Summer is here and it is the beginning of peak travel season as several Indians look for a break from the scorching heat. The first thing that people do when they think of a vacation is perform a Google search to know their options. Once they have shortlisted a few places, they use Google to know more about the place – accommodation options, places to visit, things to do, etc. As such, Google is a great resource to find out what exactly people are looking for. Google India has recently revealed the top travel search trends for summer 2017, based on searches conducted by Indians between the months of February to April this year. Based on YoY growth, here are the top emerging foreign destinations that Indians are looking for. ALSO SEE 5 cheapest countries to visit on an Indian passport
Nepal – 64.8 per cent
Nepal is home to the mighty Himalayas and is known for its pleasant weather, breathtaking landscapes and beautiful temples. Its people are friendly and its food is delicious. A favorite among budget travelers, Nepal offers a number of activities for tourists like trekking, sight-seeing and shopping.
Bali – 48.7 per cent
With a number of celebrities visiting Bali in the past few years, it has emerged as a popular destination for tourists. Its lush green rice paddies, glorious beaches and lovely temples make it a great place to visit for Indians. The fact that it is extremely budget-friendly adds to its allure. DO SEE This celeb kid is holidaying in Bali and turning up the heat there!
Bhutan – 40.8 per cent
And then there is the happy country of Bhutan! Located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan is famous for its magnificent monasteries, pleasant weather and breathtaking landscapes. It beautiful valleys make for an excellent vacation amidst nature and its friendly locals make you feel at home. CHECK OUT 9 things I learnt on my first trip to Bhutan
Singapore – 30.5 per cent
Singapore is perhaps the most marvelous holiday spot in southeast Asia. Be it the thrilling rides at Universal Studios or the plethora of shopping choices at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore has something for all kinds of travelers. The local food and charming neighborhoods are worth exploring and the nightlife here is one of the best in the world. ALSO SEE Singapore travel guide: Best places to visit and best places to eat in Singapore
Maldives – 28.3 per cent
India’s most popular choice when it comes to exotic destinations, Maldives is a big hit amongst honeymooners. With more than 1000 coral islands, Maldives is home to some of the most stunning blue lagoons, extensive reefs and clean white-sand beaches. NOW SEE Top 10 emerging tourist attractions in India
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