Top 10 travel destinations for Indians in 2019

Skyscanner has released its data of places that were on the radar of Indians for 2019.

As the year draws to a close, the travel planning app, Skyscanner has released its list of international destinations that have been popular among Indians travellers for 2019.

10. Melbourne

Melbourne

The Australian city has been appearing on the radar of several Indian travellers over the last few years. This year, Melbourne ranked at number 10 in the list of popular destinations for Indian travellers. With return flights from Mumbai to Melbourne available for as little as Rs 28,000 you can expect a lot of Indian travellers visiting Melbourne in 2020.

9. Colombo

Colombo

When the civil war ended 10 years ago, Sri Lanka raced to embrace the future. The first among those visiting Sri Lanka were Indians. To this day, Indian nationals contribute the maximum tourist numbers to Sri Lanka. Their first port of call? Mumbai's sister city, Colombo, of course.

8. New York

New York

Flying to New York has never been simpler. With Delta restarting direct flights from Mumbai to NY, Air India flying a 16h 15m direct flight from Mumbai, the Big Apple is literally just one flight away.

7. Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Lively street markets, iconic buildings, super-sized malls and natural wonders -- Kuala Lumpur has it all. Little surprise it's so popular among Indians, isn't it?

6. Toronto

Toronto

Toronto has often been ranked among the best cities to live in. Large open spaces, beaches, distilleries and no lack of shopping options, Toronto is about as expensive (or cheap) to reach as New York.

5. Bali

Bali

Rounding off the top five is Bali, that jewel among Indonesia's islands. Scening beaches and charming cultural landscape, what makes Bali great is that it's ideal for a honeymoon and a large family vacay alike.

4. Singapore

Singapore

Put on the tourist map thanks to Kesari Tours and its ilk, Singapore's rise on the Indian tourist's map has been meteoric. But just when you thought Singapore's time in the sun may be coming to an end, there comes Crazy Rich Asians that only made the destination even more popular.

3. London

London

Once the centre of the world, London hasn't lost its charm even though the empire around it has crumbled long time ago. The British capital is merely eight hours away from India and it may be a good time to visit it before it exits the EU.

2. Dubai

Dubai

Futuristic architecture, stunning coastline and a shopper's paradise, Dubai is merely a few hours away and, among a certain set, a weekend getaway too.

1. Bangkok

Bangkok

The nightlife, the luxury malls, the floating markets and the stunning temples are among the many reasons make Bangkok the most popular destination for Indians. No matter the time of the day, there's never a dull moment in Bangkok.