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Come, Seek and Discover India

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India is getting more popular than before. India’s travel market is projected to grow 18% in 2013 to reach $23.2 billion, faster than last year’s 11% pace.

The growth is helped by increased train fares, fleet expansion by airlines and new supply of hotel rooms.

Incredible India 2013 Calendar which was launched at World Travel Market is based on the theme “Find What You Seek” as part of Phase II of the Incredible India campaign. The calendar captures varied Indian tourism products and covers a wide spectrum of Indian destinations.

The month of July shows gorgeous Sun Temple of Konark, the month of August carries Icon of India Taj Mahal, the month of September takes the viewer to Mysore Palace in Karnataka, the month of October showcases the Formula One race, the month of November carries the picture of beautiful Munnar of Kerala and the Calendar ends with Desert of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

Another good news for India Tourism is that Air India is launching new flights to Australia. Travelers will be able to fly direct to India's second-largest city when Air India launches flights in August. The new route will see Air India fly a triangular service from New Delhi to Sydney and Melbourne.

5 Best Destinations to travel in India

new-delhi-lotus-templeNew Delhi

New Delhi is the capital of the Republic of India, and the seat of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the Government of India. New Delhi is known as the microcosm of India and is one of the world’s leading global cities, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. The National Geographic's Traveler Magazine describes it as "one of the Ultimate Cities of a Lifetime to visit and explore."

Jantar Mantar at JaipurJaipur

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was founded on 18 November 1727. The city today has a population of 3.1 million. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India. The city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets. You can spend your days exploring City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Amber and Jaigarh forts.

GoaGoa

Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

mumbaiMumbai

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the fourth most populous city in the world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million. Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment capital of India, it is also one of the world's top 10 centers of commerce in terms of global financial flow, generating 5% of India's GDP, and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 70% of maritime trade in India.

Take a guided tour of Dharavi – made famous by "Slumdog Millionaire" – for an eye-opening glimpse into what Mumbai life is like for nearly a million people.

taj-mahal-agraAgra

Agra, the former capital of Hindustan, is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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