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Jaipur tourism report boom with a 394% rise in domestic visitors

A recent extended weekend, lasting till August 15 was the main reason for driving up tourist footfall. - Image caption:

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September 1, 2023, 5:02 pm

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Rajasthan's Tourism 394% rise in domestic visitors

JAIPUR: The desert state is witnessing a record surge in tourist footfall, attracting tourists not just from the neighboring states but from across the country. The state has reported an increase of 394% in domestic tourists compared to previous years, according to tourist data.

A recent extended weekend, lasting till August 15 was the main reason for driving up tourist footfall. Popular tourist destinations such as Jaipur, Udaipur, and Mount Abu are witnessing high demand, with advanced bookings becoming a norm.

Dalip Singh Rathore, Deputy Director of the Tourism Department, said that it’s important to plan ahead for a fulfilling travel experience. Rathore stressed that meticulous planning is essential for maximizing the enjoyment of one’s journey.

In a move to cater to different traveler preferences, Rajasthan’s tourism sector is introducing new circuits. One such initiative is the Sarvadharma Sambhav pilgrimage circuit, aimed at promoting religious tourism in the state.

According to officials from the Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators (RATO), prospective tourists should make advance bookings to avoid potential inconveniences during their visit.

Mahendra Singh Rathore, President of RATO, highlighted the surge in domestic tourists hailing from Karnataka (Bengaluru), West Bengal, Gujarat (Surat and Ahmedabad), Delhi (NCR), and Uttar Pradesh.

He attributed this increase to the extended weekend opportunity till Independence Day, which has breathed new life into the tourism sector. Wildlife destinations such as Ranakpur, Sariska, and Ranthambore are also teeming with tourists.

While the demand for jungle safaris in locations like Jaipur and Ranthambore is sky-high, the houseful status signifies the region’s thriving tourism scene.

Tourists from Gujarat are flocking to explore Mount Abu, Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh, and Pali’s Janwai Dam and Janwai Leopard Century. Sariska is also drawing visitors from Delhi for its unique charm, while Jaipur’s strategic location has led to continuous bookings for Udaipur and Ranakpur. Travelers from Uttar Pradesh are gravitating towards Ranthambore, Bharatpur, and Dausa.

Udaipur, recently ranked second among the world’s preferred cities, has experienced an overwhelming demand for advance bookings, extending not only for the current long weekend but also into December and January.

First published: August 10, 2023