Tourism Resources and Product

Paper Code: 
MTM - 322
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To impart knowledge on various products offered by India .


Unit I: 
Unit I

Tourism Products: Definition, Concept , Characteristics and Classification.Cultural Heritage of India — Stages of evolution, continuity Heritage - Meaning, Types of Heritage Tourism, Heritage Management Organizations .

Unit II: 
Unit II

Architectural Heritage of India: glimpses on the prominent architecture style - Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic.

Popular Religious shrines of Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Sikh, Muslim and Christian religions .World Heritage Sites in India.


Unit III: 
Unit III

Important Museum, Art Galleries and Libraries of India ,Performing art of India: classical dances, folk dances and folk culture Handicrafts and textiles : important handicraft objects and centers, craft, melas, souvenir industry

Unit IV: 
Unit IV

Fairs and Festivals : Social, religious and commercial fairs of tourist significance. Indian cuisine (gastronomy), regional variation. Wildlife Sanctuaries, National Parks and Natural Reserves in India (Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Valley of Flowers, Kanha, Kaziranga, Dachigam, Ranthambhore and Keoladeo Ghana)

Unit V: 
Unit V

Hill Stations: Study of Hill Station attractions and their environs with case studies of Mussoorie, Nainital and Ooty. Beaches and Islands:

Essential Readings: 
  • Tourism Products of India : Dixit Manoj & Charu Sheela,,New Royal Publishers (2006) Lucknow
  • A Cultural History of India : A.L. Basham
  • The Wonder that was India : A.L. Basham
  • Cultural Tourism in India :  S.P. Gupta, Krishna Lai and Mahua Bhattacharya


  • Travellers Indian : H.K. Kaul
  • Museums of India : S. Punja
  • The Art of Ancient India : S. Huntington

Indian Architecture : Percy Brown


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