Tourism in its modern form is not the
same as travels of the early periods of
human history, In the language of Jews, the word “Torah” means study or search and “tour” seems
to have been derived from it. In ‘Latin’ the original word ‘Tornos’ stands close to it. ‘Tornos’
was a kind of round wheel-like tool hinting at the idea of a travel circuit or a package tour.
In Sanskrit, ‘paryatan’ means leaving one’s residence to travel for the sake of rest and for
seeking knowledge, ‘Deshatan’ is another word which means travelling for economic benefit.
‘Tirthatan’ is the third equivalent which means travelling for religious purposes.