Any form of tourism that showcases the rural life, art, culture & heritage at rural locations, thereby benefiting the local community economically & socially as well as enabling interaction between the tourists & the locals for a more enriching tourism experience can be termed as rural tourism. Rural tourism is essentially an activity which takes place in the countryside & may entail farm / agri tourism, cultural tourism, nature tourism, adventure tourism, & ecotourism. Against conventional, rural tourism has certain typical characteristics as it is experience oriented, the locations are sparsely populated, it is predominantly in natural environment, it meshes with seasonality & local events & is based on preservation of culture, heritage & traditions.
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i am nilanjan, i have always been interested in traveling and photography since my childhood and be inspired by other similar souls. i am working with some alternate tourism modules and still searching for a better one based on sustainability. i basicaly act as a consultant on rural based sustainable ecotourism. my hobby is for creative endeavors in the rural field in india! thank you for visiting my profile! go green! go rural. View more posts