In today's world of backpacking, the number of places to be visited has gone up by hundreds. Thanks to all the 'top underrated spots to explore' videos going viral on social media, the entire globe is on the bucket list! This culture is making it easier for tourists to explore much more places that they weren't familiar with before. People now prefer travelling just like the locals as much as possible to capture the pulse of the place. Thus hostels, hosting systems, B&Bs, dormitories etc are all gaining immense popularity. Here is a curated list of the top 5 countries to visit from India.
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5 Countries Worth Visiting For A Pocket Friendly Travel
Formerly known as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, it is a country in south-east Asia. It is the 15th most populous country in the world, make sure you visit the place to witness the hustle and bustle of the cities and not to find serenity and quiet. As this country is located not far from the north-eastern side of India, it is accessible and the flights are cheaper for Indians. When in Vietnam, do visit Halong Bay which is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its breathtaking view. Ho Chi Minh City is the commercial hub of the country which is a great place to see the locals in their truest form. The best time to visit Vietnam is in March and April when the climate is pleasant. August to October is also a good period to explore Vietnam.
Located in the north of the continent of Africa, Egypt is a country that has a lot to offer. Home to the iconic pyramids, Egypt has an extremely rich history and culture. It is an absolute delight for all history, anthropology, and architecture lovers as the various temples, monuments and sculptures each have a story of their own. Make sure you appoint a reliable guide or do your research before witnessing these historical marvels. The best time to visit Egypt is from October to April as the winter there is tolerable as opposed to the Egyptian heat. The place that is a must-see is - The Bibliotheca of Alexandria for book lovers! the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar for all the Egyptian souvenirs, the temple of Hatshepsut situated opposite the city of Luxor, Abu Simbel Temple in Cairo and most importantly a few of the approximately 118 Pyramids in Giza.
Located just above the country of Thailand, Laos is an underrated gem waiting to be explored. Blessed with great mountainous terrain, and the mighty Mekong River flowing through it, Laos also has the Pha Pheng waterfall which is the largest in Southeast Asia. There are also a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore in the country. With as many as 4000 islands, Laos has many important structures, scenic caves, waterfalls and sanctuaries to visit. The best time to visit Laos is from October to April.
A hilly country located in Central Asia; Kyrgyzstan has immense natural beauty. This is a must-visit for all the adrenaline junkies who love trekking. The Sazka canyon is the most magical place that needs to be seen more. Don't forget to try the local cuisine and mouthwatering delicacies of Kyrgyzstan. The best time to visit this country is from May to September.
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Located in Central Europe, Hungary comes among the Top 10 cheapest countries to visit on the continent. Its capital Budapest city was an attraction for our entire Bollywood and rightly so. The ‘city of lights' Budapest is a tough competition to Paris and even Prague. Visit the magnificent Buda Castle which is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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