Exploring the 7 new wonders of the world, The Great wall of China turns out to be the most popular destination for Indian travellers
Exploring the new 7 wonders of the world, Great Wall of China emerged as the most popular destination for Indian travelers Thanks to easy accessibility and fairly affordable pricing of air tickets this summer, according to a survey
MUMBAI: Exploring the 'new 7 wonders of the world', Great Wall of China emerged as the most popular destination for Indian travelers. Thanks to easy accessibility and fairly affordable pricing of air tickets this summer, according to a survey.
According to the data from Paytm, the air ticket prices on the India-Beijing sector averaged at Rs 19,459 this summer (between January and June 15 this year), boosting outbound travel from the country to the neighbor in the north.
Among the domestic hotspots, Agra maintains its glory as one of the most favoured destinations for Indian tourists.
As the air fare to Agra from most cities was around Rs 4,396, people from Varanasi, Delhi and Vijayawada made maximum train bookings to the city of the Taj Mahal at 40 percent, 28 percent and 7 percent, respectively.
The next most affordable destinations abroad were Petra in Jordan with an average airfare of Rs 20,873 and the Great Pyramid in Egypt with an average fare of Rs 20,940, as per the data.
Peru's majestic Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu was rated as the lowest in terms of popularity given its distance from India and the fact that the air tickets were very expensive at an average price of Rs 75,203.
However, the Great Wall of China was ranked as the most popular destination by the Delhiites who made up 54 percent of the traffic going to China, while Mumbaikars and people from Hyderabad chose the Colosseum of Rome, accounting for 10 percent and 13 percent respectively of the total travellers to Italy.
People from Kochi heading out picked the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, while Bangaloreans made up the most enthusiastic set of tourists flocking to the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil.
Meanwhile, the data revealed that while 91 percent of travellers to the Great Wall and 85 percent Indian tourists going to the Colosseum were men, the Great Pyramid of Giza saw a fair balance with 43 percent being women.
This was maybe because Egypt and Petra were the top choices for couples, while the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum, Christ the Redeemer statue and Chichen Itza in Mexico were top favourites of solo male travelers, as per the data.