Thomas Cook (India) spearheads the domestic tourism agenda in line with Prime Minister Modi’s message encouraging citizens to travel across the country. By recommending a list of 15 ‘must visit’ destinations to explore across India through its campaign #travelpledge2022, Thomas Cook India provides impetus to Indians to discover the diversity of our country- unique facets of its history, culture, cuisine and scenic beauty.
Thomas Cook India’s internal data reveals the significant demand for domestic tourism with a growth of over 25 per cent YoY over the last 3 years. The company’s research also highlights the keen interest of today’s travellers in rediscovering their roots while indulging in unique experiences.
Aiming to bring domestic tourism into the spotlight, Thomas Cook India has launched 15 bucket list destinations -to entice Indians to explore and unveil the gems of our country: Mawlynnong (Meghalaya) - The cleanest village of Asia; Taj Mahal (Agra) – a UNESCO world Heritage Site; Forts and Monuments of Rajasthan (Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer), Statue of Unity (Gujarat), Khajuraho, Rishikesh (Uttarakhand); Ladakh on a Motor Bike – An adventure ride to Nubra Valley, Tso Moriri, Pangong and more; Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand); Konark Sun Temple (Odisha) UNESCO World Heritage Site; Temples & Ganga Ghat of Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh); Kaziranga National Park (Assam); Gulmarg (Kashmir); Valley of flowers (Uttarakhand); Khajjiar (Himachal Pradesh) and Backwaters of Kerala.
Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., said, "I am truly delighted with the announcement of Prime Minister Modi calling all Indians to visit at least 15 domestic destinations by 2022. He has put the spotlight back on domestic tourism and thus catalyse demand for this high potential yet under-leveraged sector. Hence in an attempt to play our part in this significant initiative, we have curated a bucket list of 15 Indian gems, aiming to encourage travellers embark on a voyage of discovery of their own country and explore its diversity of exotic experiences – from culture, cuisine, wildlife, adventure, and more”, he added.