The Travel and Tourism
Industry is one of the largest and most profitable industries in
most developed countries. Increased work related stress is forcing
most working professionals to take regular breaks and holidays throughout
the year. There has also been a marked improvement / rise in income
levels followed by increased spending power of people that has given
a major boost to the tourism industry as a whole.
Countries such as USA,
UK, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and Bangkok feature high on the
list of favourite tourist destinations. Which leads to the million
dollar question -
Where does India stand among other Preferred Holiday Destinations?
Despite the fact that
India is a large and beautiful country with many tourist attractions
and places to see as well as a mix of cultures and traditions to
experience, the Tourism Industry in India fails to keep up with
relatively smaller countries like Singapore.
Destinations in India - Places to visit in India
From contemporary cities
to ancient monuments, religious places and holiday destinations,
India offers a lot of variety to the foreign tourist.
Some of the must-sees
in India include - Kashmir with its beautiful gardens, lakes and
snow, Gateway of India and Haji Ali at Mumbai, the Taj Mahal in
Agra, Kerala - the Venice of India, The Dilwara temple at Mt. Abu,
The Charminar at Hyderad, the rustic beauty of Rajasthan, the varied
colors of Gujarat, the rural charm of villages in Punjab and Haryana
and the various hill stations like Darjelling, Ooty, Nainital and
Shimla etc - the list is long and very colorful.
is Lacking in India's Tourism Industry?
Despite the fact that
India has a wealth of amazing places waiting to be seen and appreciated
and an unbeatable tourism potential, India receives far lesser tourists
compared to other relatively smaller countries.
Most foreigners who
visit India for the first time are heard complaining about
over priced Hotel
corrupt autos and
taxi drivers waiting to take them for a ride, literally!
lack of proper
confusion and chaos
at the airport
Considering the fact
that the Tourism Industry contributes largely to the countries total
GDP, isn't it time that the Government and authorities pay attention
to the problems that tourists and travelers face in India?
The need of the hour
is to go on an overdrive to remove corrupt middlemen who take foreigners
and tourists for a ride, improve infrastructure and create hygienic
conditions in the country so that the next time a foreigner visits
India, he goes back praising and promoting us to his friends and
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