Economic Development of Tourism in the Western Ghats Region

  • C Balamurugan Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Ganesar College of Arts and Science, Melaisivapuri, Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Biodiversity, Tropical Climate, Foreign Exchange, Marketing Strategies, Potential, Infrastructure, Heritage and Culture, Sustainability


The Western Ghats mountains, the world’s biodiversity hotspot, span along India’s west coast from the Taputi River in the north to the Krishna River in the south. The Western Ghats are rich in biology and biogeography due to their unique geographic position, making them rich in biodiversity. Tourism is critical to economic growth since it is the second greatest source of foreign exchange after agriculture. As a result, the economy benefits both the host country and the host country. The major purpose of the study is to determine how happy tourists are with the tourism amenities available in the Western Ghats. Several major results on economic growth in the Western Ghats were uncovered in this study. Because of its historical significance and attractiveness, it has a high potential for tourism and trade. The Western Ghats’ distinctive biological traits should be maintained, and steps should be done to reduce the environmental effect of tourism operations. This involves implementing waste management practices, encouraging employment, and conserving the region’s tradition and culture. WesternGhats can maximise tourism potential, give a better experience for travellers, and assist improve company and community health by investing in infrastructure development and applying sustainable practices.

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