ITDC came into existence in October 1966 and has been the prime mover in the progressive development, promotion and expansion of tourism in the country. Broadly, the main objectives of the Corporation are:

  • To construct, take over and manage existing hotels and market hotels, Beach Resorts, Travellers' Lodges/Restaurants;
  • To provide transport, entertainment, shopping and conventional services;
  • To produce, distribute, tourist publicity material;
  • To render consultancy-cum-managerial services in India and abroad;
  • To carry on the business as Full-Fledged Money Changers (FFMC), restricted money changers etc; and
  • To provide innovating, dependable and value for money solutions to the needs of tourism development and engineering industry including providing consultancy and project implementation.

The Corporation is running hotels, restaurants at various places for tourists, besides providing transport facilities. In addition, the Corporation is engaged in production, distribution and sale of tourist publicity literature and providing entertainment and duty free shopping facilities to the tourists. The Corporation has diversified into new avenues/innovative services like Full-Fledged Money Changer (FFMC) services, engineering related consultancy services etc. The Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management of the Corporation imparts training and education in the field of tourism and hospitality.

Presently, ITDC has a network of eight Ashok Group of Hotels, six Joint Venture Hotels, 2 Restaurants (including one Airport Restaurant), 12 Transport Units, one Tourist Service Station, 37 Duty Free Shops at International as well as Domestic Customs Airports, one Tax Free outlet and two Sound & Light Show.

Besides, ITDC is also managing a hotel at Bharatpur and a restaurant at Kosi on behalf of the Department of Tourism. In addition, it is also managing catering services at Western Court, VigyanBhawan, Hyderabad House and National Media Press Centre at ShastriBhawan, New Delhi.

The Jaipur Ashok, Ashok Group's hotel in the Pink City , offers visitors the elegance of a small Rajasthani Palace - like residence with all the comforts of a modern hotel. The romantic, pink-turreted and balconied, it captures the charm of the princely city that was built in accordance with the ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. Set in a lovely garden flanking the spacious green roundabout at Bani Park , the hotel is only a few minutes drive from the hustle and bustle of the walled city.