In Himachal Pradesh state of India, tourism authorities are encouraging 'Cemetery tourism', which in actual is meant to be for 'Tomb travelers'. Tourism authorities in the Himalayan state are trying all this to woo British tourists & are telling them to have a visit to the state's many European graveyards in which there are the remains of British people who died in India during British Empire days. There are some 42 such cemeteries in the state.
Tourism authorities want to cash in on the rising interest among British tourists in traveling to the graveyards of their ancestors which is due to the interest of British people in genealogy and research into one's ancestors & also love for cemeteries among the British people. Many British people had relatives who served in India during British Empire days. Many British Tourists are going to India to have a photograph of the graves of their ancestors. Last year Himachal Pradesh state in India attracted 7.3 million tourists, including 300,000 foreigners & state wants to cash in on that interest of all such foreigners who have love for the cemeteries. Read More............India pushes 'graveyard tourism'
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