Atul Kumar Sharma, Prof. G. Anjaneya Swamy


This paper reviews the academic literature related to religious tourism and what are prospects of its development in India. Since ancient times, travelling for fervor and religious devotion purposes have been present in humanity. In this way, religious tourism starts from the moment people begin a journey due to a question of belief. It begins with a religious manifestation—the pilgrimage—where the pilgrim is considered a tourist of religious motivation.

The primary purpose of the paper is to find what the opportunity are and threats faced for the development of Religious Tourism Sector in India.

Study is based on academic literature related to pilgrimage tourism in India.

Tourism in India begins with pilgrimage destination from ages, domestic travelers prefer religious and scared places to visit. It is very important to provide restless experience and develop the sector.


Religious Tourism, India, Development

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