10 Off-the-Beaten But Affordable Countries to Visit in 2024

Embracing unique adventures is now the norm. Travelers are heading to trending Asian countries like Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, South Korea, etc., for uncharted, memorable experiences.

Sri Lanka

Since 2023, Sri Lanka, especially Marawila, is popular for beaches, luxury stays, water sports, and Negombo's vibrant nightlife. Try Pidurangala rock for a less crowded thrill and explore historic Galle and beautiful beaches.


Kazakhstan, the hottest Asian tourist spot and recent winner of the trending tourism destination award for Indian travelers, offers off-beat adventures. Visit Charyn Canyon, Kolsai Lakes, Korgalzhyn Nature Reserve and ice skate near Ile-Alatau National Park.


Turkmenistan, 70% desert, is one of the least-visited places on Earth. Visit Ashgabat, known for white marble buildings, the Wedding Palace, Kow Ata Underground Lake, and Turkmen carpet museum. Don't miss surreal cliffs at Yangykala Canyon and UNESCO site, Ancient Merv.


Central Asia's hidden gem, Uzbekistan, has opened to tourists from 39 countries, including India. Enjoy activities like the Uzbek Ceramic Experience, exploring Tashkent's old Mohallas, Chorsu bazaar, Khiva's silk-carpet workshop, and Jewish Bukhara.


Plan a trip to Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai, North Thailand's largest city, for a remarkable experience of rural Thailand. Enjoy mud baths with elephants, visit the stunning Wat Rong Khun temple and the mesmerizing forests via the Flight of the Gibbon.


Re-energize in Shillong with green landscapes & majestic waterfalls. Relax in Sikkim, enjoy yak rides & explore monasteries, it's aiming to be carbon-negative. Other suggestions: Kerala, Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar.


Experience stunning monuments and natural beauty in Tajikistan. Enjoy hot springs, stargazing, exploring history. Add Ishkashim, Langar, Yashikkul Lake, Murghab, Dushanbe to your bucket list.


Plan a trip to Kyrgyzstan to experience its picturesque landscapes, local culture, and pristine lakes. Options include adventurous sports in Ala-Archa Park, dining at Song Kul and Issyk-Kul lakes, and night camping. Don't miss the Koumiss treatment for various ailments. Enjoy some recreational activities too.

South Korea

South Korea is known for hiking trails, cliffs, waterfalls, riverscapes, lakes, spas, and themed cafes. The Korean government has declared 2023 and 2024 as Visit Korea Years with special events and offers. Notable places include Boseong, Deokjeokdu Island, Gapyeong, and Suncheon.


Planning an Indonesia vacation? Visit Sulawesi Island for views, Wakatobi Islands for diving, Bunaken Island for marine life, and Tangkoko National Park. Indonesia's Tourism Ministry introduces ADWI 2023 to revive tourism. Besides Bali, explore volcanic islands with incredible views and water activities.

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