10 Countries Where One Indian Rupee Will Make You Feel A Lot Richer


We think twice before planning a trip to New York, Paris or Australia. Because we think that Indian rupee is a weak currency and one needs pots of money to travel to foreign countries.

But what if I tell you that there are several countries in the world where carrying less money won’t affect your travel experience anymore. Because Indian Rupee is a strong currency compared to currencies of those countries.

Yes! You can spend vacations at beautiful places where the Indian rupee is held as a strong currency.

In nutshell, these are the countries where the Indian currency is higher. Fret not, just book affordable flights to these countries and explore without bothering much for the budget. No time for being price conscious now because, at these places, Indian Rupee will make you feel rich.

*Conversion rates may alter*   

1. Sri Lanka

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 2.37 LKR (Sri Lankan Rupee)

Sri Lanka is a perfect place to visit for people who love thrill and wildlife. Did you know that though the country is small in size, it is considered among the top five biodiversity hotspots in the world?

Elephants, sloth bear, leopards, sambar and wild buffaloes are a treat to watch. The country is also known for being one of the best places for beach holidays because of its two monsoon winds that bring rains in two corners of the country at the different point of time.


2. Indonesia

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 207.58 IDR (Indonesian Rupiah)

What makes Indonesia wonderful is that it is the largest archipelago ( a group of islands) in the world comprising 13,466 large and small tropical islands.

I don’t know about you, but I love beaches. The white sandy beach, rolling waves, enchanting culture, dance and music… Wow! Indonesia has pure, blue seas where one can dive with dugongs, dolphins and large manta rays. You must have heard about the giant Komodo lizard, the Orang Utan, the Java rhino, the Sulawesi anoa dwarf buffalos, the cockatoo and the bird of paradise, these all are the jewels of this country.

A perfect package for holidays where you don’t need to spend a lot of money because the value of the Indian rupee is higher than country’s currency.


3. Vietnam

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 353.78 VND (Vietnamese Dong)

Vietnam is known for its beaches, old towns, rural adventures and islands and waters. It is famous for its Ruou ran (snake wine), a Vietnamese speciality of rice wine with a pickled snake inside, and is believed that it can cure any sickness. A fascinating thing about the country is that the Vietnamese language has six different tones. This means that every time the tone changes, so does the meaning of the word. This makes the language a bit difficult to understand.


4. Costa Rica

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 8.96 CRC (Costa Rican Colón)

Called as one of the most visited international destinations, Costa Rica, is a place one can visit any time of the year. The jungle, the beaches, lush flora and adventures are the highlight of the country.

It has Tortuguero National Park, which is called little Amazon forest because of its rich biodiversity. It has green turtle, the manatee, the American crocodile and the Gaspar fish, which is a living fossil. You will be surprised to know that Costa Rica is home to some of the most important turtle nesting beaches in the world. This means hundreds of turtles arrive on Costa Rican beaches to complete their tireless mission for survival.


5. Japan

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 1.70 JPY (Japanese Yen)

Japan is famous for its dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. Couples in Japan celebrate Christmas just like Valentine’s Day. If you’re a foodie, Japan offers famous Noodles, especially soba (buckwheat), that is slurped loudly when eaten. It’s believed that slurping indicates that the food is delicious.


6. Iceland

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 1.66 ISK (Icelandic Króna)

Iceland has no forests. The country has many more things that will amaze you. Like the babies in Iceland are routinely left outside to nap. There are no surnames in Iceland. People use the traditional Nordic naming system. Under this, an individual’s name includes his/her father’s name first. The father’s name follows one’s own name.


7. Paraguay

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 88.24 PYG (Paraguayan Guarani)

Did you know that Paraguay was called Parrot? According to the ancient facts, the name Paraguay comes from a parrot which was known by the name of Frank. It was first found and eaten by the earliest Jesuit who settled in this place.


8. Cambodia

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 63.69 KHR (Cambodian Riel)

There goes a saying that Cambodians can eat anything. People buy fresh food daily from many open air markets located across cities. They have the greeting tradition called ‘sampeah’, which is based on India’s way of saying ‘namaste.’

As per old tradition, birthdays are not celebrated in Cambodia. Older people don’t even remember their birthdays.


9. Hungary

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 4.00 HUF (Hungarian Forint)

An extraordinary country where wine is produced since the 5th century AD. For those who have never been to Hungary, there’s a place Budapest’s City Park which has the statue of Anonymus. He holds a pen. According to local legends, touching it can bless you with great writing abilities. Hungarian nagymamák (grandmas) swear by the power of Pálinka. It is a famous fruit brandy, which is a cure for most ailments. This is how it goes.

Headache? Pálinka. Menstrual pains? Pálinka. Feeling nervous? Pálinka. As the saying goes: “Palinka in small amounts is a medicine, in large amounts a remedy.”  


10. South Korea

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 17.67 (KRW) South Korean Won

South Korea will dazzle you with beautiful landscapes, amazing food, advanced technology, efficient public transit system and incredible shopping offers. You will be shocked to know about the ‘Ajummas’, Korean for ‘elderly ladies’.

‘Ajummas’ rule the streets as they can rob you of your belongings, or they can even shoo you away. But they are respected in South Korean society no matter what they do.

Well, I don’t know about you people, but I feel like going on a trip right now.

Share with your friends and start plotting a wonderful trip to any of these listed countries and taste the luxury and strength of Indian currency.

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