, rock climbing. On the other hand, Ramgarh is also home to numerous temples such as Sati Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, and Kalika Mandir, amongst many others, for those looking for a religious/historical escape.

The Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri

Courtesy the Delhi-Agra expressway, you can make the driver in under 4 hours. Hotels start at as cheap as 1000 for the night, and 5 star properties start at as low as 3000 {that’s 1500 if you’re sharing}, and that rate will stay the same provided you eat all your meals outside. As for the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri, a guided tour of both shouldn’t set you back more than 1500 rupees; add another 500 for a local lunch, and you still have 3000 to splurge on the rest of your getaway.

Vrindavan

For all you spiritual seekers, or anyone looking for a good photo-op, this holy city definitely warrants a visit. In the Mathura district in U.P, it’s on the Delhi-Agra highway, so it’s super accessible. Vrindavan is more than just an average temple hop; it’s steeped in history and makes for a fascinating people-watching space. Vrindavan is considered the place Lord Krishna grew up, so expect to see a lot of pilgrims, especially from the Hare Krishna Community.

Rafting in Rishikesh

5000 is a tough budget for Rishikesh, but doable. Opt for a camp site style accommodation; packages come complete with rafting, water sports and home-cooked meals and start at INR 3200 for two night three day packages {excluding transportation}. If you’re very strict on sticking to the budget, Rishikesh offers backpacker style hostel accommodation options, so you can cut costs.

Bharatpur

At a distance of only 200 Kms from the capital. Bharatpur is a mere 3-4 hour drive away. It attracts bird watchers from across the country, with the Keoladeo National Park, a world heritage site. Bharatpur plays home to a bunch of migrating birds in winter Time your trip just before Holi if you want to catch the colorful Brij Festival. With the petrol costs split evenly amongst all of you and the INR 75 entry to the national park, it won’t even set you back 5k.

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Kasol

Famous for its trekking trails, Kasol has jaw-dropping natural beauty. The hill station has an eclectic crowd, with people from all over the world touring in to enjoy its hippie style bars & restaurants and Goa-like aura encapsulated in breezy mountains. Although relatively far from Delhi, you can still enjoy your trip on a shoestring budget with overnight bus tickets starting from as low as Rs. 800 for one side.