Tourism in India covers both the national and international tourists round the year. India requires foreign citizens to have a valid passport and visa at their local Indian embassy or consulate, before they travel. A Protected Area Permit is required to enter in the tourism sector of Indian states of Nagaland and Sikkim and some parts of the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Uttaranchal. A Restricted Area Permit is required to enter the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and parts of Sikkim along with the borders of China. Special permits are needed to enter Lakshadweep Islands from the Indian Embassy.
Tourism in North East India
North east India comprises of seven sisters state namely Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and Meghalaya. The economic sector here is completely dependant on tourism and the cultural festivals of tribal zones. The national parks, hill stations and river islands are the popular tourist attractions in North East.
Tourism in South India
Tourism in Southern part of India like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu covers mostly the religious destinations and the archaeological sites of Dravidian architecture. South India also covers the long stretches of sea beaches, water falls, mountains and the hills, misty valleys of coffee plantations, wildlife sanctuaries, national park, lakes, backwaters, lagoons and royal cities like Hyderabad in Telangana, Mysore, Seringapatna, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthpuram), Chennai (Madras) and Kanyakumari.
Tourism in Central India
The central part of India includes Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. This part of India will bring dense jungles on one side and the highest point of art and sculpture of Chandella Dynasty on another side. Chattisgarh also gives the tribal essence, dense jungles and waterfalls.
Tourism in East India
West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Jharkhand have got Ranchi, Kolkata and Patna as their capitals. Once the flourishing cities from early era, now converted into the trade centre of eastern India. The tourists here can see the excellent nature and sculptural works of Bengal and Odisha craftsmen.
Tourism in West India
West India tour is conceptualized with the weekend destinations from Mumbai, Rajkot, Gandhinagar and Panaji. The tourism here is concentrated on the sea beaches near city life which is present in Maharashtra, the serene beach of Goa with Portuguese culture and the historically enriched state of Gujarat.
Tourism in North India
The Northern part of India is favorite to every one, as there lies the Paradise of the World- Jammu and Kashmir. Other states in Northern part are Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh that offer wonderful hill stations, valleys, temples, mosques, forts, deserts (Thar Desert, Kutch Salt Desert and Leh District), churches and the ancient and medieval cities.