Kochi has been ranked as seventh in Asia's Top 10 destinations in a recent global survey conducted by the online hotel search site Trivago. The survey features the top 10 destinations in Asia that tourists are most likely to visit depending on the last-minute bookings for luxury destinations, which are also affordable.
The other three Indian cities that have come in the list are Agra, Ahmedabad and Panaji. Amongst the Asian Top 10 luxurious but affordable destinations, four Indian cities have been listed, according to a survey by Trivago. The data were compiled by Europe, North and Central America, South America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Agra in Uttar Pradesh is second on the list, with an average price of Rs 5,220 per night, followed by Ahmedabad in Gujarat securing the third position with Rs 5,275 per night, the survey revealed.
Kochi is in the seventh position in the list, with Rs 5,660 per night, on an average, while Panaji in Goa is on the eighth position, at an average of Rs 5,673 per night, it said.
"Recent price wars between airline companies should give a good combination for Indian travellers, who are still looking to vacation abroad or within India. Prices for top star hotels in Panaji and Kochi are quite favourable right now to enjoy high quality at better price," Trivago India's representative Abhinav Kumar said.
China's Zhuhai city topped the list at Rs 4,169 per night, the survey revealed.
Three other Chinese cities namely Guangzhou (4), Dongguan (5) and Shenzhen (6) featured in the list, with an average room price at Rs 5,454, Rs 5,480 and Rs 5,500, respectively.
Taiwan's Kaohusiung city secured the ninth position at Rs 6,603 per night and Taichung city is at the tenth position, at Rs 6,694 per night among the Asian Top 10, luxurious but affordable destinations.