Tourism plays an important role in the economic development of a country. Tourism is the second largest foreign exchange earner in India. The tourism industry employs a large number of people, both skilled and unskilled. It promotes national integration and international brotherhood. India has always fascinated people from all over the world with its secularism and diversity of its culture. There are historical monuments, beaches, places of religious interest, hill resorts, etc., which attract tourists. Each region is identified with its handicrafts, fairs, folk dances, music and its people. The Department of Tourism promotes international and domestic tourism in the country. The Tourism Advisory Board has recommended measures to promote tourism traffic in India. Indian tourism is adversely affected by terrorism, dalit and pollution. Sincere efforts can help in developing the Indian tourism industry further. Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It plays an implication role in the economic development of a country. India is one of the popular tourist destinations in Asia. Surrounded by the Himalaya Mountains to the north and surrounded, on three sides by water (Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean), India offers many places to see and a wide array of things to do. The hill stations and landscape made India a beautiful country. Historical monuments, forts, etc., add to the grandeur of the country. They attract tourists from all over the world. Tourism is the second largest foreign exchange earner in India. The tourism industry employs a large number of people, both skilled and unskilled. Compared to other modem service sectors, tourism accrues a higher proportion of benefits to women. Hotels, travel agencies, transportation including airlines benefit greatly from this industry. Tourism promotes national integration and international understanding It promotes cultural exchange. Tourism also promotes the traditional handicrafts sector. Tourists gain an insight into the rich and diverse cultural heritage of India. India has a holistic culture, with a harmonious mix. of art, religion and philosophy. Though India has been subjected to a number of invasions, they have retained their originality despite absorbing the best of external influences. Religions such as Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism are present in India. India has fascinated people from all over the world with its secularism and diversity of its culture. India’s diverse geographical locale delights tourists. Monuments, museums, forts, sanctuaries, places of religious interest, palaces, etc., provide a treat for one’s eyes. Each region has its own handicrafts, fairs, folk dances, music and identified with his people.