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Discuss the importance of tourism in India.

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Tourism has great importance in the economy and cultural development of India. It promotes national integration. It makes us aware of the beauty and rich cultural heritage of our nation.It promote inter-regional relationship.

Tourism encourages cultural pursuits and provides support to local handicrafts. It helps in development of international understanding.


Tourism is considered to be an invincible trade. India’s natural beauty, diversity and glorious past attracts innumerable visitors to India every year. Overseas holidayers and travellers have awarded India the fourth rank among the best holiday destinations of the world. Over 2.6 million foreign tourists visit India every year. Foreign tourists visit India for heritage tourism, cultural tourism, ecotourism, adventure tourism, medical tourism and business tourism.

Tourism in India has grown substantially over the last three decades. Foreign tourists arrivals in the country witnessed an increase of 23.5 percent during the year 2004 as against year 2003, thus contributing Rs. 21,828 crores of foreign exchange. The trend is towards increase of foreign tourism and, hence, more foreign exchange earning for the country.

Tourism also plays a major role in employment generation. More than 15 million people are directly engaged in the tourism industry and many more are indirectly connected to it.There is a bright future of the upcoming tourism industry in India.

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