Published on : Monday, March 27, 2017
As India gears up for its new financial year, people can get deeply engrossed with financial planning. Additionally, tax clearance, yearly budgets, annual saving plans at the end of March leaves little thought for the holidays. Amidst all this, Skyscanner brings good news for travel enthusiasts. The leading global travel search engine reveals the top destinations where your budget can go further. Using historical search and pricing data from over 50 million global users, Skyscanner has crunched the numbers to the best time to book travel and further reduce vacation expenses.
Having bagged the title of world’s happiest country in 2016, Costa Rica can make the Indian traveller truly very happy. The exchange rate favours the Indian currency and Skyscanner recommends November as the cheapest time to book travel to the exotic country.
The paradise country takes any traveler by surprise with its spotless accessibility as tourists can travel from coast to coast in barely three hours by car and indulge in exciting escapades like snorkeling, surf, canopy, snorkeling, kayaking, Jet Ski or even rafting.
Plan a holiday in the haven of wildlife and be astounded as the Indian rupee lets you be lavish during it all. To make more within the budget, Skyscanner advises travellers to book in February for the best air fare.
Be prepared to be mesmerized by the mighty Victoria falls which is the world’s largest curtain of water in the world, its renowned national parks and World Heritage-listed archeological sites. Matopos National Park, Hwange National Park, The Great Zimbabwe Ruins, Mutare Town, Chinhoyi Caves are a must-visit in Zimbabwe.
Bali has been an Indian favorite, having featured in Skyscanner’s recommended top destinations for Indian travellers in 2017 earlier this year. While it is perennially on India’s mind, Skyscanner’s data says the cheapest time to book travel to the world’s largest island country is in May. Indonesia is a dream come true for any beach lover as it is home to picturesque azure waters and coral reefs. The country is also the world’s most active volcano country that offers the best sighting of its towering volcanoes to nature lovers. Mount Bromo, Lake Toba, Bali, Lombok, Tanna Toraja and Baliem valley are some of the places that are not be missed!
Sri Lanka is ideally placed in the Indian subcontinent, allowing easy and affordable holidays to Indians. The proximity and favourable currency exchange rate makes it perfect to visit anytime, however, Skyscanner opines May and June as the cheapest time to book.
With its breathtaking tea gardens, oodles of elephants and alluring beaches, the country has won hearts of travelers across the globe! Sri Lanka strikes the perfect balance between tranquility and adventure as it offers tourists with a chance to meditate in a 2000-year-old- temple and get their heart racing with adventure water sports like Canoeing boogie boarding, kite surfing, Jet Ski etc. The must-see places in Sri Lanka include Ella, Nuwara Eliya, Adams Peak, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Mirissa etc.
On the value destinations listed down above, Reshmi Roy, Growth Manager at Skyscanner India, says, “Summer is just around the corner in India, now is a time people will be looking out for exotic destinations to explore and escape the sweltering cities. With this data, Indian travelers to go further and discover the potential of Indian rupee – amidst all the financial planning – in countries where travellers can get more bang for their buck. With the help of the new holiday planning tool, travellers can find the best dates and fare options throughout the year.”