As we bid adieu to 2018, let’s pause and look at the top destinations that made news on Instagram. If you’ve been to all these places, pat yourself on the back! And if you have not, then you know how to plan your 2019 long weekends. By Priyanka Chakrabarti  

Mumbai

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Mumbai bags the first spot! The city that never sleeps has never ceased to impress travellers with its magic. Mumbai is known for embracing people with dreams from all corners of the world and it continues to be our favourite.   

New Delhi  

Dilli: call it the heart of the country or the seat of mysticism and wonder, the state capital is alluring globetrotters with its magnificent history, culture and art.   

Bengaluru  

Bengaluru is our tech-hub, but that doesn’t mean it has lost its good-old charm. Every nook and corner of this city has a story to tell, and travellers are suckers of good tales. Also, let’s not forget the greenery and weather!  

Hyderabad  

Hyderabad is not just synonymous with biriyani, but also with great architecture, rich cultural heritage, art, music, people… and the list could just go on! No points for guessing why this city has found its place in the top five.  

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Ahmedabad  

Ahmedabad is a potpourri of ancient relics, contemporary architecture, history, art, food and great hospitality! Have you checked it off your bucket list yet?  

Pune  

Pune, the colourful, #GoodVibesOnly city is a respite from the fast life of Mumbai. A walk on the streets will expose one to an outburst of happy and memorable experiences. Pune, we heart you!  

Chennai  

Chennai is winning hearts this year. From endless festivities on the beach to have the most amazing city life – this city is becoming every traveller’s obsession.   

Jaipur  

The pink city can put any exotic destination to shame with its charisma and grace. With forts, palaces and extraordinary heritage, this place could be fiercely romantic!   

Surat  

Right from the warmth and hospitality, to exploring age-old tradition and lineage – Surat is a timeless beauty that needs to be on your list.  

Kolkata  

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The city of joy manages to constantly evolve while holding tightly to its treasured past. From its celebrated Durga Puja celebrations to having the most amazing food scene in the country, Kolkata is a lover and it will always be.

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