Travel Trends: Where to Travel in 2017
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.
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.
3. Northeast of India
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.
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.
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.
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 defines the horizon.