State Affairs

Holidayers flock to India for election tourism


Foreign tourists are arriving in India to witness India’s 16th Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament) elections currently being held in the world’s largest democracy under an election tourism initiative, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

A large number of holiday makers from the US, France, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed up for a US$1,200 seven-day, six-night election tourism package offered by a private tour operator in north west Gujarat state.

The package includes a visit to public rallies, poll campaigns, meeting with party leaders and Election Commission officers.

“In spite of summer, more people have committed to visit India in this year’s polls under the election tourism initiative,” said Election Tourism India’s city-based chairman Manish Sharma.

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