"International Journal of Geography, Geology and Environment"
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Problems and prospects of tourism industry in Uttarakhand
Author(s): Joveriya and Mariya
Abstract: Tourism is not merely an activity for leisure and entertainment but it also an enriching and energizing activity. In modern world tourism is emerged as one of the largest service-sector industry and generates national income as well as job opportunities especially for local population and become an avenue of economic and social development and cultural exchange. Various international agencies like World Tourism Organization (WTO) have pointed out the vast development potential of tourism, particularly with reference to developing nations like India. India that has a bountiful natural beauty and resources heritage sites, archeological remains, splendid natural scenery, beaches, mountains and enrich biodiversity have an ample scope for tourism potential. Uttarakhand known as Devbhoomi or ‘Abode of Gods’ is a site of temples and pilgrimage, endowed with salubrious climate, exotic greenery, rich flora besides its rich culture. Moreover the beautiful lakes, mountain peaks, mesmerizing scenic landscapes makes Uttarakhand an attractive tourist destination in India and abroad. The present paper tries to analyze the problem as well as prospects of tourism development in the state, the nature of the research is qualitative and based on the secondary sources of data