Adopt a heritage scheme



As per the Ministry of Tourism, Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) the period January-October 2023 were 7.2 million as compared to 4.6 million in January-October 2022. it is still much below the pre-pandemic level of 10.5 million arrivals in 2019.

TOP 5 ENTRY POINTS - The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India among the top 5 entry points was highest at Delhi Airport (34.74%) followed by Mumbai Airport (14.75%), Haridaspur Land Check Post (9.03%), Chennai Airport (7.05%), Bengaluru Airport (5.71%).

TOP 5 SOURCES - The percentage share of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India during October 2023 among the top 5 source countries was highest from Bangladesh (21.41%), followed by USA (15.65%), UK (11.27%), Australia (4.38%) and Canada (3.81%).

India's rank on the World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024 has risen to 39th place, click to know more

Medical Tourism

  • India is attaining a larger share in global medical tourism market. The growth in this industry will drive the associated industries such as the pharmaceuticals.
  • Medical tourism in India has emerged as the fastest growing sector of tourism industry. High cost of treatments in the developed countries like the United States and the United Kingdom, and the scarcity of quality medical treatment in African and other least developed countries has been a driving force for patients from these regions to India.


National Tourism Policy 2015
 The Union Ministry of Tourism on 1 st May, 2015 released the Draft National Tourism Policy 2015
after re-visiting National Tourism Policy 2002. The policy is aimed at boosting tourism in the


Paryatan Parv
 As part of Iconic Week celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Tourism is
organizing 'Paryatan Parv - 2022' (Tourism Festival) at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu
Sangrahalaya, Mumbai from 30th September to 2nd October 2022.


  • Adopt a Heritage Scheme
  • It was launched on World Tourism Day ie 7 th September, 2017.
  • This project is a key initiative of Ministry of Tourism in close collaboration with Minitry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), to develop the heritage sites/ monuments and making them tourist friendly to enhance the tourism potential and cultural importance.
  • The sites/monuments are selected on the basis of tourist footfall and visibility and can be adopted by private and public sector companies and individuals, known as Monument Mitras for an initial period of Tourism Secretary and the Culture Secretary, on the basis of the bidders vision for development of all amenities at the heritage site.


 National Mission on Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirtual Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) is a mission mode scheme which airms at infrastructural development, basic conveniences like tourism information/centres with ATM/money exchange counters, improvement of road connectivity, parking facilities, toilets, cloak rooms facilities, waiting rooms etc.


Bharat Parv
 Ministry of Tourism organized the Bharat Parv at the Gyan Path and Red Fort Ground, Delhi from 26 th to 31 st January 2020, as a part of the Republic Day Celebrations, with the theme of 150 Years of Mahatma and Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat. It included display of Republic Day tableaux, performances, handicraft and handloom stalls, etc.

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