„In 2012, India received 6.58 million foreign tourists, up 4.3 per cent over the previous year. India’s foreign exchange earnings in 2012 from tourists were USD 17.74 billion, showing an increase of 7.1 per cent year on year.
„India’s share in the international tourist receipts in the year 2012 was 0.64 per cent with overall ranking of 41. The country’s share in international receipts in the year 2012 was 1.65 per cent with overall rank of 16.
„Foreign exchange earning from tourism during January to August 2013 were USD 12.025 billion with a growth of 6.7 per cent, as compared to USD 11.273 billion year on year.“
The same report also suggests that India is considering granting visa-on-arrival, amongs others, for German citizens.
Source: „India intends to extend visa on arrival for 40 countries including US and UK“ (Oct. 6, 2013, NDTV.com)