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  • Cultural Tourism in India

Cultural Tourism in India

Museums, Monuments & Arts (Theory and Practice)
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The book is a detailed exploration of various facets of Indian thought and life that make it a popular cultural tourist site for visitors from all over the world. It presents an account of India’s people, history, national flag and national anthem, dance, drama, music, painting, textile, pottery, food and drink, and customs and lifestyle that comprise the multifaceted components of India’s culture. It describes all the major places of pilgrimage and festivals and scenic beauty in India, and lists state-wise a number of historical cities and sites that stud the length and breadth of the country, its attractive monuments steeped in history and its museums laden with treasures from the past. It brings out the special attractions in India for the western tourist who is primarily interested in those aspects of Indian culture that give a deeper meaning to life at physical, spiritual, mental and moral levels. 

The work offers, for students of tourism, data on various aspects to cover their syllabus: national and international tourist flow, tourism-related organisations and conventions, eco-tourism, India’s natural heritage as, for instance, its wildlife. It also gives an account of historical evolution of tourism in the world context. For professionals in tourism, there is information on organisation of package tours, tour circuits, tour planning, training of guides and marketing of tourism. Appendices discuss institutions where tourism is taught, tourist information centres in India and abroad, and tourism related periodicals.

  • Binding: : Pb
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124602164
  • Edition : 2nd
  • Year : 2010
  • Pages : xxviii, 451
  • Size : 22 cm.
  • Series Number : 24
  • Series Name : RECONSTRUCTING INDIAN HISTORY & CULTURE
  • Weight (approx.) : 550
  • Bibliographic Details : 11 Folded maps; 6 B/w photos; 54 Coloured photos; Appendices; Bibliography; Index

The series deals with *Ancient Dynasties/Dynastic Families *Battles, Wars & Warfare Techniques *Kings, Rulers & Other Historical Personages *Genealogy *Historic Events *Historic Sites *Historical Geography *Historiography *Historical Chronology * Historical Sociology *Epigraphy: Copper Plates/Stone Inscriptions *Ancient Coins *Catalogues of Coins *Sociocultural History *Indian Society, Polity & Political Framework *Caste Hierarchies *Cults, Customs & Superstitions *Fasts, Feasts & Festivals *Costumes, Coiffures & Ornaments *Status of Women: Social & Economic *Aborigines/Tribes/Ethnic Groups, and Other Critical Interpretations of Indian Culture/Heritage.

Foreword
-- Shri Jagmohan, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India
Preface
Transliteration Chart
List of Illustrations and Maps
 
Part - I
Cultural Aspects of Tourism
Introduction
Definition of ‘tourist’
Scope of Tourism
Abstracts from the Speech of Dr. Karan Singh
1. History of Tourism
Tourism up to 1841
Modern Tourism: Phase I (1841-1918)
Modern Tourism: Phase II (1918-40)
Modern Tourism: Phase III (1945-72)
Modern Tourism: Phase IV (1980-2002)
2. India: Land, People and History
The Physical Background
The Population
National Symbols
The Constitution and the Government
Glimpses of Indian History
The Principal Cultures, Dynasties and Rulers of  India (3000 bc -- ad 1950)
Presidents of the Republic of India
3. Museums Monuments and Cognate Subjects
Art and Architecture
Chronology of Early Indian Art Styles
The Religious Heritage
Traditional Arts and Crafts
Music and Dance
Food and Drink
Cultural Tourism for Domestic Tourists
Museums, Libraries and Academies
Some Specialised Museums
Classified List of Art and Archaeology Museums
Classified List of Science, Natural History, and Technology Museums
4. Some Popular Religions of India
Buddhism
Jainism
Hinduism (Vaishnava and Shaiva Religions)
Islam
Sikhism
Zoroastrianism
Christianity
5. Ancient Indian Literature
Sacred Literature
Secular Literature
6. Festivals in India
National Festivals
Regional Festivals
7. Indian Food and Drinks
8. Yoga: Philosophy and Practice
9. Music in India
10. Classical Dances in India
Kathakali
Bharata Natyam
Kuchipudi
Kathaka
Odissi
Manipuri
11. Indian Architecture
Hindu-Buddhist Architecture
Rock-cut Monuments
Temple Architecture
South Indian Temples
Indo-Islamic Architecture
Pre-Mogul Architecture of Delhi
Mogul Architecture
Modern Influences
12. Sculpture and Painting
Terracottas
Bronzes
Paintings
13. Applied Arts of India
Indian Textiles
14. Monuments
Standardised Facilities
Monuments of Uttar Pradesh
Monuments of Bihar
Monuments of Madhya Pradesh
Monuments of Rajasthan
Monuments of Tamil Nadu
Monuments of Karnataka
Monuments of Andhra Pradesh
Monuments of Maharashtra
Monuments of Orissa
Monuments of Gujarat
Monuments of Delhi
15. Other Places of Tourist Interest
Eastern Region
North-Eastern Region
Northern Region
Southern Region
Western Region
Tourist Circuits in India
River Valley Projects
Ports
16. Eco-tourism and India's Natural Heritage
Eco-tourism
Sacred Groves
Wild Life
Parks and Sanctuaries
Other Tourism Varieties
 
Part - II
Practical Tourism
17. Tour Planning
Travel Agency
Tour Promotion
Package Tours
18. Transportation and Accommodation Planning
Road Services
Rail Services
Air Services
Accommodation
Different Types of Accommodations
19. Guidelines for the Guides
Definition
Scope of Work
Mannerism
Guiding in Monuments
Guiding in Wildlife Parks
Subsidiary Duties of a Guide
Training of Guides
20. Policies for Tourism and the related organisations
Need for National Tourism Administration
Tourism Planning in India
Positioning Tourism as a National Policy
Enhancing India's Competitiveness as a Tourist Destination
Improving and Expanding Product Development
Creation of World-Class Infrastructure
Developed, sustained and Effective Marketing Plans and Programmes
Information Centres
Tourism Training Institution
Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC)
Tourism and Travel Organisations
21. Tourism Marketing
Steps in Tourism Marketing
Appendices 
1. The WTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism
2. PATA Code for Environmentally Responsible Tourism
3. Information Centres in India and Abroad
4. Tourism Related Periodicals
5. Tourism Training Institutes in India
6. Tourist Statistics and Earnings in 2000
Select Bibliography
Index
Maps
1. India, Tourist Centres
2. India, Buddhist Sites
3. India, Jaina Sites
4. India, Sites of Principal Temples
5. India, Sites of Principal Islamic Monuments
6. India, World Heritage Cultural Sites
7. India, Major Tourist Circuits
8. India, Delhi Tourist Circuits
9. India, Mumbai Tourist Circuits
10. India, Kolkata Tourist Circuits
11. India, Chennai Tourist Circuits

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