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Tuesday, 14 July, 2015, 17 : 30 PM [IST]

Tamil Nadu receives highest number of domestic & foreign tourists in 2014

Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have maintained their first and second ranks, respectively, in 2014 in terms of domestic tourist visits. Tamil Nadu received 327.6 million domestic tourists in 2014, while Uttar Pradesh welcomed 182.8 million tourists, according to date compiled by the Market Research Division of the Union Ministry of Tourism.

The number of domestic tourist visits to states/union territories last year was 1,282 million, which is a 11.93 per cent from the number in 2013. The rest of the top ten states in terms of number of domestic tourist visits (in millions) during 2014 were Karnataka (118.3), Maharashtra (94.1), Andhra Pradesh (93.3), Telangana (72.4), Madhya Pradesh (63.6), West Bengal (49.0), Jharkhand (33.4), and Rajasthan (33.1). The contribution of these states was about 83.28 per cent to the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2014.

During 2014, the number of foreign tourist visits to the states/union territories was 22.57 million, which is a 13.12 per cent rise from 2013. The top ten states in terms of foreign visits (in millions) were Tamil Nadu (4.66), Maharashtra (4.39), Uttar Pradesh (2.91), Delhi (2.32), Rajasthan (1.53), West Bengal (1.38), Kerala (0.92), Bihar (0.83), Karnataka (0.56), and Haryana (0.55). The contribution of these states was about 88.8 per cent to the total number of foreign visits in the country during 2014.
 
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