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No place of earth can exemplify “Unity in Diversity” as emphatically as India does and no mere words can capture the real cultural and historical ethos of India. This is the one place in the world which will amaze, inspire and frustrate you, all at once, with its unique charm and a stream of fascinating experiences while. A tour of India will not only shake your existence and belief, but also jostle your soul to understand yourself and your way of life like nowhere else on this earth. India is a mysterious land of rich culture, tradition, mythology, spirituality, and wisdom as well as the spectacular scenic beauty.

India’s is the world’s 7th largest tourism economy in terms of GDP. According to WTTC, the travel and tourism sector generated Rs 14.1 trillion (USD208.9 billion) in 2016, which is world’s 7th largest in terms of absolute size; the sum is equivalent to 9.6% of India’s GDP.

Having said that, there is a lot of potential for India to grow their visitor exports. Over the past few months India has already starting to address this gap and made significant changes to visa facilitation, which will help to boost international arrivals.

Additionally, the tourism sector created 40.3 million jobs in 2016, which ranks India 2nd in the world in terms of total employment generated. The sector accounts for 9.3% of the country’s total jobs.