What is Ailing Our Tourism?
by Astha Awasthi
India is known for its rich flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes, glorious past and varied cultural trends. All this makes India a major attraction for tourism. However, the reality is far from this. Tourism in India has been constantly suffering setbacks due to its inefficient tourism industry. Bad and filthy roads, rickety buses, overpriced taxis, delayed trains, all make travelling a nightmare in India. Moreover, the absence of decent and hygienic accommodations, at a reasonable cost, adds to the distraction of tourists visiting India. Besides, the growing menace of terrorism is a huge deterrent for tourists. The Government of India needs to put concerted efforts in place to revamp tourism in the country. Utmost emphasis should be placed on infrastructure development and beefing up the security. Such efforts will certainly make India a leader in the world of tourism.