Top 15 Foreign Tourist Arrivals in India by Countries

India is always been a favorite tourist destinations in the world and known for its best traveling experience and places attractions such as natural beauty, amazing wildlife, holy cities, massive forts and magnificent temples.

The state of Tamil Nadu is the most popular states for foreign tourist and Delhi is one of the top five most visited cities of India visited by foreign tourists. As per the The Ministry of Tourism, Here is the list of top 10 source countries for foreign tourist arrivals in India in 2016/17.

Foreign tourist arrivals in India by source country are include Singapore, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan.

Bangladesh – 1,380,409

Bangladesh shares the land borders with India and covered by the Ganges Delta and Sundarbans. India receives highest number of tourist visitors from Bangladesh via Haridaspur Land Check Post.

United States – 1,296,939

United States is the second most popular source country for foreign tourist arrivals in India. In order to boost tourism from United States of America and other countries, India introduced visa on arrival.

United Kingdom – 941,883

India has quite good air transport from United Kingdom, UK is the third country from where most number of international tourist arrives in India for natural and cultural resources.


Various types of tourism and tourist destinations of Goa and the Andaman Islands attract large number of tourists from Russian Federation.

Canada – 317,239

The rich cultural and heritage sites of India are the major revenue generating destinations, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Sabarmati Ashram, Golden Temple and Taj Mahal.
Rajasthan is another most attractive tourist destinations in Western India, known for sand dunes of the Thar Desert.

Australia – 393,625

The most beautiful beaches of India have emerges as fastest growing tourist market for Australian and Australia is also one of the most visited countries by Indian travellers.

Malaysia – 301,961

Temples of South India are the most visited religious center of the country and visited by 110 million tourists in 2006

Germany – 295,928

German cuisine do have a taste of Indian cuisine, Indian cuisines also influenced other cuisines across the world and also influenced by religion,

France – 288,707

Pondicherry has many renowned historic monuments and landmarks, Pondicherry still has a community of French people living in the city.

Sri Lanka – 272,418

Famous Buddhist centers of India are known for rich history and royal architecture, Bodh Gaya is one of the most sacred places of Buddhism.

China – 251,313

India has several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks also known for Eco-tourism initiatives.


Maharashtra is one of the most visited state in India by foreign tourists, famous for Bollywood and tourism capital of Aurangabad.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands beaches are listed as  most spectacular beach in the world and also known as most preferred tourist destination in India.


The rich cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh had emerged as a tourist destination for domestic and international travellers.

Republic of Korea

The tropical backwaters and pristine beaches of Kerala are most popular tourist destinations in India and Tamil Nadu is the most visited tourist destination by both Indian and International tourists.

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