Tourism In India

Tourism is India’s third largest export industry after gems and jewellery and readymade garments. However, even though India has got world’s highest potential, its share is only 0.4% of the total world tourist traffic. The major stumbling blocks are poor infrastructure facilities for the tourists and shortage of hotel rooms.

Some major tourist attractions of India are: India Gate, New Delhi; Red Fort, Delhi; Meenakshi Temple, Madurai; Golden Temple, Amritsar; Taj Mahal, Agra; Gateway of India, Mumbai, Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur, Karnataka; Victoria Memorial, Calcutta; Hawa Mahal and various forts of Rajasthan; the Himalayan beauty of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, as also Darjeeling in West Bengal; Khajuraho temples, Madhya Pradesh, Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Maharashtra, the beautiful sea beaches of Goa and Andamans.

The religious diversity of the country as also the festivals are also a major attraction. Some famous fairs are: Pushkar fair in Rajasthan; Sonepur fair in Bihar; Bhavnath fair in Gujarat; and the Ladakh festival in Leh.