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All types of tourism in India have registered phenomenal growth in the  last decade ever since the Indian government decided to boost revenues  from the tourism sector by projecting India as the ultimate tourist  spot.

The reason why India has been doing well in all types of tourism in  India is that India has always been known for its hospitality, uniqueness, and charm – attributes that have been attracting foreign travelers to  India in hordes. The Indian government, in order to boost tourism of  various kinds in India, has set up the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. This ministry recently launched a campaign called ‘Incredible India!’ in order to encourage different types of tourism in India.

The result was that in 2004, foreign tourists spent around US$ 15.4 billion during their trips to India. Being a country with tremendous diversity, India has a lot to offer in terms of tourism and related activities. The diversity that India is famous for, ensures that there is something to do for all tourists in India, no matter what their interests.

The different types of tourism in India are as follows:

Heritage Tourism

India has always been famous for its rich heritage and ancient culture. So the onset of heritage tourism in India was long anticipated. India’s glorious past and cultural diversity make a potent blend which attracts millions of tourists each year to its heritage tourist attractions. The government of India and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture encourage heritage tourism in India by offering several benefits to the Indian states that are particularly famous for attracting tourists.

India's rich heritage is amply reflected in the various temples, palaces, monuments, and forts that can be found everywhere in the country. This has led to the increase in India's heritage tourism. The most popular heritage tourism destinations in India are:

• Taj Mahal in Agra

• Mandawa castle in Rajasthan

• Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu...