ETS-102

Tourism Resources of India
Code: 
ETS-102
Year / Semester: 
1st Year
Objective: 

To acquaint learners with great repository of natural and cultural resources of India and to educate towards the appreciation, awareness and preservation of the resources.

Credits: 
4

Block: 01 Tourism Resources- An Introduction

Unit 01: Tourism Resources Inventory- Concept and Meaning:

Introduction, Inventory of Natural Resources, Tourism inventory resources of India, World geographic resources for tourism

Unit 02: Characteristics of Tourism Resources:

Introduction, Characteristics of Tourism Resources, Unique characteristics of Tourism Industry, Unique characteristics of Tourism Product

Unit 03: Classification of Tourism Resources:

Introduction, Natural Tourism resources of India- Mountains, Hills, National Parks and Sanctuaries, Beaches, Manmade Tourism Resources of India, Socio Cultural Tourism Resources of India- Fairs, Festivals, Dance, Cuisine, Heritage Tourism Resources of India

Unit 04: Tourism Product:

Introduction, What is Tourism Product? Touroism Product- Types, Tourism Product Development, Tourism Product Designing Development, Crucial elements of Tourism Product Designing, Design Product/Site Plan, Branding, Image. Product Life Cycle, Product Feasibility Study

Block: 02 Typology and Usage Patterns of Tourism Resources

Unit 05: Typology of Tourism Resources:

Introduction, Typology of Tourism Resources, Cultural Tourism Resources, Traditional Tourism Resources, Scenic Tourism Resources, Entertainment Resources

Unit 06: Motivational factors and Tourism Resources:

Introduction, Travel and Tourism as a behavior, Theory of Consumer choices, Personal Factors, Maslow’s Human need Hierarchy, Interpersonal factors, How Tourist needs become motives?

Unit 07: Psychographic spectrum of Tourists and Usage Characteristics:

Introduction, Plog’s Classification, Smith’s Classification, Jackon’s Classification, Poon’s Classification, Tourist Psychology, The Tourist Experience

Unit 08: Destination life cycle and their Impact on resources:

Introduction, A typical Destination Life Cycle, Product Life Cycle (PLC), Levels of a Product

Block: 03 Conservation of Tourism Resources

Unit : 09 Natural Resources of India:

Introduction, Mountain ranges of India, Water Bodies in India- Lakes, Rivers, Desert region in India, National Parks and Sanctuaries in India

Unit; 10 Socio Cultural Tourism Resources of India:

Introduction, Fairs and Festivals of India, Performing arts of India, Cuisine of India, Handicrafts of India

Unit: 11 Man Made Tourism Resources of India:

Introduction, Museums and Art galleries in India, Important Museums in India, Religious shrines of India, Monuments of National and International Heritage in India

Unit 12: Resources Management and Conservation- Approcahes and Techniques:

Introduction, Tourism Resources, Nature of Natural Resources and Manmade Resources, Importance of Natural Resources and Manmade Resources, Tourism Policy of India and Conservation of Resources, Approaches to Conservation of Tourism Resources, Approaches for Conservation of natural Resources, Techniques for Conservation of natural Resources, Approaches for Conservation of Manmade Resources, Techniques for Conservation of Manmade Resources

Block: 04 Tourism Resources of India

Unit 13: Adventure Tourism Resources of Uttarakhand:

Adventure Tourism Resources of Uttarakhand Mountains, Mountain Peaks, Glaciers, Drainage Pattern, Lakes and Kunds, Wildlife Parks and Sanctuaries of Uttarakhand , Bugyals, Adventure Tourism Activities in Uttarakhand

Unit 14: Religious and Spiritual Tourism Resources of Uttarakhand:

Introduction, Religious and Spiritual Tourism Resources of Uttarakhand, Religious and Spiritual Tourism Resources of Garhwal, Religious and Spiritual Tourism Resources of Kumaon, Pilgrimage and Tourism

Unit 15: Historical Places an Monuments of Uttarakhand:

Introduction, Historical Places an Monuments of Uttarakhand, Historical Places an Monuments of Garhwal, Historical Places an Monuments of Kumaon

Unit 16: Major Fairs and Festivals of Uttarakhand:

Introduction, Fairs and Festivals of Garhwal, Fairs and Festivals of Kumaon, Souvenirs of Uttarakhand, Fairs, Festivals, Handicrafts and Tourism

Suggested Readings: 
  1. Lonely Planet, India
  2. Outlook Traveller,
  3. Bhatia, A.K. (2002), International Tourism Management, sterling publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
  4. Thandavan and Girish, (2006). Tourism Products-I, Dushyant Publishers, New Delhi.