Sep 19, 2013 at 06:19pm IST

Why you should be avoiding these travel destinations

For those who love to explore destinations, travel is a must. But when holiday plans cost one a bomb, opting for a not-so-expensive travel destination comes across as a sane idea. At a time when many are lamenting the depreciating value of Indian currency against the US dollar, avoid visiting tourist spots that can leave a hole in your pocket.

Singapore: If you are busy drawing holiday plans, make sure you don’t consider Singapore as an option. For, you are expected to have enough cash to move around the city. Also, a lavish holiday calls for booking either luxury hotels, expensive resort homes or camp houses. Shopping in Singapore isn’t low-cost either. All in all, you can’t experience Singapore on a budget!

Switzerland: Switzerland is another city where the influx of travelers never alters. So whether it is hi-jinx on the lakes of Zurich and Geneva during summers and skiing all in winters, Switzerland, one of the most expensive places to visit in Western Europe, has enough options to lure travelers throughout the year. With exorbitant room prices and huge transport costs, Switzerland is a strict no if you have a limited budget.

France: With Paris, which is referred to as one of the most picturesque and dreamy cities in the world, as its capital, France has a lot to offers to travelers. With –Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Marseille as its important cities, vacationers can never fall short of options to visit. As far as Paris is concerned it has several popular places such as Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame etc to explore. Besides a distinguished haute cuisine, and several high-end boutiques, Paris is also popular for its fashion week. But it is an expensive country to visit.

London: There is a reason why travelers think twice before heading to London. as expensive. Agreed, there are a few ways to save money in the capital of England, but you are used to staying on a shoe-string budget not-so-classy places to stay and eat are what you have to depend on.