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Indians taking more spiritual trips this summer: Study

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Spiritually motivated has emerged as one of the most vital components of India's industry with places like Puri, Varanasi, and topping the list, says a study conducted by

According to the study, more and more Indians are travelling to connect with their religious roots. With a rise in spiritual tourism, popular pilgrimages, such as and are witnessing higher hotel bookings than other cities this summer.

The study reveals that there has been a month-on-month growth of 60 per cent for Puri, 48 per cent for Varanasi, 34 per cent for and 19 per cent growth for in the hotel bookings, said a statement.

Travellers plan a short-stay of an average two days during their visit to religious destinations. Also, Indians prefer to keep a low hotel stay budget. Around 82 per cent tourists prefer budget hotels in Varanasi, followed by 78 per cent, 68 per cent and 73 per cent in Shirdi, and respectively. Only 32 per cent Indians prefer 4/5 star hotel while visiting Tirupati followed by 27 per cent for

Commenting on the findings Aloke Bajpai, ixigo CEO and Co-founder said: "Looking at the spike in bookings, it's safe to say that is now being considered as one of the in It is fascinating to see that young adults are showing quite a high inclination towards exploring indigenous cultural experiences in our country."



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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 12:42 IST