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7 ValentineÔÇÖs Day destinations that are easy on your pocket

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
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As February approaches, the pressure of planning a perfect day for your valentine mounts. ItÔÇÖs the one day of the year when you can go overboard and shower your better half with gifts and gestures which proclaim your infinite love. However, chocolates, teddy bears, jewellery and dinners are so pass├®. So what else can you do to make sure you and your love have a perfect and memorable ValentineÔÇÖs Day (V-day)? Go for a holiday, of course!

There are destinations around the world that say a lot more than cards and chocolates ever could. To help you make up your mind and stop the confusion, we bring to you a list of seven budget-friendly places you could travel to this V-day.

Goa, India: Goa is a fun, romantic, beachy and affordable destination.
There are plenty of hotels and family-run resort hotels to choose from. A sea-food loverÔÇÖs paradise, it also offers other cuisines, local and international. Opt for a fancy hotel buffet or cuddle up in one of the shacks on the beach and enjoy a romantic dinner.

Chiang Mai, Thailand: Head to Thailand this V-day. Perfect weather, incredibly good hotels which are inexpensive, and oriental cuisine make this a great destination. Chiang Mai also offers some outdoor thrills, trekking and hiking trails. The local markets do throw up some pleasant shopping surprises.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka: Another must-visit place. Colombo is a beautiful city and is steeped in rich culture. There are plenty of sight-seeing places available in and around Colombo, as are budget-friendly hotels. Living on the beach, sipping cocktails, eating delicious food, trekking and shopping ÔÇô all this and more awaits you and your Valentine here.

Boracay Islands, Philippines: Affordable hotels, dazzling beaches and a laid-back atmosphere ÔÇô thatÔÇÖs what awaits you here. Everything is reasonably priced here, since itÔÇÖs a small island off a large island. Food and drinks are affordable as are activities like diving, snorkeling and Thai massages.

Marrakech, Morocco: Based on how you plan your holiday, this can either become an expensive trip or a budget-friendly holiday. Live in a local hotel and backpack around the city, exploring its alleys and souqs to make it more pocket-friendly. Perhaps propose all over again to your Valentine in The High Atlas region or just drink in the breath-taking landscapes.

Bali, Indonesia: One of the most beautiful places you could ever visit. Enjoy peaceful days of local sight-seeing, temple tours, nature tours or dig into their local delicacies and soak up the sun on the beach. Laze around or treat yourself and your Valentine to a lovely spa. Heavenly!

Thimphu, Bhutan: On a shoe-string budget and thirsting for a gorgeous and delectable destination? Then Bhutan it is. This adorable and mind-bogglingly beautiful country should be a must-visit on everyoneÔÇÖs list. ItÔÇÖs a treasure trove for travellers and the combination of its scenic beauty, hospitality and delicious food makes it the perfect getaway place for this V-Day.

Speaking of making this trip smart and cost-effective, ensure you use a multi-purpose travel card for all your expenses. Lock in ideal interest rates and use during your travel when rates spike up. Load up your travel card and enjoy your romantic get-away!

Last modified on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:00