From ancient times, India has been looked upon as a place full of Mystique. In olden days time travelers like Huen Tsang came a long way with a great difficulty just to have felt of the place. But now in modern times, with supersonic jets, the world has become a smaller and has been named as a “global village”. With the destinations becoming so much closer the tourist are pouring into India from all over the world leading to a fast development of tourism industry and yet it has not grown to its fullest potential.
History has lost count of hordes of humanity which have travelled and through this land of vibes and wisdom; explorers, travelers, traders and invaders have been drawn to her shores. Fa Hien and Hieun Tsang came from China in search of Bhuddha’s calm serenity; from Alexander to Tamburlaine and Nadir Shah, Mahmud Ghaznavi, Muhammad Shah Ghauri to Babar, and Vasco-De-Gama to East India Company. All came here to fill their coffers with the wealth of this land; Jews, Parsees, Muhammedans, Christians, Arabs, Persians, Turks, Orientals and Europeanshave been all made welcome here.
Greek Chronicler Megasthenes, North African traveler Ibn-e-batuta, Arab explorer Al Biruni and the Russian traveler Afanasi Nikitin, have all been making a beeline to this land and could not fail to be impressed. Mark Twain said of this country, way back in 1896, “….nothing has been left undone, either by men or nature to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his round!”
Since the beginning of time, food, water, safety or acquisition of resources (trade) were the early travel motivations. With the passage of time the travel is associated with other things like education, sightseeing,...