India has one of the largest and fastest growing medical tourism sectors.
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, India will be a tourism hot-spot from 2009 to 2018, having the highest 10-year growth potential. The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2007 ranked tourism in India sixth in terms of price competitiveness and 39th in terms of safety and security. Despite short- and medium term setbacks, such as shortage of hotel rooms, tourism revenues are expected to surge by 42% from 2007 to 2017.
Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are the top five states to receive inbound tourists.
Tourism in Bihar
Bihar is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world with a rich history of 3000 years. The rich culture and heritage of Bihar is evident from the innumerable ancient monuments that are dotted all over this state in eastern India. This is the place of Aryabhata, Great Ashoka, Chanakya and many other great historical figures.
- Patna – The capital of Bihar, famous for its rich history and royal architecture.
- Gaya – Known for Bodh Gaya the place at which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment.
- Muzaffarpur – Famous for its education.
- Kesariya – Location of the world’s largest Buddhist Stupa.
- Nalanda – Location of one of the world’s oldest university.
- Sasaram – Tomb of Sher Shah Suri, the great Emperor of medieval India.
- Sonepur Cattle Fair – The Sonepur Cattle Fair or Sonepur Mela is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month.