A fabulous nine percent increase was recorded this year in the tourists footfall in Rajasthan, popularly known for forts and palaces, with the French being the most among foreigners visiting the royal state.
A total of 3,25,58,009 tourists including 3,11,91,011 domestic and 13,66,998 foreigners visited the desert state till November this year.
The increase in number of tourists was 9.44 per cent during January to November this year as compared to the corresponding period last year.
It was reported by the tourism Director that the highest increase of 27.16 per cent was registered in May, which is an otherwise off-season.
Among foreign tourists, most were from France followed by Germany and Italy.
In June, Jodhpur, popularly known as the Sun City, was flooded by people from countries like Japan, Iran, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia besides the European countries. Similarly, the inflow of tourists to Ranakpur in Pali district was also high due to its marvelous Jain temples.
We are now looking forward to more tourist footfall as the most awaited Jaipur Literature festival, Bikaner festival, Mount Abu Winter Festival are lined up in the coming months of tourism season that ends in May.