|India's tourism industry is thriving due to an increase in foreign tourists
arrivals and greater than before travel by Indians to domestic and abroad
destinations. The visitors are pouring in from all over the world: Europe,
Africa, Southeast Asia and Australia. At the same time, the number of
Indians traveling has also increased.
India is probably the only country that offers various categories of
tourism. These include history tourism, adventure tourism, medical tourism
(ayurveda and other forms of Indian medications), spiritual tourism, beach
tourism (India has the longest coastline in the East) etc.
Being an ancient country, India is a country of monuments. Just like the
number, the variety is also varied in every sense. All in all these
monuments spell the true colours of India and carry its very essence. But
some incomparable monuments that form an integral part India's historical
heritage are, the epitome of endless love - Taj Mahal, the Axis of Islam -
Qutub Minar, the pride of free India - Red Fort, the Chariot temple of the
Sun God - Konark, the mighty Mughal citadel - Agra Fort, the glorious island
caveland of Lord Shiva - Elephanta; the cave site of numerous Chaityas and
Viharas - Ajanta, the grand memorial of an Emperor - Humayun's tomb and last
but not the least, the forgotten walled city of Fatehpur Sikri.
In recent years India's emergence as one of the most sought-after adventure
destinations is a well-known fact. The country offers the variety of
adventure opportunities. This diversity is remarkably amazing - from the
white water rafting on the Ganga, Indus or Teesta to heli-skiing in the high
Himalayas; from hang-gliding and ballooning over the Indian plains to
camel-safaris in the vast Thar Desert of Rajasthan; from chasing the elusive
tiger on the backs of mighty elephants to trekking in the Himalayan ranges -
the choices are endless.