india a favourite for tourists


India Becoming A Favorite Tourist Destination

Taj MahalAccording to the latest information released by the World Travel and Tourism Council, India’s travel and tourism industry was estimated to have generated approximately $100 billion in 2008. This figure is expected to go up to almost $275.5 billion by 2018, growing at an average of 9.4 percent over the next 10 years. Moreover, according to research, travel and tourism is expected to contribute 6.1 percent to India’s GDP and provide almost 40 million jobs by 2018.


As the financial capital of India, Mumbai features on every India travel itinerary. With good air along with good road and rail connectivity, the city attracts tourists from all over India and overseas.

India as a country offers exciting and diverse experiences to tourists. Each state has its own unique traditions, culture, and cuisine. Apart from this, the country has excellent beaches, backwaters, Ayurvedic health resorts, ancient monuments, world heritage sites, forts, palaces, hill stations, and wildlife.

We have all heard about the heritage palace hotels that make you feel like maharajas and maharanis, a truly luxurious living experience found only in India, and something that overseas tourists look forward to. Good hotels to suit all budgets are available all over the country. India now also offer home stays, where you stay with a family as a member of the household and enjoy their hospitality and traditional ethnic cuisine. The Indian railways now run special luxury trains, each with unique themes that cover most of the important state tourism circuits.  (I found this  article on Bargin Travel.Com , check them out)

Monday, 04 May 2009

new zealand birds

Black-backed gull on Matu Somes Island in Wellington Harbour
Black-backed gull on Matu Somes Island in Wellington Harbour

I have just posted  a blog about New Zealand birds .

Listen to them, just as I do every morning  on Radio New Zealnd National ( 7am & 9am)

You dont have to be a twitcher to enjoy the sounds of them .

watch out for our nocturnal, flightless kiwi
watch out for our nocturnal, flightless kiwi