India is a remarkable tourist destination with plethora of experiences to offer traveller of all kinds- The country inhouses everything from the 7th wonder of the world Taj Mahal, to artistic palaces and forts of India that were crafted hundreds of years ago, and still stand upright to narrate the testimony of time of India’s rich culture and history. It also withholds vast tract of forests that are home to many exquisite wildlife and showcasing bountiful nature at its best in its range of national parks and sanctuaries located across the length and breadth of the country.
Ministry of Tourism compiles Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa during the month of April, 2018 based on the information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The FTAs in April 2018 were 7,49,477 as compared to 7,17,899 in April 2017 registering a growth of 4.4%. FTAs during the period January-April 2018 were 38,76,021 as compared to 34,98,969 in January-April 2017 registering a growth of 10.8%.
While in India, you have a plenty of options for tourism that will make your holiday in India truly memorable. Kerala – A home to spectacular beaches & backwaters; Rajasthan – the Royal Land of heritage monuments; Goa - the happening land of Sun, Sand, Surf & Sea; Agra - the abode of Taj Mahal; Kashmir - the Heaven on the Earth; Himachal Pradesh - A charming & captivating state are some prominent travel destinations in the county. These destinations are worth visiting and attract tourists & holiday makers from across the world.
The future of both India and especially its travel and tourism industry is bright - if it continues to focus on its opportunities and address its current limitations. India - The land of Tigers and Elephants, is one of the most interesting wildlife destinations in the world and offers plenty of India wildlife holiday options for enthusiast wildlife lovers. We invite you to explore this amazing wildlife.
Across India, tourism accounts for nearly 10 per cent of the GDP, and is the third largest foreign exchange earner. One advantage of the tourism industry is that it can absorb even unskilled workers. The UN World Tourism Organisation has long held that tourism can be a key agent in the fight against poverty. But some experts are more sceptical, arguing that tourism’s value is overstated: it creates menial, seasonal jobs and mainly benefits the skilled elite.