Fair and Festivals of India

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Published: 13th August 2012
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Tourism in India is a leading service industry, with a contribution of 6.23% to the national GDP and 8.78% of the total employment in India. India is best described as multitude of diversity. You can sample the affluent cultural legacy, spot India's flora and fauna, enjoy camel safaris, discover the peaceful snow-clad Himalayas, watch out for the religious hustle-bustle, get a glimpse of inner-self through ayurvedic spas, uncover the sunny beaches and set off on the road to explore India in true spirit. To the north it is bordered by the world’s highest mountain chain. In the west, plateaus, tropical ruin forests and sandy deserts are bordered by palm fringed beaches. Side by side with the country’s confounding topographical variations is its artistic diversity, the result of the coexistence of a number of religions as well as local tradition. Despite the numerous problems, tourism industry was the second-largest foreign exchange earner for India. Realising the potential in India, international and domestic hotel chains were rushing to cash in on it.

In views of World Travel and Tourism Council, India will be a tourism ideal-spot from 2009–2018, having the uppermost 10-year growth prospective. The greater part of foreign tourists come from USA and UK. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are the top five states to receive inbound tourists. Yet another facet of Indian culture is observed in the colourful tribal lifestyles of the north eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur with their folk culture. In the central Indian states of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh, tribal village life has resulted in a variety of artistically executed handicrafts. Medical tourism was poised for rapid development in the future and India is busy developing first-class facilities to attract this multi-billion dollar niche market.The government has already relaxed the criteria to receive a visa for medical tourism. India is the land of strikingly complex society. Immensely vibrant and infinitely diverse India, has welcomed at all times and fascinated the visitors.Intricate styles of living, inquisitive contrasts and exceptional physical radiance are elements of lifting experience gifted by India.

South India Travel:-

India's Great carve up is the Vindhya Mountains. They run from east to west, straightening out the fertile river valley of the Ganges called the Ganga, from the Deccan Plateau which covers much of the cape of India. The South India's coastal plains are backed by the mountains rimming the wedge of the Deccan plateau. On these plains lie the best beaches in South India. On the rimming mountains, the western and eastern ghats are the tea, coffee and spice lands.

Kerala Tourism:-

Kerala lies to the extreme southwest of the Indian peninsula. It has a long stretch of coastline on the Arabian Sea, and is famous for its endless beaches, rivers and backwaters. Green and serene, a paradise, God's own country, an ethereal vision or a poet's inspiration, a treasure of infinite beauty - all is said about Kerala. Lush plantations rise from the sea and sweep the entire state in verdant glory. Splendid festivals with mysterious rituals, full of colour, herds of elephants, leading processions, or in the wild, exotic handicrafts, seafood preparation that makes Kerala one of the moexciting destinations of India.


With its historical and cultural richness, India itself is a grand heritage site. From Nalanda in Bihar to Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra and from Vaishnodevi Temple in Jammu to the Jewish Synagogue at Cochin inKerala, the country is a tourists delight and unforgettable Travelmasti experience!

Lovisa Vendela writes articles for Indian Tourist Place. She also writes articles for Top World Places.

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