India has witnessed a remarkable surge of more than 100 percent in foreign tourist arrivals during the first half of 2023, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. This increase has consequently resulted in a significant growth in foreign exchange earnings for this timeframe in the current year, Press Trust of India stated.
According to the official source mentioned in the PTI report, “The count of foreign tourists arriving in India from January to June this year reached 4.38 million, marking a 106 percent rise from the corresponding 2.12 million figure in 2022.”
In terms of domestic tourism, the numbers escalated from 677 million in 2021 to 1.73 billion in 2022. As part of its recovery efforts after the COVID-19 pandemic, India has been striving to boost tourism within the nation, aiming for an upswing in domestic and international tourist footfalls.
Prior statements by officials suggested an upward trend in foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India after the subsiding of the pandemic.
Regions like Jammu and Kashmir along with the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi are among the Indian tourist destinations that have encountered an upsurge in visitor numbers during the initial half of this year. These are just some of the incredible spots amidst the country’s tourist offer, The Taj Mahal, for instance, was voted among the New 7 Wonders of the World and is one of the main tourist destinations in India.