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Tamil Nadu tops in foreign and domestic tourist arrivals

Bangalore, July 7 2017:  During 2016, the number of domestic tourist visits to the States/ UTs was 1613.55 million as compared to 1431.97 million in 2015 registering a growth of 12.68 % over 2015.
According to the Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism, the top ten States in terms of number of domestic tourist visits (in millions), during 2016, were Tamil Nadu (343.81), Uttar Pradesh (211.71), Andhra Pradesh (153.16), Madhya Pradesh(150.49), Karnataka (129.76), Maharashtra (116.52),Telangana (95.16), West Bengal (74.46), Gujarat(42.25) and Rajasthan (41.5).These 10 States  accounted for  about 84.21%  of  the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2016.
The top three States/UTs in terms of growth rates of domestic tourist visits (in %), during 2016, were Madhya Pradesh (93), Punjab (50.03), Andaman & Nicobar Island (29.62).
Foreign Tourist Visits
During 2016, the number of foreign tourist visits (FTVs) was 24.71 million as compared to 23.33 million in 2015 registering a growth of 5.92% over 2015. The top ten States in terms of number of FTVs (in millions) during 2016 were Tamil Nadu (4.72), Maharashtra (4.67), Uttar Pradesh (3.16), Delhi (2.52), West Bengal (1.53), Rajasthan(1.51), Kerala(1.04), Bihar(1.01), Goa (0.68) and Punjab (0.66). These 10 states  contributed about 87.02% to the total number of FTVs in the country during 2016.
The top three States in terms of growth rates of foreign tourist visits (in %), during 2016, were Punjab (172.21), Sikkim (71.55) and Chhattisgarh (44.2).




    


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