You love travelling abroad. The question is can you afford travelling abroad? What would be the expenses of travelling abroad? What’s the exchange rate of Indian National Rupee INR, in popular tourist countries?
If you have these questions in mind, then you are at the right place. Its summer and the best time to travel around the World. You need not break your head on seeing the Rupee fall against the United States Dollar, USD.
Holidaying abroad is not just the United States of America or Europe or Australia. These popular destinations are certainly great for a holiday, but the expenses in these countries are extremely high for Indians as the value of the local currency of these countries is strong vis-à-vis the Indian Rupee.
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There are so many beautiful international destinations where the Indian National Rupee is stronger than the local currency. This is a list of 14 countries you can visit where the Indian Rupee is stronger than the local currency:
1) Vietnam: 1 INR = 338.87 Vietnamese Dong
Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country, on the South China Sea, popular for its beaches and lovely Buddhist Pagodas. Head to the karst seascape of Halong Bay. It is one of the World’s most spectacular sea views and also a UNESCO World heritage site. If you want to experience the old towns of Vietnam, then you must visit Hue. The town of Hue is along the banks of the gorgeous Perfume River. If you are a temple lover, then your Vietnam tour is incomplete if you don’t visit My Son. My Son is a ruined Cham era temple city which dates back to the 4th century A.D.
2) Indonesia: 1 INR = 206.14 Indonesian Rupiah
Forget Indians, travelers all over the World love to visit Indonesia, especially Bali. Indonesia is a Southeast Asian country. It is the World’s largest island country and lies below Malaysia and above Australia in the World Map. Indonesia is popular for its clear blue waters, tropical climate and lovely beaches. Moreover, Indians are offered free visa on arrival to Indonesia.
3) Cambodia: 1 INR = 58.33 Cambodian Riel
Cambodia is another Southeast Asian country, which Indians may visit with no headache of a severe beating on the bank balance. Cambodia is most popular for Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple. Other popular tourist destinations in Cambodia are Royal Palace, National Museum and the archaeological ruins. You need not worry on how to get the visa as Cambodia offers visa on arrival for Indians.
4) Sri Lanka: 1 INR = 2.60 Sri Lankan Rupees
Sri Lanka might not seem like a foreign destination due to its close proximity. Sri Lanka is famous for its beaches, mountains, lush greenery and historical monuments. Sri Lanka has become a popular tourist destination for Indians due to cheap flights and affordable hotel expenses. E - Visa is offered to Indian citizens.
5) Nepal: 1 INR = 1.60 Nepalese Rupee
The best part of travelling to Nepal is that Indians don’t need a visa. The landlocked country has some of the most stunning views. Nepal is a must visit destination, if you are a mountaineer as seven of the World’s highest peaks are in Nepal. Another advantage of travelling to Nepal is you can travel by train, bus or flight.
6) Iceland: 1 INR = 1.72 Icelandic Króna
If you are not able to bear the summer heat, visit Iceland. Iceland is one of the World’s most beautiful places. Iceland is popular for its blue lagoons, waterfalls, black sand beaches and glaciers. Iceland is one of those rare countries where you get to see the northern lights. Aurora, also called polar lights, northern lights, southern lights, is a natural display of lights in the Earth's sky, mostly seen in high-latitude regions.
7) Hungary: 1 INR = 4.0319 Hungarian Forint
Hungary is a Central European landlocked country. This is a beautiful country if you are tired of visiting beaches. Hungary is popular for its culture, architecture and has been influenced by Roman and Turkish culture. Hungary is known for its castles and parks. Budapest, the capital of Hungary is touted as one of the most romantic cities in the World.
8) Japan: 1 INR = 1.61 Japanese Yen
Japan, the land of the rising sun, is arguably the World’s most technologically advanced country. Visitors are greeted by sushi and cherry blossoms. Japan is popular for shrines, skyscrapers and national parks. You can inculcate discipline and public manners from the Japanese as they are the World’s most well behaved. The country is so perfect that you would hardly find any flaws there.
9) Paraguay: 1 INR = 89.78Paraguayan Guarani
Paraguay is a South American country. It is landlocked by Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. Paraguay is popular for colonial towns and rural handicrafts. Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay, is a truly welcoming city. It was founded by the Spanish. The city houses a good number of 17th century buildings and historical sites. You must explore Plaza de los Heroes and Manzana de la Tivera.
10) South Korea: 1 INR = 16.45 South Korean Won
Unlike North Korea, South Korea is a tourist friendly nation, you must explore. South Korea has breathtaking views and landscapes. South Korea is popular for fishing, temples, cherry trees and lush greenery. South Korea is one of the technologically most advanced countries. You must explore the city of Seoul, which is the capital city of South Korea. It is a huge metropolis with modern skyscrapers, high tech subways, Buddhist temples, street markets, palaces and pop culture.
11) Kazakhstan: 1 INR = 5.52 Kazakhstani Tenge
Kazakhstan is a Central Asian country and member of the former Soviet Republic. Astana, the capital city was designed keeping in mind the cities past and also developing a bright future. It is one of the youngest capital cities in the World; it was declared the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997. You must explore the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation and Bayterek tower. Visiting Turkistan is a must to explore Kazakhstan’s spiritual history.
12) Costa Rica: 1 INR = 8.71 Costa Rican Colón
Costa Rica is a Central American country which connects North America to South America. Costa Rica is popular for beaches and attracts tourists across the World. Volcanoes, wildlife and jungles are other popular tourist attractions. Costa Rica has tropical climate throughout the year, which is a major reason why Costa Rica is visited by many tourists.
13) Mongolia: 1 INR = 38.30 Mongolian Tugrik
If you are tired of city life and want a break from hectic city traffic, then Mongolia is the place you must head to. Mongolia is a truly scenic country where you can admire Mother Nature. Mongolia is nicknamed the ‘land of blue skies’. Mongolia is very sparsely populated.
14) Laos: 1 INR = 125.32 Laotian Kip
Laos is an East Asian mountainous landlocked country. You can head to Laos if you are fed up of dynamic city life. Tourists are attracted by the laid back lifestyle which has disappeared from most countries. Even the capital city, Vientiane is a relaxed riverfront town. You must explore the river islands of Si Phan Don to see the mesmerizing beauty of Laos. A trip to Laos is incomplete if you have not visited the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong temple.
It is extremely important to have travel insurance, especially when travelling abroad. Having travel insurance would cover most financial losses that you may suffer during the tour.
Travel insurance is an insurance intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, luggage and baggage loss, air accidents and other losses incurred when travelling domestically and internationally.
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By availing travel insurance, you keep travel risks like lost luggage, cancellation of flights / trains / buses and medical emergencies both abroad and in India, at bay.
Comprehensive travel insurance would cover the below mentioned:
Some insurers settle claims instantly over a phone call. Few of the claims require filling offline or online forms by supporting the claims with relevant documents. If you have more information which supports your claim, then it makes it much easier for the insurer to assess and facilitate faster processing and settling of the claim.
Most insurers have an option of submitting claim forms online by uploading requisite documents in the prescribed format. If you are submitting claim through post or by person, then make sure to retain a copy of documents submitted for future reference. If you are submitting the claim through post or courier then, ensure to send by special delivery for the purpose of better documentation and records.
For medical claims, you must contact the insurer at the earliest through contact details mentioned on the policy at the time of availing travel insurance. Remember to collect all medical bills and receipts, without which the insurer will not reimburse the medical expenses.
SEE ALSO: How To Make A Claim?
For travel delay claims, you must produce a documented confirmation of the delay issued by the carrier or the tour operator. Ask your carrier or tour operator to issue this document at the earliest, so that you can make a quick and hassle free claim.
If you are claiming for loss of valuables due to theft, then lodge a complaint with the local police, without which your claim will not be honored. Ensure to collect contact details of the official(s) that you reach out to report the loss of valuables, your insurer may ask for this details.
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