Travelling to our favourite destinations is something we all love and look forward to. However, there is an inexplicable joy and beauty in experiencing an unexplored destination, especially if it’s an unconventional place not flooded with tourists. Therefore, now is the perfect opportunity to be the first in your peer group to set the trend of visiting an off-beat destination; because travel is all about doing things differently.

To help Indian travellers discover the best of new, up and coming destinations, Kayak, the world’s leading travel search engine, has analyzed millions of travel searches to find the 10 best international destinations for Indian travellers in its 2018 “Better-Now-Than-Later” travel report. Through the report, Kayak aims to help travellers discover newer places, apart from the usual,  top-searched, run-of-the-mill, super-touristy destinations.

This year, Moscow tops the list as the most-searched destination with a significant 115% year-on-year increase in searches. The city, well-known for its beautiful architecture, has seen a surge in interest from last year when it was ranked 70th in 2017, whereas this year, it’s been ranked 46th . Last year, in 2017, the top destination was Ko Samui in Thailand. Moscow is followed by Istanbul (+74% year-on-year) and some of the other unconventional destinations that have seen a leap in interest amongst the Indian travellers are Prague, Munich and Vietnam.

These are the top places that are unaffected by tourism and deserve to be explored by the discerning traveller:

1. Moscow, Russia

2. Istanbul, Turkey

3. Raleigh-Durham, USA

4. Prague, Czech Republic

5. Munich, Germany

6. Vancouver, Canada

7. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

8. Shanghai, China

9. Detroit, USA

10. Seoul, South Korea