A rapidly developing healthcare infrastructure and having a globally-acclaimed community of medical professionals has turned India into a popular destination for medical tourism. Citizens from various countries like Russia, Canada, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Afghanistan often visit India for medical treatments. In addition, affordable medical procedures and services have been luring more medical tourists to India. Another reason why people prefer India to get a medical procedure done is because of how relatively easier it is to get it done. Many of these tourists want to bypass the long wait and red tape that usually accompanies these procedures.
As medical tourism brings more international citizens to India, the trend has also helped the country tap into its ecotourism potential. Burgeoning medical tourism in India put a number of lesser-known eco-tourism destinations on the international tourism map.
Medical tourism refers to the practice of traveling to a nation other than your country of residence to avail of a medical service or get a medical procedure done. The practice has helped policymakers not only strengthen its healthcare infrastructure but also boost a country’s tourism potential. According to a report, India’s medical tourism industry is expected to grow by around 200% to reach US$9 billion by 2020. The size of the industry was over US$3 billion back then and India was the third most popular medical tourism destination in the world.
India is home to several eco-friendly locations and they have only boosted its appeal as a medical tourism destination. The primary reason behind this trend is that tourists who are recovering from a medical procedure are often in search of a peaceful vacation. For such people, the natural beauty of an ecotourism spot is a huge draw. The clean air and eco-friendly services offer a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of big cities.
If you are looking for eco-friendly tourism destinations in India, here are a few options:
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will change the way people travel. As Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the globe, there are many who are still scared to step out of their homes. However, there are some who are willing to travel while following safety guidelines recommended by the government. People should wear masks, maintain social distancing, and sanitize their hands regularly while traveling as a precautionary measure against novel coronavirus. Moreover, rather than opting for group tours, try taking solo trips or private tours to avoid crowding.
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