Perfect value for money: the cheapest tourist destination of 2024 is named
New Delhi is definitely not the first city that comes to mind when it comes to vacationing abroad. It turns out that the capital of India is rich in various cultural attractions and institutions. In addition, it is an ideal value for money as it is an inexpensive tourist destination and is rich in beautiful places.
The Wethrift publication conducted a small study among the most budget-friendly cities and found that New Delhi was the cheapest, receiving 69.2 points out of 80. Factors such as housing, food, attractions, and transportation were taken into account.
Prices for housing and entertainment
According to the study, an average of $50 (1,960 hryvnias) will be spent on accommodation for a trip for two. A small trip to the grocery store will cost $22 (850 hryvnias), and drinks will cost $1.5 (60 hryvnias).
Tickets for entertainment and excursions cost an average of $64 (2,500 hryvnias). This is almost twice as cheap as in Istanbul, Turkey, and Madrid, Spain.
Food is what New Delhi is known for. In the city, you can find delicious world-class street food at extremely low prices. Metro recommends trying juicy lamb kebabs at Chandni Chowk, spiced chole bhature at Karol Bagh market, and fried momos at Lajpat Nagar.
According to the study, street delicacies will cost $2.5 (90 hryvnias).
Transportation is also cheap here. You'll have to pay about $0.40 (14 hryvnias) for a ride. The choice of transportation is also wide as it includes taxis, rickshaws, and even subway, which has 255 stations.
"Delhi has good clubs and bars that stay open all night if there is a crowd. There is something of a layered nightlife scene here. Many of the clubs function as restaurants during the day, but when dinner ends around 10 p.m., the music is on and the bar scene takes over. Many of these clubs close at 1:00 a.m. but the bars stay open later. The dance clubs are like ghost towns until midnight but they stay open until late/early 6:00 a.m.," Suzanne says.
Migrant Suzanne runs her own blog about New Delhi and has been living in the Indian capital for three years.
The best time to travel to New Delhi
You should plan your visit to New Delhi according to the weather conditions. May is the hottest month in India, so if you arrive there in this month, you risk not getting the great experiences that New Delhi offers.
In addition, you can customize your trip to different festivals, such as Diwali (October 31, 2024), Holi (March 24, 2024), Navaratri, which lasts nine nights in October, and the big parade on India's Republic Day (January 26).