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  • 08 November, 2023

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Agri Tourism

The 1st agri-tourism facility of Andhra Pradesh has been setup at Chintapalli in Alluri Sitharama Raju (ASR) district.

  • Agri-tourism is a niche and an emerging market segment of the tourism industry.

The father of agri-tourism in India is Pandurang Taware who pioneered this concept in Maharashtra in 2005.

  • Need - Climate change, tourism led pollution and increasing urbanisation have resulted in rising demand for natural and rural destinations as tourist attractions.
  • Features - It is a non-urban hospitality product, serving an agrarian lifestyle, culture and heritage.
  • Objectives
    • To generate income
    • To promote environmental awareness
    • To strengthen community ties
    • To enhance cultural awareness

The agri-tourism market globally was valued at $42.46 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $62.98 billion by 2027 and in India, agri-tourism revenue is growing at an annual growth rate of 20% in 2019.

  • Rural development - It provides employment opportunities and increases the market for traditional rural products.
  • Tribal development - It will help the tribal people to conserve their traditional practices and will help in checking their migrations.
  • Agriculture development - It restore farmers’ confidence in agriculture and ecosystem-based services by supporting incomes of farmers.
  • Sustainable Development - It create tourism forms for tourists contributing to economic, social, and environmental dimensions of sustainability.

National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25 and World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27.


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