For those looking for a real adventure that defies western culture, consider a cheap flight to India! Not only is this flight to India from San Francisco cheap, it also pairs nicely with extremely affordable accommodations making this exotic vacation a frugal choice as well! Want to pamper yourself? Stay in the five-star hotel Swissotel Kolkata for only $59 per night or choose a thriftier option by staying in a well appointed three-star hotel for only $14 per night!

While the flight is affordable, it’s not for the faint of heart or unadventurous. The flight has two stops in China each way, one requiring you to change airports on the departure flight. But hey, if you think of this as an opportunity to see two cities in China as well, this might be even more of a bargain than you first thought!

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the British Raj from 1773-1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.