Pokhara has once again gained its momentum as a number 1 vacation destination for the budget travelers, at least for the Westerners. This is because tourists can spend a day in Pokhara for merely 16 USD a day according to the stats gathered by the Price of Travel.
Forbes recently published a list of ‘The 20 Best Value Cities For Budget Travelers’ and the Nepalese city Pokhara has topped the list. With the reference of the stats published by Price of Travel, a database of global travel costs, this is how Forbes compiled the list: “The list is based on a daily total of expenses that includes the cost of a dorm bed at a good and economical hostel, three budget meals, three cheap beers, two public transportation rides and one paid cultural attraction.”
With a daily total of $15.84, Pokhara is the most reasonable city for the travelers; followed by Vietnamese cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with the daily budgets of $17.13 and $18.30 respectively. Nepalese capital Kathmandu ranks at 7 in the list with the daily budget of $19.76; falling behind Goa ($18.59 per day), Chiang Mai ($19.03 per day) and Vientiane ($19.68 per day).