Budget range of ~INR 16,000 – INR 41,500 most named by travellers for holiday accommodation and transport in 2023: reveals Agoda

Budget range of ~INR 16,000 – INR 41,500 most named by travellers for holiday accommodation and transport in 2023: reveals Agoda


New Delhi: Digital travel platform, Agoda, has found that travellers are more inclined to spend consciously while on vacation this year. Findings from the Agoda Travel Trend Survey concluded that respondents, predominantly selected an annual spending range of USD 201-500 (~INR 16,000 – INR 41,500), when considering travel budgets.

The study polled participants from Asia (India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, and South Korea), Australia and the United States.

“As a platform that is passionate about getting the best deals for our customers, we wanted to look at travel options that fit well within the expected travel spends” said Krishna Rathi, Country Director India at Agoda.

“Capitalizing on additional discounts in the Agoda app, or using money-saving features like ‘price freeze’ are great ways to make your money go further, and enable travellers to create and discover many different travel options,” Rathi added.

Enlisted below are some of the best destinations for less [bookable on Agoda] with ready-to-go itinerary suggestions, all of which can be experienced at around INR 58,009 for two! Gear up for your summer travel this June, and explore:

Domestic: Mumbai to Aurangabad (INR 55,420 for two)
A history buff, an adventurer or a wanderer of roads less travelled – it’s about time you plan your next vacation to Aurangabad, a hidden gem located in Maharashtra. With a plethora of pocket-friendly flight options to choose from (~INR 26,064 round-trip or less when availing a bundle deal), you can pack in a 5-day first-rate itinerary. Book your stay at the Amarpreet, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar – AM Hotel Kollection – boasting of a modern yet cosy and leisurely atmosphere. In the city, spend at least 2 days discovering the World Heritage Site – Ajanta and Ellora Caves, through unbelievably detailed and comprehensive guided tours [under ~INR 18,716]. These monumental rock-cut caves are distinctly shaped and intricately carved.

On another day, you may visit the Taj of the Deccan – Bibi Ka Maqbara – a stellar sight of Mughal Architecture. Elevate the adventure with some time at the Daulatabad Fort – a medieval defensive citadel, atop a conical-shaped hill. You may also plan a day trip to Lonar Crater Lake [~INR 10,640], located in the Buldana district. A spectacular astronomical wonder, the lake was formed due to a meteorite collision and also holds pink water – truly unmissable.

International: Delhi to Muscat (INR 53,310 for two)

If you fancy short-haul flights and international vacays without burning a hole in your pocket, then Muscat, Oman – is the undisputed choice for you. Embark on this captivating journey with affordable flights rounding up to just ~INR 35,600 round-trip, for 2 people! Double the savings by booking your stay at Golden Tulip Headington Ruwi, at a steal price of ~INR 17,000. This is a centrally located premise – just a 10-minute drive away from the seaside promenade and a few kms from the famous Muttrah Souq.