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The south Indian state topped the list with some 333.5 million domestic tourist arrivals in 2015.

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Then there was Maharashtra that attracted 103.4 million domestic tourists arriving on its shores last year.

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Uttar Pradesh also made it to the list, unsurprisingly. 204.9 million domestic tourists flocked to see the Taj Mahal in 2015.

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Andhra Pradesh had 121.6 million domestic tourists (presumably a large number of them included Tirupati pilgrims) knocking on its door.

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Karnataka welcomed 119.9 million domestic tourists.


While Andhra’s off-shoot, the newly-created Telangana, saw 94.5 million domestic tourists.


Madhya Pradesh clocked in a cool 78 million domestic tourists.

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Then there was West Bengal that saw 70.2 million domestic tourist arrivals in 2015.

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But the much-advertised Gujarat only saw 36.3 million of them.


Rajasthan may be popular among foreign tourists but it was closer to the end of the list with 35.2 million domestic tourists opting to visit the desert state in 2015.


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