Offbeat Tourism

Indian elections a big tourist draw

DELHI

Tour operators say hundreds of visitors from as far afield as the U.S. and Australia are curious to see the world’s biggest vote in action and have signed up for election-themed tours that include visits to rallies and meetings with party officials

If festivals like Diwali, Holi or the spectacular Kumbh Mela draw tourists to India, why shouldn’t its vast, sprawling legislative election? With 814 million eligible voters, it’s the biggest democratic show on earth — and with that in mind, tourists from as far afield as the U.S., the U.K., France and Australia have signed up for package tours that include visiting public rallies and meeting party officials.

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