For Indians, Bali most popular global destination in winter: Survey

Mumbai :This winter, Bali, a city in Indonesia, has topped the list of most popular international destination for Indian travellers while Goa is the most preferred domestic destination, according to a survey.

“For Indian travellers, Bali is the most popular international destination and Goa the most popular domestic destination this winter,” according to TripAdvisor search data.

The report ‘Winter Vacation Value Report’ revealed that destinations having colder climatic conditions during winter are finding favour with the Indian travellers Jaipur, New Delhi, Manali, Shimla and Agra – all feature in the top 10 list.

The winter period mentioned in the survey was from December 1 to January 31 next year.
“The cost of winter holidays can add up as people travel further afield in search of sun, snow or an exotic city break, but a winter trip doesn’t have to break the bank,” TripAdvisor India Country Manager Nikhil Ganju said.

If travellers are flexible with their dates they can save even more money by visiting during the least expensive week for the chosen destinations, he added.

“Our research shows that while Indians prefer sunny places for overseas travel, within India colder places are equally popular along with beach destinations,” he added.

Other international destinations that are on the wish list of Indians travellers for this winter are Dubai, Mauritius, Singapore, Bangkok and Phuket.

Within the country, Goa is followed by Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jaipur, New Delhi and Udaipur.