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Planning your summer vacation? Goa is the place to be, says TripAdvisor

Singapore topped overseas destination list followed by Bali in Indonesia, Bangkok, Phuket, Dubai

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Palolem beach in Southern Goa
Palolem beach in Southern Goa

Indians can't get enough of Goa. Despite the blistering heat, the coastal area has emerged as most preferred destination for Indian travellers during summer vacations this year, according to TripAdvisor. 

If you’re looking to extend your budget and experience, is the top destination for Indians overseas, TripAdvisor's 'Value' report said. 

"The value conscious Indian traveller is always looking to make the most out of their trip and have the best experience with his or her budget,” said TripAdvisor India Country Manager Nikhil Ganju.

The report was compiled according to booking interest data for Indian travellers during the summer travel period May 1 to July 31 2017.

Top 10 destination in India preferred by Indians are:

  • Goa
  • Ooty in Tamil Nadu
  • Manali in Himachal Pradesh
  • Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra
  • Mussoorie in Uttarakhand
  • Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu 
  • Munnar in Kerala
  • Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir 
  • Nainital in Himachal Pradesh
  • Lonavla in Maharashtra

While travelling overseas, short-haul destinations were among the most preferred among Indians this summer, the report said.

Top 10 global destinations preferred by Indians during summer 

  • Singapore 
  • Bali in Indonesia 
  • Bangkok
  • Phuket in Thailand
  • Dubai
  • Kaafu Atoll in Maldives
  • London
  • Pattaya in Thailand
  • Hong Kong
  • Paris 

TripAdvisor's 2017 world's Best Destination Award went to Bali, in Indonesia, a popular travel spot in Asia, resulting from its traveller choice programme conducted in a 12-month period.