Travel + Leisure India & South Asia is here with the 11th edition of its annual flagship property, the India’s Best Awards – its reader’s choice awards. This time, we are celebrating the best in the travel, hospitality, and lifestyle industries, as chosen by YOU, our readers.
After celebrating everyone’s favourite destinations and hotels virtually for two years, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia has returned on-ground with the 11th edition of its flagship property – the readers’ choice India’s Best Awards. This year, the celebrations are bigger than ever, as we introduce new categories that help you rediscover India and the world in new ways.
With international border restrictions easing after pandemic-induced lockdowns, the traveller’s itch is more real than ever, and surge in travel is a testimony to that. For many of us, the pandemic has also allowed us to rediscover destinations – both Indian and international – and allowed us to appreciate airports, airlines, lounges and cruises in a much better way. Hours spent in transit were made better by the availability of comfortable airports, and long, destressing vacations were appreciated thanks to slow trips via cruises. Keeping this in mind, we realise that there are several airlines, airports, cruises and lounges that are available across the world, best of which definitely need to be celebrated.
Whether it is taking a trip to the best spiritual destination, a wedding to attend or simply travelling for leisure, the experiences are incomplete without safe, comfortable travels. This is why, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia is awarding the best in airlines, airports, lounges and cruises – places that help you travel comfortably and provide the much-needed transition from your daily life to your trips.
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Here are the best in airlines, airports and cruises, chosen by you
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- Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi - Best Domestic Airport
- Singapore Changi Airport - Best International Airport
- Vistara - Best Domestic Airline
- Singapore Airlines - Best International Airline
- Emirates - Best International Airline (Editor's Choice)
- PONANT - Best Cruise & Expeditions
- Encalm Lounge - Best Airport Lounge
The Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi is no stranger to awards and accolades. The airport, spread over three terminals, handles lakhs of passengers daily, and is undoubtedly one of the busiest airports in India. It has ample cafes, shops and lounges spread across the three terminals with options for everyone, no matter where they are. It is also well-connected with the world as well as across India, with daily and weekly flights taking you to new (and old) destinations. No wonder that this is the best domestic airport, chosen by you!
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With buses connecting its many terminals and the presence of waterfalls, gardens and more, Changi Airport has grabbed the spot of the best international airport. The place comes complete with culinary and sensory experiences, enough gates for comfortable boarding and is also among the most popular airports for flight transits.
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Vistara, with its various categories of seats (Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class), caters to all its guests well. The airline also comes with facilities such as priority boarding, in-flight meals and freebies, making it a lucrative option for most travellers. Vistara flights are also great on connectivity, flying between many destinations. This makes it the best domestic airline, according to you, our readers!
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When you’re flying Singapore Airlines, you can be assured that the experience will be like you’ve never had before. From comfortable seats to in-flight entertainment and delectable meals, Singapore Airlines offers it all. All this, with the promise of flying to many destinations, makes it the best international airlines.
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Emirates has been known for their best-in-class service and luxurious comfort. If you’re a Business or First Class traveller, these benefits are only increased, with reclining seats, gourmet cuisine, luxe freebies and a whole new level of comfort. And for the Economy Class travellers, too, the amount of comfort offered is unmatched. No wonder then that Emirates bags the best international airlines awards, editor’s choice!
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Ponant Cruises offers ultimate luxury as you travel on sea. With their sustainability initiatives, stellar service and customised experiences, you know that your cruise trios can’t get any better. Sail to secret shores, enjoy personal ships for intimate travels and enjoy your time out on the sea, with the company that has been awarded as the best cruise and expeditions by you!
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What do you do when you reach the airport earlier than anticipated? You wait around, go shopping or you head to the lounge, to utilise your time with a whole new luxury experience! Encalm offers just that. With lounges across the country, be assured that your transit will be as comfortable as it can be. Spend time indulging in the delectable cuisine that the lounge has, or simply lounge around as you rest for a bit at the best airport lounge, as chosen by you.
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