Potential and possibilities of rural tourism in Darbhanga district, Bihar
Tourism in rural areas is a new activity that have great potential to develop economic and social benefits to the society. Especially in India, rural tourism is a new concept. Rural tourism is a form of nature-based tourism that covers the rural life as well as culture, art, and heritage at rural locations which result in favouring the local communities economically and socially. Tourism brings in large amount of income in a local economy in the form of payment for tourists by the necessities of goods and services. It also creates opportunities for employment in the tourism sector. In the developing countries with the growth of tourism, there is also a concern for the sustainable environment as people have become more and more cautious about exploiting their natural resources. The pressures of modern urban life are the very important factor for sustainable development of rural tourism. The aim of this paper is to evaluate potential, possibilities, opportunities, and sustainability of rural tourism in Darbhanga district which is located in the state of Bihar.