Growth in foreign tourists with e-visa
More than 1.5 lakh tourists from different countries came to India in the month of December, 2016. In December, 2015, only 1.03 lakh foreigners came to India. This growth in one one year has increased the tourist inflow by 56.6%. The top slot is occupied by the UK with 22.4%. The USA stands on second position with 16.4% and the Russians remain at the 3rd position with 7.7%. All these people have availed the e visa facility during December, 2016.
The e-tourist visa facility is made available to 161 different countries by the Indian Government. A total number of 1,62,250 foreigners came to India in December, last year. From January to December, 2016, a total number of 10,79,696 people came from foreign countries. In 2015, the total number of people who came to India was 4,45,300. There was a growth of 142.5% in a period of one year. The top 10 ports in December 2016 are Ahmedabad airport, Trivandrum Airport, Hyderabad Airport, Kolkata Airport, Kochi Airport, Bangalore Airport, Chennai Airport, Dabolim Airport, Mumbai Airport and New Delhi Airport. New Delhi Airport had 36.6% of the tourist arrivals. Mumbai Airport had 23.1% of the tourist arrivals. Dabolim (Goa) Airport, Bangalore Airport and Kolkata Airport had 13.6%, 5.1% and 2.5% of the tourist arrivals, respectively.