India has had a shape increase in tourism of late. Tourists are, however, visiting India not only for the food or the culture but also the healthcare the country provides. It is expected that by 2020 India could see 200% growth in medical tourism amounting to almost $9 billion.
The Indian government is also looking to encourage this trend by making travel to India for medical reasons easier as well as showcase their advanced facilities, highly sort after doctors and their traditional healing sessions like yoga and Ayurveda.
The benefits for a tourist traveling to India for a medical reason are inexpensive healthcare and world-renowned nursing capacity. India is also ranked third for medical tourism destination with almost 240 000 medical tourists visiting India.