Why India is not so ‘incredible’ for tourists

On paper, India should be a tourist powerhouse. The country has all the right ingredients – good food, rich culture, beautiful historic monuments, spirituality, and diversity – to lure travellers from all over the world. Yet India lags behind Asian tourist hubs like Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea and China.

While tourism in India continues to increase, with 6.65 million tourists visiting the country in 2012, it grew just 5% over 2011. Bhutan and Sri Lanka — from the same south Asian region — recorded over 17% growth in the same year.

Thee reasons for India’s struggle to attract visitors are many, say tourism experts, ranging from infrastructure to formalities and security concerns, among others.

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