Potential and Planning for Tribal Tourism in India: A Case Study on Gond Tribes of Madhya Pradesh State, India

Neeraj Gohil


Purpose: Tribes are an integral part of the rich culture of any country so the Gonds are one of the largest tribal groups in the world are still in part of Madhya Pradesh state of India. Cultural tourism as a sustainable link and opportunity for the visitors to learn about and experience different cultures, so the basic purpose of this case study to help the visitor understands the present Indian culture in relation to the cultural history of Gonds tribe and how they can be the showcase with tourism potential. 

Methodology: This paper is descriptive in nature and based upon extensive secondary resources, focusing on the opportunities and planning of Tribal Tourism in line with the overall role and contribution of tourism in the state.

Findings: The development of tribal tourism should be done keeping in mind sustainable planning and development. There is a need to capitalize on the available Gond tribal resources to produce the maximum optimum result. Gond Tribal tourism can surely act as a sector for the development of Gond tribes by providing a source of employment and connect with urban life.

Research Limitations: It is prepared only to give insight on possibilities to develop tribal tourism which needs further research. there is no such extensive work done on the same area or published material related to tourism development so far.

Practical Implications: Need to be done detailed feasibility studies on the topic.

Social Implications: It also requires the consent of those Gonds tribes who will be going to impact their socio-economic and cultural impact through tourism.


Culture, Tribal Tourism, Potential, Tourism Planning, Sustainability

Full Text:


Be a part of worldclass research: Publish with us