Tourist Destinations and Development of Tourism in India


During the 1980s, India began to be viewed as a tourist destination. The country's diversity and rich culture, as well as its landscape, architecture and history continue to draw in tourists from all over the world. The Central and State governments of India have been working to actively promote tourism in the nation by enacting specific policies in the public and private sectors.

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Agra is a world renowned tourist spot due to its spectacular architecture, gardens and more. The Taj Mahal is one among the Seven Wonders of the World. The Fort of Agra is a combination of marvelous mosques, stunning walls and mesmerizing gardens. The most popular buildings are Jahangir’s Palace, Sheesh Mahal and Pearl Mosque. Fatehpur Sikri consists of old structures and several forts. The Salim Chisti Dargah and the Buland Darwaza are the most attractive places in this site. The architectural masterpiece Sikandra is visited by several thousand tourists every year.

the Taj Mahal
the Taj Mahal (Image: Images)


Goa is the best tourist destination for people who want to get relief from their stress. You can enjoy your holiday in Goa by water skiing, snorkeling, wind surfing and paragliding. One can find colorful and unique designs of ornaments made of sea shells. The feast in Goa tastes awesome and the pot wines are alluring. The Konkani music makes your feet dance without your notice and the sea brings fire to your soul.

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Kerala, also named as God’s own country, is known for its natural beauty and rich history. The rivers, canals and lakes all over Kerala highlight the state. Backwater trips are popular in this state. In particular, Kerala is famous for its ancient traditional medicine treatment known as Ayurveda. Also, tourism in Kerala is never complete without seeing the most traditional and difficult dance known as “Kathakali” and the most dangerous “Kalazhi Payattu,” which is actually a form of martial art.

Kerala canals
Kerala canals (Image: Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Tourism Development

The recent development in tourism made by the Indian government includes interest subsidies, exemption in income taxes and reduction in import duties. In order to boost up the tourism development in India, identification of thrust areas have been done. Significant improvements have been found in the increase of capacity of air seats, connectivity of trains to frequent tourist destinations. For the convenience of the tourists, the accommodation facilities have been increased.

tourist in India on beach
tourist in India on beach (Image: Visage/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Indian Tourism Development Corporation

The Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has been promoting and expanding the tourism in India from the year 1966. The main goal of this corporation is to provide transport, conventional services, shopping and entertainment to the tourists. It also provides dependable and innovative money solutions for the development of tourism. Besides the transport facilities the corporation is also running restaurants and hotels at various places around India. The corporation is also diversified into several innovative services like consultancy services related to engineering, among others.

Indian cuisine
Indian cuisine (Image: Visage/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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