Foreign Tourist Arrival in India
India is known as the oldest civilization on the planet. Its rich history, geographical diversity, magnificent culture, incredible heritage sites and natural beauty attracts everyone. In 2012, there were nearly 6.57 million foreign tourists who visited tourist destinations in India, forecasting as the third rank among countries with the fastest growing tourism industry in the next decade.
The World Travel & Tourism Council calculated that tourism generated INR6.4 trillion which has contributed 6.6% of the nation’s GDP in 2012.
The United States of America (USA) stands top with almost 16% in the total arrival of foreign tourists across India followed by the United Kingdom (UK) with 12%. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Canada are amid in top five countries in this list.
The below chart shows, where these foreign tourists come from
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are top states in number of foreign tourist visit in 2012. In every state, there are many places to visit which attracts tourist from across globe.
We welcome you to come and explore our beautiful India. Our advanced filter helps you to choose your favorite destinations quickly and helps you to plan your travel.