Miss World Manushi Chhillar landed in Mumbai early Sunday morning, days after becoming the sixth Indian woman to win the prestigious title.
"Feels great to be back home. Thank you India for such a grand welcome," Chhillar said in a tweet.
"India, India!" people were filmed chanting at the airport, as they held up Indian flags and posters of Chhillar, India Today reports.
"She is home! We are so proud of our @MissWorldLtd 2017 @ManushiChhillar!" the official handle of the Miss India contest tweeted.
Manushi Chhillar is from Haryana. An alumnus of Delhi's St. Thomas School, she was studying to become a surgeon when she enrolled in the pageant.