1. Bangkok ranks as top destination among Delhiites

Bangkok ranks as top destination among Delhiites

Data from global travel search engine, Skyscanner, revealed Delhi’s most popular destinations for April and how the cost of getting there is changing

By: | Published: March 30, 2017 11:58 AM
Grand Palace Bangkok

With summer vacations ahead, Delhiites are eyeing their travel spots for a holiday this April. Data from global travel search engine, Skyscanner, revealed Delhi’s most popular destinations for April and how the cost of getting there is changing.

Bangkok

Bangkok won the top spot for travel in April. Travellers can start with a visit to the temples Wat Pho and Wat Arun and then board a tuk tuk along the Chinatown or the floating markets where one can purchase exotic products at throwaway prices. The Asian hot spot has a wide culinary sphere, offering everything from local dishes served at the street stalls to haute cuisine at rooftop restaurants. Bangkok has been a perennial favourite of Indians. Skyscanner reported an 18 per cent year-on-year decrease in air fares since 2016.

London

The second most searched destination by Delhiites is London, the ever-popular UK capital is luring Delhi travellers in their droves this April. The city is home to some of the world’s most popular tourist sites – London Eye, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Globe Theatre and Westminster Abbey and more. The city has a vibrant cosmopolitan culture with dining options ranging from Borough Market to Brasserie Zédel in The West End. Skyscanner’s data showed that air fares have dropped by 10 per cent since 2016.

Bali

Delhi folks are showing high interest in travelling to Bali, rating it the third most searched destination for travel in April. Bali is a shopping hot spot with Seminyak, Legian markets to get high-end home ware stores, silver jewelry, and antiques. It is also known for its coffee and one can to get to sip one of the best at the Revolver in Seminyak and the Butter Cake and Coffee Shop in Canggu. Owing to the favourable nature of travel to Bali, Skyscanner noted a 14 per cent dip in fares since 2016.

Goa

Goa has placed itself fourth on the list. While most tourists flock to Baga and Calangute for jet-skiing, parasailing and water scooter rides, Old Goa is considered a must visit to explore the untouched part of the state. Being the favourite spot of Indian travellers, Goa fares have witnessed a 10 per cent decrease since 2016.

New York

New York remained a quintessential favourite of Delhiites. With skyscrapers, bustling streets and teeming with photo opportunities, New York is the hub for all travellers – business or leisure. The city caters to various segments with its diverse culture and landmarks ranging from the popular Chinatown to Little Italy. An evening can be enjoyed with a Broadway musical or green spaces such as Central Park. Travellers can also soak in history with a visit to Times Square and the Rockefeller Center. Even though it is considered to an expensive trip, air fares to New York recorded a 13 per cent decrease since 2016.

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