KAYAK’s travel search data suggests Indians look forward to visiting exciting domestic destinations this Holi

Despite the festival falling mid-week, Indian travel enthusiasts have shown keen interest in traversing the country to celebrate

The world’s leading travel search engine, KAYAK, witnessed significant domestic hotel searches (searches between 01.09.2022 & 02.20.2023) for the Holi travel period  (between 05.03.2023 and 11.03.2023) increasing by around 89% compared to the Holi period in 2022. Further, the search data found that the average price for one night in a 3-4 star domestic hotel is Rs 11,386, increased by approximately 41% compared to the same period in 2022. 

Indian travellers are looking at a myriad of destinations, including key metros like Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to take in the extravagant pomp and circumstance of the season. Others are looking at holiday destinations like ever-festive Goa and the serene Andaman & Nicobar Islands. 

According to KAYAK India Country Manager, Tarun Tahiliani, “The travel appetite among Indians seems strong this Holi, which is reflected in the travel searches for destinations across the country. This is despite an increase in hotel prices compared to the past year, which indicates an increasingly positive travel sentiment for India. The Holi week is a welcome break for Indians and they are making the most of their time off, whether it’s a mid-week break or some more extended time off to enjoy the last of spring. Holidays don’t need to break the bank. Using tools such as KAYAK’s flexible search features, price alerts and hacker fares - which, for instance, let you combine two one-way tickets on different airlines to save money on a traditional return flight- can significantly reduce your travel costs and maximise your budget.”

Most searched domestic destinations for Holi travel period 2023*

Based on flight searches made on KAYAK.co.in

Average per person Return Economy Flight for travel during Holi 

  1. Goa, India

Rs 8,322

  1. New Delhi, India

Rs 8,967

  1. Mumbai, India

Rs 7,455

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Rs 25,232

  1. Bangalore, India

Rs 7,045

KAYAK travel tips:

● Use a travel search engine: KAYAK has the tools and filters to help you find great deals, including the Explore feature, which shows destinations by price. Before planning your journey, check the latest travel restrictions in your destination. 

● Set a price alert: As one of KAYAK’s most popular features, price alerts help travellers save money by alerting them when prices change for a flight or hotel they want. If a flight you’re eyeing drops in price, KAYAK will alert you so they can lock in that new price, instantly saving you both time and money. 

● Manage and stay up to date with your travel: KAYAK has built the trips feature on its app and website, that allows users to plan, build and manage their itineraries for travel of any length, in any location. The platform allows users to get real-time updates on any cancellations, stay informed about unexpected changes, delays or gate changes that may arise and even find their luggage on the right conveyor belt after landing at the airport


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