1 / 5

5. Bekal

Bekal rarely features in the ‘must-visit’ lists in Kerala and in it lies its charm. With almost all tourists flocking to the central and southern tips of the state, Bekal remains relatively unspoilt. There’s the beautiful beach and the stunning fort to talk about and with a Taj property running full steam for some years now, we’re surprised that Bekal didn’t get popular sooner.

Top 5 emerging destinations in India for 2019

Cleartrip’s summer travel trends points to these destinations among the emerging ones for this year.

For most of us, summer has been associated with travels — to the hills or to our ancestral villages. As life caught up, the destinations became more exotic but the trips became shorter. It’s not that we don’t travel around the year but summer travels were and continue to remain special.

Cleartrip’s summer travel trends report sheds light on how we travel as a country. The report revealed that when it comes to summer travels, people tend to plan a lot in advance, booking as much as a month before their travel dates with just 8.87 per cent of its users making last-minute bookings.

Short haul destinations are increasingly more popular with Southeast Asian destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Thailand and Singapore gaining popularity among travellers. Those users choosing to travel within India, opted for destinations closer to their city of origin.

The Cleartrip Summer Travel Trends 2019 report also threw up these five emerging destinations on the map of the Indian traveller.