Tourism throughout the world is promoted as a means to achieving development, and India is no exception. But the question is development for whom? Who are the winners and the losers? And at what cost? The Indian government touts tourism as a tool for poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and social stability. In reality, tourism rarely alleviates socio-economic inequalities and injustices. When combining already sensitive ‘conflict’ zones with tourism development, it is likely that more conflicts will surface. As tourism becomes increasingly globalized, many governments have put investor needs first while diluting, repealing, and changing policies and regulations related to environmental protection, social and democratic goals, and protection of the fundamental human rights. Using the specific cases of Arossim, Lavasa, Kevadia, Kullu and Kanha, this paper explores the relationship between tourism, peace, and conflict in India.