Every year, millions of people travel to other countries for vacations, recreation and pleasure spending billions of dollars. India, unfortunately, gets a minuscule fraction of this burgeoning global business. However, India has a thriving indigenous tourism trade. Large numbers of Indians crisscross the country in holiday seasons for pilgrimage, sight-seeing, recreation, healthcare etc. Their numbers keep swelling year by year as the average income of the Indian middle class rises. Notwithstanding the gains, the tourist trade has some very vocal critics. It will be wise to hear them out as we take steps to welcome more tourists. Globally, tourism it brings multiple benefits to the economy.
For a country like India that needs foreign exchange and new job creation, tourism can deliver the desired benefits. One visible benefit is this sector’s ability to create jobs rapidly. New jobs are created in hotels, restaurants, travel businesses, taxis plying, entertainment centers, resorts, and many other places catering to both inland and overseas tourists. Tourism is travel for leisure, recreational and business purpose. Tourists can be defined as people who travel to and stay in places outside their usual surroundings for more than twenty-four hours and not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes by the World Tourism Organization. Tourism is a known affair in human life. It has been an industry of vast dimensions and eventually supports economic and social growth. Tourism worldwide has experienced phenomenal growth. With more than 600 million people travelling annually, tourism is the world’s largest industry, with revenues of about half a trillion dollars a year, and averaging five percent annual growth.
India’s niche is built around Cultural, Heritage and Adventure Tourism with its diverse topography and geopolitical heritage. While these core areas continue to drive tourism there have been efforts to create niche tourism products like Medical and Wellness, Rural Tourism, Eco-tourism, Wildlife Tourism, etc. in the last decade. Niche tourism is fast becoming a reality in India. “In my opinion, these are the businesses of the future and many of them will be key to the growth of India’s tourism. Key niche tourism areas are Wellness, Medical, Cruises, Pilgrimage, Adventure, MICE, Golf and Polo. Both the trade and the government are cooperating to realize the potential of these sectors. Essentially, niche is where money is which the industry also realizes. “Many of the new segments are high-end and India offers a perfect setting to grow and nurture them to be good value businesses. We are already seeing double digit growth in Wellness and Medical Tourism, and noticing their value, key tour operators and destination management companies are incubating specialist teams.
This will gradually become a trend setter. It has much to offer to travelers and tourists. It is a land of hills, rivers, plateaus, plains, beaches, deltas and deserts. It also houses many luxurious hotels and resorts to cater to its booming travel and tourism industry. India offers luxury travel to its travelers and tourists. Cruise from the picturesque natural sites to the architectural wealth in this beautiful land. Almost all the cities in India have something to interest tourists.
There are 29 states in India, Following are:
|No. State Capital Chief Minister|
|1 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Nara Chandrababu Naidu|
|2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar Nabam Tuki|
|3 Assam Dispur Tarun Gogoi|
|4 Bihar Patna Nitish Kumar|
|5 Chhattisgarh Raipur Dr. Raman Singh|
|6 Goa Panaji Laxmikant Parsekar|
|7 Gujarat Gandhinagar Ms. Anandiben Patel|
|8 Haryana Chandigarh Manohar Lal Khattar|
|9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla Virbhadra Singh|
|10 Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar Mufti Mohammad Sayeed|
|11 Jharkhand Ranchi Raghubar Das|
|12 Karnataka Bengaluru Siddaramaiah|
|13 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Oommen Chandy|
|14 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Shivraj Singh Chouhan|
|15 Maharashtra Mumbai Devendra Fadnavis|
|16 Manipur Imphal Okram Ibobi Singh|
|17 Meghalaya Shillong Dr. Mukul Sangma|
|18 Mizoram Aizawl Pu Lal Thanhawla|
|19 Nagaland Kohima T. R. Zeliang|
|20 Orissa Bhubaneswar Naveen Patnaik|
|21 Punjab Chandigarh Parkash Singh Badal|
|22 Rajasthan Jaipur Ms. Vasundhara Raje|
|23 Sikkim Gangtok Pawan Chamling|
|24 Tamil Nadu Chennai Ms. J. Jayalalithaa|
|25 Telangana Hyderabad K. Chandrasekhara Rao|
|26 Tripura Agartala Manik Sarkar|
|27 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Akhilesh Yadav|
|28 Uttarakhand Dehradun Harish Rawat|
|29 West Bengal Kolkata Ms. Mamata Banerjee|
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