Nepal's Kathmandu, Singapore, Uzbekisthan's Silk Road, Japan's Kobe, and Thailand's Bangkok are a few of the other spots recommended by the magazine.
In July, over 300 houses in the area were completely inundated as sea incursion intensified in the area.
While the festivities will be taking place at hotels and grounds in Kochi city, the scene of action will be the streets in Fort Kochi.
Activists of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had encircled the Pappanji figure on Thursday alleging that its face bore resemblance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A tradition that dates back to 1985, the burning of the papaanji figure is an integral part of Fort Kochi's Christmas-New Year celebrations.
The event will be held at Vasco da Gama Square near Bastion Bungalow, Fort Kochi.
Historical records would vouch for the fact that the Mattancherry Bazaar had traded with close to 52 countries.
Fort Kochi native Kamal later climbed down the bridge, after the police intervened and pacified him.
This brand new eatery has been opened as part of the Elphinstone Residency.
After arriving in Shillong, the riders will fly back to their homes and another set of drivers will take over the auto-rickshaws for the trip back to Fort Kochi.