We are planning for a family reunion in April 2015. There will be 18 of us -...

We are planning for a family reunion in April 2015. There will be 18 of us - adults of varying age groups (including people above 80). We are looking for a pocket-friendly destination abroad. We are thinking of 4 nights 5 days trip with a budget of Rs 50-

We are planning for a family reunion in April 2015. There will be 18 of us - adults of varying age groups (including people above 80). We are looking for a pocket-friendly destination abroad. We are thinking of 4 nights 5 days trip with a budget of Rs 50-55K per head. As we will be travelling from Delhi, Bangalore and Guwahati, the destination should be an easily reachable one. Elderly folks are not interested in the hills so anything except that is okay. Also, the itinerary should be such that

By: Anindita Das
November 14 , 2014
01 Min Read

Although your budget is rather tight and you have not clearly mentioned if your budget is inclusive/exclusive of airfare, note that travelling in a large group has its own advantage. You can ask for discounted rates for packages, rooms, etc.

Keeping the large group advantage in mind, you can contact a good travel agency to work out a deal for a trip to Bangkok (Thailand). A 5-day trip to Bangkok can be worked out within your budget. Also check the discounted flight + hotel packages offered by reputed online travel agencies (make my trip, yatra, etc.).

Since the hills are ruled out, I cannot suggest Bhutan. But Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is a convenient option as you have only four nights to spare. Although Nepal is a mountainous country, travelling in and around Kathmandu will not be a problem for the elderly. There are direct flights to Kathmandu from Kolkata and Delhi (price of a return ticket starts from Rs 8,000+ from Delhi and Rs 10,000+ from Kolkata). For discounted room rates, try to book online but do check the cancellation rules in case anyone opts out at the last moment. Choose a hotel (check that the hotel has an elevator) in the Thamel/Lazimpat area. There are plenty of travel agencies here where you can book sightseeing trips in and around Kathmandu (two days), Bhaktapur and Patan (one day). The area is also a great food and shopping hub (you can buy almost everything, from branded products to locally made handicrafts).

 

  


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