Republic Day 2023: Several people are choosing to have a quick trip on this long weekend and road trip on bus is always the best option for a budget travel.
Nearly 75 lakh people will be undertaking intercity bus travel across the country during the long Republic Day weekend — between January 25 and January 29 — estimates redBus, a MakeMyTrip group company and intercity bus ticketing platform. Private bus operators have added 1500 additional services across the country to meet the surge in demand.
“Overall travel trends for the Republic Day long weekend indicate that the western region of the country is largely led by leisure driven travel, while south and eastern parts are witnessing the IT cohort taking a break to visit their hometowns and holiday spots and people up north are seeking adventure amid the snow-capped mountains,” the company stated in its release.
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In the north, travel between Delhi, Manali, Jaipur, Indore, Bhopal, Lucknow and Chandigarh lead the demand for travel during the long weekend. While down south, the most popular destinations are Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore and Madurai.
The west region is led by Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Nagpur, Indore, Ahmedabad and Rajkot. In the east, routes connecting Kolkata, Durgapur, Asansol, Siliguri, Guwahati, Jorhat and Digha are witnessing maximum demand.
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From a bus travel perspective, Tirupati, has been attracting the highest number of visitors, as a major pilgrimage destination, followed by Shirdi in Maharashtra and Madurai in Tamil Nadu.
In addition to metros and other big cities, there is a growing intent of travel in tier- 2 cities and towns too. Some of the most preferred destinations in tier- 2 cities include Coimbatore, Indore, Jaipur, Vijayawada, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam and Nagpur.
Beaches as holiday destination continue to attract a lot of visitors during this harsh winter, with Goa and Pondicherry being the most sought-after tourist destinations in the country.
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