Monsoons usher in the much needed respite from sultry Indian summers. While travel during monsoons was long viewed as challenging, Indian travelers are seen stepping up to the challenge -albeit in different ways. Some escape the monsoons by travelling to interesting foreign locales and others make the most of the monsoons by exploring destinations in their home country. ALSO SEE Where to Go in July 2018: Best Monsoon Destinations in India Also Read - Hotels.com Lists Top Growing Monsoon Destinations for Indians This Year
Though traditionally not considered a preferred travel period, monsoon travel has significantly grown in popularity and now has a permanent place in the annual tourism calendar. As the monsoon winds make their presence felt, Hotels.com reveals the top destinations Indians are jetting off to. Also Read - Goa, Bali top lures for Indians this monsoon: Report
Hotels.com analyzed the hotel searches made by its rapidly growing Indian consumer base for the period of July 2018 to August 2018 Indias 2018 monsoon travel hotlist has been developed based on this. The list calls out the top 10 international destinations on the Indian travelers monsoon bucket-list. Also Read - India in bucket list of Chinese travellers in APAC: Report
Pattaya in Thailand
Grand palace and Wat phra keaw in Bangkok
As you can see, the top international destinations feature the immensely popular London-Paris-New York trinity. These regularly frequented, high fashion destinations continue to catch the fancy of Indians. This interest can additionally be attributed to the vast number of Bollywood movies shot in these destinations. Queen bought Paris back to the limelight, while English Vinglish brought to life the beautiful neighborhoods of New York.
On the short-haul front Bali, Singapore, Pattaya, Dubai and Bangkok steal the thunder. The fact that there are 5 short-haul Asia Pacific destinations on the top 10 list only corroborates the growing trend of travelers preferring to take short but multiple holidays in a year.
So, which one of these is your favorite?