|Title||GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS OF TOURIST TRAVEL CIRCUITS IN KARNATAKA|
|Authors||Dr. S.C. Adavitot|
|Affiliation||R.J. Arts College, Akkalkot,Maharashtra, INDIA|
Tourism is one of the largest and fast growing industries in the world. The concept of Tourist Travel circuit has been studied and applied in studies related to developing countries of the world. The present concept is based on periodic market cycle. The basic aim is to identify and analyze the pattern of tourist Travel circuit. Karnataka is located on the Indian Peninsular Plateau. For this purpose secondary data has been used to analysis the tourist travels circuits and its geographical and tourism characteristics. With the help of GIS a tourist travel circuit map was prepared and interpreted accordingly. There are total five tourist travel circuits having different natural, cultural, historical characteristics. The study reveals that out of five circuits the maximum flow of tourist visits to Coastal circuit destinations which is top ranking and it includes, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts. Followed by Southern Travel Circuit which is rich in Archeological, Religious, Historical background it includes Bangalore, Mandya, Tumakur, Mysore, Hassan, and Kolar districts. The study suggests that there is wide scope for the development of agro tourist destination in between two important destinations. The circuit number five is unable to attract tourist as it is famous for wild life travel circuit, here also wide scope for attracting maximum number of tourists by providing basic and ultra modern amenities for the tourist.