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Be smart in choosing your holiday destinations

Planning a luxurious trip and hunting for an ideal destination this coming month? Then, TripAdvisor brings you a study that talks about entire expenditure of your short stay in biggest attractions of the country.

Across eight major cities in India, Jaipur emerged as the most expensive three-day break destination for December at Rs 45,351, while Pune is the cheapest at Rs 34,704, according to a survey.

The study, which compared the cost of a three-day break for December in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Jaipur, found that the average price for a short break was Rs 39,693 (excluding flights), with prices varying significantly from the least to the most expensive.

Travel site TripAdvisor’s seventh edition of its annual ‘TripIndex Cities’ took into account typical in-destination costs for two people which included a four-star hotel for three nights, a visit to five attractions, lunch each day, a taxi to and from dinner each day including the cost of dinner.

“TripAdvisor’s Tripindex Cities report is a great indicator of the costs involved for a short stay during this period and helps travellers to assess the various aspects of their travel so they can feel confident of their choices and of making the absolute most of their trip,” says Nikhil Ganju, country manager, TripAdvisor India.

The survey highlighted that for eating out, travellers could get the best value for lunch and dinner in Kolkata at Rs 2,730 and Rs 8,325 respectively while Chennai was the most expensive for dinner at Rs 13,326 and New Delhi for lunch at Rs 4,188.

“Three taxi journeys of six kilometre each in New Delhi can set you back by Rs 1,440 while the same distance in Pune, Jaipur, Bangalore and Hyderabad are almost half at Rs 756, Rs 708, Rs 696 and Rs 636 respectively,” says the study.

The Tripindex Cities report revealed that prices to visitor attractions varied significantly.

“… with some destinations predominantly offering free or low entrance fee such as Pune and Chennai as compared with other destinations where attractions are a key part of the overall cost like Hyderabad and Bangalore,” the study adds.

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