Management of Archaeological Sites and Promotion of Heritage Tourism; Study of Nalanda
Posted: 1 Jul 2019
Date Written: November 1, 2008
Archaeological sites represent the identity of a nation, and excavated item, the remains of historical monuments are part of the rich heritage of the people of that country. Archaeological Survey of India, had declared many sites in India as protected monuments, but the management of many sites raise several questions when tourism activity is promoted in a big scale. The real intention of protection redirects to earning. Researches show that tourist perception changes according to the nature of destinations. Dissatisfaction of tourists is an indication of poor site management; several questions arise here on priorities. This research paper focuses the key aspects of management of archaeological sites and how heritage tourism can be linked with ancient sites.
Keywords: Heritage, site management, preservation
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