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Hotels are the most searched destinations across India on Google Maps

According to a report prepared by Google along
with research firm IPSOS, hotels are the most searched for destinations across three
Indian cities. The report has prepared a report which records what residents of
three metropolitan cities Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore are searching for on
their internet-connected devices. The data was collected via maps.google.com in
August this year.

According to a report prepared by Google along
with research firm IPSOS, hotels are the most searched for destinations across three
Indian cities. The report has prepared a report which records what residents of
three metropolitan cities Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore are searching for on
their internet-connected devices. The data was collected via maps.google.com in
August this year.

In Delhi, the Imperial is the most searched
for hotel, while Mumbai residents looked for The Trident, which has also become
the most popular hotel on Google Maps. In Bangalore, The Leela Kempinski was
the most searched five star property.

According to the data, Karim’s and Hard
Rock Cafe were the top search hangout joints by people in Delhi and Mumbai
respectively. Phoenix Marketcity is the most searched destination amongst all
other city malls in Bangalore.

According to the report, educational
institutes especially engineering colleges were highly popular in Bangalore.
IIM Bangalore stands at number two in the search list, NIFT, and the Bishop
Cotton Boys school are the two other institutes which made it to the list.

Delhi and Mumbai, according to the data,
listed Jama Masjid and Siddhivinayak Temple respectively, as the most searched
for cultural/religious sites. Connaught Place, National Rail Museum and India
Gate emerged as the top hangout destinations in Delhi, while Mumbaikers going
out for movies, with Big Cinemas—IMAX Wadala, and PVR Cinema topping the list.

Lalitesh Katragadda, Country Head, Products,
Google India, said, “Earlier, India lacked the culture of using maps, but it is
changing now. This data is proof that users are continuously accessing
information on maps to find places and mapping their communities.”

Katragadda further said that about 46 percent of
smartphone users are now using their devices to search for directions or simply
explore maps. The smartphones are now not just used for making and receiving
calls, but for various other purposes such as entertainment, instant messaging,
social networking and so on.

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