India welcomes more short-haul weekend tourists

14th Nov 2012

India is no longer being seen as just a long-haul destination and is attracting a rising number of visitors for short trips and more tourists from neighbouring countries.

Greater accessibility seems to be the driving force behind the changing trend, with Srilankan Airways running as many as 84 flights per week to India and a total of five international airlines now flying from Bangkok to India.

As well as the most renowned cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkatta, and Chennai, a host of smaller cities are now reachable with international flights and the number of travellers visiting for short periods from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh is rising as a result.

The global trend in the past few years has been for people to take more short holidays because people across the globe are working more hours in difficult economic times and have less time available to take long trips.

And that effect can be seen in India, but it is becoming more and more important as a destination for short stays as it offers so much to see and do.


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