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The festival of Diwali traditionally brings to mind the idea of being at home and spending time with family. However, many today are looking at the upcoming long weekend as another opportunity to plan a getaway. TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site* today revealed the list of top destinations for this Diwali weekend. The list is based on destinations searched from India for the period October 23 to October 26, 2014.

Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India says, “Over the last couple of years we have seen an increasing number of people opting to travel for leisure rather than go to their hometowns especially if a festival falls closer to a weekend. This trend is more visible in metros since they are more cosmopolitan in nature. The fact that Diwali is predominantly a north Indian festival, people from other parts of the country staying in Delhi prefer to travel rather than stay put.”

The Top Destinations – Overall

1. Goa

2. Udaipur

3. Mahabaleshwar

4. Jaipur

5. Munnar

6. Lonavala

7. Jaisalmer

8. Ooty

9. Pune

10. Mumbai

11. Pondicherry

12. Mount Abu

13. Bangalore

14. New Delhi

15. Madikeri

16. Matheran

17. Alibaug

18. Shimla

19. Diu

20. Manali

21. Daman

22. Nainital

23. Mysore

24. Jodhpur

25. Alappuzha

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 280 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 170 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

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