Countries Where the Indian Rupee has a Higher Value

Travelling abroad is a costly business; most countries are either too expensive or have an elaborate document requirement that may discourage a lot of people. If you are struggling with money but want to satisfy the wanderluster in you, this article covers some countries where INR is stronger than their local currency.

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List of Countries Where Indian Rupee has a Higher Value

Here are a few countries that allow budget-friendly experiences for Indian tourists. In all these countries, the Indian rupee is stronger than the local currency so you can find cheaper deals and travel affordably. You can confidently plan a trip to these countries without burning a hole in your pockets.

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Country Currency & Conversion*
Vietnam 1 INR = 294.17 Vietnamese Dong
Laos 1 INR = 250.59 Laotian Kip
Indonesia 1 INR = 188.32 Indonesian Rupiah
South Korea 1 INR = 16.03 South Korean Won
Costa Rica 1 INR = 6.22 Costa Rican Colón
Nepal 1 INR = 1.60 Nepalese Rupee
Paraguay 1 INR = 87.69 Paraguayan Guarani
Hungary 1 INR = 4.34 Hungarian Forint
Colombia 1 INR = 47.53 Colombian Peso
Cambodia 1 INR = 49.09 Cambodian Riel

*As of 12 February 2024. The value is subject to change with market risks.

As you prepare for your upcoming trip, don't forget to buy an international travel insurance policy for the country you pick. It will make sure that your budget is solely dedicated to having fun abroad and not avoidable emergency expenses. Without further ado, here are the best countries for a budget-friendly international trip.

Vietnam (1 INR = 294.17 Vietnamese Dong)

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Among the most popular budget-friendly destinations for Indians, Vietnam is your place if you are on a shoestring budget. The INR is strong here and you can easily plan a great vacation here. Vietnam is barely 4-6 hours away via a flight, so the flights aren't very expensive either. 

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Indians must apply for a Vietnam visa. An online visa is available.
  • Must Visit: Mekong Delta, Hoa Lo Prison, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Hue Imperial City.
  • Common Vocabulary: in chào (sin chow) -Hello, Cám ơn (kam' on) -Thank you, Xin lỗi (sin loi) -Excuse me/I'm sorry.
  • Best Time to Visit: March - April is the best time to come here, with some of the best things to do in Vietnam.

Laos (1 INR = 250.59 Laotian Kip)

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This landlocked country sees a great influx of budget travellers and backpackers who wish to experience nature at its best without breaking the bank. Formerly the Kingdom of Lan Xang Hom Khao, Laos is truly the 'Untouched Nature' with over 20 National protected areas.

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Indians can get a visa on arrival in Laos for up to 30 days.
  • Must Visit: Kuans Si Waterfall, Vat Phou, Pha That Luang Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Taldo
  • Common Vocabulary: Good morning / Good evening- Sabaï dii / None lap fan dii, Sorry- Kho thot, Thank you (very much)- Khop tchaï laï laï
  • Best Time to Visit: October - April

Indonesia (1 INR = 188.32 Indonesian Rupiah)

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Indonesia is famous for its pristine beaches and cheap accommodation. The country is home to Bali, one of the most preferred honeymoon destinations for Indians. What's more, it is only 5 hours flight away from India. Indians also get a visa on arrival for Indonesia.

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Visa on arrival available
  • Must Visit: Bukittinggi, Bogor, Maluk Beach, Bali, Raja Ampat Islands
  • Common Vocabulary: No - Tidak, Yes - Ya, Hello, How are you? - Hai, apa kabar?, Sorry - Maaf
  • Best Time to Visit: July -August is the best time to visit Indonesia from India.

Paraguay (1 INR = 87.69 Paraguayan Guarani)

You can do a lot with Indian rupees in Paraguay. This country is full of gorgeous monuments and natural attractions. The country is perfect for sports like golf, fishing and hiking. It is a bit far for Indians but definitely, worth every rupee you spend there.

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: eVisa available for tourists
  • Must Visit: Nissei, Shopping del Sol, Ciudad Del Este, Palacio de Lopez, La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
  • Common Vocabulary: Good morning - Mba'eichapa nde ko'ê, Yes - Hêe, No - Nahániri, Thank you - Aguyje
  • Best Time to Visit: March - November

Cambodia (1 INR = 49.09 Cambodian Riel)

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The Kingdom of Cambodia is known for its ancient heritage and serene temples. It offers a lot of amazing experiences without costing you a lot. Indians can visit Cambodia on a multi-country trip if they have time (and money!)

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Visa on arrival offered to Indians
  • Must Visit: Angkor Vat temple city, Dangrek mountain range, Koh Rong Island, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Ream National Park
  • Common Vocabulary: Som dtoh [som-toe] -Sorry/ Excuse me, Chom reap lear [chom-reep-lear] -Goodbye (formal)
  • Best Time to Visit: November - April

Colombia (1 INR = 47.53 Colombian Peso)

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The country of Colombia is full of varying climates, natural attractions and pocket-friendly experiences, which make it perfect for Indians on a budget. The country has a diverse culture and a lot of historical attractions.

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Indians need a valid visa to enter Colombia.
  • Must Visit: Guatape Rock, Monserrate, Cocora Valley. The Coffee Triangle, Tatacoa Desert
  • Common Vocabulary: Qué pena con usted! - Sorry!, hola-hello, Buenas -Hi there, Adiós -goodbye
  • Best Time to Visit: December - March

Nepal (1 INR = 1.60 Nepalese Rupee)

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India's closest neighbour is the ultimate budget-friendly destination for people who wish to experience an international vacation without worrying about currency exchange or overspending. The country is perfect for anybody who wants to explore natural wonders, buzzing nightlife, amazing foods and adventure sports.

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Not required for Indians
  • Must Visit: Lumbini, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa
  • Common Vocabulary: Sorry - Birsi dinu, Goodbye- Namaste, Yes / No - Ho / Hoïna
  • Best Time to Visit: October -December

Please note that trekkers going for EBC (Everest Base Camp) are strongly recommended to buy travel insurance for Nepal.

South Korea (1 INR = 16.03 South Korean Won)

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The Halyu wave has swept the world, including Indians. The good news for Indian fans is that the country isn't as expensive as they think. South Korea offers all kinds of budget-friendly hotels and experiences, which will sit well with your Indian rupee.

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Indians need a visa before their trip to South Korea
  • Must Visit: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bulguksa Temple complex, Bukchon Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower, Seoraksan National Park
  • Common Vocabulary: Excuse me - jamsimanyo, Good morning - annyeonghaseyo, Have a nice day - joeun haru bonaeseyo, Sorry - mianhamnida, that's OK - gwaenchanayo
  • Best Time to Visit: September -November

Pro Tip: Flights to South Korea from India are pretty expensive so book them in the beginning. Dn't forget to buy travel insurance for South Korea before leaving!

Hungary (1 INR = 4.34 Hungarian Forint)

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History lovers and people who wish to touch European waters can head to Hungary for an excellent experience. The country is very cheap for tourists compared to other European ones and you can easily plan a great vacation here.

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Indians must apply for a Schengen visa for Hungary. Please note that you must buy travel insurance for Hungary (Schengen) with a minimum EUR 30,000 coverage.
  • Must Visit: Budapest, Miskolc-tapolca, Cave Bath,
  • Common Vocabulary: Jó estét - good evening, Szia - hi, Viszlát - goodbye, Bocsi - sorry, Köszönöm - Thank you, Elnézést - Excuse me
  • Best Time to Visit: May - June, September - October

Costa Rica (1 INR = 6.22 Costa Rican Colón)

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Known for its lush rainforests and stunning beaches, you can have a great time in Costa Rica without spending a lot of money. Activities like wildlife safari, fishing, hiking, snorkelling and more is in abundance for everyone!

  • Visa Requirements for Indians: Yes, Indians need a valid visa for Costa Rica
  • Must Visit: Renal Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Rio Celeste, Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Common Vocabulary: Good morning / Good evening - Buenos días / Benas tardes, Thank you very much - Muchas gracias, Excuse me - Por favor, Yes / No - Sí / No, Sorry Lo siento, Goodbye - Adiós, Welcome - Bienvenido
  • Best Time to Visit: December - April

In a Nutshell,

Plenty of countries offer affordable tourism to Indians. With a little saving and planning, you can plan the perfect journey abroad. Again, do buy travel insurance as soon as you're done booking your flights and hotel. It will definitely save you a lot of money in case of unwanted scenarios like trip cancellation, baggage loss, emergency hospitalisation, bounced hotel booking and many unexpected issues faced during your foreign trip.

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