Udaipur has been ranked at the 10th position in the World’s Best Cities 2019 by Travel & Leisure (T+L). The list was topped by Hoi An, Vietnam. Udaipur was ranked as the World’s 3rd best city in 2018 and was ranked at 14th spot in 2017.
San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), which topped the list last year was ranked No.2 this year followed by Chiang Mai, Thailand. The cities are rated on sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. Interestingly, 3 out of the top 5 cities were from Mexico. Udaipur is the only Indian city to feature in the top-15 and was ranked 6th in Asia.
The top 10 cities and their overall scores are as below:
1. Hoi An (Vietnam) – 90.39
2. San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) – 90.23
3. Chiang Mai (Thailand) – 89.56
4. Mexico City (Mexico) – 89.3
5. Oaxaca (Mexico) – 89.16
6. Ubud (Indonesia) – 89.08
7. Tokyo (Japan)- 88.95
8. Kyoto (Japan) -88.42
9. Florence (Italy) – 88.26
10. Udaipur (India) – 87.8
The ranking is based on survey conducted by Travel & Leisure (T+L). Every year the magazine asks its readers to rate travel experiences around the globe. Surveys are done for top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. The cities were rated on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.