On World Toilet Day, November 19, HolidayIQ, conducted a survey to understand the current scenario and importance of clean restrooms, while travelling. Conducted over last week, the survey saw more than 10,000 travellers from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune participate.

HolidayIQ, India’s largest travel community, aims to reflect the voice of Indian travellers through this survey.

Sanitation is a huge priority for tourists. As more women travel in India, woman travellers demand for more hygienic toilets.

Toilets are an essential element in planning holidays, especially in deciding the mode of travel. 70% travellers have said that they have changed their intended holiday destination or mode of travel owing to discomfort with the level of cleanliness.

Mentioned below are some of the key findings:

More toilets are required near bus stops, railway stations, religious places and government offices. 54% Indian travellers said that there is a need for more toilets in their respective cities and across tourism destinations and sightseeing spots in the country. Railways got the second highest number of votes on where we need more toilets (41%). 31% at religious places, 25% travellers voted for clean toilets at every 25km on highways, 15% vote for hygiene around beaches.

22% travellers rate pay-and-use toilets as most unclean. Some places that have been voted as lacking cleanliness include Golden Temple, Amritsar; Nandi Hills, Karnataka; Golkonda fort, Hyderabad; Mysore Palace, Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi; Taj Mahal, Agra; Ajanta Ellora caves, Maharashtra; Princep Ghat, Kolkata, Qutab Minar, Delhi; Bada Imambara, Lucknow, Red Fort, Delhi.

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