National Tourism Day 2023: 10 Fascinating Facts You Should Know About Indian Tourism

National Tourism Day 2023: 10 Fascinating Facts You Should Know About Indian Tourism

The day before Republic Day, INDIA commemorates National Tourism Day. The government created National Tourism Day to highlight the nation's culture and advance the travel industry. It is noticeable to emphasise the significance of tourism for the national economy.

India is a country with a diverse and rich culture. Every region of the nation has something interesting to offer as well as something visually appealing. India is one of the top countries with iconic sites and draws millions of visitors each year with its 29 states and 7 union territories. We thus provide to you some fascinating information on the nation's tourist industry on this occasion.

Facts Worth Knowing About Indian Tourism

1. In 2015, the travel and tourism sector in India contributed $124.8 billion to the country's GDP, or around 6% of the overall GDP.

2. 40 million employment are supported by tourism in India. Up to 2023, the industry is predicted to expand at an average annual growth rate of 7.9%, making India the third-fastest-growing tourist destination globally.

3. From 7,54,000 in October 2016, there were 8,91,000 more visitors arriving in India in November. Between 2000 and 2016, it fluctuated between a record high of 9,13,000 in December 2015 and a record low of 1,29,286 in May, averaging 4,26,846.43.

4. There are 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the nation. Dholavira, a Harappan city in Gujarat, is the most recent location to be added to the list of World Heritage Sites. Currently, there are 32 cultural sites, 7 natural sites, and 1 mixed property in the nation.

5. Sikkim, a state in the Himalayas, has been named the most organic state in contemporary India. Approximately 47.3% of the state is said to be covered in forests. Additionally, the state has outlawed single-use plastic, which includes bottles for bottled water.

6. The world's tallest rail bridge is located in this nation. Located in Jammu and Kashmir, the 1,315 m long Chenab bridge is 35 m taller than the Eiffel Tower.

7. One of the last uninhabited areas on Earth is India's North Sentinel Island. The Sentinelese people live on the island and have cut themselves off from the outside world.

8. The oldest fort in the nation is said to be Kangra Fort in Himachal Pradesh. It is said to have been constructed 3500 years ago and once housed royal jewels. In its lifespan, the Kangra Fort repelled 52 assaults. On the fringes of the Kangra town, the fort is now in ruins.

9. The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, is located in India. The monument that Emperor Shah Jahan erected in honour of his cherished wife Mumtaz Mahal has elements of Persia, Islam, Turkey, and India's architectural traditions.

10. For US tourists staying in five-star hotels in 2013, Mumbai was the second-cheapest city in the whole globe.