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The two pillars of Indian tourism- Beach tourism and Buddhist tourism

Sep 20th 2012 at 11:25 PM

India, a multicultural land blessed by beauty in all its forms, stands as one of the most magnetic places on Earth.  A variety of people, religion and tradition has colored this country with heavenly grace. Nature has blessed this country in all its form.

It has been an ultimate attraction for travelers from around the world. From the coastal beaches to the high soaring mountains of the Himalayas there is no place such as uninteresting in this country. It has been a love for people from various races, around the world. History tells us the glory of this place. Till date it receives millions of tourists from around the world. From peace to adventure, you will find everything here.

Let me present to you the two pillars of Indian tourism.

Beach Tourism- India has a coastline of about 6000 km. These coastlines have given India some of the best beaches in the world. These beaches help India to attract a huge number of tourists every year. People from around the world, flock into these beaches to spend their holidays. Here is a list of the famous beaches in India.

Goa beaches- Dona Paula, Colva, Cavelossim, Baga, Candolim, Anjuna, Calangute, Palolem, Miramar, Benaulim and Varca.

Kerala beaches- Alleppey, Beypore, Kovalam, Varkala, Bekal Fort and Thiruvananthapuram.

Andhra Pradesh beaches- Ramakrishna, Rishikonda, Bheemunipatnam, Manginapudi and Mypad.

Karnataka beaches- Devbagh, Karwar, Marawanthe, Murudeshwar and St Mary's Island Beach.

Tamil Nadu beaches- Covelong, Marina, Elliots, Kanyakumari and Mahabalipuram.

Orissa beaches- Konark, Swargadwar and Puri.

Maharashtra beaches- Ganapatipule, Tarkarli, Chowpatty, Juhu, Marine Drive, Versova and Murud Janjira.

Apart from these beaches there are other famous beaches in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep islands, Daman, Pondicherry, Chennai, Mangalore, Mumbai and Gujarat.

Owing to all these beautiful beaches, beach tours in India have gained much popularity. Almost all of these beaches are provided with a huge range of hotels, resorts, restaurants and massage centers. The South Indian beaches are also famous for the beach sports and water sports. These beaches are also much famous among the honeymoon couples and privacy seekers. The beaches in India form the perfect place to spend your holidays along with your family or your friends.

Buddhist tourism- India is a land of multiple religions. The presence of a diverse variety of religions has blessed this land with a mystical religiousness. These religions help to attract a huge number of tourists. One major religion to play a big role in tourism in India is Buddhism. The Buddhist tourism in India can be counted as one of the main reasons for the development of tourism in India.

India is the land where the great Gautama Buddha attained his enlightenment. This was the land where Buddhism was born. India is a home to some of the most important shrines and monasteries for Buddhism. It receives thousands of pilgrims every year from all around the world. People visit these monasteries and Buddhist centers to practice meditation and to understand the Buddhist philosophy more deeply. All these places play a huge role in Buddhism and its propagation.

Some of the famous Buddhist sites in India include Bodh Gaya, Saranath, Khushinagar, Rajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Ajanta and Ellora, Rumtek, Dharamshala, Tabo Monastery, Leh- Ladakh etc.

These two aspects of Indian tourism is not even the starting for describing what is hidden in India. It is almost impossible to explore this land totally. No matter how many times you visit it, there is always something new to it.

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Binil Ummer is an eminent writer and travel enthusiast, here giving some valuable information on Buddhist Places to Visit in India.

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