Tourism is an organized journey through a country from place to place. The general purpose of tourism is to visit new places and see objects of historical and other interest and enjoy beautiful natural scenery. Such tourism or organized journey is much in vogue in different parts of the world for the world for the above mentioned purposes and gaining knowledge. India is a vast country with many places and objects of historical interest. It has many places of beautiful scenery. Kashmir is known all over the world for its scenic beauty. We have the vast Himalayas with snow capped peaks. Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world. The beauty of rising sun among the snow capped peaks draws tourists to Darjeeling, the queen of hill station in India. There are beautiful lakes in these regions. As there are high mountains on one hand, there are also vast fertile plains and deserts on the other. There are big forest regions with sanctuaries for the Royal Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans, lions in Gujarat and so on. These attract tourist. In South India and other parts of India there are beautiful temples of architectural beauty. The temples of Konarak, Puri, Bhubaneswar, Khajuraho etc are of special interests to a class of tourists. There are many royal palaces of Hindu kings and Muslim emperors with wonderful architectural beauty. There are forts built by the Mughal emperors and Indian rulers, these are objects worth seeing. There are places of archaeological interest in many parts of India. The Taj Mahal, The Victoria Memorial are all special interest to many tourist. All these encourage tourism.