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September 25, 2023

Long Weekend Escapes: Booking.com Shares Travel Insights for the Independence Day Weekend

India Independence Day Weekend

With the long Independence Day weekend just round the corner, Indian travellers are waiting to hit the roads and the skies and make the most of the long weekend. Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel brands, shares travel insights on where Indians are travelling for upcoming extended weekend.

With a five-day long weekend (August 12 – August 16, with one leave on August 14), leisure destinations are seeing a surge in demand for travel for those craving some time away from the fast-paced city life. According to Booking.com search data, besides metros, Indian travellers are searching for leisure destinations in close proximity of metros like Lonavala, Udaipur, Jaipur, Puducherry and Goa.

Indians are also exploring close-by and easy visa destinations like Dubai, Maldives and Bangkok for the upcoming Independence Day weekend.

Santosh Kumar, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia, Booking.com
Santosh Kumar, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia, Booking.com

Commenting on the same, Santosh Kumar, Country Manager for India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia at Booking.com said, “Long weekends offer a wonderful opportunity to take a much needed break from the daily hustle and enjoy a quick getaway for rejuvenation. This trend is also reflected in our recently released Travel Confidence 2023 Report, where three out of five travellers surveyed mentioned they prefer taking a trip over a long weekend. For the upcoming Independence Day weekend, we are seeing a surge in demand with Indians exploring staycations and drivecations to nearby places or indulging in a short break to closer to home international destinations”.

Top searched leisure destination by Indians travelling domestically for the long weekend (August 11 to August 16, 2023)

  1. Lonavala
  2. Udaipur
  3. Jaipur
  4. Puducherry
  5. Puri
  6. Goa
  7. Varanasi
  8. Manali
  9. Hyderabad
  10. Amritsar

Top searched international destinations by Indians travelling for the long weekend (August 11 to August 16, 2023)






Top searched accommodation types by Indian travellers travelling within India for the long weekend (August 11 to August 16, 2023)

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HomestayBed and Breakfast
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