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Document Type

Research Report

Publication Details

Panigrahi, Nilakantha (2005) Development of eco-tourism in tribal regions of Orissa: Potential and recommendations. Bond University : School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies, February 2005, 14 pp.

Research paper series : Centre for East-West Cultural & Economic Studies ; No. 11.

© Copyright Nilakantha Panigrahi and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bond University, 2005


Eco-tourism both at conceptual and empirical levels is significant in a number of respects. Traditionally it encapsulates scientific, aesthetic, and philosophical approaches which reflect the structure and function of the society. Over the decades numerous changes have been observed both in the content and context of eco-tourism. With globalisation the processes of these changes not only widened and multiplied, but also gained in importance. The present research paper in observing the treasure of tourism of the Orissa region in eastern India, emphasises the potential of eco-tourism in the scheduled areas which are largely dominated by the tribal communities. It argues - and concludes by way of recommendations - that if eco-tourism is properly developed it can not only attract tourists from far and near, but can also generate more revenue for the inhabitants of the region and for the state.