With a population of over one billion and a history that dates back to pre-historic era, India offers most unrivalled culture tourism experiences. From splendid castles, mansions and palaces that serve you sumptuous treat with age-old secret recipes from the royal kitchen in magnificent and grand dining areas to majestic elephants that take you to deep dark inaccessible recesses of National Parks to allow you a glimpse of regal tigers in their kingdoms, India Tourism offers most unusual and exciting vacation and holiday options.
Golden Triangle Tours feature rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes of oldest and largest market of Asia - Chandni Chowk as well as silent battery-run taxis that take you right to the entrance gate of Taj Mahal. Camel caravans in Rajasthan, yak safaris in Leh and Ladakh, backwater houseboat cruises in Kerala, palkis and helicopter rides to major Hindu pilgrimage spots, and luxurious boat rides at sunrise in Varanasi are some of the transport options that have earned the distinction of tourist attractions in India.
Delhi remains the most favored choice for international tourists, with over 2.3 million foreign tourists visiting the city in 2008. A popular base for North India holidays and Golden Triangle Tours, Delhi is the political capital of the country and offers a cultural potpourri of people from all over India. New introduction to innovative tours in India include Bollywood Tours that take you on a ride to historical studios of Mumbai and most popular shooting locales in India. Besides the glamour industry, Mumbai offers spectacular excursions to Elephanta Caves, a marvel of rock-cut stone architecture. Celebrated Ajanta & Ellora Caves are also close to Mumbai and are worth a visit.
The influx of tourists who come to enjoy Great India Holidays is on a sharp rise. Corporate and business travelers are lured to India by its rising stature in global economy and futuristic metropolitan financial hubs. Global leisure tourists are intrigued by a multitude of world heritage sites and historical monuments that are architectural masterpieces in their own right. The colorful traditions, fairs and festivals, arts, dance and music are other magnets of foreign tourists who find India exotic and lively.
Sales of ecological, wildlife, rural, adventure, honeymoon, wedding, and wellness tours are also picking up and more and more international tourists are seduced by the idea of experiencing the Orient other than China, Thailand, and Malaysia. There are more than 100 tourist destinations in India but Taj Mahal at Agra, Khajuraho Temples at Madhya Pradesh, Ranthambore National Park and forts and palaces of Rajasthan, Kerala Backwaters and Beaches, and Goa remains the most favored tourist attractions among foreigners.
Boutique hotels situated in idyllic locations away from the city din and pollution and five star hotels in the cities are some of the popular accommodation choices for delegates and executive tourists from abroad. Ministry of Tourism is paying special attention to Agra - the city of one of the Seven Wonders of the World; Varanasi - the holy pilgrimage city on the bank of River Yamuna; Gangtok in the East; Bhubaneshwar in Orissa; Aurangabad near Mumbai; and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. A huge investment is being made to promote these six cities as world-class tourist hubs.
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With a population of over one billion and a history that dates back to pre-historic era, India offers most unrivalled culture tourism experiences. From splendid castles, mansions and palaces that serve you sumptuous