Craving a European adventure lately? Well, as a wanderluster, the beautiful destinations of the continent must be on your bucket list. Travelling across Europe may seem expensive, but there are many cities that you can vacay in without having to break the bank.
To help you out, we have curated a list of the five cheapest European cities that you can visit from India. Check them here –
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Budapest is a vibrant city and a popular destination for many backpackers. With the famous Danube River adding to its beauty, it is every budget traveller’s dream. The city has many economical accommodation options, underground bars and affordable eateries. Visit the Royal Palace, Margaret Island and learn about Hungarian history, architecture and culture through free walking tours.
Hostels starting from ₹600
Hotels starting from ₹1200
One of the oldest cities in the world, Athens is known for its history, quaint and narrow lanes, and landscapes. Compared to other European capitals, it is refreshingly affordable. The Acropolis is the main attraction in Athens, after seeing which you can walk down the gorgeous neighbourhood of Plaka. The city’s nightlife is unrivalled, with bars open until sunrise. You can shop for some cute souvenirs from the flea markets here.
Hostels starting from ₹800
Hotels starting from ₹2300
The capital city of Bulgaria, Sofia is a melting pot of history and cultures. It is home to several museums, galleries and parks, making it a perfect destination for history buffs. Entry to some of the museums starts at as low as ₹500. Also, unlike many other European cities, skiing is super pocket-friendly in Sofia. When in Bulgaria, one must try out Rakia, a drink distilled from fruits like plums, apricots and grapes.
Hostels starting from ₹800
Hotels starting from ₹2500
While most tourists prefer Istanbul and Cappadocia, as a budget traveller, you can choose to visit Izmir. Known to be the most westernised city in Turkey, Izmir is home to the most enchanting beaches, colourful bazaars and magnificent architecture. You can take a bus or rent a bike to explore on your own. Also, remember to try out the reasonably-priced and lip-smacking Turkish delicacies at the famous Kemeralti Market here!
Hostels starting from ₹1300
Hotels starting from ₹2400
Riga is a confluence of the culture of Latvia and of the countries that have ruled it in the past. All thanks to its affordable accommodation spaces, dine-in places, super cheap booze and nightlife, it has become one of the most preferred destinations for budget travellers. Entry to museums and historical sites begins at ₹500. You can indulge in activities like hiking, skiing and also explore the Central Market in the city.
Hostels starting from ₹1200
Hotels starting from ₹1500
Note: The accommodation prices have been taken from Booking.com.
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