The Big Draw: Indian tourism in numbers

The Big Draw: Indian tourism in numbers

The Statue of Unity, on October 31 inaugurated, has been getting several visitors reportedly. As the statue can be a crowd-puller, does it change the tourism dynamics of the national country? Here is a synopsis of the most recent tourist numbers:

Foreign tourist arrivals are increasing in India (millions)
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But India gets just 10% of the foreign tourists that France gets
Foreign tourist arrivals in 2016 (millions)
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Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu or more obtain the most foreign visitors
Share of foreign tourist visits in 2017
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Tamil Nadu may be the hottest destination state among domestic travellers
Share of domestic tourist visits in 2017
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Most Indians happen to be see their family. Pilgrimages and health may also be major reasons (2008-09 data)

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India’s most visited monument, the Taj Mahal, made Rs 18 crore in ticket sales in 2016
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10 monuments most visited by domestic tourists in 2016*
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10 monuments most visited by foreign tourists in 2016*
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*Visitors to Archaeological Survey of India-protected monuments

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