Jaipur tourist industry rejoices as city reports record tourist footfall
The revenue of the Archaeological Department has also increased as more tourists are visiting the eight monuments and museums in Jaipur managed by the department.
JAIPUR: The tourism industry in Jaipur is celebrating the record increase in tourist footfall this season. The tourist footfall that started increasing during the Diwali festival continues to grow at a robust pace. The tourism industry stakeholders have heaved a sigh of relief as the sector was worst affected during the Covid-19 period. The occupancy rates in hotels have increased.
The revenue of the Archaeological Department has also increased as more tourists are visiting the eight monuments and museums in Jaipur managed by the department. Experts said that Jaipur and Chittorgarh were two of the most visited cities during the Diwali festival. An archeological department officer said that over 4 lakh people visited Jaipur monuments and heritage sites during the first 20 days before Diwali. Over 80,000 tourists visited the city during three days of Diwali.
Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Albert Hall were the most visited tourist places in Jaipur during October. About 9,000 people visited Amber Fort daily during the Diwali festival. Of them, about 8% were foreign tourists. Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Albert Hall reported a tourist footfall of about 7,000 per day during Diwali season.
“The tourist footfall has increased the revenue for people working in the tourism industry. They have gone through a very difficult time during the Covid-19 period, but looks like the tourists are finally returning to Jaipur,” said Atul Maheshwari, a tourism expert.