Tourism is travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. The World Tourism Organization defines tourists as people and staying in places outside
their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes"Tourism has become a popular global leisure activity.
In 2010, there were over 940 million international tourist arrivals worldwide, representing a growth of 6.6% when compared
to 2009International tourism receipts grew to US$919 billion (€693 billion) in 2010, corresponding to an increase in real terms
As a result of the late-2000s recession.
One of the holy trinity, Shiva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, the Rig Veda evokes his presence in its hymns, Vedic Myths, rituals and even testify to his existance from the dawn of time. Legend has it that Shiva recounted to Parvati the secret of creation in a cave in Amarnath.
Badrinath was established as a major pilgrimage.Gangotri, the origin of the river Ganga. Kedarnath is a Hindu holy town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, about 3584m above sea level near the head of river Mandakini.