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9 Luxury Destinations That Are Cheaper Than You Think

2019 is all about challenging the archaic travel patterns. The biggest surprise is bringing luxury destinations under an umbrella that can shelter the aspirations of the new-age nomads. Read to find what destinations are now on a budget.

Even though travel prices seem exorbitant, there are a handful of swanky destinations that are affordable yet completely enjoyable on all levels. Imagine this: You are in your dream city, dining at a fine restaurant, and swinging a high style without worrying about the credit you put on your cards. Sounds delicious, right? It is not a dream anymore.

If you are planning to visit a destination out of your comfort zone but on a budget, then these luxury destinations are the deal for you:

Paris, France

eiffel tower paris
Eiffel tower Paris

Paris is every traveler’s dream come true. From Eiffel tower to world-renowned museums, an age-old culture to catapulting into a bustling urbanized burg and small eat-outs serving local French food to Michelin-star restaurant, Paris has so much love to offer. But, if you are in dilemma whether to spend your fortune on this vacation or not, then here is a deal- Paris is affordable.

2019 Curtain Raiser: Hotels with 4-5 star ratings (as mentioned on authority websites) are available within an average price bracket of $800-$1800.

Mumbai, India

Gate way of India, Mumbai
Gateway of India, Mumbai

Often referred to as the Glam Doll of India, Mumbai has much more to it than what stereotypes have to say. While the Northern and Eastern Mumbai has culture, street food, and history to offer, the flipside has the southern part of Mumbai that represents the chic side of this city. Travelers from all walks of life see Mumbai as a luring and one of the best destinations to go for. The hotels, commutation (albeit traffic jam is a big sight), and even local markets are cheap.

2019 Curtain Raiser: Average Hotel Charges are around $100-$115. Prices have gone down by 14%.

Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Not as glossy as Dubai, but definitely the chosen one for many who love traveling to luxury destinations in the world. The affordable glitzy stay in this Arab city will let you get acquainted with the plush markets, famous mosques, and exclusive hotels & spas. Moreover, you can choose to visit the famous souks in Doha that are famous for traditional Qatar made items, which will take you back in time.

2019 Curtain Raiser: Average Hotel Rates fall within $90-$200

Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia

Bali is primarily famous for its beaches, street foods, and has the center stage when it comes to affordable Yoga retreats and wellness vacations. If you are someone who wishes to see the perfect sunset with your love, or just nurture a desire to see an island with a golden history of art &culture before the last breath, then choosing Bali is like taking that leap of faith and making your dreams come true.

2019 Curtain Raiser: Choose holiday homes in lieu of swanky hotels. Price range fall within $500-$1000

Vancouver, Canada

English Bay, Vancouver
English Bay, Vancouver

It is time to try some Tim Horton’s, so say hello to Canada. Vancouver is a place for adventure junkies because of the most popular seaplane tour that stays popular in any season of the year. If not, then you can surely ignite the dormant art love in you by visiting the famous art galleries and museums. Another highlight is the collection of man-made gardens and tourists take a tour to feel the peace amidst the flora.

2019 Curtain Raiser: Mostly 4-star staying hotels have room rates falling between $100 and $150

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar

Speaking of luxury destinations, it would be unfair to leave Mongolia behind. The lesser-known land perches between China and Russia, Mongolia has exceptional tourist sites. The semi Gobi tour is one of the most enjoyed travel experiences here and the flipside to this is the pleasant horseback rides in Ulaanbaatar. Apart from this, there are plenty of history, monuments, and cultural tours. What else to expect here? Go for a brief meditation retreat by the Lake Hovsgol National Park.

2019 Curtain Raiser: Hotel Rates fall within $100-$180

Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane
Vientiane, Laos

A French colonial gem in the collection of luxury destinations, Laos is a popular yet less explored land in South East Asia. If you are in Laos, do not miss the opportunity to visit UNESCO-heritage Luang Prabang, and experience its lush green city life and landscapes. What else is there for you in Laos? The capital city of Vientiane mirrors the French culture in its architecture and food. So, it could be a double dose of Asia with a glimpse of European hues as well.

2019 Curtain Raiser: Hotel rates fall between $80 and $150.

Antigua, Guatemala

 Antigua, Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala

One of the popular choices for affordable Yoga Retreats, Guatemala boasts of pompously represented colonial cities, Mayan ruins, and adventure activities like Jungle treks and Volcano Pacaya hike. You must also take few days out of your vacation to visit Antigua and douse in the beauty of historical museums, old cathedrals, and local markets. Going back to Mayan ruins at Tikal, this is one highlight of this city that pulls in a lot of history lovers.

2019 Curtain Raiser: 4 starred Hotels is between the price range of $90 and $100

St Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg, Russia
St Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg is one of the most popular places in Russia and also a strong contender when it comes to choosing luxury destinations. You can witness the spectacular architectural display in this city or choose to move on to the chilly Moscow for train ride to Siberia. What else other than sightseeing? Well, if you love art, then do not miss the chance of appreciating renowned Bolshoi Ballet in the city. Whatever, the choice may be, it would be difficult to scratch the back of this destination in one go.

2019 Curtain Raiser: Hotel rates: $100-$180

Time to pack your bags and worry less!

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