Development of tourism in Shivpuri district for empowering of employment opportunities
Pramod Kumar Singh, Anurag Singh Parihar and Sachin Kumar Singh
Shivpuri is enriched with its vast Culture and Heritage of central India. It was once the summer capital of the Scindia clan of Gwalior and earlier, its dense forests were the hunting grounds of Mughal emperors. Shivpuri has numerous palaces and lakes, which remind of the splendour this place, must have seen during the reign of Scindias. The city and places around it are popular tourist attraction in the monsoon season as it has a number of minor waterfalls and lakes. However, today its royal past has been lost and therefore, the town and places around it attract very few tourists compared to nearby places like Gwalior, Orchha and Khajuraho. The contribution of these destinations in local tourism economy and domestic tourist arrivals is important. Shivpuri has lot of historical, cultural and natural tourism resources. However, we fail to get optimum output due to lake of proper advertising management and marketing. This study reveals that the study area of Shivpuri possesses excellent potential for tourism, most of which even today is virgin and unexplored. The attractions of this area are being in terms of pleasure, historical and natural tourism. The area is filled with historical heritage and attracts tourists who are interested in history, monuments and nature.