The seventh largest nation in the world in terms of area and second largest in terms of population, INDIA is a land of diverse nature, culture, and people thus labeled as "Incredible". The land is notable for its heritage, astonishing architecture and chronicle history and of course its people. The people of the nation are gregariously friendly, inviting and will entice you to come here repeatedly.
Elections in India are different from many other part of the world. Here is thrill, energy, enthusiasm amongst the parties and the masses.
Elections as a niche tourism product have its origin in India. The novel concept was first experimented in the Gujarat assembly Election in 2012. When asked Manish Sharma (Chairman of Tourism Development Corporation) while speaking to the media confirms that this concept was inspired by the Poll Tourism concept prevalent in Mexico during 2005. He proposed this idea at the World Travel Market in London that was attended by all over 100 tour operators and agents. The idea received many appreciations from them. The concept has a fair number of takers and this bolstered the resolve of its designers to take it to the nest level.
After successfully introducing the unique concept of Election Tourism in the state of Gujarat, India during Assembly Polls in 2012, and was positively reciprocated in year 2014, we wish to move forward towards the General Elections in 2019.The most anticipated event where the 17th Parliament will be elected.
As a part of election tour, the visitors are taken to the rallies conducted by the candidates in rural areas, they are taken to the public rallies addressed by the local candidate and if, on the given day, there are visits by national leaders, they are taken for such rallies as well. The visitors are also given a chance to interact with election candidates for better understanding of their system of campaign and election issues. Concisely, the six night - seven days election tourism package offered by a private tour operator includes visit to public rallies, poll campaign, meeting party leaders and election commission officer.
Along with witnessing election atmosphere and procedure in India, the tourists are also given an opportunity to sight heritage, tradition and culture of India.