Tourism industry is has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the world and economically important for rapid growth for India. There are various types of tourism branches in Incredible India, The Ministry of Tourism has identified 10 niche products for development, promotion, to attract tourists with specific interest and India as a 365 Days tourist destination.
Cruises are one of the most dynamic and the fastest growing components of the leisure industry in India. Cruises tourism is the new marketable product for India to explore beautiful coastline, undisturbed idyllic islands and virgin forests.
The coastline and inland waterways of India has the potential to develop cruise or boat house tourism.The 8 tourist Cruise circuits in India will include Ocean Cruise,River Cruise and Lake Cruise.
Adventure tourism include mountaineering,trekking,hand gliding,paragliding,bungee jumping and white water river rafting. The Ministry of tourism has identified list of placed in India for thrilling and extreme adventures sports, mostly in Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir,Rishikesh Utthrkhand,Goa and Maharashtra.
Medical Tourism or medical travel is used for the procedures of complex specialized surgeries of human part such as joint replacement cardiac surgery,dental Surgery and cosmetic surgeries.
Wellness Tourism inlcude a travel for less stressful lifestyle,to promote a healthier, and finding balance in one’s life. Ayurveda, Yoga, meditation,Panchakarma, Rejuvenation Therapy are among the most ancient systems of medical treatment in India and best way to promote Wellness Tourism.
India has several golf courses of international standards and as the sports tourism in India is gaining interest, Ministry of Tourism is creating a comprehensive and coordinated framework for promoting golf tourism in India.
The game of Polo is originated in India and still preserved and practiced in Kolkata Polo Club, the oldest Polo club in the world. Polo can be listed as Heritage Sports of India.
Eco Tourism also known as ecological tourism is responsible travel to fragile, pristine and usually protected areas. It will include regulated tourism in protected areas of the country.
In an endeavour to establish India as a filming destination, Ministry of Tourism will promote Cinema of India as a sub brand of Incredible India. International Film Festivals like IFFI Goa, European Film Market, Cannes Film festival will held in India in future.
Sustainable Tourism include approval and classification of hotels to the expected standards for different classes of tourists. This system will rate hotels from one star to five star and Heritage and Classic etc.
Conventions and Conferences are the segment of the tourism industry. IIn order to promote India more effectively as a convention destination for travel industry, Ministry of Tourism set up the India Convention Promotion Bureau.