Tourism Resources of India

By Prof. H. Rajashekar   |   Professor of Commerce & Tourism University of Mysore
Learners enrolled: 540
India represents one of the oldest civilizations of the world and offers rich cultural heritage and variety. India is more remarkable for her extreme diversity of physical features. Its population represents a veritable museum of races representing almost all ethnic groups of the world with their characteristic features. Nature and history both have made India one of the most attractive tourist countries of the world. It offers everything in a rich variety of mountains and hills, valleys, highest peaks, sea beaches, landscape, scenic beauty, monuments and memorials, traditional art and dances, fairs and festivals and many other things have made the country a mosaic of living traditions. Tourism needs variety and India with its vast dimensions and diversity offers to every class of visitors something not found elsewhere.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 05 Jul 2021
End Date : 30 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2021
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week – 1 | 1. Indian Tourism- General Introduction | 2.Understanding Tourism Products Part I | 3.Understanding Tourism Products Part II |

 Week – 2 | 4. Managing Tourism Products Part I | 5.Managing Tourism Products Part II | 6.Tourism Products of India part I |

 Week – 3 | 7.  Tourism Products of India part II | 8.Tourism Products of India Part III | 9.Tourism Products of India Part IV |

 Week – 4 | 10.Cultural Tourism in India | 11. Fairs and Festivals of India | 12. Indian Classical Dances | 13.Indian Folk Dances and Music traditions  | 14. Fairs & festival in India-Part II |

 Week – 5 | 15. Indian Paintings | 16. Handicrafts of India | 17. Museums in India | 18. Architectural Heritage of India |

 Week – 6 | 19. Impact of Cultural Tourism | 20. Heritage & Pilgrim Destinations of North India | 21. Spiritual and Heritage destinations of South India | 22. Spiritual and Heritage Tourism in West and Central India |

 Week - 7 | 23. Important Tourist destinations of East India | 24. Basic Properties of Ecology | 25. Tourism and Ecology Linkage |26. Global Concern |

 Week – 8 | 27. Nature based destinations of North India | 28. Hill stations and wildlife tourism in South India | 29. Hill stations , Beaches & wildlife tourism in West and Central India |

 Week – 9 | 30.Wild Life & Beach Tourism in Eastern India |  31. Conservation of Ecology | 32. Natural & Other Tourism Resources | 33. Eco-Tourism Development |

 Week – 10 | 34. Business of Ecotourism | 35. Tourism & Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) | 36. Ecological Planning | 37. Tourism and Sustainable Development |

 Week – 11 | 38. Tourism   Destination   Carrying   capacity   (HUMAN POPULATIONS) | 39. Indian Tourism Policy, Luxury Trains | 40. International Tourism Products Part – I | 41. International Tourism Products Part – II |

Books and references

Reading material

Author & Year

Type of publication (article/notes)

Content Abstract

Number of pages

Tourism Product

RajamanickamThandavan, Girish Revathy.


Text Book

Tourism resources of  India


Tourism Products of India: A National Perspective

Robinet Jacob, P.Mahadevan, Sindhu Joseph


Text Book

A fresh perspective on the various tourism resources of India.


Tourism: operations and Management

SunetraRoday (2009)

Text Book

Various types of tourism, tourism infrastructure and sustainable tourism


Indian Tourism: Tourist Places of India

Anurag Mathur


Text Book

Indian Culture, History, Heritage, Arts, Architecture.

complete information about Major Tourist Places of India.

Museums in India


Tourism in India: Planning and Development

Iqbal and Ashraf (2006)

Text Book

Tourism planning and policies of India and in the states of India


Domestic Tourism in India

D. S. Bhardwaj


Text book

macro to micro studies on specific destinations


Ecology, Environment And Tourism

L.K. Singh

(2008 )

Text book

relationship between environment and tourism , carrying capacity


Instructor bio

Prof. H. Rajashekar

Professor of Commerce & Tourism University of Mysore
Prof. H. Rajashekar, Course coordinator, is working as a Professor in Commerce and Tourism dept in University of Mysore, having 27 years teaching, research and industry experience. He has popularly known as Indian academic icon in the field of e-education and technology. He has published 104 Research papers, 8 Books at national and International level and 27 Ph D awardees. He is the recipient of 2 National Awards as BHARAT GOURAV AWARD for outstanding services, Achievements, and Contributions by India International Friendship Society, New Delhi and BHARAT EXCELLENCE AWARD for outstanding and extra-ordinary achievements in chosen fields of activity and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International Co-operation by Friendship Forum, New Delhi. He is a subject expert for the subject Tourism e-content development under NME-ICT project of CEC-UGC, and MOOC’s through the Educational Multimedia Research Centre, University of Mysore, Mysuru.

Course certificate

Assessment/Assignment marks will be considered for Internal Marks and will carry 30 percent for overall Result.

End Term Exam- will have 100 questions and will carry 70 percent of  overall Result.

*All students, who obtain 40% marks in in-course assessment and 40% marks in end-term proctored exam separately, will be eligible for certificate and credit transfer.

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