About the Conference

Ambedkar Bhawan, BBAU

Tourism is a cultural phenomenon that has profound social, cultural and economic implications. It is one of the leading global industries and a key driver for economic growth and employment generation. Tourism is an important component of the culture which provides an important means of dissemination of culture, strengthening and preservation of cultural heritage and creativity and inculcation of art consciousness among the people. Religious tourism which makes up roughly 60% of domestic travel in India, and also accounts for the major share of the entire travel and tourism sector across the globe. India is home of one of the world’s oldest civilizations and culture and unique display of “unity in diversity”

It has historical cultural and primary pilgrimage sites for many great religions of the world including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. These sites are a massive attraction for travelers from all over the world for fervor and religious purposes. Some of the most well- known religious places for pilgrimage in India are Badri Nath, Kedar Nath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Amarnath, Vaishno Devi, Jagannath Puri, Sun Temple Konarak, Bodh Gaya, Sarnath, Golden Temple, Kashi Vishwanath, Tirupati Balaji, Ajmer Sharif, Hemkunt Shahib, Prayag, Ayodhya, Mathura, Varanasi, Sai Baba Shrine at Shirdi and Haridwar. Sarnath, Mcleodganj, Rajgir, and Bodh Gaya hold divine importance for followers of the Buddhist Sects. Uttar Pradesh has the honour of being home to renowned pilgrim cities and towns like Ayodhya (Awadh), Mathura (Braj), Varanasi (Kashi) and Prayagraj etc. and these sites are a major source of revenue and employment for people of the country

Keeping in mind the importance of religious tourism and dissemination of culture and heritage in India and Uttar Pradesh, the Department of Management Studies,
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow is organizing a Two Days International Conference on “Religious Tourism” from 27th to 28th March, 2023.

Objective of the Conference

The International conference on "Religious Tourism" aims to bring together academicians, researchers, and other professionals from around the world to discuss and present their knowledge and research on different facets of religious tourism. It will also serve as a leading interdisciplinary platform for academicians, researchers, experts and practitioners to share and deliberate on recent advances, developments, and issues in the domain of Religious Tourism as well as practical challenges and solutions. The proposed conference will focus on the role and potential of Religious Tourism and pilgrimage as a means for the cultural, social, and economic growth of religious places in India

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