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Published on : Thursday, April 28, 2016
Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma during Question Hour said that a total of 2.25 crore foreign tourists visited India in 2014, 1.99 crore in 2013 and 1.82 crore tourists in 2012.
The highest number of 46.57 lakh tourists visited south Indian state of Tamil Nadu in 2014, followed by 43.89 lakh tourists in west-centre Indian state of Maharashtra and 29.09 lakh tourists in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh that year.
The Tourism Minister said the foreign exchange earnings through tourism was INR 1,35,193 crore in 2015 and INR 1,23,320 crore in 2014.