You’ve just returned from your European escapade or from a trip to the States and the dismal state of your bank account makes you want to cry. Fret not, because Skyscanner brings you a list of destinations where the Rupee is quite strong and you feel like royalty! Trust us, some of these countries have currencies cheaper than INR.
In a nutshell, these are the places where the Indian currency is higher:
- Cambodia: 1 INR = 58.50 KHR
- Zimbabwe: 1 INR = 4.65 ZWD
- Paraguay: 1 INR = 89.52 PYG
- Laos: 1 INR = 124.89 LAK
- Colombia: 1 INR = 44.99 COP
- Sri Lanka: 1 INR = 2.52 LKR
- Indonesia: 1 INR = 204.31 IDR
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Has watching a sunrise at the Angkor Wat always been at the top of your bucket list? Your dream can easily come true! Yes folks, Cambodia is actually one of the best places to visit where the Indian currency value is higher. Rent a bicycle and spend a few days taking the time to explore the glorious Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat. Visit Siem Reap and party it up in this vibrant city. The Siem Reap night market is a great place for a good bargain. Unwind on the sandy beaches of Sihanoukville, a 4–5 hour bus ride from Phnom Penh.Find cheap flights to Cambodia
While Zimbabwe’s official currency is the USD, the crazy inflation rates in the country have made things like food and local sightseeing very inexpensive for the tourist. This makes it one of top exotic places where Indian currency value is higher. So take advantage of this, and plan a trip to see the thundering Victoria Falls. Harare, the capital city, has a vibrant culture, and is teeming with activities for you to try out. Shopping and nightlife are great too. You’re in Africa, so you cannot miss out on its amazing wildlife. Take a safari in one of Zimbabwe’s many national parks such as Victoria Falls, Mana Pool or Hwange, and get up, close and personal with lions, leopards, elephants and hyenas. Getting to Zimbabwe may be a tad bit expensive but once you are there, boarding, eating and getting around is quite cheap.
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Immersing yourself in Guarani culture, soccer, and yummy South American food is quite inexpensive. The capital city of Asuncion is a mix of old world charm, historical buildings, and modern restaurants and bars. Visit the Palacio de los Lopez at dusk when the lights come on, and catch a show at the Teatro Municipal. Take a trip to Encarnacion, Paraguay’s “Capital de Carnaval”, 370 km from Asuncion. The attractive city’s river beach is a huge draw, making it a perfect getaway to unwind in. Encarnacion is also the base for visiting the famous Jesuit reducciones of Trinidad and Jesus, a UNESCO world heritage site. Flights to Paraguay from India are upwards of INR.1,00,000 but you may be able to land a cheaper deal if you book well in advance.Find cheap flights to Paraguay
As soon as you step into Vientiane, the country’s capital city, it is very hard to miss the warmth and friendliness that the place exudes. Laos has amazing Buddhist temples, lush countryside and lip-smacking food, with half the tourist rush of Thailand. Visit former the capital city, Luang Prabang, a UNESCO heritage site, full of colours and vibrant culture.
The Bokeo Nature Reserve at Huay Xai is a draw for a lot of visitors, thanks to its Gibbon Experience. The area is home to diverse wildlife including clouded leopards, black-crested gibbons, and tigers. Laos is one of the most affordable places for Indians!Find cheap flights to Laos
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Speaking of South American places where Indian currency value is higher, the Colombia must be the one in your list. With quaint cobble stoned towns seeped in colonial charm, the mighty Andes standing tall, virgin Caribbean coasts, mysterious Amazonian jungles and cryptic ruins all rolled into one, Colombia is a treasure trove for a passionate traveller. Perched amidst the Andes, Bogota, the capital city, has an easy-going and chic vibe, with the La Candelaria being its cultural center. Make sure you try some of the aromatic, fresh Colombian coffee at one of the city’s many cafes. Visit a coffee plantation in Fusagasuga, 1.5 hours away, as a day trip from the city.
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6. Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan, a charming neighbour a very attractive option and a sought-after place for Indian travellers. Colombo is no longer just a stop over before venturing into the charming hill country or the cultural triangle. Take a few days to explore the capital city’s treasures. Walk around the quaint Dutch Hospital precinct with its chic cafes and bars, shop at Barefoot, and bargain at Pettah market. Head to Nuwara Eliya in the hill country to unwind amidst the endless tea plantations with a piping cuppa. If you have enough time, make sure to visit the as-yet unexplored East – Uppuveli and Nilaveli, little coastal towns that are nothing like the booming resorts in the western coast, but have a charm that is unmatched. For a comprehensive list of places to visit in Sri Lanka, visit their official tourism site here.
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Where else will you find a perfect mix of sandy beaches, lush paddy fields, mysterious temples with scintillating architecture, rejuvenating massages that make you forget all your worries, the Komodo dragon, active volcanoes that you can climb and world-class water sports facilities, all in one country? Indonesia really takes the cake for a value for money vacation that literally has everything you’ve ever dreamed of. And of course, some of that dark, rich Kopi Luwak! Bali, Yogyakarta, Gili Islands, and Flores.
How much is 1 INR to IDR? Well, you can easily be a millionaire with IDR, making it a great option on your list of places with currencies cheaper than INR.
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