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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Incredible India..

India Powerhouse of Knowledge
With an impressive variety of history and culture, beginning since the ancient Gangetic
kingdom, India is one of the world's oldest civilizations. A continent-sized country, India
possesses an amazing wealth of sights and sounds, heritage and knowledge. From a
bustling cosmopolitan city to the tranquil countryside and beautiful beach resorts, India
has destinations, which offer an enchanting backdrop of unmatched beauty for a business
meet. Aside its marvelous sceneries, India makes a great MICE (Meetings, Incentives,
Conventions and Events) destination, with its vast numbers of highly qualified
professionals and facilities. Amongst the developing nations, India has been constantly
making stupendous progress and is the world's second largest reservoir of trained
manpower.
India Powerhouse of Knowledge
Being the world's second largest reservoir of trained manpower, India has an impressive
number of 290 universities, 1500 research institutes and over 10,000 centres of higher
learning. These institutions produce more than 2 million graduates, 300,000 non -
engineering post-graduates, more than 400,000 engineers and over 10,000 Ph. D holders
every year. India is best known for her highly qualified engineers, in the world.
India an IT destination
India is fast emerging as a leading IT destination because of its expertise in information
technology and generation of top-notch technologists. In 2005, India accounted for more
than 80 percent of outsourcing software development and BPO business from all over the
world especially from United States and Europe. India has emerged as the major supplies
of software and information technology goods and services. While growth in the IT and
product sector remains strong, the fastest growing segment is IT service and business
process outsourcing, which includes call centers billing and payment services and
technical and customer support.
Fascinating India
India has 28 UNESCO world heritage sites and is fast becoming a favorite destination for
individual travelers according to a survey conducted by Lonely Planet, an Australian
travel guide. India ranked second in the list of 10 popular destinations for individual
travelers after Australia. The United States ranked third and Japan fourth.
Other credible ranking includes:
Conde Nast Travellers, the world's leading travel and tourism journal has ranked India
amongst the top 4 preferred holiday destination of the world.
ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) has ranked India as No. 1 amongst top 50
places for 2006.
India's hotspots:
1) The most romantic meal on the floating market in Dal Lake, Kashmir, India
2) The best beaches you can find - Havalok Island in Andaman & Nicobar Islands in
India.
3) The best place to indulge in pleasure - the Green Hotel in Mysore
4) The best urban oasis - Lodhi Garden, New Delhi, India, according to Time Magazine
Health & Wellness Destination
India earned reputation as a health destination in recent year. India has built a reputation
as a 'wellness destination' - a place to visit to soothe and pamper the mind and body - but
it is increasingly drawing travelers seeking to quench an appetite for healthy life. People
are getting well aware that India offers world class medical treatments and facilities at
extremely low rates as compared to developed countries. For instance, American
corporate companies are looking to India for medical treatment for its employee. India is
the natural choice as many American companies have a regional head office there. Apart
from the US, the UK, Europe and other countries are looking to India as a major
healthcare destination.
Please contact your travel agency for tour packages to India and for more information
visit our website www.incredibleindia.org
Ministry of Tourism,
Transport Bhavan, Parliament Street,
New Delhi 110 001,
Tel: 91 +011 +23711995. Fax: 91 +011 +23710518.
Email: contactus@incredibleindia.org , URL : http://www.incredibleindia.org

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