New Dimensions of Tourism in Ranthambore – World Tourism Day

New dimensions of tourism in Ranthambore For the first time this year, India will host World Tourism Day 2019, with the theme Tourism and jobs a better future for all.​

Tourism means that captivating place, which attracts people from all over the country and abroad to visit. Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur is a delightful natural destination, in whose name people come here. Simply say, Sawai Madhopur district is the identity of Ranthambore itself. Due to this, Sawai Madhopur is known as the city of tigers in the country and abroad.

Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in Sawai Madhopur district was built in 1955. It was built in 1973 as a tiger project for conservation of tigers. At the same time, Ranthambore National Park was established in the year 1980. At that time the number of tigers in Ranthambore was only 44. But after 39 years, the number of tigers in Ranthambore has reached 71 today. This figure is really shocking in the direction of tiger conservation.

It is also true that due to Tiger Project many industrial units could not be established here. But tourism from Ranthambore is also a big industry for Sawai Madhopur residents. People are getting employment through many everyday things including hotels, tourist vehicles, fruits and vegetables. There are many people like nature guides, tourist vehicle owners, drivers, motor mechanics, vehicle body makers, whose livelihood is also related to this. Sawai Madhopur has more than fifty percent of its economy from Ranthambore National Park. The annual turnover of tourism in Ranthambore is more than Rs 300 crore. The annual revenue of the forest department has reached 34 crores from tourism itself.

Tourism in Ranthambore is touching new dimensions. But now it is also the responsibility of saving this figure of tigers and tourism. In this, the responsibility of the government, forest department and district administration is first. As the number of tigers in Ranthambore is increasing, new forest areas will have to be developed for them. This will also open new avenues of tourism in Ranthambore and its surrounding areas. Employment opportunities will increase in Ranthambore and surrounding rural areas. In Ranthambore, if tigers find a protected habitat, they will reduce attitudes towards human populated areas. Conflict will reduce between humans and wildlife, which will be beneficial for both.

Now the forest department is preparing to open two new tourism safari zones 11 and 12 at Ranthambore National Park, so that the pressure of tourists in other safari zones can be reduced.

The participation of local people is also very important in the development of Ranthambore. If the locals keep the Ranthambore forest area and the city clean, then the tourists will get a good experience. If tourists feel any inconvenience at places like railway station, ticket booking, bus stand and market, then local people should help them. One should cooperate in the protection of the forest and tiger, because if the tiger survives, Ranthambore will survive. If Ranthambore is there, we will be recognized on the world map.

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Sunday, 20 September 2020