In the world,Indiais graded as the ninth most famous tourist destinations and is now regarded as most wanted destination of cruise. Cruise tourism has been identified as thrust area by the Indian government, and several positive steps have been developed in order to support the industry of cruise and to placeIndiaas a cruise destination internationally. The coastline ofIndiais of about 7,500 km, interrupted with large interest for the positions of cruise guest.  Indiaalso consists of 184 minor ports and 12 major ports along the coastline. Major ports that are controlled by the Central Government are supported in encouraging cruise shipping as well as in creating cruise shipping’s facilities. InIndia, a growing movement of cruise ships working at regular intervals at Indian ports has been recently initiated in the industry of cruise because major ports meet the call’s port requisites on the western coast. This has resulted in the Indian western coast’s port on the international cruise ship’s itineraries. The Indian government as a part of development initiatives of Cruise tourism has recognized six ports that are to be advanced as “integrated Indian cruise circuit” as well as to be enlarged as “world class cruise terminals”. These six recognized ports are:        

◊ Tuticorin

◊Goa

◊ Mumbai

◊ New Mangalore

◊Cochin

◊ Chennai (recently added in January 2005) 

As a result, it would be appropriate to spotlight on these ports and to consider their awareness for satisfying the role recognized for their growth. 

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