While some holidaymakers seek nothing more than an idyllic beach in the Caribbean to soak up the sun rays and sip a pina colada on, others want to get their pulses racing with international travel to ancient sites or historical or natural wonders, where they can climb or hike to discover new experiences.
For those types of holidaymakers, tour operator Marc Leaderman recently detailed his choices of up-and-coming adventure holiday destinations for 2011 to the Australian Times, with India ranking high atop the list, which also included hotspots in South America and the Middle East.
Holidays in India can present travellers with a broad array of experiences, according to Leaderman, and the locality chosen by holidaymakers will have a tremendous effect on a visitors’ experience and the opportunities available to them.
“This is such a big destination, it’s hard to pin point specific places to go,” he said. “India is growing phenomenally as a tourist destination – not just westerners, but also domestic tourism because of India’s bourgeoning middle class.”
In addition to adventures in the country off the beaten path, India also has miles of wonderful coastline, including nearby the shores of Chennai.
The travel expert said, however, that visitors to India largely enjoy the destination, with many taking return trips to the subcontinent in South Asia, adding he’s seen some return to the country more than five times.