Mozari – A Spiritual “Field” of Tourism

B.B. Sonule, Dipti Mukherji


Tourism is interaction between people and places through movement. The subject of distance in general and perception of distance in particular is very important in the study of tourism especially for religious tourism. Accessibility, connectivity of tourist places is one of the important factors to be considered for sustainability of religious tourism. Religious tourism generates employment for regional development and can enroot the cultural values. It also fosters revenue. The physical surrounding and effect of environment has greatly influenced each religion and so the religious tourism sites. The religious landscape is an expression of cultural landscape as religion is vital part of culture. Such landscapes are called as sacred landscapes or holy places. The content of religious landscape is varied ranging from houses of worship to cemeteries, way side shrines and place name. Moreover, religion contributes layout of settlement. The emphasis explores the potentiality and sustainability of religious tourism in and around Mozari in Amravati district of Maharashtra. It has both on-site and off-site advantage and is one of the important religious tourism locations in Maharashtra. Scenic beauty, accessibility and connectivity and temple clusters are to be considered as tourism resources for Mozari.

Keywords : Spiritual, Religious tourism, picnic, pilgrimage, Alpha, gamma, beta and cyclomatic index

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