Tourist arrivals in Rajasthan have surged 21% in the last three years, making it a favoured destination for both the domestic and international visitors, the state tourism department shared.
Over 5.19 crore domestic and international tourists visited the state with a royal essence in 2018, an increase of nearly 90,000 visitors from 2016, it said.
It said the number of international tourists increased by 15.9% between 2016 and 2018. The number of domestic visitors too rose by 21.06% during the period.
The Rajasthan government is considering to float a new policy to boost tourism in rural areas, the department said.
It shared the information in a written reply to a question asked by MLA Raj Kumar Sharma in Rajasthan Assembly.
Visitors throng the state, known for its rich cultural heritage, mostly during winters.