Published on : Thursday, March 30, 2017
With summer vacations knocking on the door, Delhites are eyeing up their travel spots for an unwinding vacation this April. Data from global travel search engine, Skyscanner, reveals Delhi’s most popular destinations for April and how the cost of getting there is changing.
Bangkok won the top spot for travel in April. Hip and young – Bangkok is a delight for all visitors. Start with a visit to the gleaming temples Wat Pho and Wat Arun and then catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown or the floating markets where one can purchase exotic items at throwaway prices. The Asian hot spot has a wide culinary sphere, offering everything from local dishes served at the street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants. Bangkok has been a perennial favourite of Indians. Skyscanner reported an 18% YoY decrease in air fares since 2016. This hefty dip can be attributed to easy travel and visa regulations.
The second most searched destination by Delhi folks is London, the ever-popular U.K. capital’s sophisticated and regal charm is luring Delhi travellers in their droves this April. The grand old city is home to some of the world’s most popular tourist sites – London Eye, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Globe theatre and Westminster Abbey, to name a few. The city has a vibrant cosmopolitan culture with some great dining options ranging from Borough Market to Brasserie Zédel in The West End, put London’s curry making ability to the test in Brick Lane. What’s even better, Skyscanner’s data shows air fares have dropped by 10% since 2016!
Delhi folks are showing high interest in travelling to Bali, rating it third most searched destination for travel in April. Serene Bali does not disappoint, whether you’re wanting luxury or low budget. Bali is a shopping paradise with Seminyak, Legian markets to get high-end home ware stores, silver jewelry, and antiques. It is also known for its coffee and one can to get to sip the best at the Revolver in Seminyak and the Butter Cake and Coffee Shop in Canggu. Once again, owing to the favourable nature of travel to Bali, Skyscanner noted a 14% dip in fares since 2016.
When talking about the top destinations for Delhiites, Goa cannot be left behind. Skyscanner puts India’s very own party capital fourth place in its list. A blend of different countries can be found in Goa’s tropical vibe. While all tourists flock to Baga and Calangute to get their adrenaline dose of jet-skiing, parasailing and water scooter rides; Old Goa has a quiet sense to it and a must visit to explore the untouched part of the state. Being the favorite spot of every Indian traveler, Goa fares have witnessed a 10% decrease since 2016 making it the neighborhood spot to chill!
New York remains a quintessential favorite of Delhiites. Tall skyscrapers, bustling streets and teeming with photo opportunities, New York is the hub for all travelers – business or pleasure. The city caters to myriad tastes with its diverse culture and landmarks ranging from the popular Chinatown to Little Italy, the palate changes every 10 blocks! An evening can be enjoyed with a fancy Broadway musical, and if the music is not enlivening the green spaces – notably Central Park – give one a chance to breathe! Soak in history with a visit to Times Square and the Rockefeller Center. Even though it is considered to an expensive trip, air fares to New York recorded a 13% decrease since 2016.