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KAYAK reveals the most searched travel destinations for Indian Couples and Solo travellers in 2023

Goa, Bali and Dubai led the most searched destinations for couples*

Kochi, Delhi and Singapore popular for Solo travellers*

Korigad fort Trek at Lonavala, Maharashtra

New Delhi: Travelling and sharing new experiences are among the best ways to draw loved ones closer. Whether planning a trip with your beloved to your favourite beach, setting out on a solo trip to a remote destination or simply checking-in to a hotel with a view, consider travelling to one of these must-visit locations to celebrate and experience the true meaning of bonding, serenity, and love.

According to Tarun Tahiliani, India Country Manager, KAYAK, “Travel searches on KAYAK paint an interesting picture in 2023. This year, we’re seeing people excited not only to travel with their partners, but also with their friend groups and even by themselves. While couples are excited to visit the most romantic and relaxing destinations like Bali and Maldives, solo travellers are looking forward to adventures in exciting Singapore or Bangkok. Evidently, above all else, people are choosing to embrace their love for travel in 2023!”

Most popular couple destinations in 2023*Based on flight searches made on per person Return Economy Flight for travel in 2023
Goa, India₹10,698
Bali, Indonesia₹37,312
Dubai, United Arab Emirates₹26,785
Malé ,Maldives₹23,207
New Delhi, India₹9,653
Bangkok, Thailand₹22,796
Kochi, India₹8,544
Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India₹21,602
Mumbai, India₹8,091
London, United Kingdom₹74,773

The top 10 most searched destinations for couple travel presents a variety of domestic and international destinations that are perfect for blissful sojourns. Within India, couples are looking for the perfect mix of romance, seclusion and adventure at beach destinations like Goa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Kochi. Walking hand-in-hand down the urban locales of New Delhi and Mumbai are also on the Valentine’s Day itineraries for Indian couples. Overseas destinations that Indian travellers are considering include some decidedly dreamy destinations for starry-eyed pairs such as London, Bali, Dubai, Bangkok and the Maldives, where they can revel in some alone-time, admire picturesque backdrops together, or even sneak-in some shopping!

Even if you don’t have a particular someone to travel with this year, Oscar Wilde once said “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Many people do not consider travelling alone. However, if done correctly, solo excursions can be just as enjoyable.

Most popular solo traveller destinations in 2023*Based on flight searches made on per person Return Economy Flight for travel in 2023
Kochi, India₹5,564
New Delhi, India₹8,758
Goa, India₹10,238
Mumbai, India₹7,541
Bangkok, Thailand₹23,623
Bali, Indonesia₹37,381
Leh, India₹6,516
Malé, Maldives₹23,210

The top 3 most searched destinations by solo travellers – Kochi, New Delhi, and Goa – indicate an interest in quick domestic getaways that solidify the self-love with a variety of experiences. The fast-paced, solo traveller-friendly destinations like Singapore, Bangkok, and Maldives remain preferred destinations for Indian travellers as they look to treat themselves to eclectic cuisines, cutting-edge entertainment, or just a relaxing break.