India should aim to attract seven crore tourists annually, up from 70 lakh at present, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday while stressing on the need to make the country a low-cost tourist destination with modern infrastructure and a larger number of inbound flights.
The iconic Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) here has been inducted in TripAdvisor's 'Hall of Fame' making it the only museum in India to get thumbs up from three global travel-related sites and publications, its curator said on Wednesday.
In a significant move aimed at developing Pahalgam as an eco-friendly high-end tourist destination, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has ordered revisiting of Draft Master Plan for the hill resort to make it an all-season tourist destination.
With Madhya Pradesh recently bagging three national awards in toursim sector besides registering 70 percent growth in the inflow of visitors, the state is fast
emerging as a major destination on the country`s tourism map.
Maoists in Chhattisgarh blew up an under-construction police outpost at the tourist location of Chitrakot, blocked a national highway and disrupted life in the interiors of Bastar region to enforce a daylong shutdown Monday.
The Orissa government
today declared as a tourist destination the Tibetan settlement
at Jiranga area in Gajapati district, where Buddhist spiritual
leader the Dalai Lama inaugurated south Asia`s biggest