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"HolidayIQ Insights: Valentine's Day Travel Meter 2016"

294 Days ago

Business Wire India
HolidayIQ, India's largest travel community released HolidayIQ Insights: Valentine’s Day Travel Trends 2016, from the onsite actions of Indian travellers who plan their holidays on HolidayIQ every month.
Speaking on the various Valentine’s Day trends identified, Hari Nair, Founder and CEO, HolidayIQ said, “The scale of travel has significantly increased and shall only grow further. As more destinations are explored during these holiday observance days, we have also witnessed a rise in last minute booking of hotels and other accommodation options.”
He further said, “Based on holiday booking enquiries, booking searches of travellers on the HolidayIQ app we have come to a conclusion that last minute bookings are increasing. The planning period has come down from 20 days to 8 days in 2016 for hotels and other accommodations options respectively. Cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad reveal an increase of 50% in last minute bookings, collectively.”
The intelligence team at HolidayIQ consistently collates data from multiple user actions on HolidayIQ, analyses and identifies trends that have emerged on domestic vacations in India. On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, HolidayIQ reviewed the travel patterns of 12 million men and women travellers who shared their insights about the perfect Valentine Weekend.

Key findings that have arrived from the Travellers Valentine’s Day Playbook are outlined below:

The Typically, Bollywood Valentine
Romantic destinations with a Bollywood twist –

  • Mount Abu, Rajasthan
    Bollywood moment: Go cliche! Get clicked in a 'filmi pose' @ Sunset Point.

  • Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir
    Bollywood moment: Head to Betaab Valley where Amrita Singh & Sunny Deol crooned to 'Jab hum jawaan honge'

  • Covelong, Mahabalipuram
    Bollywood moment: Covelong Beach is where Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi sang Anjaana Anjaani in 'Yuva'

  • Bhandardara, Maharashtra
    Bollywood moment: Sunset Point where a few scenes from 'Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na' were shot

  • Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
    Bollywood moment: Get clicked at Jang Falls, also known as 'Madhuri Falls' where the film 'Koyla' was shot
The Flowery-Valentine
Gifting Flowers This Valentines? 7 Spectacular Flower Markets in India –
  • Huvina Mandi, Bangalore
  • Flower Market On Dal Lake, Kashmir
  • The Colorful Mullik Ghat Flower Market, Kolkata
  • Exotic Flowers at Ghazipur Flower Mandi, Delhi
  • A Feast for The Senses- Dadar Flower Market
  • Madurai Flower Market Renowned for Madurai Malli
  • Hyderabad Flower Markets
The Wining-Valentine (Travelling for the perfect Wine for your Valentine)
6 Wine-Holidays You’ll Love Even If You Aren’t a Wine Connoisseur –  
  • Grover Vineyards, Nandi Hills
  • Heritage Vineyards, Ramnagar
  • Sula Vineyards, Nasik
  • Chateau Indage, Pune
  • Charosa Vineyard, Mumbai
  • Fratelli Winery, Solapur
The Creative Valentine
10 Really Out-Of-The-Box Ideas for Valentine's Day That Will Win Anyone Over –
  • Go Snorkelling at Havelock Island
  • Gorge On ‘Meen moilee’ On A Houseboat Ride in Kerala
  • Get Tanned in Goa
  • Ski & Paraglide in Solang Valley, Manali
  • Take A Romantic Ride On the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty
  • A Yak Ride & Stroll Near Tsomgo Lake in Gangtok
  • Go On Plantation Walks in Munnar’s Gleaming Tea Gardens
  • Watch The Sunset Together at The Ridge, Shimla
  • Savour Coffee at Coorg
  • Go Glacier Trekking in Sonamarg & Bakery Hopping in Srinagar
The Wellness Valentine
8 Exotic Spa Resorts in South India for A Unique Valentine's Day Celebration –
  • The Lalit Resort & Spa in Bekal, Kerala
  • Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman's Cove, Covelong
  • Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kumarakom
  • Le Pondy
  • Zuri White Sands Resorts, Goa
  • The Leela Kovalam Beach Resort, Kerala
  • Jiva Spa at Vivanta by Taj, Malabar
The Cupid Valentine
A Candle Light Dinner in The Middle of the Pool! 7 Cupid-Approved Romantic Resorts in India –
  • Munjoh Ocean Resort, Havelock Island
  • Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa
  • The Lalit Resort & Spa, Bekal
  • Devi Garh Fort, Udaipur
  • Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
  • The Serai, Chikmagalur
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Women Solo Valentine
Go on a Women’s Solo Trip this V-Day -
  • Gokarna, Karnataka
  • Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
  • Calangute, Goa
The Cliché Valentine
Four C’s found in the travel bag of a true Indian Valentine
  • Condoms, Champagne bottle, Chocolates, Candles 
  • Badam Milk
  • Wine
Perfect Valentine Day Dates in Various States-
Cliché South Indian Valentine Date Menu’s:
Fish Molee from Kerala
Kori Gassi from the Mangalore Hudugi
Pandi Curry from the Coorgi Bedagi
Biriyani from the Hyderabadi Ammalu  
Spicy Special Chicken Chettinad from the Tamilian Ponna
Cliché North Indian Valentine Date Menu’s:
North Indian Thali from the Chokri
Sarson ka Saag and Makke Di Roti - Punjabi Thali from the Punjabi Kudi
Dhokla and Imli Chutney - Kathiawadi Thali from the Guju’s
Dal Baati And Gatte ki Sabzi - Rajasthani Thali from a Marwari
MIsal and Sheera - Maharashtrian Thali from a Marathi
Pyaar in Ghee ka Avatar - Haryanvi Thali from Haryana
Sattu ka Paratha with Spicy Curries - Bhojpuri Thali
About HolidayIQ:

HolidayIQ is India's largest travel community with 12 million members across cities and is also the first holiday planning website in India powered entirely by reviews, photos, videos and other advice generated from these travelers. Above 70% vacations planned every month on HolidayIQ are through mobile devices. HolidayIQ.com is a VC-backed company, invested in by Tiger Global, Accel Partners and Makemytrip.com operationally headquartered in Bangalore, India. HolidayIQ.com lists over 2000 tourism destinations & 50,000+ accommodation options (hotels, resorts, home-stays, jungle camps & serviced apartments) in India. All of which are bookable through over 1600 partnerships with leading online travel agencies like Makemytrip, Yatra and Expedia & offline players such as Thomas Cook, SOTC, etc

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