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9 Affordable Overseas Destinations for Women Travelers

Traveling is fun! Exploring beautiful cities, discovering yourself, meeting strangers and lots of freedom is something you get if you travel. In a country like India where safety is the primary concern, we see fewer women travelers. So, if you are an independent woman and love to explore the world and want to know about the places to visit outside India, we have made a list of the 9 safest and cheapest foreign trips from India.  

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is a well-known holiday destination in Indonesia, famous for its stunning natural beauty, surfing, temples and beautiful resorts. Bali is a part of the Coral Triangle with the highest biodiversity of marine species.

Tourist Spots: You can make your trip exciting by visiting the most iconic temples located at the beautiful seashores of Bali such as Pura Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Tirta Empul. You must not miss the sunrise at Mount Batur, and the most popular attractions of Ubud such as the Monkey Forest and the Art & Culture Market. The sceneries of Tegallalang and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, Kuta Beach, The Nusa Islands, The Sidemen Valley, and Sekumpul Waterfall will make you realize how spectacular nature is. And if you are really excited about adventures, then you must include Waterbom - an action-packed waterpark in your schedule.

Pocket pinch: The packages from India to Bali start from 10,000 (approx.) per head.

Palawan, Philippines

Palawan, also known as “The Last Ecological Frontier of the Philippines” due to its amazing landscapes and high biodiversity. It is an archipelago with 1,780 islands on the western part. This is well-known for its clear waters, white beaches, and many species of flora and fauna.

Tourist Spots: You can experience the beauty of the Cabayugan River, which is the World's Longest Navigable Underground River. Sail to the picturesque El Nido's Secret Beaches. Visit the beautiful San Vicente, a 14 kms long white sand beach to relax your mind. Witness the incredible light show of fireflies softly glowing amidst the quiet darkness as you cruise along the Iwahig river. Get thrilled by Calauit Island Safari, and Wreck diving at Coron. If you are a foodaholic, then Puerto Princesa is a must-eat place, which is a vibrant city with plenty of restaurants for dining and drinking.

Pocket pinch: The packages start from INR 10,000 (approx.) per head for a five-day vacation excluding flight tickets. If you want to get the flight tickets at a cheaper rate, book them three months prior.

Singapore

The list of the best international trips to travel for women is incomplete without Singapore. Singapore is a friendly, safe and supremely clean which attracts female travelers with its incredible shopping opportunities, mash-up of cultures and mouth watering cuisines.

Tourist Spots: Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park might take up entire days, but these spots promise an out-of-the-world experience, especially if you’re an animal lover. The Singapore Flyer is currently the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel, and you can get a marvelous view of the country’s skyline from the top. While the Merlion Park is a photogenic spot for all tourists, the Grand Marina Bay Sands nearby is also worth a visit. Sentosa Island and Universal Studios can be fun-packed experiences for the adventurous lot. Don’t forget to take a stroll around Gardens by the Bay - you’ll find an exotic plant kingdom there! And while you’re at this beautiful country, foodies should definitely visit Singapore’s Chinatown to try out the authentic and delicious Chinese cuisine.

Pocket pinch: Be ready to shell out at least INR 50 grand for a five-day trip to Singapore. It’s worth every penny!

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai, snuggled on northern Thailand’s foothills, is one of the most picturesque places to travel in Asia. Lush countryside and mountains surround it. It is a culturally exciting city with more than 300 Buddhist temples, which makes it one of the best holiday destinations.

Tourist Spots: One of the unique tourist attractions in Chiang Mai is Bua Tong Sticky Waterfalls made up of limestone rocks, which gives you the grip to climb the waterfall with the help of ropes, giving you a fantastic experience. The highest point of Thailand, Doi Inthanon, is worth a visit. Also visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Prasingh, the iconic temples of Chiang Mai. If you are looking for the best street food, Chiang Mai Gate Market is the best spot.

Pocket pinch: The packages range from INR 28,000 (approx.) for six days excluding flight fare.

Rome, Italy

As a female traveler, walking around this vibrant Italian city will let you feel empowered and bask in the charm of medieval architecture. Even if it's your tenth time visiting this historical city, you'll fall in love with its infinite beauty. Rome is undoubtedly one of the best international trips.

Tourist Spots: Arch of Constantine is one of the three surviving ancient Roman triumphal arches, and the Colosseum is the largest amphitheater; these two spots are must-visits. This historic city also has a lot of places to click great pictures - the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, Centro Storico & the Spanish Steps, etc. The ancient Catholic basilica in Rome, Santa Maria Maggiore, is the largest of the churches dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Millions of people visit Trevi fountain, the iconic 18th-century sculpted fountain, to make a wish. The Catacombs and Via Appia Antica, Palatine Hill, and Borghese Gallery and Gardens are some more places you must visit. Don’t forget to visit the Vatican City - the smallest country in the world.

Pocket pinch: The package costs around INR 60,000 (approx) for five days excluding flight fare.

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is praised for its award-winning food, live music, and artistic culture. It dazzles female travelers with theaters, galleries, museums, verdant gardens, large parks, extensive shopping options, and Victorian-era architecture.

Tourist Spots:  Federation Square is a great sight to behold as it is a vast venue for art, culture, and public events. Royal Botanic Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens are like tasty eye candies to the a nature-lover. Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Sports Museum, Southbank and Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, and Melbourne Museum are also worth visiting. Experience the City Circle Tram Tour and also visit Captain Cook's Cottage. Your trip will be incomplete if you miss Docklands, the largest and busiest port in Melbourne.

Pocket pinch: A tour package for ten days costs around INR 80,000 (approx.) excluding flight fare.

Costa Rica

If you are an adrenaline junkie and looking out for an adventurous trip, Costa Rica is the best option. It is full of warm-hearted locals, making it one of the best places to visit for women travellers.

Tourist spots: There are quite a few National Parks such as Manuel Antonio National Park, Tortuguero National Park, Irazu Volcano National Park, Braulio Carrillo National Park, and Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica to make your trip adventurous. Also, Tamarindo, Mal Pais, and Santa Teresa beaches are well known for its amazing surfing & laid-back vibe. The attractive Monteverde Cloud Forests and the Arenal Volcano catches your eye. The National Theater in San Jose is one of the best tourist attractions.

Pocket pinch: The adventure packages could be a bit heavy on the pocket. A trip to Costa Rica can easily cost around a lakh (approx.) excluding flight fares.

Croatia, Europe

Croatia attracts tourists with its historic cities and unspoiled nature. This vibrant city comprises the best museums, galleries and restaurants. The coastline is studded with several Venetian-era stone buildings and countless pebble beaches. These shores offer a plethora of fun activities like scuba diving, water skiing, and windsurfing. On the Adriatic you’ll find Croatia's blissful islands, where you can just relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine.

Tourist spots: A walking tour at Dubrovnik Old Town Walls, sailing around Kornati National Park, walking on the shores of Zlatni Rat Beach can give you a fantastic experience. Diocletian's Palace, one of the ancient Roman preserved monuments in Split, is phenomenal! Mljet National Park and Plitvice National Park can take up entire days, but the places are worth visiting. The island's busiest destination, Hvar Town is estimated to draw thousands of people a day in the high season. Zagreb's Gornji Grad, and the Romanesque Churches are also worth a visit. Do not miss Rovinj, a Croatian fishing port.

Pocket pinch: The package cost for six days can easily shoot up to INR 1,00,000 (approx.) excluding flight fare.

The British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands have a great nightlife and boasts of some popular beaches that lure single travelers from all over the world. People are friendly, and you can find it easy to make friends in this warm Caribbean paradise.

Tourist Spots: Explore the Baths on Virgin Gorda, a series of pools and caves that sit right on the beach. Take an hour-long ferry ride to spend a night at Anegada islands, which is a thin straight island formed by the volcanic eruptions. Also, you can find a number of adventurous national parks such as Baths National Park, Gorda Peak National Park, Rhone National Maritime Park, alongside beautiful beaches like Smuggler's Cove Beach, Cane Garden Bay. If you are someone looking for good food and drinks, then street food in Tortola and breweries on Cooper Island are must-visit places. 

Pocket pinch: A six-day package would cost around INR 1,00,000 (approx.) excluding flight fare.

To Sum up...

To reduce the cost of your travel, book your flight tickets and tour package early. Also, for an affordable trip, it is better to travel during the off-season, provided that the climate suits you. These are the best and the cheapest foreign trips from India for women travellers. Travel, explore, have lots of fun. Happy Holiday!

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