CONTENTS:- Vol.1: 1. Tourism Industry: Past Developments and the Present Scenario; 2. India: land of Different Seasons; 3. Discovering North India; 4. Eastern and Western India; 5. India's Southern Delights; 6. Coastal India -Islands and Beaches and Other Lesser Known Beauty Spots; 7. Hotels: The Pride of Our Nation; 8. Indian Shopping Destinations and its Cultural Metropolises; 9. China as the New Tourist Haven; 10. Foreign Travellers and Travel Guides; 11. Declining Trends; 12. Promoting Tourism; 13. Promoting Tourism; 14. Encouraging Trends Shown by the Industry; 15. Future Steps and Policies to Improve Tourism in the Country; 16. Epilogue. Vol.2: 1. Challenges and Solutions; 2. World is Coming; 3. Regional Tourism; 4. Heritage Restoration Demands Priority; 5. Tourism Destination.
Tourism has long been a neglected sector for the government of India. Earlier, it was considered to be an elitist activity and the socialist dispensation of the official establishment coaxed it to put on the back burner. The advent of globalization and the market forces brought India on the world tourism map. Both the hospitality and the travel industries revamped its utility and there appears to be a phenomenal growth in infrastructure and services for the world traveler. This book also points out the conspicuous absence of the domestic traveler for long. This book raises all possible issues in Indian tourism and suggests ways and means how Indian Philosophy of Vasudhev Kutumbkam (World is a family). The salient feature of the book are the travelogues that will expose the Indian reader to a global world-view that provides him the pleasure of travel while sitting at home.