Brand India as a Tourist Destination is Scaling New heights!!

Now days, the fever of Commonwealth Games 2010 is dancing on the track in India. Every Indian is enjoying this historical moment. While, some times ago the preparations for the Commonwealth Games are causing severe embarrassment to the country, although Brand India as a tourist destination is scaling new heights.

Globetrotters and tourists from all around the world are warming up to the country’s people and hospitality by voting India as the 7th best tourist destination in the world in the recent Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2010, a head of countries like Thailand, Greece, Brazil and France. Last year, India stood at the 13th position.
According to the results, Turkey has adjudged the favorite holiday destination as people gave it No.1 rank “for range of accommodation and that increasingly important component of any holiday: value for money”, says the Conde Nast Traveller website.

Egypt, in second position, scored highest on culture, while Australia in third position was voted for having the best climate. Italy at fourth position and Spain in sixth position were voted for having great food and restaurant offerings, while New Zealand at number five scored highest on environmental friendliness.
India scored highest for the warmth of its people and hospitality with a score of 94.44 on 100. “In the first seven months of this year, inbound arrivals have gone up by about 10%. Besides, India attracts the long haul travelers who spend on an average of 15 days,” said Karan Anand, head (relationship and supplier management), Cox & Kings. “New products like the Maharajas Express — the luxury train that is considered among the top ten trains in the world introduced early this year has added a new dimension to the tourism scene.”

Three Indian luxury hotels were voted as the best ‘Overseas Business Hotel’ in the same awards. Taj West End, Bangalore, was rated the second-best overseas business hotel with an overall score of 93.22. The Leela Palace Kempinski, Bangalore, at fifth position had an overall score of 88.94 and was rated highest on having the best conference facilities. The Oberoi, New Delhi, stood tenth with an overall score of 84.81.
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India Travel – Industry Future & Problems

India Travel industry has now regaining itself on the back, with the latest Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards having voted India as the seventh best tourist destination in the world. India bested countries such as Thailand, Greece, Brazil and France to pole-vault into the top 10 list. This would not have been possible had the fundamentals of the tourism industry not been strong. India has a wide range of both heritage and natural beauty to offer. Inbound arrivals have gone up by 10% in the first seven months of this year. This is not to say there isn’t any scope for improvement. There are several key areas that need attention in order to derive maximum returns from the tourism sector.

As we know that many of our heritage sites are in a deplorable state of disrepair. The problem lies in haphazard management, divided between the Center and the states Governments. The possibility of a single nodal agency for preservation of all historical monuments along with the participation of private players in maintaining them needs to be populated. The future of the tourism industry lies in customizing services. The government would do well to provide greater support to niche segments such as medical tourism and spiritual tourism by creating the infrastructure hotels, budget hotels, transport facilities, easier visa norms, etc to facilitate their growth. In the context of security for foreign tourists, a dedicated tourist police force is a good idea. An integrated approach whereby the tourism industry benefits from other sectors and vice versa is the way forward. The government should keep in mind that tourism generates more jobs for every rupee invested than almost any other sector. It’s also more environmentally benign than, say, heavy industry.

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Know More About India? Travelers Come For The India Tour!!!

India is one of the oldest countries in the World! As well as India is the 7th largest country in the world. India is a tremendous land that expands beyond symbolism of fantasy; due to the big research of India that goes beyond imagination, called as “DEV BHUMI”. It is like a sanctuary that one should explore, feel and relish for lifetime. In the ancient time, 2500 B.C., the Indo-Aryan people settled in the northwest region and over the next 2,000 years developed the Brahman culture from which Hinduism evolved. Invaders include Alexander the Great in 327 B.C. and much later the Persians, who would found the Mogul empire. The Europeans began arriving early in the sixteenth century, drawn by the opulence of the moguls. The British East India Company, with trading posts in Surat, Bombay and Calcutta, soon dominated the region, ousting Portuguese and Dutch traders. The British Raj was born and India’s vast raw wealth was shipped to the West. And next 200, years Britishers ruled out India, and then in 15th August 1947, India was independence.

Country Name: Republic of India, Bharat Ganrajya
Local name: Bharat, Hindustan, India
Covering Area of India: 32,87,263 sq. km
Current Population of India in 2010: 1,150,000,000 (1.15 billion)
Population of India in 1947: 350 million
National Flag of India: Tiranga
National Anthem: Jana Gana Mana
Indian National Song: Vande Mataram
National Animal of India: Tiger
National Bird of India: Peacock
National Flower of India: Lotus
National Fruit of India: Mango
National Game of India: Hockey
National Tree of India: Banyan
National Sweet of India: Jalebi
Year of Independence: 1947
National Languages: Hindi
Web site:

Flag Description: The National Flag is a horizontal tricolour of deep saffron (kesaria) at the top, white in the middle, and dark green at the bottom in equal proportion. At the centre of the white band is a navy blue wheel, which is a representation of the Ashoka Chakra at Sarnath.
National Days: 26th January (Republic Day)
15th August (Independence Day)
2nd October (Gandhi Jayanti; Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday)
Climate: The climate of India is extremely diverse. Parts of the Ladakh region in Kashmir are among the coldest inhabited places on earth; the Himalaya Mountain ranges are also very cold (and remain uninhabited) Monsoon winds bring rain and replenish the rivers, lakes, and aquifers, thereby sustaining the agriculture. The main south-west monsoon brings rain between May and September (with Bombay and the west coast receiving rains in late May, and Delhi nearly a month later). The north-east monsoon brings rain to the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Delhi sees it’s most comfortable climate between October and March; May and June offer biting heat; and July to September sticky, humid air……..Temperatures in the northern plains and western deserts can reach 49°C (120°F) between May and June, though their ground temperatures can be as low as -18°C (0°F) winter. The lower peninsular India enjoys a moderate climate though it can get hot between March and June
India Economy: India has fared the global financial crisis remarkably well. Despite the 2008-2009 downturns, the government expects the annual GDP growth to return to around 9%. India’s population is estimated at more than 1.1 billion and is growing at 1.55% a year. It has the world’s 12th largest economy–and the third largest in Asia behind Japan and China–with total GDP in 2008 of around $1.21 trillion ($1,210 billion). Services, industry, and agriculture account for 54%, 29%, and 18% of GDP respectively. India is capitalizing on its large numbers of well-educated people skilled in the English language to become a major exporter of software services and software workers, but more than half of the population depends on agriculture for its livelihood. 700 million Indians live on $2 per day or less, but there is a large and growing middle class of more than 50 million Indians with disposable income ranging from 200,000 to 1,000,000 rupees per year ($4,166-$20,833). Estimates are that the middle class will grow ten-fold by 2025.
GDP (FY 2009 est): $1.095 trillion ($1,210 billion).
Real growth rate (2009 est.): 6.5%.
Per capita GDP (PPP, FY 2008): $3,100.
Agriculture: 17% of GDP. Products–wheat, rice, coarse grains, oilseeds, sugar, cotton, jute and tea.
Industry: 28.2% of GDP. Products–textiles, jute, processed food, steel, machinery, transport equipment, cement, aluminum, fertilizers, mining, petroleum, chemicals, and computer software.
Services and transportation: 54.9% of GDP.
Trade: Exports (FY 2009 est)–$164.3 billion; engineering goods, petroleum products, precious stones, cotton apparel and fabrics, gems and jewelry, handicrafts, tea. Services exports $101.2 billion in 2008-09, represent more than one third of India’s total exports.
Software exports–$35.76 billion. Imports (FY 2009 est)–$268.4 billion; petroleum, machinery and transport equipment, electronic goods, edible oils, fertilizers, chemicals, gold, textiles, iron and steel. Major trade partners–U.S., China, U.A.E., EU, Russia and Japan.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz
Visas: Restricted entry: Entry is refused to: (a) nationals of Afghanistan if their passport or ticket shows evidence of transit or boarding in Pakistan; (b) British passport holders, including those of Indian origin, who are being deported to India without their consent. ….PASSPORTS: Passports valid for at least 6 months required by all. …VISAS: Required by all except the following providing they are not missionaries or intending to take up employment: nationals of Bhutan and Nepal for a maximum stay of 3 months;  nationals of the Maldives for a maximum stay of 90 days. The period of 90 days includes any prior period of stay during a period of 6 months immediately before the date of entry; transit passengers whose tickets show they intend to continue their journey from the airport, providing they do not leave the airport, and providing they continue their journey within 72 hours (24 hours via Mumbai). Nationals of Pakistan must travel via Amritsar, Delhi or Mumbai airports, continuing their journey the same day, and they are not allowed to leave the airport. Nationals of Bangladesh may require a visa if they have to leave the airport for a connecting flight.
Natural Resources: Coal, iron ore, manganese ore, mica, bauxite, petroleum, titanium ore, chromite, natural gas, magnesite, limestone, arable land, dolomite, barytes, kaolin, gypsum, apatite, phosphorite, steatite, fluorite, etc.
Capital: New Delhi (Population in 2010: 18 million)
Commercial Capital of India: Mumbai (Population in 2010: 13,806,553)
System: Federal Republic
Languages: Hindi, English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Sanskrit, Hindustani a popular variant of Hindu/Urdu, is spoken widely throughout northern India
Religions: Hindu 80%, Muslim 14%, Christian 2.4%, Sikh 2%, Buddhist 0.7%, Jains 0.5%, other 0.4%
Money: Indian rupee (Re)
Telephone Country Code: +91
Indian Standard Time: GMT + 05:30

India could become soon a two trillion dollar economy so the timing is right to know more about India. And the better way to learn about a country, culture and tradition is what? That is reading and tourism. Come for!! India tour! And India tourism! And for knowing more….. India is rich in history and dates back many centuries. However a good starting point might be India’s history in the past century. So, people pack up your luggage and ready as soon as possible for travel to India for India tour with Lets Travel India Hotel Bookings cover Hotels at almost all the important tourist destinations including Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kullu-Manali, Shimla, Varanasi, Bikaner, Pushkar, Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Khajuraho, Mount Abu  etc.

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Travel & Tour in New Delhi India!!!

Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Damascus and Varanasi. Edwin Lutyens, the world famous architect, would have never set his mind on designing New Delhi and the fame of Connaught Place shopping centre in the heart of India’s capital. Delhi is called as the “Rome of Hindoostan
Lutyen perhaps could have drawn inspiration from the Persian inscription on the ceiling of the “Diwan-e-Khas” at the glorious Red Fort, which says “If there be a paradise on Earth; it is this, Oh it is this.”

Delhi, called locally as Dilli, the second-largest metropolitan city in India. With more then 15.9 million residents, it is the eighth largest metropolitan city in the world by population. It is also called New Delhi, the capital of India.Delhi is the most greenly metropolitan city in the world. Delhi has covered 19% field by the forest.
New Delhi
has expanded and now encompasses residential and commercial development to the west and south, with the most develop & beautiful satellite cities Gurgaon and Faridabad (in Haryana), and NOIDA and Ghaziabad, in Uttar Pradesh.

Modern Delhi is reflected in the cosmopolitan culture that nurtures festivals of all faiths, religions and places of worship. You take a stroll at your own pace, or a jog or a run. It also reflected in the market places, the dhabas and restaurants or the five – star Hotels and the gorgeous Delhi Budget Hotels.

There are lots of famous places in Delhi for watching, these are the some a:

Red Fort: The most popular Red Fort stands on the western bank of the river Yamuna. This royal residence was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan. The fort provides the magnificent view to the visitors when it glitters with eye catching electric lights. The fort houses the Diwan-i-amor the hall of public audiences where the emperor would sit and here the complaint of the common folks. The other attractions enclosed within these monuments are the hammams or the Royal Baths, the shahi Burj which used to be Shahjahans working area, and the moti masjid or the pearl mosque built by Aurangzeb for his personal use.

India Gate: The 42 metre high, free standing arch, popularly known as India Gate, was designed by Lutyens and built in 1931. It was originally called “All India War Memorial” in memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian army who died in World War1. The names of the soldiers are inscribed all along the walls of the arch. In 1971, an eternal flame was lit here to honour the Amar Jawan.

Jama Masjid
: Jama Masjid is the India’s largest mosque built by Shah Jahan in 1656. The mosque stands opposite the Red Fort and is the eloquent reminder of the Mughal religious fervor.  The onion shaped dome and the two minarets provides the magnificent example of the Mughal architecture. Visitors must take off their shoes before entering and the mosque ad cover their head with the scarf or cap.

Lotus Temple: In the heart of New Delhi, the bustling capital of India, a lotus-shaped outline has etched itself on the consciousness of the city’s inhabitants, capturing their imagination, fuelling their curiosity, and revolutionizing the concept of worship. This is the Bahá’í Mashriqu’l-Adhkar, better known as the “Lotus Temple”. With the dawning of every new day, an ever-rising tide of visitors surges to its doorsteps to savor its beauty and bask in its serenely spiritual atmosphere.
Qutab Minar
: Qutab Minar is a commemorative tower built by Allauddin Khilji in the 13th century. Qutab Minar the 239ft sandstone tower is an indo-islamic architectural wonder of ancient India. It is five stories high, each story clearly distinguished by a projecting balcony. The Qutab Minar is listed as a UNESCO world heritage.

New Delhi is the national capital of the country; it is no wonder that almost all the leading International and Indian chains of hotels have their properties here including Taj Hotels and Resorts, Oberoi group of hotels, Welcomgroup group of hotels, Park group of hotels, and the Le Meridien group of hotels. New Delhi offers star categorized hotels, business hotels and also, Budget Hotels.

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