'Varkala among first 30 tour destinations'
By Express News Service | Published: 19th November 2013 08:13 AM |
The palm-fringed paradise of South India, Varkala, has found a place among the first 30 of the 100 top ‘Best Value Index’ around the globe, according to a survey by travel search engine Trivago.
According to Trivago, an online travel meta search engine, Varkala enjoys the 28th position among a number of budget travel destinations. Including Varkala, five tourist destinations from India made it to the chart as affordable places to be visited.
The ‘Best Value Index’ is calculated based on the yearly average overnight price of a standard double room combined with the destination’s overall hotel reputation from over 82 million traveller reviews.
The spots selected will be the world’s top in terms of delivering the best value for your money.
Along with Varkala, Munnar also found a place in the chart at the 60th position.
Three more travel destinations from India were also included with Nashik at the 21st position, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan at 41 and Alibaug in Maharashtra at the 56th position.
Nashik has been voted as the best tourist- friendly city of the country this year where a night’s stay costs the travellers Rs 5,665.
The top 100 ‘Best Value Index’ was topped by Morocco’s Ait Benhaddou with an overnight stay in a standard double room in the city costing an average Rs 3,551.
Varkala beach, also known as Papanasam seaside, located between Alappuzha and Kovalam in Kerala has been the paradise of photography lovers for a while. It is the only place in south Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea.
The price-comparison website enjoys a user base of 18 million people per month on its 30 international platforms.
The index is made according to the reviews and preferences of the users of the search engine.