to any destinations largely
depends upon the tourism resources, general facilities and specific services
available at a destination to the tourists and also replays on proper marketing
and promotional strategies engaged by tourism promoters.
Heritage (Tangible or Intangible) of any destination acts strong resources
for tourism. India as a Heritage destination is well-known for its immense
potential with special focus on ancient monuments (Architecture: Buddhist,
Mughal, Greek, Roman, French, Danish) it is an open museum of the world Art
Galleries, Museums, Forts, Havellies, Palaces provide tourists flow in India
for heritage exploration and quantifies India as the world’s one of the top
heritage destination. They feel honored to see our heritage products.
is linked to the Past that is represents some sort of heritance to be handed
down to current and future management and marketing of Heritage products act
facilitation for increasing tourist flow to a destination.
Heritage sites are identified as sites
of outstanding global value that should be preserved for all humanity and we
are proud we have over 30 heritage sites Taj Mahal being the most known.
heritage is divided into Natural Cultural, Archaeological, Historical,
Prehistorically and Digital. Cultural Ceremonies, Customs, Trends, Music,
Dance, Handcraft, Folklore, Cuisine, Living Style is main attractions for
“Experiential tourists” New breed tourists who are looking for real experience
unique to a destination and in its natural form.
need to create an inventory of Heritage attractions using image index.
Necessity is there to take the current stock of heritage tourism industry
worldwide through international marketing campaign with innovative products
design in order to preserve our valuable heritage and global reach. Experts and
decision makers must join hands together and find out the solutions to the
problems in heritage tourism development and problems faced by locals as well
as tourists and specially for conservation.
common voice for Heritage Protection is the need of the hour. NGO’s and
Destination Management organizations (DMO)’s to form partnerships and follow
global criteria for Conservation of Heritage sites. Need special funds for
maintaining originality of the heritage and combined efforts of cultural and
tourism Ministry and strict legal enforcement is essential to take action on
encroachments. It is quite common in India to see encroachments at Heritage
sites. So big financial support is also needed from Government and Business
establishments to resolve this issue.
and Awareness should be from school
level so that there is so damage to the Heritage sites. Already in school
syllabus tourism has been included. Environment sense means better conservation
is being taught and this is very positive development. Everyone should be the
guard for preserving heritage sites. This has started now positive. Incredible
India campaign has created with awareness.
Natural sites Monuments, Wildlife sites, we must conduct “Carrying Capacity
Study” Uttarakhand had natural disaster with uncontrolled activities. The state
Policy makers must keep in mind geographical conditions and not commercial
motive. All developments must be with strategic planning. Kerala and Rajasthan
have taken good care in this regard. Study and Research is essential. We must
have Demand and Supply study on each heritage centre of global attractions.
Eco-Tourism sites selection should be careful and equally controlled development
of projects. Experts should be involved. Not let alone bureaucrats decide such
the years India’s tourist arrivals will reach 10 million and GDP will grow by
8%. We have to be more careful about heritage tourism products once it starts
dwindling, it will be out of scene forever.
Hence Protective and Restrictive Entry with carrying study capacity city is the major factor for Sustainable development of Heritage Tourism.