Vol. 3, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Perceptional and theoretical review of tourism impacts on environmental attributes and environmental sustainability: A geographical case study of Temple town Bishnupur, Bankura District, West Bengal
Author(s): Atanu Sen
Abstract: The relationship between tourism and natural environment is very complex. The reverse effects include like the excessive price hiking of land resources, detrition of air, water, and soil, destabilization of landscapes, abrupt production of garbage’s and wastes, loss of endogenetic flora and fauna species. In this paper, it reflects how cultural tourism at Bishnupur temple town, influences environmental degradations and finally in which way it can contribute the environmental sustainability and conservations. The principal objective of this paper is to find out and assesses the level of positive and negative impacts made by tourism in the environment of Bishnupur. A descriptive and analytical approach has been taken for research methodology for present research paper. The Index Mean and Standard deviation also calculated for evaluating the level of individual status of these selected parameters. The cultural Tourism have an adverse impact on the surrounding environment through pollution made by hotels and tourist lodges, human intrusions in the core of natural forests by tourism activities. Thus local agencies and other organization need to pay attention to resolve the adverse impacts of tourism on environment.