Travel and Leisure magazine has announced its annual list of places to visit and it is a huge one. Yes the list of 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017 is now out. There were many factor that were considered while preparing this list. Many travel specialists, writers and destination experts were involved. Then factors such as exciting resorts and restaurants openings, events, locations and experiences were considered.

While beach destinations featured prominently in the list of top 50 places to visit in 2017, food and drink was also considered to a great extent – an emerging travel trend – while preparing the list. Whereas one fourth of the destinations in the list could be covered as long weekend trips from the USA, many far flung destinations in Asia, Europe and Africa were also included in the list.

Among the destinations in Asia, Hampi in Karnataka also made the cut. Its inclusion was as much due to the 14th century ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire which has been inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO as it was due to opening of a new luxury hotel. The Orange County located less than 5 kilometers from the heritage site offers stay in 46 palatial rooms. The architecture and décor of the entire property is inspired by the Vijayanagara style.

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Here are the destinations that made it to the list of Top 50 Places to Travel in 2017 (in Alphabetical order)

Angra dos Reis, Brazil

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belgrade, Serbia

Bermuda

Cambodian Coast

Cape Town, South Africa

Cincinnati, Ohio

Devon, England

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Hamburg, Germany

Hampi, India


Helsinki, Finland

Honolulu, Hawaii

Indianapolis, Indiana



Jackson Hole, Wyoming


Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Jerusalem, Israel

 Jura, France

Kanazawa, Japan

 Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

 Laos

La Paz, Bolivia

Madagascar

 Málaga, Spain

Montevideo, Uruguay

Montreal, Quebec

 Nashville, Tennessee

 Nicaragua

Noosa Heads, Australia

Norfolk, Virginia

Okavango Delta, Botswana

 Oslo, Norway

 Panama City, Panama

 Paros, Greece

 Perth, Australia

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 Pisco Province, Peru

 Provence, France

 Queenstown, New Zealand

 Rotterdam, Netherlands

 Rwanda

 Salta, Argentina

 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

 Seychelles

 Suzhou, China

 Tamuda Bay, Morocco

 Tofino, British Columbia

 Turin, Italy

 Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

 Veracruz, Mexico


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