A total of 6.80 lakh foreign tourists visited India in October, 2015 registering 1.7 percent growth for the same period in 2014.
The tourism ministry in its report also revealed that the highest number of visitors in this month came from Bangladesh.
"India has earned a total of Rs.9,611 crore foreign exchange through tourism in October 2015. In terms of highest tourist arrivals, Bangladesh was followed by US, Britain, Sri Lanka and Germany among several others, including Canada and China," the statement said.
The ministry said foreign tourist arrivals were highest at the Delhi airport at 33.95 percent, followed by Mumbai airport at 16.90 percent.
In terms of Foreign Exchange Earning (FEE) during October 2015, the Indian government earned Rs.9,611 crore as compared to Rs. 10,041 crore in October 2014, and Rs.8,645 crore in October 2013.
"October 2015 registered a decline of 4.3 percent over October 2014 as compared to positive growth, of 16.1 percent, in October 2014 over October 2013," the report said.
"The FEEs in rupee terms, October 2015 registered a decline of 4.3 percent over October 2014 as compared to positive growth of 16.1 percent in October 2014 over October 2013," it added.
"FEEs in US dollars terms during the month of October 2015 were $1.477 billion as compared to FEEs of $1.636 billion during October 2014 and $1.404 billion in October 2013," the statement added.