The most colourful time of the year has arrived and travellers have picked their number one destination to go on holiday – Goa.
As India celebrates the festival of colours, travellers around the country are hitting the road, with a majority heading towards Goa. The Global Travel Trends Report shared by American Express reported a surge in travel bookings over the coming Holi weekend. A clear spike in the travel demand shows that Indians are ready to splash some hues with their loved ones in a location away from home.
According to the report, not only the metro cities but tier II and tier III cities have seen a rise in travel plans, with Nainital, Mussoorie, Kasauli, Shimla and Lansdowne being popular hill stations among travellers.
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Holi, Good Friday and Easter span across the two long weekends from March 27 to April 4. As informed by Mr Rajiv Subramanian, Vice President of ClearTrip, in conversation with Financial Express Online, people from metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad are headed towards Goa. Cities like Guwahati, Bagdogra and Patna have also seen a lot of last-minute bookings, as people are going back to their hometown during the festive season. Srinagar airport has seen a huge spike in tourists with the most popular routes being Mumbai to Srinagar and Delhi to Srinagar.
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As reported by Booking.com, Goa is the most booked destination for the coming long weekend to celebrate Holi and the Easter next week. The destinations that follow are New Delhi, Jaipur, Rishikesh, Mumbai, Darjeeling, Puri, Udaipur, Bengaluru and Manali. Places like Pushkar, Mathura and Vrindavan also feature on the list as travellers are visiting them to take part in the popular Holi celebrations that these cities are known for.