Traveling is fun for a soul filled with wanderlust, but it need not to be pricey. In fact, there are classy travel destinations across the world which are affordable for the budget conscious people. All you need is a little bit of research and a desire for exploration. Take a look at these 5 amazing travel hotspots which are classy yet comes within your reach in terms of finances.

1. Krakow, Poland

It’s often called the cheap alternative to the go-to European destination Amsterdam. The relative anonymity along with weak currency of the city makes it quite a preferable travel destination for the budget conscious traveler. For staying in a a midrange hotel in Krakow, you have to hardly spend about $66 a day for lodging, meals, entertainment, while in Amsterdam it would cost you around $163 a day, may be a bit at times. No doubt, Krakow would give you the best bargain.

2. Cartagena, Colombia

Well known as the cheap alternative to Rio de Janeiro, Cartagena has already lured travelers from across the globe. Rio has created quite a buzz as a host city of Olympics and hence a top-notch travel destination, but your pesos in Cartagena will find you a cheap stay and food. In terms of dollar, you have to shell out $62 for a good accommodation while in Rio it will be $115 minimum. Just imagine , $2 in Rio would give you a plate of chicken, rice and plantains.

 

3. Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Indochina is a peninsula of Southeast Asia. Experience the best of Indochina tour with this fabulous exploration of three unsurpassable and a kaleidoscopic fusion of cultures, landscapes, cuisines and religions in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Explore the bustling Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh City, tunnels, Temples, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Saigon, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Lao Cai, Khouangsi Waterfalls and enjoy its best and most unique restaurants. 

4. The Himalayas

For your obsession of the snow-capped Alps, satiate the quench by spending some of your money in the Himalayas. The Himalaya range is home to Earth’s highest peaks -- and some of its lowest prices. Stay at the base location of Pokhara, which is a 3-star rated Indo-China destination and at the same time gives you amazing save on your money. Quite obviously, the IndoChina toursthese days have Pokhara as an important stop.

5. Budapest, Hungary

There’s no parallel to Paris, but nevertheless, a traveler would find the culturally enriched European city Budapest equally interesting in less than a third of Paris’s price tag. An intrepid traveler would need to spend about $57 in Budapest for accommodation and entertainment, while in Paris, the figure would have been much higher, like $184 or even higher. The whopping prices would definitely take a toll on your wallet.

6. Bangkok, Thailand

From elephant trekking to sunbathing, Bangkok gives a lot to pacify your wanderlust. But a much lower cost. You can take it as an affordable alternative to Tokyo, the vibrant capital of Japan. From fun and entertainment to accommodation, everything comes at mere $56 dollar when you are in Bangkok, but the figure will double up to $140, the moment you are in Tokyo. It’s always refreshing to pack your bag and set out to explore the unknown, but make sure that your travel plans does not take a toll on your wallet.