Delhi top destination for intl tourists: HPI

Nov 06 2012, 17:11 IST
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Metro cities of India are the favourite destinations of international travellers visiting the country with New Delhi at the number one spot.  (Reuters) Metro cities of India are the favourite destinations of international travellers visiting the country with New Delhi at the number one spot. (Reuters)
SummaryMetro cities of India are the favourite destinations of international travellers visiting the country with New Delhi at the number one spot, followed by Mumbai and Bangalore, according to the latest Hotel Price Index report.

Metro cities of India are the favourite destinations of international travellers visiting the country with New Delhi at the number one spot, followed by Mumbai and Bangalore, according to the latest Hotel Price Index report.

"Metro cities dominate the top 10 favourite Indian destinations list amongst international travellers. The capital city of New Delhi bags the number one spot as the most popular Indian destination for overseas travellers, followed by Mumbai in second place and Bangalore comes in third on the list," the Hotel Price Index (HPI) report said.

Other popular metros include Chennai at fourth position, Hyderabad (eighth) and Kolkata (ninth).

Goa, the popular beach and party destination of the country, is fifth most favourite destination for foreigners, while Jaipur, popularly known as the 'Pink City', is at the sixth spot.

Cochin, a city in Kerala, takes the 10th position on the list.

According to the report, South East Asian destinations are popular with Indian travellers going abroad.

The great value rates available in Bangkok make it the most preferred international destination amongst Indians, followed by Singapore, it said.

Other popular South East Asian destinations in the top 10 list included Pattaya, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket on the sixth, seventh, ninth and 10th positions, respectively.

The other international destinations in the top 10 list include Dubai on the third spot, New York on the fourth, London on the fifth and Las Vegas on the eighth, the report added.

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