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Weird Alternative Forms of Transport That Tourists Love Most – A secret of India’s Tourism Growth


Apart from some of the popular world’s tourist centers like the Taj Mahal being present in India, which automatically compels tourist to visit there, these is one thing that makes tourists wanting to visit India over and over again; not their spicy foods but this time, the alternative forms of transportation (which are considered as weird and rickety) that links tourist centers in some areas together especially as i saw in Jaipur and Agra.

Prince at Taj Mahal, Agra

Do you think tourists would prefer using the normal taxis or buses for close range visits to tourist sites in same area or would like to try a horse or elephant ride, tricycle ride or the almighty auto rickshaw ride? Imagine you as a tourist…

As many nations, especially developing countries begin to explore tourism as a way of boosting their economy and proving jobs, there  is the need to identify what tourists need. Tourists travel to other countries because they want to identify themselves with something new; something seen largely as weird but its experience remains everlasting in their minds and hearts.

I observed the joy and the enthusiasm with which the numerous tourists at Jaipur and Agra (Taj Mahal and Agra fort) had when using these forms of transportation and I do think each person saw it as a great experience worth doing it over and over again and this is what tourists need. No wonder I ended up being a rickshaw driver for a few minutes; a moment I would always remember.

Prince driving Rickshaw…A great experience

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Prince Baah-Duodu is an active blogger and believes in social activism. A Ghanaian national who is currently on internship in India, working as a Business Development Executive. I am a graduate of University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a two time President of AIESEC. I have a passion for writing so currently write for this blog and modernghana as columnist. Through blogging, i hope to promote peaceful co-existence among readers, share constructive opinion on culture, lifestyle, entertainment issues happening in India, Ghana and the world; when the need arises, i talk politics. I largely blog to promote peace and alert the youth about the need to believe in themselves to strive for excellence. Posted on January 23, 2012, in India, Tourism and tagged india, Agra, Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Agra Fort, Delhi, Asia, Uttar Pradesh, what tourist love, weird transport in India, Prince, Tourism, auto rickshaw, elephant ride, experience worth, tourist centers, forms of transportation, spicy foods. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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