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.
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.
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