British holidaymakers booking flights to India are discovering good value at the top end of the market.
This is according to Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2010, which voted the country as one of next year’s best-value destinations.
India’s economic boom has contributed to its attractiveness for travellers, as has the fact that most foreign currencies can be exchanged for a "fairly hefty" quantity of rupees.
Travel editor at Lonely Planet Tom Hall said that this is true despite India not being "universally cheap", which was once the case a few years ago.
"There is good value on the top end and, depending on where you go, you can still travel very well for a very long time as an independent traveller," he commented.
Mr Hall went on to say that travellers can get a freshly cooked meal on the street of an Indian city for the equivalent of 30p to 40p.
Qatar Airways recently continued its expansion into India by offering new flights to Goa from Doha, which comes in time for this year’s winter holiday season.