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Travel Trends: 5 top cities to visit in 2017

Looking for new places to visit this year? Start planning your 2017 travel with Skyscanner India's list of top holiday destinations. We've crunched the numbers from travel searches over the last three years to find the cities tipped to be big in 2017.

Trending Cities

Expect to see more of these five international cities on your Instagram and Facebook feeds in 2017. These cities have been growing in popularity since 2013 and we predict more of the same this year.

1. Bali

The number of searches from all over India to Bali on Skyscanner have increased by an average 35% over the past three years, whether a solo trip to find yourself in Ubud or a family beach holiday in Seminyak, we expect Bali to remain on top in 2017. Thanks to relaxed visa-regulations introduced in 2016, it’s now ever easier to visit the Indonesian paradise island.

Lake Beratan, Bali

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Read our quick guide to Bali here.

2. Budapest

Budapest may be a more ‘off the beaten track’ destination for Indian travellers, but the Hungarian capital is proving popular with travellers from all over India. Searches to Budapest have jumped 14% over the past three years! The incredible architecture, favourable exchange rate and abundance of Instagram opportunities are proving to draw an increasing number of visitors.

Budapest, Hungary

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3. Madrid

The Spanish capital, Madrid, finds itself more frequently on the radar of Indian travellers, searches to the city have increased by a respectable 10% since 2013. Find out what all the fuss is about while sampling some of the local delights. Tapas, sangria and a bit of Flamenco dancing are not to be missed!

Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

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4. Kuala Lumpur

Ever-popular with Indians, Kuala Lumpur places in our top five for obvious reasons; great food and shopping experiences in the city itself and remote hill stations just a short drive away – the best of both worlds!

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

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5. Amsterdam

Cameoing recently in Bollywood hit, Queen, Amsterdam has places in our list of the five cities we predict will be big this year. Aside from its starring role in Bollywood blockbusters, Amsterdam has a tonne to offer Indian travellers searching for a cultural getaway. Explore Amsterdam’s canal stopping to see Anne Frank’s house, the Van Gogh museum and get a snap at the ‘I am Amsterdam’ sign.

Amsterdam's canals and bikes

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