Thiruvananthapuram: Booking.com, one of the world's leading digital travel platforms, on Saturday revealed that Kerala toped the list with five out of 10 most welcoming tourist destinations in India.
According to its 2018 Guest Review Awards survey data, the five destinations were Varkala, Kochi, Thekkady, Alleppey and Munnar.
For the seventh annual edition of the awards, a total of 6,125 accommodation providers from India were recognised.
"No matter the type, size or location of the property, what we see from our customers is that they value human connection when they travel, whether it's some extra attention to detail or a truly individualised approach to service," said Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager India, Sri Lanka and Maldives at Booking.com.
With the highest percentages of total eligible properties winning awards, India ranked as the 29th most welcoming country on the planet ahead of Switzerland (30th), China (40th) and Malaysia (45th).