The tourism industry of India is economically important and grows rapidly.
TheWorldTravel &Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated INR6.4
trillion or 6.6% of the nation's GDP in 2012. It supported 39.5 million jobs,
7.7% of its total employment.The sector is predicted to grow at an average
annual rate of 7.9% from 2013 to 2023.This gives India the third rank among
countries with the fastest growing tourism industries over the next decade.
According to provisional statistics 6.29 million foreign tourists arrived in
India in 2011, an increase of 8.9% from 5.78 million in 2010.This ranks
India as the 38th country in the world in terms of foreign tourist arrivals.
Delhi is a melting pot of cultures and religions.
It as been the capital of numerous empires that ruled India,
making it rich in history.The rulers left behind their
trademark architectural styles.
Delhi currently has many renowned historic monuments and
landmarks such as theTughlaqabad fort, Qutub Minar, Purana
Quila, Lodhi Gardens, Jama Masjid, Humayun's tomb, Red Fort,
Modern monuments include Jantar Mantar, India
Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lotus temple and AkshardhamTemple.
Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves and Chhatrapati ShivajiTerminus are the
three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Maharashtra and are highly
responsible for the development ofTourism in the state.
Maharashtra also has numerous adventure tourism destinations,
including paragliding, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling,
and scuba diving. Maharashtra also has several pristine national parks
Mumbai is the most popular
cosmopolitan city in India,
and a great place to
experience modern India.
Mumbai is famous
for Bollywood, the world's
largest film industry. In
addition, Mumbai is famous
for its clubs, shopping, and
Uttar Pradesh has much to offer. Places of interest include:
Varanasi-The origin of Hinduism and world's one of the oldest cities.Also
known as City of temples it is Most popular holy place of
lord Shiva devotees. Some of the finestTextiles are produced here.
Agra –Taj Mahal and several others historical monuments and gardens
Lucknow-The capital of Uttar Pradesh. It has Several historical
places Mughal, British and modern architecture.The cuisine and chikan
dresses of Lucknow is famous worldwide.
Mathura-The birthplace of
Lord Krishna of Hinduism and Neminath of Jainism.
Sikri-Historical place for Mughal Empire's palaces and
Meerut-The historical place of the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 or the First War of
Indian Independence. Indian Historical place from Mahabharata period of
ancient India to Modern India's one of the fastest growing city of Uttar
Himachal Pradesh is famous for its Himalayan landscapes and popular hill-
stations. Many outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking,
paragliding, ice-skating, and skiing are popular tourist attractions in
Shimla, the state capital, is very popular among tourists.
The Kalka-Shimla Railway is a Mountain railway which is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. Shimla is also a famous skiing attraction in India.Other popular
hill stations include Manali and Kasauli.
The state of Andhra Pradesh comprises like scenic hills,
forests, beaches and temples. Also known as The City of
Nizams and The City of Pearls.
ANDHRA PRADESH is the home of many religious
•The RamappaTemple andThousand Pillar
•Gunudala matha shrine
•Gnana saraswati temple, Basar.
Charminar – Centre of the Hyderabad Old City
Golkonda Fort – Largest and 400 years oldest fort
Makka Masjid – Masjid in Hyderabad City
Ramoji Film City – Largest Film City in the world situated in Hyderabad City
Kilash giri – MountainView along with beach side situated inVizag City
Warangal Fort - Oldest fort built by Kakatiya before 13th century reflects the
culture ofTelugu people
Thousand PillarTemple - Built by King Rudra Deva in 1163 AD.TheThousand
PillarTemple is a specimen of the Kakatiyan style of architecture of the 12th
The golden beaches atVisakhapatnam
Bhimili Beach – Beautiful Beach near toVizag City
ArakuValley – known as Andhra Ooty near toVizag City
Borra Caves – caves formed 1 million years ago situated near toVizag City;
belongs to Odisha
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), is the capital of West Bengal
has been nicknamed the Cultural Capital of India, City of
Palaces, City of Joy, etc
Unlike many north Indian cities, whose construction stresses minimalism, the
layout of much of the architectural variety in Kolkata owes its origins to
European styles and tastes imported by the British as it was the capital of
British India from 1772 to 1911 and, to a much lesser extent, the Portuguese
Towards the British colonial period came the architecture of Murshidabad and
Darjeeling is a famous Himalayan city in the state ofWest Bengal. Darjeeling tea is
world famous because of its attractive smell.
Other than Darjeeling there are notable hill stations like Kalimpong, lava.
Some wonderful trek routes , like Sandakfu, Falut, etc.
Beside hill stationsWest Bengal has some beautiful sea beaches also,
like Digha, Shankarpurr, Mandarmoni, etc.
City KOLKATA is famous for temples of durga maa. It is often visited by worshipers
from all around the country.
Assam is the central state in the North-East Region of India
and serves as the gateway to the rest of the Seven Sister
Assam boasts of -
famous wildlife preserves – for example _the Kaziranga National Park, which is
home to the Great Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros, the Manas National Park and
The largest river island Majuli,Tezpur and the scenic tea-estates dating back to
time of British Raj.
Assam has a rich cultural heritage going back to the Ahom Kingdom,
which governed the region for many centuries before the British
occupation.Other notable features include the Brahmaputra River, the
mystery of the bird suicides in Jatinga, numerous temples
including KamakhyaTemple ofTantric sect. and 'Gurdwara Sri GuruTegh
Bahadur also known as Damdama Sahib at Dhubri.