Revealed: Top travel destinations for Indians this leap year

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Katra Vaishno Devi is among the top travel destinations this leap day weekend. (Source: Nckumbhkar/Wikimedia Commons)

Indian travellers are celebrating the extra day (February 29) of the Leap year 2020 by taking trips to destinations ranging from pilgrimage sites to hill stations.

A survey by found Indians were picking up destinations with pleasant weather to enjoy the weekend. Among the pilgrimage destinations that made it to the top 10 were Katra, Vaishno Devi; Ajmer, Rajasthan; Puri, Odisha; and Amritsar, Punjab. Top hill stations included Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, and Lonavala in Maharashtra apart from beach destinations Morjim and Baga in Goa.


Rajmachi, Lonavala (Source: Jainam Oswal/Instagram)

The survey recorded a relative increase in bookings for these travel destinations this leap day weekend as compared to that during the same weekend previous year, that is, between February 28-March 2, 2019.

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Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, said in a statement, "With a vibrant kaleidoscope of traditions, culture and geographies, India has a varied range of destinations to travel and explore. At we want to ensure that no matter what the destination or the reason for travel there is a booking for everyone."