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Tourism - Resurgent Rajasthan

Tourism

Advantage Rajasthan


Tourist influx of over 36.6 million (December 2015)
State contributed to over 20% of country's Foriegn Tourist Arrivals (2013-14)

Home to finest 5 star and luxury hotels of the world

Diversified Tourism Products

Rajasthan, with an assortment of wide and varied tourism products from heritage sites, serene lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, fairs & festivals, various dance & art forms to royal luxury trains offers a unique and unmatched destination for any tourist visiting the State. Lonely Planet Magazine selected Rajasthan as the Best Cultural Destination at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards in 2013. Over 36.6 million tourists visited Rajasthan upto December 2015.

Part of established Tourist Destinations

Formed by New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Golden Triangle is the most travelled route in India, both by international & domestic tourists. Being an elementary location of the Golden Triangle, Rajasthan witnesses high influx of tourists every year.

Excellent Connectivity

Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), New Delhi, is just about 250 km from Jaipur, the capital city of the State. Regular flights connect Delhi and Mumbai - the two major international airports - to the major cities Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur of the State. A fully operational international airport is in Jaipur and airstrips in other major districts. Rajasthan also has an excellent connectivity through road and rail, both from the State to metros and major cities as well as within the State.

High Tourist Influx

The State enjoys high inflow of domestic & foreign tourists every year. With over 1.5 million foreign tourists in the year 2013-14, the State contributed to over 20% of the country's total Foreign Tourist Arrival (FTA). Pertaining to its diverse tourist experiences, the State is also visited by a large number of domestic tourists, which was about 33 million in the same year.

Land Availability

Being the largest state, Rajasthan has to its advantage large tracts of land available for setting up of tourism units by investors.

Single Window System

To ease the process of investment, ensure lower transaction costs and increase transparency a single point online application & interaction platform for entrepreneurs is in place, backed by Legislative Act.

Projects for Investment

Thousands of new hotel rooms across categories and price points are needed to cater to the ever growing tourist influx. Looking at the increasing trend, it is estimated that foreign tourist arrival will increase to 2.5 million in next 3 years. With an estimated shortfall of 36,000 rooms by the year 2021.

Estimated Additional Number of Hotels required by 2020:

  • Luxury - 27
  • Mid priced - 111
  • Economy - 176
  • Others -547

PPP Projects

1. Adventure Sports

ParticularsEstimated Cost
Water based activities like cruise and boating in Chambal and other water bodies Rs 100 to 200 million for each activity per site (excluding land/rental cost) depending upon the equipments/location/scale.
ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) in sand dunes of Jaisalmer / Barmer / Bikaner
Mountaineering and Trekking activities in Mount Abu/Jaipur
 

2. Establishment of Golf Resorts and Convention Centres

ParticularsEstimated Cost
Centres near Jaipur-Sambhar and Udaipur Kumbhal Garh areas.
  • 18 hole Golf Course
  • Resort
Rs 250 to 500 million
(18 hole Golf Course Rs 50 million + Resort Rs 200-450 million)
Convention Centre Rs. 1 billion to Rs 10 billion
 

3. Development of Summer Tourism

Night viewing of monuments at
ParticularsEstimated Cost
Jaipur Rs. 100 million
Jaisalmer Rs. 20 million
Udaipur Rs. 20 million
Bharatpur Rs. 20 million
Chittorgarh Rs. 20 million
 

4. DEVELOPMENT OF 7 KOSI PARIKRAMA

ParticularsEstimated Cost
7 Kosi Parikrama in Pushkar (Ajmer) Rs. 100 million
 

5. DEVELOPMENT OF ECO-TOURISM IN THE STATE

ParticularsEstimated Cost
Badupol (Hanumangarh) Rs. 5 million for each site
Badi Kaler (Udaipur)
Badi Mansarovar (Chittor)
Jawai Dam (Pali)
Sambhar (Jaipur)
Udpuria (Kota)
Chambal (Kota and Dholpur)
 

6. DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM

(Joint Venture)
ParticularsEstimated Cost
Sambhar (Jaipur) Rs. 1 billion
Jaisamand Lake (Udaipur) Rs. 100 million
 

7. PROTECTED FORTS & PALACES FOR TOURISM UNITS

NameTypeLocation
Shahabad Fort -
Kelwara Fort -
Badal Mahal, Shahabad Palace Baran
Shergarh Fort Fort Atru, Baran
Sukhmahal Palace Bundi
Jalore Fort Fort Jalore
Phalodi Fort Fort Phalodi, Jodhpur
Sojat Fort Fort Sojat, Pali
Siwana Fort Fort Siwana, Barmer
Timangarh Fort Fort Karauli
Sarwar Fort Fort Ajmer
Kishori Mahal Palace Bharatpur
Weir Fort Fort Weir, Bharatpur
Kishangarh Fort Fort Kishangarh, Jaisalmer
 

8. PROTECTED PROPERTIES FOR CONSERVATION & UPKEEP

ParticularsLocation
Shiv Temple, Bhand Deora Ramgarh, Baran
Group of Temples Kiradu, Barmer
Deep Stambh, Niyana Anta,Baran
Group of Temples Manas Village, Kota
Shiv Temple and Math Chandresal (Kota)
Harsh ka Deval (Shiv Temple) Varna Bilara, (Jodhpur)
Shiv Temple Lamba (Jodhpur)
Chhaneri Paneri Temple Jhalrapatan (Jhalawar)
   

Major Players


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Tourism Department

Room no. 4122, Main Building, I Floor
Secretariat, Jaipur
T: +91 141 222 7408

Principal Secretary, Tourism