Russia occupies 10th position in the international tourist arrival to India. More than three lakhs Russian tourists arrived in India in 2019. Apart from Goa and the golden triangle, Russians started travelling to South India. Beaches, backwaters, and Ayurveda are the major factors that attract tourists to Russia. Tourism Departments of the states and private industry entrepreneurs participate in the major travel and tourism fairs in Russia. Many hotels in India have websites in Russian.
The interest of Indian tourists travelling to Russia is growing year by year. Almost one lakh tourists from India visited Russia in 2018. Besides Moscow and St Petersburg, Indians began exploring other destinations like Siberia. Indian tour operators are now promoting winter tourism, water therapy in the Minvody Region, and destination weddings in Russia.
Indian community in Russia, Russian tour operators and bloggers, promote India tourism in Russian market.
The gulf-based airlines like Air Arabia, Fly Dubai, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air and Oman Air offer good connectivity between major destinations in India and Russia.