Tourism planning in Sundarbans through geographic information system


  • Sudipta Mukherjee University of Burdwan
  • Bivraj Bhusan Parida Dept. of Tourism Management, The University of Burdwan


Sundarbans, Tourism product, Tourism planning, Geographic information system, Geoportal


Sundarbans is the most extravagant natural tourism destination located in Eastern India. The beautiful mangrove forest offers a vibrant flora and fauna to the visitors. A large number of tourists visit Sundarbans every year not only for its flora and fauna but also for the excellent blend of cultural and historical resources. Nevertheless, the tourism industry has not developed correctly due to the lack of proper tourism product classification and scientific planning. Geographic Information System can be one of the most useful tools for tourism development in Sundarbans. This chapter presents the process of tourism circuit development in the Sundarbans. The chapter also highlights the scope and possibility of scientific tourism planning by using the Geographic Information System. An interactive map of Sunderbans is prepared by using ArcGIS 10.0 software to showcase the conceptual architecture of tourist information management by using a GIS-based interactive portal.


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Mukherjee, S. ., & Parida, B. B. . (2021). Tourism planning in Sundarbans through geographic information system. Tourism and Hospitality International Journal, 16(2), 38–48. Obtido de