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Main tourist places in India 28.06.2014

Tourist attractions in India

#India is a very good place for tourist attractions as it serves a Variety of natural beauty such as #mountains, hills, rivers etc. Every year India hold a huge #numbers of tourists from other countries as such in year 2011, there were nearly 6.29 million foreign tourists who enjoyed tourist attractions in India. Its rich #history and its cultural, geographical diversity make it international tourism attractions. In India there are many places to visit as such in north there are Himalayas which is the highest mountain peak in the world and also the one which is India’s pride is the Ganga River. The best part about tourist attractions in India is its climatic conditions as there are three main seasons. The best tourist attractions in India are the Taj Mahal which is listed in the 7 wonders of the world which is located in Agra, which is recognized as the most beautiful structures in the world , as it was built by Mughal emperor shah Jahan in memory of his third wife , Mumtaz Mahal and hold a symbol of eternal love .
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

The second best tourist attractions in India is Goa which is liked by every one for its climatic nature as the two main tourist seasons : winter in this season tourist from abroad ( mainly Europe) comes to Goa to enjoy the wonderful climate and in summers from all over India comes to spend the holidays . It’s really the best place to spend your holidays in India and people gets attracted by its beaches, adventures sports, relaxations etc. Goa is the most famous place in India as it is smallest state by area and the fourth smallest in population.
The third popular tourist attractions in India is Kerala which is famous for its backwaters and tropical green plants. Most of the tourist come Kerala for their Ayurvedic medical treatment which is the best in the world .There are many famous destinations which people wants to visit in Kerala are Kochi, Trivandrum, Alappuzha, Munnar, Varkal,KalpettaKovalam to name a few.kerala backwaters
The next best place of tourist attractions in India is the Himalaya, which is the highest mountain ranges in Asia, which also include Mount Everest and K2 . The Ganges is the second largest river in the Indian Subcontinent with a debit.Ganges #river rafting is very popular for whitewater rafting, attracting its tourist in summers months which is for tourist attractions .
Indian history is also very famous in the world by the help of famous tourist attractions like Ajanta caves in which 31 rock-cut cave monuments from the 2nd century BC is located. It is famous for its artistic nature which includes cave paintings and sculptures.
The places in India like� Kashmir also contribute to the tourist attractions spot such as Srinagar , Pahalgam , GulmargKathua , Dal Lake(includes 5 basin & numerable channels) , Jama Masjid (370 wooden pillars & courtyard ),Dass (coldest Inhabited place & trekking ),Shalimar Garden (4 terraces & Canal located inside the garden ) to name a few .
Shimla is also the best tourist attractions in India which is often referred to as the Queen Of Hills, covered with #forests of pine, rhododendron and oak , #experiences pleasant summers and cold, snowy winter . There are various spots like Ridge (Scandal point & leads to Lakkar Bazaar ) , St Mary’s Church , Ellerslie, Woodville, State Museum , The Ridge to name a few.
There are various religious tourist attractions in India which most of the people wants to visit such as Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which #Hindus Gather to Bath in a sacred river. Most of the tourist attractions which is very famous for religion are Guruvayur Temple, Babri Mosque, Balaji Temple, Golden temple, Brihadeeswarar #Temple. There are many more tourist attractions in #India which are worth visiting. If you are looking for a holiday then the above tourist #attractions in India can be a better choice. If you have any queries relating to tourist attractions in India then you can post your comment. will help you to get best out of tourist attractions in India.
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Indian Tourism Policy 28.06.2014

 National Tourism Policy
In order to develop tourism in India in a systematic manner, position it as a major engine of economic growth and to harness its direct and multiplier effects for employment and poverty eradication in an environmentally sustainable manner, the National Tourism Policy was formulated in the year 2002. Broadly, the “Policy” attempts to:-
  • Position tourism as a major engine of economic growth;
  • Harness the direct and multiplier effects of tourism for employment generation, economic development and providing impetus to rural tourism;
  • Focus on domestic tourism as a major driver of tourism growth.
  • Position India as a global brand to take advantage of the burgeoning global travel trade and the vast untapped potential of India as a destination;
  • Acknowledges the critical role of private sector with government working as a pro-active facilitator and catalyst;
  • Create and develop integrated tourism circuits based on India’s unique civilization, heritage, and culture in partnership with States, private sector and other agencies; and
  • Ensure that the tourist to India gets physically invigorated, mentally rejuvenated, culturally enriched, spiritually elevated and “feel India from within”.
Scheme for Product/Infrastructure and Destination Development
The focus under this scheme is on improving the existing products and developing new tourism products to world class standards. For infrastructure and product development, the Ministry of Tourism has been providing Central Financial Assistance to the State Governments during the 9th Five Year Plan which resulted in strengthening of the infrastructure and product development in the country. The scheme has been restructured during the 10th Five Year Plan to meet the present day infrastructure requirements. The past experience had been that a large number of small projects had been funded under the Scheme, spreading the resources very thinly, which at times had not created the desired impact. The focus in the Tenth Plan has been to fund large projects of infrastructure or product development in an integrated manner.

Under the revised scheme, the destinations are carefully selected based on the tourism potential. Master planning of these destinations is undertaken so as to develop them in an integrated holistic manner. The master plan is suppose to tie up all backward and forward linkages, including environmental considerations. Realizing the importance of destination development, the total outlay for this sector has been increased substantially. Important tourist destinations in each State, in consultation with the State Governments, are taken up for development. This include activities ranging from preparation of master plans to implementation of the master plans. The destinations are selected in consultation with the State/UT Governments.

Scheme for Integrated Development of Tourist Circuits
Under this Central Financial Assistance scheme the Ministry of Tourism Government of India has been extending assistance to States for development of tourism infrastructure. Experience has shown that in the past funds under the CFA have been used to fund a large number of small isolated projects, spread throughout the length and breadth of the country resulting in the resources being spread very thinly. Therefore, in order to provide quick and substantial impact, during the 10th Five Year Plan, this new scheme of Integrated Development of Tourist Circuits have been taken up. The objective of the scheme is to identify tourist circuits in the country on an annual basis, and develop them to international standards. The aim is to provide all infrastructure facilities required by the tourists within these circuits. The Ministry of Tourism aim at convergence of resources and expertise through coordinated action with States/UTs and private sector.

Scheme of Assistance for Large Revenue Generating Projects
It is recognized that the development of tourism infrastructure projects requires very large investment that may not be possible out of the budgetary resources of the Government of India alone. In order to remove these shortcomings and to bring in private sector, corporate and institutional resources as well as techno-managerial efficiencies, it is proposed to promote large revenue generating projects for development of tourism infrastructure in public private partnerships and in partnerships with other Government / Semi-Government agencies.

Large revenue generating project, which can be admissible for assistance under this scheme, should be a project, which is also a tourist attraction, or used by tourists and generates revenue through a levy of fee or user charges on the visitors. Projects like Tourist trains, Cruise vessels, Cruise Terminals, Convention Centres, Golf Courses etc. would qualify for assistance. However, this is only an illustrative list.

Hotel & Restaurant component will not be eligible for assistance under the scheme either on a stand-alone basis or as an integral part of some other project. Besides hotel & restaurants, procurement of vehicles and sports facilities like stadiums will also not be eligible for assistance under the scheme.

Scheme for Support to Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure (Viability Gap Funding)

Developement of infrastructure require large investments that cannot be undertaken out of public financing alone. Thus, in order to attract private capital as well as techno-managerial efficiencies associated with it, the government is committed to promoting Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure development. This scheme has been put into effect for providing financial support to bridge the viability gap of infrastructure projects undertaken through Public Private Partnerships.

Scheme for Market Development Assistance (MDA)

The Marketing Development Assistance Scheme (MDA), administered by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, provides financial support to approved tourism service providers (i.e. hoteliers, travel agents, tour operators, tourist transport operators etc., whose turnover include foreign exchange earnings also) for undertaking the following tourism promotional activities abroad:
  • Sales-cum-study tour
  • Participation in fairs/exhibitions
  • Publicity through printed material
Recent Initiatives
During 11th Five Year Plan (2007-2012) Ministry of Tourism propose to continue supporting creation of world class infrastructure in the country so that existing tourism products can be further improved and expanded to meet new market requirements and enhance the competitiveness of India as a tourist destination. In consultation with the State Governments and UTs the Ministry of Tourism have identified several tourist circuits and destinations for integrated development. During the current financial year the Ministry has sanctioned so far Rs.323.00 crore for various projects throughout the country. This is an all time record and will facilitate timely execution of projects during the working season.

Some of the important infrastructure projects which have been sanctioned in the current financial year are:

Heritage Destinations/Circuits

  • MOT has recently sanctioned Rs.8.00 crore for the project of illumination/lighting of monuments in Rajasthan.
  • The tourist facilities at Sanchi and adjoining tourist places in Madhya Pradesh are being improved at a cost of Rs.4.64 crore. Tourist Facilitation Centre, Public Amenities, Parking and Landscaping and Beautification of approach roads will be done.
  • The project of Development of Mahanadi Central Heritage (Rs.3.94 crore) has been sanctioned. In this project Jetties, River Bank, Nature Trail, picnic area, etc. will be developed at various places along the river to enhance the experience of visitors to these destinations.
  • An Indian Freedom Circuit on Mahatama’s Park in West Bengal is being developed at a cost of Rs.2.27 crore.
  • The project Bijapur-Bidar-Gulbarg Circuit sanctioned at a cost of Rs.6.40 crore.
  • Art & Craft village at Goregaon film city has been sanctioned for an amount of Rs.3.86 crore.
  • Revitalization of Gandhi Thidal and Craft Bazar, Puducherry sanctioned recently for an amount of Rs.2.67 crore.
  • The project of Development of Srirangam Tamilnadu (Rs.3.72 lakh) has been sanctioned.
  • Development of Vallore fort area at a cost of Rs.0.89 crore.
  • Sound & Talatal Ghar, Sivasagar in Assam (Rs.1.58 crore.) has been sanctioned.
Beach and Sea Tourism
  • MOT has sanctioned a project of Rs.5.00 crore for development and beautification of Beach Promenade in Puducherry.
  • Another project for development of walkway along the bank of river Arasalar and Vanjiiar in Karaikal, Puducherry (Rs.4.78 crore)
  • The project of Development of Marina bach in Tamilnadu has been sanctioned (Rs.4.92 crore).
Eco Tourism
  • A project of Eco tourism for development of Horsely Hill in Chittoor Distt. of Andhra Pradesh has been sanctioned.
  • The project of development of Satkosi in Orissa (Rs. 4.25 crore) has been sanctioned in which Interpretation Centre, Landscaping, Elephant camps, Trekking park, Watch Towers and parking facilities, etc. are proposed to be developed.
  • MOT has sanctioned a project for development of Eco tourism in Morni-Pinjore Hills and Sultanpur National Park in Haryana for which Rs. 2.63 crore have been sanctioned.
  • The project of Integrated Development of Tribal Circuit with special focus on Eco tourism in Spiti in Himachal Pradesh has been approved for Rs. 6.98 crore.
  • Development of Wayanad in Kerala for an amount of Rs.2.01 crore.
  • Development of Tourist Circuit (Western Assam Circuit) Dhubari-Mahamaya-Barpeta-Hajo has been sanctioned for an amount of Rs.4.97 crore.
  • Development of Mechuka Destination (Rs.4.41 crore in Arunachal Pradesh).
  • Development of Tourist Destination at Khensa at a cost of Rs.4.58 crore in Nagaland.
  • Circuit - Udhyamandalam- Madumalai- Anaimalai, Tamil Nadu Rs.4.39 crore.
Projects for NE Region
  • The INA Memorial Complex at Moirang in Manipur is being renovated and tourist facilities are being developed (Rs.82 lakhs).
  • Tourism infrastructure is being developed near Pakhai Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh (Rs. 5.00 crore)
  • Gayaker Sinyi Lake at Itanagar is being developed at a cost of Rs.5.00 crore.
  • Tourist infrastructure is being developed in Nathula-Memmencho-Kuppu tourist circuit in Sikkim (Rs.4.54 crore)
  • MOT has sanctioned a project for development of Tizu Kukha as Adventure Destination in Nagaland (Rs.4.99 crore)
  • Projects for Jammu & Kashmir
MOT has sanctioned a project for development of tourism infrastructure in Leh (Rs.4.95 crore), Bungus Valley (Rs.2.31 crore), Kargil (Rs.4.84 crore), Poonch (Rs.4.50 crore), various villages around Sonmarg (Rs.1.08 crore), development of Gurez and Telail Valley (Rs.3.66 crore), Patnitop (Rs.2.83 crore), Dandi Pora (3.45 crore), Anantnag (Rs.2.1 crore), Shri Amarnath Yatra Marg (Rs.7.00 crore), Bhaderwah (Rs. 4.12 crore), Kishtwar (Rs. 2.81 crore), Wullar Lake (Rs.2.06 crore) and Rajouri (Rs.4.34 crore). Tourist Information Centre, Public amenities, approach roads, shelters, signages , etc. will be developed in these projects so that tourists who are visiting Jammu & Kashmir should have trouble free experience the beauty and bounty of the region. 

Lakshadweep Islands - India 28.06.2014

Lakshadweep Island

The Lakshadweep island lie on the Arabian Sea. A timeless undiscovered treasure comprising 36 reefs and coral atolls - untouched and unspoilt. Very little is known about them and this adds to the sense of adventure for visitors.
The first glimpse of the island is about one and half hours flight from Cochin airport to the mailland Agatti. Everyting you expect of a tropical paradise is here: Deserted sandy beaches, streaches of coconut palm trees, endless sunshine and above al the clear blue waters ofthe coral lagoons.
The Population : 52,750

  • How to reach Lakshadweep :

    This place is well connected by Air from Cochin(International Airport). Indian Airlines operates its daily flight to Agatti except Sudays. The flight details are as follows. IC 502 COCHIN/AGATTI 0800 HRS/0935 HRS.
  • Places to Eat and Stay

    Lakshadweep island - Kerala
    The most exclusive of these islands is Bangaram, A holiday resort that sits on its own lagoon, a hundred shades of blue hinting at the hidden worlds below. Once at Agatti you board a boat and set off for Bangaram which is just an hour and a half away. There are no indigenious inhabitants and facilities have been designed to respect a delicate natural ecosystem.
    The resort has a restaurant which serves Indian and International cuisines. The Resort provides the facilities of Scuba Diving, Snorklling, Deep Sea Fishing, Rafting, Catamaran Sailing and more water sports.
  • Climate :

    From 27 to 32 degree celsius during September to March. From 30 to 33 degree celsius in April and May. The monsoon period is from 15 may to 15 September.
  • Entry Permit :

    All tourists require to obtain a entry permit to get in the island and to obtain the permission one has to furnish the following details at the time of booking.
    • » Full Name as mentioned in the passport
    • » Nationality » Passport Details
    • » Date and place of issue of the passport
    • » Date of Expiry
    • » Permanent Address
    • » Date and Place of Birth.

    Aappuzha Beach - Kerala
    Note : One has to spend a night at Cochin to get entry permit to Lakshadweep if one lands in Cochin only but if one is touching Delhi anytime before coming to Lakshadweep then the permit can also be obtained from delhi and in that case one does not have to stay overnight in Cochin just to get the permit. The office remains opens from Monday to Friday every week.
  • Package I

    Cochin - Lakshdweep - Cochin
    Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days
    Day 1 : Cochin/Lakshdweep
    Depart Cochin for Agatti by Flight. Transfer by Boat to Bangaram Resort. O/N at Hotel

    Day 2 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day3 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day4 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day5 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day6 : Lakshdweep/Cochin
    Transfer by Boat to Airport for Flight to Cochin 
  • Aappuzha Beach - Kerala
  • Package II

    Cochin - Lakshdweep - Cochin
    Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days

    Day 1 : Cochin/Lakshdweep
    Depart Cochin for Agatti by Flight. Transfer by Boat to Bangaram Resort. O/N at Hotel

    Day 2 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day 3 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day 4 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day 5 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day 6 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day 7 : Lakshdweep
    Day at Leisure. O/N at Hotel.

    Day 8 : Lakshdweep/Cochin
    Transfer by Boat to Airport for Flight to Cochin