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Naggar - An Example of Community Based Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

AVAHAN: A Journal on Hospitality and Tourism

Volume 4 Issue 1

Published: 2016
Author(s) Name: Prashant Gautam, Sandeep Walia | Author(s) Affiliation: Director, UITHM, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
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Abstract

The word Himachal Pradesh translates to Region of Snowy Mountain. The state is not only famous for the natural beauty but also have a strong religious history. That is why probably one of the reasons that the state is also referred to as Dev Bhoomi that means the land of Gods. At administration level there are twelve districts in Himachal Pradesh, which are further divided in to more than 70 tehsils. Holidaying, sightseeing and religion are the main purpose of travel to the state. Among alternate forms of tourism adventure tourism and nature based tourism is also familiar. Now a days community based tourism and community based tourism initiatives are also gaining popularity particularly in the rural areas with a specific aim to protect preserve and conserve local culture, heritage, customs and values thereby showcasing all these things as tourism products. The current study aims to explore the possible benefits of community based tourism initiatives to the community and thereby measuring the perception of local residents of the community regarding these benefits.

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