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Benefits of tourism in India
In this article I have discussed about the importance of developing tourism in India.India is surrounded by seas and great Himalayan Mountains in addition to natural forests and traditional cultures. Some of the important benefits of tourism have been shortly described in this write up.
What is tourism mean?
Tourism is the authorized commercial organization and operation of holidays and visits to places of interest. The tour operators provide package cost to the domestic and foreign tourists which include transportation, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, sight visits, health services and entertainments during entire travel program.
Why tourism is important in India?
Now a days tourism has become one of the largest industry through out the world according to World Tourism Organization promoting country's revenues as well as employment generations.
Tourism in India is recognized as one of the largest growing service sector
Industry. More than 5 millions of foreign and about 550 millions of domestic tourists visit annually many attractive tourist spot situated at different states in India generating foreign currencies at the annual rate of nearly 9% strengthening India's economy in foreign exchange.
Tourism in India contributes of more than 6% to India's national GDP and above 8.75% of total employment opportunity to young generations.
What are the important tourist destinations in India?
India has become the most popular destination to domestic and foreign travelers and tourists for her historical culture and natural resources like wide spread Himalayan Mountains, sea beaches, Sundarban forest, wild life, rivers, deserts and many historical palaces, forts, temples etc.
Top tourist destination by region in India
•Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Andaman & Nicobar Islands is situated about 1000 kilometers away from the east coast of India on Bay of Bengal sea. Havelock Island is one of the most attractive tourist spot to visit.
Port Blair in Andaman & Nicobar Islands is connected with Chennai and Kolkata by regular air flights. Regular to and fro ship services also connect Port Blair from Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam sea ports. Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India also allows foreign charter flights to land at Port Blair subject to fulfillment of necessary guide lines for foreign visitors.
The capital, Hyderabad is famous for domestic and foreign tourists to visit Charminar and Golconda fort along with many historical tombs.
Karnataka is a popular tourist destination consists of many historical spots like ancient temples and heritage royal palaces. The exotic sea beaches and Coffee plantations attract many tourists in south India tour.
Tamil Nadu in South Indian region attracts many tourists for its ancient temples with rich crafts apart from heritage culture of classical dance and popular hill stations.
Tamil Nadu, in south India, is a fascinating state full of ancient Dravidian architecture. Intricately crafted temples, rock carvings, and classical dance are some of the attractions in Tamil Nadu. The hill stations are also popular destinations.
This coastal state in extreme southern region of India has become one of the most attractive tourist destination in India tour. Many registered tour operators in India conduct tour package covering visits to temple festivals, backwaters boating along with popular elephant rides in jungle safari.
Gujarat is famous for Sabarmati Ashram which was founded by Father of our nation Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. During India's independence struggle the Capital City Ahmedabad was the headquarters at Sabarmati Ashram during the struggle movement organized by Mahatma Gandhi against British rulers.
Lions in Gir National Park, tribal villages, textiles industries of Gujarat are the main attractions of tourists in Gujarat.
Now a days Gujarat is popularly known as Foreign as well as domestic tourists and investors heaven.
Maharastra is a large coastal state in India attracting large numbers of domestic and international tourists to visit many ancient temples, forts, mountains and beautiful sea beaches.
Goa is internationally popular as the best place in India having number of beaches in Arabian sea coast with best hotel and accommodation facilities for tourists. Goa is also famous for Portugal heritage culture and well maintained Churches giving an added attraction to the tourists.
Each year many tourists visit Punjab for the famous Golden Temple and Indo-Pak Wagah boarder. The capital city of Punjab is Chandigarh which is famous for modern city architectures in India.
Rajasthan draws many Indian and Foreign tourists for its old and well maintained historical Raj Palaces, Forts, Deserts and heritage culture in urban and sub-urban areas of the state. Visiting deserts on famous Camels is one of the best attraction of tourists.
Madhaya Pradesh is situated at the central part of India having some of the best wildlife sanctuary and famous cultural heritages of Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism with temples, forts, Mashjid, Buddha Stupas sread over the entire areas of the state. Foreign and tourists from Indian states never miss to visit the historical Khajuraho temples during tour packages in Madhya Pradesh.
Bihar is the birth place of Goutam Buddha. Believers of religions of Buddhism especially from Japan regularly visit Bihar for paying homage to Buddhism. Now a days Bihar has been one of the best tourist spots in India with developing culture and rich infrastructure to attract foreign travelers in India.
Himachal Pradesh is situated at the foothills of great Himalayas. Mountainous natural landscape of this state with many valleys and snow peaks are very attractive to tourists and adventure lovers.
Many foreign tourists rush to Himachal Pradesh to enjoy India tour packages especially to visit and enjoy exotic expedition in Himalayan mountain trekking.and skiing during winter season.
Famous historical and spiritual tourists' destinations in this state are Tajmahal, Fatepur Sikri and Varanashi temple which attracts large number of tourists in Uttar Pradesh.
Uttarakhand is located in Northern most boarder of India near Neapal and Tibet having two regions namely Garwal and Kumaon. This is one of the top most tourist spot of Himalayan Mountain lovers who likes to enjoy their tour near the foothills of Himalayan range along with natural beauties in the surrounding forests and valleys. Many tour and trekking lovers like this tour destination of India for exciting experiences in life.
•Jammu & Kashmir
J & K is located on extreme North-West part of India and famous tourist spot providing natural beauties and charming weather. Staying in houseboat and enjoying boating on Dal Lake is one of the exciting tour events in J & K attracting many foreign and domestic Indian tourists in each year.
Darjeeling Hill station situated on the northern part of this state attracts many tourists in each year to enjoy natural Himalayan Mountain peaks like Kanchejhonga along joy ride through Himalayan Toy Train from Shiliguri to Darjeeling via Ghoom Railway Station situated at an height of 8000 ft. Tourists can enjoy jungle safari at Jaldapara Forest while coming back from Darjeeling.
This is a beautiful state situated in North Bengal bordered by China, Nepal and Bhutan. The capital city of Sikkim is Gangtok having many star hotels for accommodation of tourists.
Many tour operators in Gangtok arrange various tour packages to visit Buddhist Monstry, Hill tops and surrounding villages and tea gardens of this state..
Puri sea beach, many traditional sculptures in ancient temples and famous Odissi dance festivals are the main tourists attraction of this ancient state of India.
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