Bihar expects over 1 million foreign tourists


Patna, Dec 26 (IANS) Bihar is set for a record arrival of over one million foreign tourists in 2012, Tourism Minister Sunil Kumar Pintu said Wednesday.

"I am fully confident that the number of foreign tourists in Bihar would cross one million in 2012," Pintu told newspersons here.

He said that more than eight lakh foreign tourists visited the state till October.

As per the central government's data, about 9.72 lakh foreigners visited the state's tourist attractions including Bodh Gaya, Rajgir and Nalanda, he said.




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