Developing Linkage between Wildlife Tourism and Handicraft for Local Economic Development: A Case Study of Kaziranga National Park

In Tourism and Handicrafts A sustainable Approach (1st ed., pp. 149-158). New Delhi, Delhi: Excel India.

12 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2018

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Deep J. Gurung

Tezpur University - Department of Business Administration, Students

Chandan Goswami

Tezpur University

Date Written: December 1, 2015

Abstract

The Kaziranga National Park is renowned for the diverse flora and fauna present in the region, many of whom are endemic to the region. Kaziranga has been a major tourist attraction since many years for wildlife tourism. Surrounding the National Park, there are villages inhabited by different communities, which are rich in their culture and tradition. Their tradition includes various methods of making handicraft products. These handicrafts are sold near the Kaziranga National Park on the roadside of Indian NH 37, souvenir shops and souvenir outlets of the resorts. The study attempts to identify the potential of handicraft market around Kaziranga National Park and to explore the possibilities of shifting the attention of tourists coming for wildlife tourism to handicrafts so that the local artisans are benefitted.

Keywords: Tourism, Handicraft, Souvenir, Kaziranga National Park, Community Development

JEL Classification: Q01, M00, J64, R23

Suggested Citation

Gurung, Deep Jyoti and Goswami, Chandan, Developing Linkage between Wildlife Tourism and Handicraft for Local Economic Development: A Case Study of Kaziranga National Park (December 1, 2015). In Tourism and Handicrafts A sustainable Approach (1st ed., pp. 149-158). New Delhi, Delhi: Excel India.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3154386

Deep Jyoti Gurung (Contact Author)

Tezpur University - Department of Business Administration, Students ( email )

Tezpur
India

HOME PAGE: http://www.tezu.ernet.in

Chandan Goswami

Tezpur University ( email )

Tezpur
Assam
India

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