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Development of Tourism in Sikkim

, ASI, 2004, vi, 90 p, tables, maps, photographs, ISBN : 8185579865, $33.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Development of Tourism in Sikkim

Contents: Preface. I. Introduction: a. Objective. b. Methodology. c. Uniqueness of Sikkim as a tourist centre. II. Gangtok (East Sikkim) as the core center of tourism in Sikkim: a. Areas of attraction. b. Tourism infrastructure. III. West Sikkim as Command Area: a. Areas of attraction. b. Tourism infrastructure. IV. South Sikkim as command Area: a. Areas of attraction. b. Tourism infrastructure. V. North Sikkim as command Area: a. Areas of attraction. b. Tourism infrastructure. VI. Tourist spots under natural and cultural landscape: a. Tourist spots under natural landscape. b. Tourist spots under cultural and historical importance; and adventure tourism. c. Fair and festivals. VII. Observations and discussion. Selected bibliography. Appendices.

From the Preface: "The uniqueness of the project was to find out the core and command areas of the tourist centres according to its locational and economical potentialities. Core area means nodal centre of the tourist places, where maximum amount of information is available about transport network, administrative facilities, statistical information, historical or evolutionary records of the tourist places, accommodations, etc. Command areas are under the command of the core centre and can be identified according to its importance and potentiality for attraction of tourists. With this idea a team consisting of the members of human ecology section of the Anthropological  Survey of India has been formed to undertake a field work in Sikkim as a test case, because every spot of Sikkim in the Himalayan region is unique as a potential tourist centre."

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