Tourism Industry in India

The term “Unity in Diversity” very well defines India. Its rich diversity of natural, cultural, and architectural treasures makes it stand out among other destinations worldwide. From luxury holidays on tranquil islands or at opulent palaces to exciting adventures through rugged terrains, bustling bazaars, and ancient temples, India’s tourism industry offers a plethora of unforgettable experiences for all.

From East to West and North to South with the eclectic mix of people, culture, food, and festivals, India is rich with the best tourism industry in the world. And with so much to see and do, it is hard to decide what your first step should be.

Discover the best of Tourism in India with IRCTC like never before!

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has played a major role in helping to boost the tourism industry in India. IRCTC provides various services such as  train & flight ticket booking, hotel booking, bus booking, e-catering, tour packages, luxury trains,  charter trains etc., which makes it easier for travellers to plan their trips. IRCTC has made travel more affordable and convenient than ever before, thus encouraging more people from both within the country as well as outside to explore India’s diverse culture!

{ A Map of India showing East, West, North & South


Culture, Cuisine, and British architecture attract tourists to this tolerant region.

East India boasts some incredible examples of colonial-era architecture left behind by the British during their rule, including iconic landmarks like Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata. This tolerant region welcomes people from all backgrounds making it an ideal destination for anyone who wants an enriching travel experience without feeling overwhelmed by cultural differences or language barriers.


Mumbai, Bollywood cinema, and stunning landscapes, such as deserts, beaches, forests, slums, fortresses, and palaces.

Explore the Gateway of India & nightlife in Mumbai, the Konkan coastlines of Goa, the white desert of  Rann of Kutch, Asiatic lions in Gir Forest National Park, and Rajasthan’s palaces, Havelis (mansion) dotted across various cities including Jaipur (Pink City), Jodhpur(Blue City)& Udaipur(City Of Lakes)


The vibrant and magical Indian region with its surreal surroundings.

The North Region is home to some of India’s most spectacular natural beauty. From snow-capped mountain ranges in Kashmir Valley and Himachal Pradesh to lush green forests in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh; Take a journey back in time at one of Delhi's many historical monuments such as Red Fort or Qutub Minar; visit Amritsar's Golden Temple which stands proudly amidst bustling markets selling traditional handicrafts; marvel at Lucknow's famous Mughal architecture - there is sure to be something here that will leave an impression on even the most experienced traveler!


Discover the spirituality and cultural heritage of the Himalayas.

The beauty of the Himalayas lies in its vastness; visitors can explore everything from snow-capped peaks to lush valleys filled with vibrant flora and fauna. The region is also steeped in history – it was here where Buddhism first began thousands of years ago! Visiting monasteries like Tawang Monastery or Hemis Gompa are must-dos on any itinerary as they provide an insight into traditional Buddhist culture, which still thrives today.


This region is isolated and less explored but offers acres of lush vegetation and tea plantations.

Take a jeep safari in Assam’s Kaziranga, explore ancient temples like Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, visit Meghalaya's living root bridges, take part in traditional festivals such as Hornbill Festival in Nagaland or Bihu Festival in Assam, trek through picturesque mountain ranges, white water rafting down rapids on the Brahmaputra River or even explore remote tribal villages deep within the forest. Do whatever you want because a holiday in North East India will be a memorable one!


The South pays tribute to its indigenous culture with lush vegetation and historic temples.

This enchanting region is a paradise of beautiful landscapes, fascinating culture, and unique experiences. Whether relaxing on a beach or exploring ancient temples and monuments - there are countless activities to enjoy in this magical part of India. South India is a region in India that comprises the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana, as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry. The region is known for its rich cultural heritage, diverse cuisine, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant traditions. The region is also known for its beautiful natural scenery, which includes stunning beaches, rolling hills, verdant forests, and picturesque backwaters. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in South India include the beaches of Goa and Kerala, the hill stations of Ooty and Coorg, and the backwaters of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

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Ladakh is known as the “Little Tibet” in India because it has many similarities with its neighbour across the border. This remote region is home to some spectacular mountainscapes and ancient Buddhist monasteries, which offer visitors an insight into this fascinating part of Indian culture.

Some of the best tourist places in North India are Mussories, Manali, Auli, Agra, Amritsar, and Kashmir.

Some of the best tourist places in South India are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Ooty, Coorg, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Gujarat is indeed a great holiday destination in India. The Great Rann Of Kutch - an expansive salt marsh desert fringed by white sand dunes which look mesmerizing under the moonlight when lit up during the annual Rann Utsav festival held between November-February each year! Also, don’t miss visiting Gir Forest National Park, home to the last remaining population of Asiatic Lions, while exploring cultural heritage sites within the state capital Ahmedabad such as ancient temples, mosques, step-wells, etc.

What makes Rajasthan - the best place to visit in India is its Royal Palaces, Havelis (mansions) dotted across various cities, including Jaipur (Pink City), Jodhpur(Blue City)& Udaipur(City Of Lakes). You can try traditional Rajasthani cuisines prepared using local spices; shop colourful bandhani sarees; enjoy camel rides across the Thar Desert; witness folk dance performances depicting stories about kings/queens etc. all add up together to give a complete experience of what this cultural rich state has offer !!

From East to West and North to South, India is filled with the best holiday destinations, and each is one of a kind. No matter which one you visit, a surreal holiday experience is promised!

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