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Deepika most desirable co-traveller for Indians, Vidya Balan least

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Most Indians see their travel buddy in megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actresses Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, according to a survey.

On the other hand, actresses like Bipasha Basu and Vidya Balan found a spot in the list of least popular celebrity travel companions.

In a survey, conducted by online accommodation booking website Hotels.com, Indian travellers voted for their most desired celebrity travel buddies. As many as 8,400 adults from 28 countries took part in the poll, commissioned in October 2016. 

Over 300 Indian users shared their views on their dream celebrity companions. The results of the survey were released on Thursday, read a statement from the website.

For the Indian market, the survey dates were from 21 to 31 October last year. 

As many as 53% of the users wanted to go on a vacation with Padukone, and 40.3% picked Chopra. Sunny Leone and Jacqueline Fernandez came in at third and fourth place respectively followed by Alia Bhatt. 

While young Bollywood actresses dominated the female celebrity roster, Bachchan topped the male celebrity list by garnering 33.3% of all Indian votes. 

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar came in second with 31.7% votes. Ranbir Kapoor and Virat Kohli's popularity saw them being voted the third and fourth most desired male celebrity travel buddies, respectively.

Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo also made an entry. He was placed fifth with 27.3% votes. 

As many as 44% voters don't want to travel with Rakhi Sawant. Basu and Vidya Balan got the thumbs down as 28.7 per cent and 26 per cent of the participants respectively chose not to travel with them. 

The results also showed that 43.3% of the users want to dance the night away at a nightclub with their dream celebrity travel partners.