After evaluating over billions of search queries, travel search engine, KAYAK has revealed the top destinations that are steadily gaining popularity amongst solo travellers in the past year, basis travel trends and insights seen by the brand.
Speaking about the current trends of solo travel seen, Abhijit Mishra, Regional Director – APAC, KAYAK stated, “From our recent analysis of KAYAK’s data, we have noticed a year-on-year upsurge of 56% in travellers booking single flight tickets in India. Data reveals that Varanasi, Amritsar, Coimbatore, Goa and Jaipur are leading domestic destinations for solo travellers.”
Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is the perfect spot for travellers who are looking for adventures, colourful festivals and gourmets all together along with the vibrant heritage and history that India has to offer.
Varanasi is known to be one of the world’s oldest surviving cities and has been a popular destination for religious scholars and artists since times unknown.
Tourists can be part of a special experience while watching the world-famous evening aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, experience the splendour of a hundred-thousand
Amritsar in Punjab is known for its rich history, beautiful phulkari embroideries to mouth-watering delicacies, Amritsar has been attracting solo travellers and history enthusiasts since decades.
To make the best of your trip to this charming city, visit the extraordinary Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib, relishing the langar at the Guru-Ka-Langar dining hall, get energised while viewing the dramatic Wagah Border Flag Ceremony and wander through the lanes and bazaars of the old city.
For travellers who are eager to trek solo, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu is the place to go. It allows travellers to experience the ruggedness of rustic mountains, witness impressive arrays of centuries old sculptures of ancient temples and indulge in the scenic beauty of hill stations.
For shopaholics, the superb textile art, gorgeous silk sarees and stunning jewellery will keep you mesmerised! Coimbatore also offers some of the best vegetarian delicacies, that will satiate your taste buds.
Savour the white sandy beaches and breathtaking picturesque sunsets at Goa! A visit to the charming flea markets in Anjuna, sunbathing by the Arabian Sea, visiting the beautiful Portuguese churches in Panaji’s Latin Quarters and the historic Fort Aguada will make your trip an unforgettable experience.
The capital city of Rajasthan – Jaipur has gorgeous architectures will take you back to the heritage of this ancient princely state. A walk through the ruins will help you picture again the once flourishing empire. Jaipur’s dazzling royal palaces, busy markets and stunning artwork by local craftsman will make you fall in love with the city.
Data and analysis cited are based on searches made on KAYAK’s website during the search period of 1/1/2018 – 31/12/2018 for any travel dates between 1/1/2018 – 31/12/2018, compared to corresponding period in the previous year (search period of 1/1/2017 – 31/12/2017 for any travel dates between 1/1/2017 – 31/12/2017).
**All flight prices presented may vary and are based on the exchange rate US$1 = INR 70.89