Tourism Potential of India
India has been blessed with a geographical, cultural and linguistic diversity which is so rich and varied that one will need a lifetime to explore each and every part of India. The tourism potential of India is immense and still to be explored fully. Each century has brought a new culture to Indian soil leading to a diversified commingling that has shaped modem India.
India is well known all over the world, for its ancient civilization and the artifacts recovered and being excavated till today, prove the genuineness of the claims. The ancient history of our culture has left behind exquisite monuments and temples together with archaeological finds for the tourists who are interested in them. Besides this, our country has been blessed with natural scenic beauty, right from the coastlines and beaches to the majestic mountains and hill stations.
Tourism is a high-potential industry all over the world and there are several economies which are totally based on the tourism industry for their survival. The amount of money involved and high value returns could be mind boggling and India likely, would successfully develop an infrastructure conducive to the promotion of the tourism industry.
The true potential to expand and attract more tourists to the country lies in its natural and beautiful beaches and greenery in the southern part to that of striking beauty of the mountain in the northern region and from wild forests to the cultural and religious heritage of the country. These attributes are more than enough to draw the attention of the tourists across the globe, but it would only be possible if the central and the state governments of the respective states promote tourism and see it as a highly lucrative industry which to a certain extent has gradually been happening.
For some foreigners, India is considered to be no longer as safe, particularly after the 26/11 terrorist attack that rocked the entire nation and the world. The terrorists managed to exploit the loopholes of the Indian security and attacked the financial capital of the country, including the hotel The Taj where a lot of foreign tourists lost their lives. Since then, their fear of the safety of the tourists can’t be denied. In addition to the terrorist attack, women’s safety has also been a growing issue which the government has not managed to curb. There have been several instances in the past where foreign female tourists have been preyed upon.