Tourism in India
Tourism in India is economically important and is growing rapidly. The World Travel & Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated 6.4 trillion or 6.6% of the nation’s GDP in 2012. It supported 39.5 million jobs, 7.7% of its total employment.
India as the 38th country in the world in terms of foreign tourist arrivals. Domestic tourist visits to all states and Union Territories an increase of 16.5% from 2011
Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were the most popular states for tourists.
Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Agra have been the four most visited cities of India by foreign tourists during the year 2011
The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 ranks India 65th out of 144 countries overall
It provides heritage, cultural, medical, business and sports tourism.
India is a great mélange of diverse culture, tradition, landscape, religion, festivals, orgasmic cuisines and more. The country is a union of states that are marked with prime attractions alluring a lot of International travelers from all around the world.
It is no exaggeration to say that one lifetime is not enough to savor the sights, sounds and experiences that this incredible country has to offer. Right from magical Jammu and Kashmir in the north to pristine Kerala in South and notable Arunachal Pradesh in the east to legendary Gujarat in west, Indian has a whole lot.
The mighty Himalayan peaks and the expansive deserts offer some of the most amazing experiences on earth.
The art of India is inextricably intertwined with the country’s cultural history, religions and philosophies, with the production and patronage of art being linked to social and cultural contexts.
The earliest Indian religion to inspire major artistic monuments was Buddhism. Soon after the Buddhists initiated the rock-cut caves, Hindus and Jains started to imitate them at Badami, Aihole, Ellora, Salsette, Elephanta, Aurangabad and Mamallapuram.
The Chola period, remarkable for its sculptures and bronzes, is represented by some of the finest figures of Siva in various forms, Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi, Siva saints, etc., created by using the lost wax technique