The above shown spread of archaeological sites around Nalanda is nothing but the plethora of opportunities waiting to be developed into new potentials.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Incorporating new sites into tourist routes
Besides connecting the already popular sites and making a heritage trail, the other important benefit to the area tourism would be to make the rich heritage that lies in many villages surrounding Nalanda Mahasangharama more accessible. Making these villages the hub of tourist activity would be mutually beneficial for locals and visitors with enriched interpretations and increased community interaction. This would provide opportunity for growth and in turn would increase the length of the tourist stay. In the first phase we can start exploring with sites in Juafardih and Rukmanisthan and developing a platform by involving local people into community tourism. And with some initiatives the benefits of tourism would eventually trickle down to the villages. More villages with heritage could be linked in stages.