The serene hills of Munnar in Kerala, has been honored as Asia’s second best in TripAdvisor’s 2010 Traveler’s Choice Destination awards. Asia’s top destination is Tokyo, followed by Munnar in 2nd and Siem Reap in 3rd spot.
Cochin, Kerala -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/11/2010 -- “Millions of travelers rely on TripAdvisor for travel inspiration. So we are thrilled and humbled that Munnar has been honored by travelers this year,” said Dr Venu, Secretary, Kerala Tourism. “The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards are particularly meaningful, as they are determined by real travelers.”
From stunningly beautiful locales to hot spots with amazing attractions, the 2010 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Award winners are truly incredible places that travelers love. The winners were determined by a combination of travelers' destination comments, favorite places, and overall destination popularity on TripAdvisor.
Munnar’s sprawling tea plantations, pristine valleys and mountains and cool air have long been a favourite with both Indian honeymooners and foreign tourists. In recent years, this beautiful landscaped hill station has been attracting adventure travelers, who are enamored by the area’s stunning topography, which is ideal for paragliding, trekking and rock climbing. Nature lovers usually make a beeline for Eravikulam National Park, which is home to colorful wildlife, including the endangered Nilgiri Tahr (ibex), ruddy mongoose and 120 bird species.
Eight other Indian destinations also made it to the top 25 Asian destination choice list, including Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 6th spot, Manali (7), Hampi (8), Goa (9), Udaipur (12), Gangtok (19), Bangalore (20) and Dharamsala (22).
Mr M Sivasankar Director Kerala Tourism said that destinations honored in The TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Destination Awards earn their distinction from those who know them best. “With 15 million registered members, more than 34 million monthly visitors, and 30 million traveler reviews and opinions, TripAdvisor is no doubt the world’s most popular and largest travel community. So we are delighted and thrilled to learn that Munnar has rated so well with such an esteemed audience of travelers”.
Now in its eighth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best destinations. Unlike any other awards program, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about destinations on tripadvisor.com and content from across the Web.