About 6.3 million foreign tourists came to India in 2012. That is a 5.4 per cent increase from the previous year, and twice the world average.
November to March are the peak months for tourism in India, typically bringing in hordes of foreign tourists to beach resorts and heritage sites across the country.
Hotels are already reporting advanced bookings in many cities – a sign that could bring welcome relief to India’s flagging economy.
Tourism is a significant earner of foreign exchange and provides widespread employment in India.
And as winter sets in, hundreds of thousands of tourists from Europe and America head towards the warmer climes in India.
Hotels in Jaipur and Agra, the two most favourite spots for foreign tourists, are already booked till January.
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