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Travel Trends: Where to Travel in 2017

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With a promise of better things, we enter 2017! Here is to a good year with new experiences to collect and memories to create. Love travelling? We have just the list you need to read. Look no further when it comes to planning your next getaway. Check out the hottest places to travel to in 2017. 

Travel Trends: Where to Travel in 2017:

  1. Kerala
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Andaman & Nicobar
  4. Assam
  5. Bali
  6. Singapore
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Iceland
  9. Australia
  10. South Africa

1. Kerala

Keralasource: holidayIQ.com

Called ‘God’s own country’ for good reason, Kerala was hot among travellers in 2016 and is expected to get hotter in 2017!

A transforming collage of landscapes presents every kind of traveller with an experience of a lifetime. The Western Ghats in the state’s east are home to rolling tea estates and rain forests full of rare and sort after biodiversity. The coastal plains are where the emerald fields produce the raw material for the unique cuisine that Kerala is renowned for. The Arabian Sea and its beaches are preceded by serene backwaters.   

HolidayIQ reviewer Jesi says, "amazing backwaters, misty tea gardens, alluring back beaches, exotic houseboats. Awesome Holiday packages in Kerala. I have really enjoyed the trip with my friends, the most adorable moments are sightseeing, backwaters, houseboats, birds watching, jungle trekking and natural photographs.”

2. Rajasthan

Rajasthansource: HolidayIQ traveller Suhani Sogani

The seat of erstwhile royalty, Rajasthan is all about celebrating everything from gorgeous palaces and mighty forts to incredible landscapes and wildlife. The timeless culture and one-of-a-kind cuisine add to reasons why this is one of the most popular destinations for people looking to travel in 2017!

HolidayIQ reviewer Chitrangi says, “There is so much to see, so much to explore, so much to discover and so much to assimilate here. I once read somewhere that if someone wants to see true India then they must come to Rajasthan. This is that one single place which encompasses of so much culture; ethos, tradition, and heritage.”

3. Andaman

Andamansource: holidayiq.com

Though part of India, the Andaman and Nicobar islands are unique as compared to their Indian counterparts. From isolated tribes to the heaviest turtle, from large stretches of unexplored wilderness to the most notorious of erstwhile prisons, these islands are as mysterious and little known as they are pristine and beautiful.

HolidayIQ reviewer Gemini says, “one can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, coral view from glass bottom boat, sunbathing at pristine beaches in Andaman.”

4. Northeast of India

Northeast of Indiasource: www.holidayiq.com

From the hulking mountains to the one-horned rhino, Northeast India is awe-inspiring. Everything here has its own special character, from the cuisine to culture and the landscapes to traditions. This might be the reason for the increase in its popularity as a tourist destination over the past few years. A trip to the North East leaves you changed for the better.

HolidayIQ reviewer Raj describes the North East as, “a place and it's people have a taste and an aura of their own. The numerous tribes, clans, gotras have successfully brought out such a kaleidoscope of cultures and has made it so much more colorful that it isn't but mesmerizing.

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5. Bali

Balisource: holidayiq.com

Famous for the volcanic islands, virgin beaches and nature at its best, Bali also offers a detailed view of the culture and temples that makes this place so popular with travelers. The island is also home to many gorgeous waterfalls, many of which are actually off the trodden path.

HolidayIQ reviewer Rachna says, Bali is a beautiful place to relax. Great for a beach vacation! ! Yet can also make for an active sightseeing destination, if one is ok with seeing numerous Bali style temples, at the cliffs, beachside, interiors. Must see Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Besakih, taman ayun. Goa gajah, Kerta Gosa, water temple! Nusa dua is for resort living, chill and enjoy the beach! Water sports are fun here, parasailing, water skiing.”

6. Singapore

Singaporesource: www.nomadcapitalist.com

Home to a flourishing cross-cultural culinary and retail culture, Singapore acts as a perfect place to begin your Asian Odyssey. This tiny island state is known for its remarkably diverse culture, right from the traditions and heritage of Chinatown to the aromatic ecstasy of Little India. Business or pleasure, family or with your college gang, Singapore appeals to everyone!

HolidayIQ reviewer Ruth says, “if you want to witness modernity and traditional blend, then Singapore is a place you want to visit. Usually, Singapore is portrayed as a technologically advanced and a modern country but I must tell you they are culturally very much rooted to their roots.”

7. Costa Rica

Costa Ricasource: volcano.si.edu

Costa Rica (literally meaning ‘Rich Coast’) is one of the most beautiful Central American nations and an erstwhile Spanish colony. With jungles and forests lush and thick and peaceful beaches up and down the coast, the country promises an unforgettable vacation exploring and discovering nature like never before.

HolidayIQ traveller Riyanka says, “Costa Rica is full of natural wonders and the people of the land are extremely loving and warm. Try to spend some time with the locals and they’ll teach you how to be grateful for what you have and you’ll surely take back all those things with you while returning to your home country.”

8. Iceland

Icelandsource: querzy.com

Contrary to its name, Iceland is replete with a varied landscape. An unexplored place punctuated with lava fields, geysers, volcanoes and hot springs, Iceland has the potency to teleport you into uncharted territories of Viking awesomeness! Not to discount the ethereal waterfalls and Fjords that define the horizon.

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9. Australia

Australiasource: www.holidayiq.com

Australia has many personalities and each appeal trait appeals to a different type of traveller. Be it families, a group of friends, girlfriends planning a getaway together or couples planning their honeymoon, Australia has something in store for everyone. While Melbourne and Sydney offer the nightlife and popular attractions, lesser-known places like Gold Coast, the Great Barrier Reef and Blue Mountains are blessed with nature's bounty.

Says HolidayIQ.com Traveller Sujit Kumar, "Sydney's Darling Harbour is a must-visit. Enjoy an evening here with the people you love." He adds, "Beyond shopping, there are beaches like Manly Beach and Bondy Beach you must explore. After giving water sports a try, visit many of Australia's Nature Parks to get to know creatures like Kangaroo and the Koala Bear!"

10. South Africa

South Africasource: ventureburn.com

There are a number of inspiring ways to experience and imbibe South Africa. A collage of landscapes, a cocktail of ethnic diversity and a plethora of wild lands South Africa also offers adventurous ways to create memories. South Africa offers experiences to treasure for a lifetime!

Satish tells HolidayIQ, South Africa is a good destination if you love adventure we were in a group of 25 people and the place is too good the people there are very supportive, the activities like skydiving and bungee jumping is done throughout the year you surely should not miss doing it although it's weather permitted. The overall experience was good and we really enjoyed it.”

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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