As travel continues to make its return in most parts of the world, announces the recipients of its eleventh annual Traveller Review Awards, including 2023’s Most Welcoming Places on Earth and in India. Based on a pool of over 240 million verified customer reviews on, the Traveller Review Awards recognises travel providers from across 220 countries and territories, including India, for their commitment to providing consistently excellent service and hospitality over the course of the year.

For 2023, has also revealed the Most Welcoming Regions and Cities in India for travellers to experience the best in hospitality and friendliness for a truly memorable travel experience.

Top 5 Most Welcoming Regions in India in 2023 are:

  1. Puducherry
  2. Kerala
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Goa
  5. Himachal Pradesh

Top 10 Most Welcoming Cities in India in 2023:

  1. Palolem (Goa)
  2. Agonda (Goa)
  3. Mararikulam (Kerala)
  4. Hampi (Karnataka)
  5. Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)
  6. Thekkady (Kerala)
  7. Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)
  8. Bir (Himachal Pradesh)
  9. Munnar (Kerala)
  10. Varkala (Kerala)

Hotels continue to take the top spot as the most-awarded property type in India, with 3888 partners being recognised for their efforts. Homestays claim the second spot with 1509 properties being bestowed, followed by guest houses, resorts and apartments.

Globally, apartments take the top spot for the sixth year in a row as the most-awarded property type, with a grand total of 629,421 partners being recognised for their efforts followed by holiday homes, hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast rounding out the top five.