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Wednesday, 27 February, 2019, 15 : 00 PM [IST] reveals stand-out destinations for alternative accommodation stays globally, portal connecting travellers to the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has identified five stand-out cities that have proved increasingly popular for alternative stays over the last year. While Naples, Ubud, Gdansk, Porto and Marrakesh are all great locations in their own right, they also offer some great alternative accommodation options for travellers wanting to experience these destinations in a more authentic, adventurous and often more affordable way. 

"Modern day Indian travellers' tastes are constantly evolving with the need to chase unique authenticate experiences. The trend is increasingly moving towards alternative types of accommodations that fuel their curiosity,immerse them in the local, and help them create travel memories," Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, said.

Naples, Italy is an ideal location for the travellers wanting to experience both adventure and historic tranquility. The opportunities for exploration are endless – from feeling like royalty during a visit of Palazzo Reale, located just opposite the Famous Piazza del Plebiscito, to the bustling shopping venues and vibrant restaurant scene.

Ubud, the cultural capital of the Indonesian known for its traditional crafts and cultural dances as well as the surrounding rainforest, Ubud will mesmerise even the well-travelled explorer. 

Gdansk, Poland located on the Baltic coast of Poland is for the art, history and culture loving travellers – the vibrant and colourful port city of Gdansk is the ideal location for a weekend trip.
Porto, Portugal famous for its stately bridges and port wine production. Stroll through the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, along the narrow-cobbled streets winding past merchants’ houses, have a glass of port in one of the countless cafes.

Marrakesh, is the home of some of the world’s most exquisite mosques, palaces and lush gardens. Perfectly fit for unique experiences for a traveller. 

Goa has been a popular tourist spot for years now, with beaches covering its length, North Goa has emerged as a party destination for both national and international tourists. Goa is a complete package for all travellers from all age groups alike.  

Karnataka famous for its capital Bengaluru is a tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife. Popular tourist destinations in the state include Coorg, Hampi, Gokarna and Mysore among others. Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace, former seat of the region’s maharajas. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara Empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables and a stone chariot. Coorg on the other hand is a nature lover’s paradise. 

Ahmedabad, home to some historic events and landmarks that go back to India’s freedom struggle. The Gandhi Ashram relays the story of the spiritual leader, displaying his living quarters and artifacts. Additionally, the popular Calico Museum of Textiles, is known to house a significant collection of antique and modern fabrics. From food lovers, and history lovers to shoppers, the city has something for everyone.

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