With the advent of a fine new year, most of us have jotted down taking a break or travelling in our list of New Year resolutions. To those willing to push their boundaries and come out of their cocoons to explore new territories and bring in a variety to this year, here are our top 10 picks of budget backpacking destinations to help make your resolution become a reality:
Nepal, situated at the borders of India forms the ideal destination for those who want to stay close to their home and still wish to gain new experience. The country lets you walk right into history with its ancient temples and shrines, golden pagodas, heritage sites and captivating villages. Possessing 8 out of the 10 highest mountains in the world, Nepal offers adventure lovers the best spot for trekking in addition to rafting and jungle safari. Shops here are filled with handicrafts, which reflect tradition and help us learn their culture. Though Nepalese Rupee is the local currency, Indian Rupee is also widely accepted. Earlier, travellers were not allowed to carry Indian rupee currency notes with denominations of 500 & 1000, but the ban has now been lifted.