Spiritual tourism boosting in India post-pandemic

Spiritual Tourism

The tourism industry is gaining strength once again as the COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in many parts of the world. While relaxing and exploring have been a point of travel for most people, after the pandemic, spiritual tourism is also increasing in the country. According to a Thomas Cook and SOTC Travel report, India has seen a 35 per cent growth in spiritual tourism.
The report also highlights the major reasons for boosting religious travel in the country. One of the major reasons is the feeling of gratitude. During the pandemic, people became aligned with religious activities more than ever; they are now extending gratitude to the lords.
Not just this, to revive the business or jobs, people are keen on seeking the blessings of God. Also, ‘thanksgiving’ for weddings and the birth of a child is another reason for spiritual tourism. The data shows that around 50 per cent of the population comprises of elderly with 35 % families. According to the study, the top pilgrimage sites include Char Dham Yatra, Do Dham Yatra, Muktinath in Nepal, Amarnath Yatra, Vaishno Devi, Varanasi, Prayagraj and Ayodhya, among others.