Pilgrimage destinations popular among Indian travellers for the leap year: reveals Booking.com
Deep dives into where Indians are celebrating this leap year weekend.
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of unique places to stay at, and making it easier for everyone to experience the world has today revealed the top domestic trending destinations for Indian travellers, sharing insight into where Indians are spending the extra day this year - celebrating the Leap year 2020. The trending destinations cover a wide range of places from pilgrimage destinations, and hill stations to beach destinations.
Top trending destinations during the leap day weekend:
Katra - Vaishno Devi, Jammu and Kashmir
Lucknow - Uttar Pradesh
Ajmer - Rajasthan
Morjim - Goa
Puri - Odisha
Baga - Goa
Amritsar - Punjab
Shimla - Himachal Pradesh
Lonavala - Maharashtra
As most parts of India gear up for summers, Indian travellers have picked up destinations with pleasant weather to spend their upcoming leap year weekend. Pilgrimage destinations like Katra - Vaishno Devi, Ajmer- Rajasthan, Puri - Odisha, Amritsar - Punjab have featured on the top 10 list. While hill stations like Shimla - Himachal Pradesh, Lonavala - Maharashtra too have found a spot. Indians have also explored beach destinations like Morjim and Baga - Goa for their weekend before the summer humidity kicks in.
Commenting on the data, Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com, said, ‘With a vibrant kaleidoscope of traditions, culture and geographies, India has a varied range of destinations to travel and explore. At Booking.com we want to ensure that no matter what the destination or the reason for travel there is a booking for everyone.”
Methodology: Trending destinations were ranked by relative increase between the leap day weekend (bookings with check ins between the 27th and 29th of February) and the same weekend in the year prior (checkin between the 28th of February and 2nd of March).