The world is no short of amazing places to visit during vacations. However, vacations are often very expensive especially in tourism. The world is no short of beauty and you can share incredibly unique experiences with your loved ones. It’s not always about going to the most beautiful places and staying at the best hotels but also about experiencing multiple cultures, food, lifestyle, wildlife, history and falling in love with the imperfections of our world. Though you might not meet your standards if you live in Europe or North America, backpacking and exploring in the ways of people from the host country is a unique pleasure on its own.

Here are the top 5 countries to visit on a tight budget;

1. India


The heart of the Sub-continent is an all season place to visit with a tremendous amount of history and culture to explore. To top that off, it is also one of the most pocket friendly places in the whole world. Yes, it is a bit crowded and it’s not the prettiest of places to visit like Switzerland or the United States but it does have its go to tourist spots. These include the Taj Mahal as seen in the picture above which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You can visit Exotic beaches in Goa to relax during summers and winter spots during winters to cool off in Kashmir. And the variety of different foods and drinks are just endless.

2. Curacao


One of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean with optimal scuba diving conditions and protected coral reefs, Curacao is an ocean lover’s paradise. But the island also appeals to nature lovers with impressive greenery and tropical weather. Getting here can normally be pricey but if you visit between May and November, you’ll find steeply reduced hotel rates.

3. Maldives


Tourism contributes to most of the GDP of Maldives as the tropical nation in the Indian Ocean is composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1,000 coral islands. It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs and is the perfect holiday and honeymoon spot for visitors. If you’re located in the Middle East or Asia, this is one of the closest tropical locations you can visit and if you’re smart enough to plan it through, you can even have the time of your life on a tight budget. It’s easier if you try to spend time in the ways of the locals instead of going straight to the luxuries in expensive resorts and spas.

4. Morocco


If you are looking for an African adventure, Morocco is one of the cheapest places you can do that. However, a little research won’t hurt especially if you want to have the best possible experience. To summarize, try to carry cash with you at all times and do not engage with people too freely. Learn about their traditions and enjoy some of the best food you have ever had in your life.


5. Thailand


Bangkok still remains my favorite destination till date. Quality friends can make any experience worth while but Thailand has a unique charm of making you enjoy life to the fullest. Whether, that’s indulging in the exotic and endless night life, having some of the best food you’ve had in your life or simply relax on the white beaches to forget the work life you just got out of. And while you’re there, don’t miss out on a Thai massage or simply massage since you’re in Thailand and its implied.