Looking to plan the perfect romantic getaway but concerned you’ll have to compromise on the trip to fit your limited budget? Lucky for you Destinations Unplugged has curated 10 stunning romantic destinations you and your partner can travel to without having to break the bank.
Known as the ‘Land of Smiles’, Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for couples due to its close proximity to India, budget-friendly accommodations and a diverse set of destinations. The top destinations to visit include the capital city of Bangkok for shopping, Pattaya for its nightlife, Phuket, and Krabi for its serene beaches or Chiang Rai for mountain trekking. No matter what you and your partner enjoy doing, Thailand is bound to have something for you.
Beautiful and natural with a rich culture and history, Cambodia’s beauty is only matched by its equally incredible budget-friendly options thereby making it one of the best romantic getaways for couples. The top destinations to visit include the world famous Angkor Wat temple, the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, the freshwater lakes in Tonle Sap and the various archaeological sites in Banteay Srei.
Known for its breathtaking landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine, Vietnam is also a popular destination for budget travelers due to the affordable accommodation, food and transportation options. Things to not miss in Vietnam include Ha Long Bay for its caves, the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and Phu Quoc for the beaches. When it comes to food, famous Vietnamese street food like the rice crepes or beef noodles are something you should explore.
Due to favourable currency exchange rates, Indonesia is one of the most budget-friendly destinations for Indians. The nation has much to provide for a couple seeking a romantic getaway ranging from lush green fields to beautiful sandy beaches. Top romantic destinations include the Komodo Island, Ora Beach, Mount Bromo, Yogyakarta and of course the beautiful Bali.
5. Sri Lanka
Located just south of India, Sri Lanka is one of the most underrated romantic budget-friendly destinations. Some of the things you can’t miss with your partner in Sri Lanka include candlelit dinners at the beach, snorkeling in Pigeon Island, boat rides on Madu River, hot air balloon rides, sailing in the Indian Ocean, and enjoying walks on the beautiful Turtle Beach.
Hungary is one of the few countries in Europe where you can experience a romantic getaway with a pocket-friendly budget. At the core of Hungary is its historic capital city of Budapest which has a multitude of things to do for couples. This includes seeing a show at the Opera House, taking a soak in the thermal baths or going for a romantic walk across the chain bridge. Beyond Budapest, other favourite couple destinations in Hungary include visiting Esztergom, the spa town of Heviz and Lake Balaton.
If Eastern European charm is you and your partner’s kind of thing, then Turkey is the perfect destination that provides you with a great balance of experiences and affordability. Romantic places you can’t miss include the Kabak Bay which has one of the most beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea, the butterfly valley, Cappadocia and the grand bazaar where you can find many things at a bargain.
Although unsure of how long it will remain budget-friendly, Greece’s recent economic struggles have unwittingly made it more affordable for tourists to visit the country. Which is great for couples looking for a magical romantic getaway since Greece is considered one of the most beautiful countries. Romantic destinations you can explore with your partner include the lesser crowded areas like Paros and Skiathos, the island of Kefalonia, the National Garden of Athens or a romantic stay in a cave hotel. And of course, you can also never miss the beautiful and scenic seaside city of Santorini.
India itself has numerous romantic budget-friendly getaways with Andaman being on the top of that list. From its picturesque beaches to the rustic charm of its city Port Blair, Andaman provides a variety of things for couples to do. Top things to do including visiting the mesmerizing Havelock Island, going snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides, seaplane tours or even swimming with elephants!
Nestled away in the snow-capped hills, Shimla also makes for a great budget-friendly romantic getaway destination if you’re looking within India itself. Some fun things you and your partner can do there include going skiing, trek, and camp at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, river rafting at Tattapani, visiting the Chadwick Falls, or just taking in the view at Summer Hill.
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Written by : Mark Pakhuongte