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Pondicherry tourism

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Tourism Development Plan for Puducherry ,Villupuram and Cuddalore region with special focus on Puducherry.

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Pondicherry tourism

  1. 1. MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM • These circuits can be round tour circuits or to and fro circuits depending on the accommodation facilities in the tourism destination and if the tourist are willing to prefer the budget hotels in some destination . • Unique tourism destination can or cannot form a part of tourism circuit depending on the willingness of a travel. • These theme based tourism can also be from tourist visiting the unique destinations, tourist need not be from the delineated region. • Theme based tourist circuit days may increase or decrease depending on the tourist interest. • These circuits will attract focus groups like nature lovers, anthropologist, historians, back packers etc. THEME BASED TOURISM CIRCUITS • Overnight tourism circuits will be effective with good accommodation units of all grades in destination but other than Puducherry there are no good hotels in the surrounding region which would be a major setback for these potential tourism circuits. • This circuit can be taken up my tourist depending on the time. • Unlike theme based circuits, these circuits would be ideal for any normal tourist who is willing to know the place. • This circuit would be ideal for people who want to see maximum number of place in less time. TRAVEL DISTANCE BASED TOURISM CIRCUITS A A A L L L B B B B B B P P P E E P P P P P P P U U C C C Beach/UNESCO tourism circuit Cultural tourism circuit Archaeological tour circuit Leisure tourism circuit Pilgrim tourism circuit Eco- tourism circuit THEME BASED TOURISM CIRCUITS
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MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM A A A L L L B B B B B B P P P E E P P P P P P P U U C C C Mandagapattu Panamalai Pilgrim & heritage tourism Pilgrim & heritage tourism Cultural & heritage tourism Poompuhar Tranquebar Velankanni Nagapattinam Nagore Karaikal Cultural & heritage tourism Pilgrim tourism Historic tourism Pilgrim tourism Forest & eco-tourism Pilgrim tourism Pilgrim & heritage tourism Keezhor Within 15 km Within 50 km More than 50 km TRAVEL DISTANCE BASED TOURISM CIRCUITS TRAVEL DISTANCE BASED TOURISM CIRCUITS DESTINATION ISSUES PROPOSAL WEAKNESS THREAT FRENCH TOWN Competitive market Government regulations Temporary structures for fairs and festival time to reduce the congestion 2.Mechanised parking facilities in tourist destinations AUROVILLE Deserted & accessibility Anti-social activities Improvement of roads and create accessibility across other tourist destinations MAHABALLIPURAM Real estate drivers near heritage sites Fluctuating hotel prices Heritage village GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM local’s are unaware about the importance Lack of tourist friendly environment Artisan complex ARIKAMEDU Lack of man made attractions Loss of importance over time due to poor maintenance Museum GINGEE FORT lack of advertisement on this place Lack of infrastructure , especially water system Light and sound program FOSSIL WOOD PARK Accessibility Forest degradation Providing tourist man-made attractions bu building local community participation BOTANICAL GARDEN Poor maintenance Loss of tourist inflow Seasonal fairs and adventure shows CHUNNAMBHAR Timings ,not open in the evening post 5pm Loss of natural ecology Constructing an entrance complex and lobby space for tourist OUSTERI LAKE Solid waste dump site Environmental & public health Cleaning of the lake,protecting the lake from solid waste dumping.Water sport complex SRI GOKILAMBAL THIRUKAMESHWARA TEMPLE Space constraints-congested environs Lack of preservation & restoration activites Home stays which would serve at the time of temple festival times LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH Developed as chapel-a basilica today (space constraints) Demolition of old chapel Tourist amenity complex LADY OF GOOD HEALTH Several reconstruction ,destruction of originality Loss of architectural grandeur Street precinct development THIRUVAMATHUR ANCIENT TEMPLE Lack of devotees & tourist Loss of temple precinct Rural tourism hub MAILAM Upper class domination Establishment of Industries Temple studies educational institutions THIRUVADIGAI TEMPLE Road accessibility-roundabout Loss of economic generation Trekking and adventure tracks CHIDAMBARAM TEMPLE Tourist traffic continues to be highly seasonal Outward migration of skilled workforce Trade and education hub for nearby villages THIRUKOYILUR TEMPLE Limited industrial activity and employment Sacred pond encroachment Re-development of temple precinct SRIMUSHNAM TEMPLE Lack of seasonal procession tracts Vanish of cultural festival processions Marriage ceremonial halls ESALAM Lack of tourism Loss of identity Archaeological research labs KEEZHOR Low entertainment activities Border village , fluctuating tax Weavers village VEDANTHANGAL Water pollution Biospherical changes Eco-tourism hub,construction of tourist deck spaces in the forest THALAVANUR Un-developed location Deterioration of the caves Nature healing centres PANAMALAI Accessibility Deteriorating structures Adventure tourism complex MANDAGAPATTU Locals are not aware of the cave temple importance Loss of history Providing amenties for backpackers and trekkers with night stays KARAIKAL Under-developed tourism business Lack of captive source of water and power Re-development of the fortcomplex ,development of water front resorts NAGORE Deterioration of architectural uniqueness of town Poor SWM Heritage town development NAGAPATTINAM Catastrophic losses Rise in sea level Development of heritage tourism circuit VELANKANI Catastrophic losses Proceeding sea Development of parks,centre for salt production museum TRANQUEBAR Undeveloped locals' life Catastrophic devastations Fishermen's cove POOMPUHAR Declining economic activities Loss of cultural identity Development of port allied activities THIRUVANNAMALAI Lack of tourist infrastructure Encroachment into the hills Improving the tourist amenities, construction of mandapas for festivals PICHAVARAM FOREST Limited facilities, cant handle many tourist Loss of mangroves Boat riding complex and canopies KALRAYAN HILLS Public sector mismanagement Decreasing biological reserves Zoos and wild life rides KURINJIPADU Lack of capital investment Health problems due to dyes Integrated handloom industry SERENE &PROMENADE BEACH Extra maintenance charges No alternative income generation other than commercialisation Improvement of pedestrian facilties and commercail complex along the stretch AUROVILLE BEACH Lack of amenities Heavy tax on entertainment Event tourism complex PARADISE BEACH Tourist inflow is more , time is less Water pollution Cruise ship to promote ferry service for pleasure rides VEERAMPATINAM BEACH Economic loss of fishermen community Tsunami Handicraft and handloom complex MARAKANAM BEACH Luxury tax is high Real estate drivers Affordable budget hotels
  3. 3. MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM Destination Category Classification of place Level of importance Supporting infrastructure facilities(5) Historical (5) Architectural/ landscape(5) Uniqueness(5) Cultural importance(5) Ranking out of 25 Tourism potential Puducherry French Town Destination Historical international 5 5 5 5 5 25 VERY HIGH Botancial garden Leisure Landscape state 5 3 2 2 1 13 MEDIUM Serene & Promenade Beach Beach/Resort Nature state 5 5 3 2 2 17 HIGH Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple Pilgrimage Cultural state 5 5 1 2 1 14 MEDIUM Lady of Lourdes church Pilgrimage Cultural state 4 5 2 2 2 15 MEDIUM Auroville beach Beach/Resort Nature state 4 4 1 9 LOW Lady of good health church Pilgrimage Cultural state 4 5 2 2 2 15 MEDIUM Paradise beach Beach/Resort Nature national 4 3 4 3 2 16 HIGH Arikamedu ASI Site Historical international 5 3 3 2 4 17 HIGH Chunnambhar Leisure Nature state 4 5 3 3 2 17 HIGH Veerampatinam beach Beach/Resort Nature state 4 3 2 1 1 11 MEDIUM Ousteri lake Leisure Nature state 5 4 4 3 2 18 HIGH Auroville Destination Uniqueness international 5 4 5 5 5 24 VERY HIGH Thiruvammathur ancient temple Pilgrimage Cultural state 3 4 3 3 3 16 HIGH Marakanam beach Beach/Resort Nature state 4 3 4 2 2 15 MEDIUM Thiruvakkarai fossil wood park ASI Site Historical national 1 4 4 4 4 17 HIGH Mailam Pilgrimage Cultural state 2 2 2 5 2 8 LOW Keezhor Pilgrimage Cultural state 2 5 4 3 3 17 HIGH Thiruvadigai temple Pilgrimage Cultural state 2 3 1 2 2 10 LOW Mahaballipuram UNESCO Site Historical international 5 5 4 4 4 22 VERY HIGH Vedanthangal Forest/Eco-Tourism Nature national 2 4 4 4 4 18 HIGH Kurinjipadi Handloom cluster Cultural national 1 4 4 4 4 17 HIGH Chidambaram temple Pilgrimage Historical national 4 3 2 2 3 14 MEDIUM Sri mushnam temple Pilgrimage Cultural state 2 3 1 2 3 11 MEDIUM Pichavaram mangroove forest Forest/Eco-Tourism Nature national 1 3 4 4 2 14 HIGH Thalavanur Pilgrimage Cultural state 2 2 1 2 2 9 LOW Panamalai Pilgrimage Cultural state 2 2 2 1 3 10 LOW Gangai konda cholapuram UNESCO Site Historical international 1 3 4 5 3 16 HIGH Mandagapattu Pilgrimage Cultural state 2 2 2 2 3 11 MEDIUM Gingee fort complex ASI Site Historical national 1 4 5 5 4 19 HIGH Esalam temple Pilgrimage Cultural state 1 2 1 1 2 7 LOW Thirukoyilur temple Pilgrimage Cultural state 2 3 2 1 2 10 LOW Karaikal Beach/Fort Historical national 3 4 5 5 3 20 HIGH Nagore Pilgrimage Historical national 3 2 2 2 1 10 LOW Nagapattinam Pilgrimage Cultural international 3 3 2 1 2 11 MEDIUM Velankanni Pilgrimage Cultural international 5 2 1 2 2 12 MEDIUM Tranquebar ASI Site Historical national 1 2 2 2 2 9 LOW Poompuhar ASI Site Historical national 1 3 4 4 3 15 MEDIUM Thiruvannamalai Pilgrimage Cultural State 4 3 2 1 3 13 MEDIUM Kalrayan hills Forest/Eco-Tourism Nature national 1 3 2 3 2 11 MEDIUM Very high High Medium Low TOURISM POTENTIAL ANALYSIS-DESTINATION –WISE RATING • Three destinations are identified to be very high potential zones for tourism based on the existing scenario, very high potential zones are concentrated in Puducherry and the east coast. Hence this corridor has good potential for tourism • High potential zones are equally distributed in and around the region, this regions can be aimed to strengthen more based on the SWOT analysis • Medium and low potential zones are equally scattered in the identified tourism circuits, the tourism potential of this region can be increased by taking the positivity's of other high potential zones and induce a integrated development of all the destinations. INFERENCE:HERITAGE & CONSERVATION International importance(GRADE-1) National importance(GRADE-2A,B) State /regional importance(GRADE-3) • Historical • Architectural/ landscape • Uniqueness • Cultural importance Maximum Retention (RANKING 5) Sensitive Restoration (RANKING 4) Careful Repair (RANKING 3) Source: Reconnaissance Survey
  4. 4. MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM DOMESTIC TOURIST PUDUCHERRY CUDDALORE VILLUPURAM FOREIGN TOURIST PUDUCHERRY CUDDALORE VILLUPURAM Leisure Tourist(in thousand) TOURIST ARRIVALS(JANUARY-JUNE,2014) Leisure Tourist(in thousand) 439.4 89.2189.9 228.1 50.5 160.8 Else where 43.6 11.1 34.6 Else where 124 14.8 51.04 Else where 7.7 0.438.2 7.7 0 0 Else where 0.4 0 0 Else where 38.2 0 0 Else where Non -leisure Tourist(in thousand) Non -leisure Tourist(in thousand) 239.7 5.0734.6 19.9 219.7 0 Else where 5.0 0 0 Else where 27.7 3.4 3.4 Else where 0 00 0 0 0 Else where 0 0 0 Else where 0 0 0 Else where No of day visitors(in thousand) No of day visitors(in thousand) Leisure Non- Leisure 874.9 34.6 233.3 709.5 98.08 38.49 7.81 0.5 No of day visitors-133.6 652,245 798,528 827,799 851,192 835,872 897,896 981,714 1,003,477 1,188,093 0 200,000 400,000 600,000 800,000 1,000,000 1,200,000 1,400,000 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 46,273 57,682 60,309 54,038 50,964 52,298 52,931 45,955 83,291 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 FOREIGN TOURIST DOMESTIC TOURIST Staying details (in thousand) Staying details (in thousand) Average duration of stay Average duration of stay 249units Leisure Non- Leisure 239.8 597.9 Leisure Non- Leisure 414.5 0 Leisure Non- Leisure 0 0 Leisure Non- Leisure 0 0 Leisure Non- Leisure 0 0 30units 41units 1.4 days 1.3 days 1 day 2.2 days 2 days 2 days Accommodation units details PUDUCHERRY CUDDALORE VILLUPURAM 5657rooms 364rooms 717rooms Occupancy rate Occupancy rate Occupancy rate 61% 69% 59% INFERENCE • Day visitors are not in foreign tourist ,this shows the willingness of overseas tourist to spend overnight • Day visitors are more then it indicates the lack of accommodation facilities • Leisure tourist prefer to stay in hotels in domestic and foreign tourist • Non –leisure tourist stay with friends and relatives mostly • Day visitors in domestic tourist shows the highest inflow from in and around regions. • BNS more indicates the longer duration of stay • Average duration of stay of foreign tourist are more INFERENCE • The availability of accommodation units is more in Puducherry, low occupancy levels may be due to the off season months of foreign tourist • Low occupancy level maybe due to the bad standard of accommodation units INFERENCE • Foreign tourist income in the region is steadily increasing over the years, especially last year income has increased by nearly 40%. • Domestic tourist income is also increasing steadily by 10% • Increase in tourist flow signifies the willingness of people to travel ,tourism initiatives had been a success in this region. 137.7 198.2 387 51 55.3 38.2 89.0 7.6 15.9 0.4 0.9 No of day visitors- 1032.3 No of day visitors-421.6 No of day visitors-0 No of day visitors-0 No of day visitors-0 420.2 Source: PUDUCHERRY, Ministry of Tourism
  5. 5. MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM -5 numbers -3 numbers Government hotels-4 numbers Heritage hotels -6 numbers Budget hotels-40 numbers Resorts -6 numbers Home stay-4 numbers • Majority of the accommodation units are located in the French town ,as this destination tourism spot is driven by tourism • There are nearly 40 budget hotels ,which make this tourism destination affordable • There are government hotels also to provide affordable accommodation from Government side • Heritage hotels shows the success in adaptive usage of many old buildings STAR HOTELS IN THE REGION ARE LOCATED ONLY IN THE FRENCH TOWN BUDGET HOTELS ARE EVENLY DISTRIBUTED IN THE ENTIRE REGION, MOST OF THEM ARE CLUSTERED IN THE FRENCH TOWN RESORTS ARE DISTRIBUTED ALONG THE EAST COAST WHICH MAKES THIS A LEISURE TOURIST DESTINATION GOVERNMENT HOTELS OF TAMIL NADU STATE ARE NOT IN THE REGION OF VILLUPURAM AND CUDDALORE GOVERNMENT HOTELS OF TAMIL NADU STATE AE NOT IN THE REGION OF VILLUPURAM AND CUDDALORE 10 Accommodation units 68 Accommodation units 2005 2015 -5 numbers -2 numbers The hotel stock has increased tremendously in 10 years time, with increase in one 2 star and increase in other hotels. This is due to the intervention of Government and private sector ACCOMODATION IN THE REGION Source: PUDUCHERRY, Ministry of Tourism
  6. 6. MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM KANCHIPURAM THIRUVANNAMALAI ARIYALUR KALLAKURICHI TOURIST DESTINATION TO EXPLORE IN AND AROUND THE REGION LEGEND A L Temple Forest/Eco-Tourism Handloom cluster Archaeological site Leisure Beach /resort Church Destination tour Destinations in the region Destinations outside the region 5km distance ring from French town 50km,100km distance ring from French town 200kmdistance ring from French town AT A GLANCE Distance from the French town Destinations Types Within 5KM 3 Within 10KM 10 Within 15KM 13 Within 50KM 18 Within 100KM 26 Within 200KM 27 A L D 1 3 3 6 2 2 9 2 = 27 Destinations Other destinations with varied importance + 13 Other destinations Source: Reconnaissance survey,Department of tourism website of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry French town Botanical Garden Auroville Auroville Beach Ousteri Lake Veerampattinam Beach Chunnambhar Arikamedu Serene&Promenade beach Lady of good health church Lady of Lourdes church Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple Paradise Beach Thiruvakkarai Fossil wood park Thiruvammathur ancient temple Esalam Temple Thirukoyilur Temple Marakanam Beach Thiruvadigai Temple Gingee fort complex Kalrayan hills Mailam Pichavaram mangrove forest Chidambaram temple Sri Mushnam temple Kuringipadi Mahaballipuram D L D L DA L DA L DA L DA L DA Botanical Garden Lady of Lourdes church Lady of good health church Serene&Promenade beach L 6km PUDUCHERRY FRENCH TOWN D 1.3km 9km 1km Gingee fort complex Esalam temple Thiruvakkarai fossil wood park Thiruvammathur ancient temple Thirukoyilur Temple Kalrayan hills Mahaballipuram (UNESCO SITE) Auroville Auroville Beach Marakanam Beach D A A 8.3km 32.7km 13km 96km 66km 46.7km 77km Veerampattinam Beach 10.6km Mailam Pichavaram mangrove forest Chidambaram temple Sri Mushnam temple Kuringipadi 94km 53km 43km 66km 70 km Ousteri Lake Sri Gokilambal Thirukameshwara Temple Chunnambhar Arikamedu Paradise Beach Thiruvadigai Temple L L A 12.1km 10km 8km 8km 8.6km 47km TOURIST DESTINATION –DISTANCE CHART Gangai kondacholapuram (UNESCO SITE) Karaikal Keezhor Mandagapattu Nagapattinam Nagore Panamalai Poompuhar Tranquebar Thalavanur Thiruvannamalai Vedanthangal Velankanni Mandagapattu Keezhor Panamalai Poompuhar Tranquebar Velankanni Nagapattinam Nagore Karaikal Vedanthangal Thalavanur D D A A A U L L L
  7. 7. MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM INFERENCE: • The major tourist visiting Puducherry are in the order of countries viz:France,USA,UK,Malaysia,Australia,Italy,Japan,Canada,Switzerland, Singapore • Tourist from Saudi Arabia, Iran, UAE, Sri Lanka are minimal. • Tourist from other countries across the globe contributes to around 64thousand every year Tourist arrivals Nt Bns Number of visitors in 1000’s (NT-night travel;BNS-bed night stay) USA USA Australia Sri lanka Canada UK France Germany Saudi Arabia Japan Italy Switzerland UAE Singapore Iran Bangladesh Malaysia Puducherry • From other countries NT Visitors are 30.4 thousand and BNS are 34 thousand • BNS tourist contribute more to the tourist population ,which denotes the various tourist destination and good accommodation units in the region • Major tourist inflow months are from October to March. In summer time the tourist inflow is comparatively less. • Tourist from USA,UK,France,Italy,Canada,Iran, are more in the month of January • Japan tourist inflow is more in the month of February and August • German ,Switzerland and Australia tourist inflow is more from January to March • Saudi Arabia tourist inflow is more from December to March INFERENCE: 7315 6896 5813 3051 2244 2026 3521 4625 3548 6561 6744 7222 8755 8354 7238 4236 2700 2277 4122 5240 4102 7450 7834 8420 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 January February March April May June July August September October November December NT BNS 1.25 0.9 5.26 0.9 0.02 0.53 0.12 0.51 0.3 0.35 0.01 0.03 0.15 0.08 0 0.38 5.29 0.93 0.87 4.72 0.92 0.02 0.61 0.64 0.5 0.39 0.34 0.06 0.03 0.16 0.01 0 0.6 4.45 0.82 0.8 4.61 0.71 0.03 0.43 0.34 0.54 0.29 0.33 0.03 0.03 0.12 0.01 0 0.67 3.29 0.58 0.42 2.18 0.27 0.01 0.31 0.08 0.12 0.13 0.18 0.01 0.02 0.12 0 0 0.26 2.61 0.44 0.25 1.07 0.25 0 0.19 0.06 0.23 0.07 0.19 0 0.03 0.05 0 0 0.3 1.82 0.47 0.15 0.88 0.18 0.01 0.11 0.13 0.14 0.11 0.07 0.02 0.01 0.07 0 0 0.2 1.76 0.55 0.36 2.07 0.18 0.01 0.13 0.09 0.16 0.05 0.08 0.01 0 0.13 0.04 0 0.44 3.35 0.45 0.53 2.5 0.24 0.01 0.19 0.52 0.42 0.07 0.1 0.01 0.02 0.12 0 0.02 0.33 4.34 0.53 0.25 1.6 0.1 0.05 0.16 0.13 0.07 0.05 0.09 0 0.02 0.07 0.01 0 0.29 4.24 0.3 0.15 1.14 0.08 0 0.19 0.1 0.09 0.03 0.04 0 0.03 0.01 0 0 0.15 11.72 0.37 0.3 2.72 0.43 0 0.15 0.05 0.14 0.11 0.13 0 0.01 0.01 0 0 0.23 9.92 0.56 0.36 1.36 0.3 0 0.39 0.07 0.16 0.12 0.19 0.02 0.01 0.05 0.03 0.02 0.43 11.59 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% USA UK FRANCE GERMANY SoudiAra. Australia JAPAN ITALY SWIZ. CANADA UAE SriLanka Singapore IRAN Bangladesh MALAYSIA others December November October September August July June May April March February January Puducherry USA-7245 USA Australia-3390 Canada-2090 France-30096 Germany-4559 Saudi arabia-167 Japan-2336 Italy-3070 Switzerland-1704 UAE-172 Singapore-1063 Iran-178 Bangladesh-40 Malaysia-4256 UK-5327 Sri lanka-230 Tourist Flow Source: PUDUCHERRY, Ministry of Tourism
  8. 8. MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM COUNTRY-WISE VACATION TIME & TOURIST ARRIVALS TO PUDUCHERRY USA USA Australia Canada UK France Germany Saudi Arabia Japan Italy Switzerland Singapore Malaysia Puducherry 0 0 0 10 5 6 2 31 12 0 5 9 january febrauary march april may june july august septemb… october november december 4 12 2 17 7 0 19 31 0 11 5 10 january febrauary march april may june july august septemb… october november december 3 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 12 january febrauary march april may june july august septemb… october november december 0 0 0 10 5 6 2 31 12 0 5 9 january febrauary march april may june july august septemb… october november december 29 0 0 11 0 0 11 0 3 9 0 10 january febrauary march april may june july august septemb… october november december 8 5 6 5 8 4 5 5 10 7 7 12 january febrauary march april may june july august septemb… october november december 5 0 0 0 0 21 31 31 11 0 0 10 january febrauary march april may june july august septemb… october november december 2 5 0 8 3 2 31 21 1 5 0 11 january febrauary march april may june july august september october november december 6 0 8 7 0 2 30 31 2 0 0 9 january febrauary march april may june july august september october november december 1 0 10 0 2 28 0 0 13 0 10 31 january febrauary march april may june july august september october november december 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 9 0 0 31 january febrauary march april may june july august september october november december 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 10 0 0 january febrauary march april may june july august september october november december 0 500 1000 0 500 0 200 400 600 0 200 400 0 100 200 300 400 0 200 400 0 100 200 300 0 100 200 0 50 100 0 200 400 0 10 20 30 COUNTRIES VACATION MONTHS HIGHEST TOURIST INFLOW USA AUGUST JANUARY UK AUGUST JANUARY-MARCH FRANCE FEBRAUARY,APRIL, OCTOBER,DECEMBER JANUARY-MARCH GERMANY AUGUST,SEPTEMBER JANUARY-MARCH AUSTRALIA DECEMBER,JANUARY DECEMBER-FEBRAUARY JAPAN DECEMBER FEBRAUARY-AUGUST ITALY JUNE-SEPTEMBER JANUARY-MARCH, AUGUST SWITZERLAND JULY,AUGUST FEBRAUARY CANADA JULY,AUGUST JANUARY-MARCH SINGAPORE JUNE,DECEMBER JANUARY-APRIL, JULY-AUGUST MALAYSIA DECEMBER FEBRAUARY-MARCH SAUDI ARABIA SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER SEPTEMBER Source: Official website of all the country, http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/custom.html?year=2015&country=26&hol=4194331&df=1 INFERENCE March, April, May and June July to September November to February • Most of the countries have vacation from August-December , but the major tourist inflow is in the month of January – March . This may be due to the climatic reasons • Climate have great impact on the foreign tourist inflow ,as many people come to this region around winter time. As many trip planners of the state and private organisations suggest and have package for foreign tourist more in the pleasant time of the year • Other major reason for for inflow of foreign tourist in winter is due to the Fete De Puducherry festival and other major festivals around the region like Mahaballipuram dance festival in February –March.
  9. 9. MURP 2ND YEAR 1ST SEMESTER – REGIONAL PLANNING STUDIODEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR P.V.C REGION LIVELIHOOD / TOURISM DESTINATIONS STRENGTH FRENCH TOWN France of India AUROVILLE Innovative living MAHABALLIPURAM world heritage importance GANGAIKONDACHOLAPURAM Chola capital , miniature of Tanjore temple ARIKAMEDU Referral point in ancient south Indian history GINGEE FORT Well maintained proximity of fort complex , temple etc. FOSSIL WOOD PARK Unique occurrence in world BOTANICAL GARDEN Proximity to Puducherry CHUNNAMBHAR Sea + backwater OUSTERI LAKE Wetland of national importance SRI GOKILAMBAL THIRUKAMESHWARA TEMPLE Brahmotsav festival LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH French influence LADY OF GOOD HEALTH 16th century architectural picturesque THIRUVAMATHUR ANCIENT TEMPLE Ancient art heritage MAILAM Temple iconography THIRUVADIGAI TEMPLE Cultural fusion(Jainism-Hinduism) CHIDAMBARAM TEMPLE Transit centre for a large tourism circuit THIRUKOYILUR TEMPLE Large agricultural belt in the vicinity SRIMUSHNAM TEMPLE One of the 8 Vaishnavite temple ESALAM Origin of Chola architecture KEEZHOR Monumental tree VEDANTHANGAL Local community maintained THALAVANUR cave temple PANAMALAI Pallavas structural cave MANDAGAPATTU Oldest in Pallava temple KARAIKAL Proximity of several tourist towns NAGORE Co –existence of 2 religion NAGAPATTINAM Rich communal harmony VELANKANI Country’s biggest Catholics pilgrim centre TRANQUEBAR Danish heritage POOMPUHAR Ancient port city , estuaries THIRUVANNAMALAI Largest in world dedicated to Shiva PICHAVARAM FOREST Natural Mangroves KALRAYAN HILLS Evergreen shrub forest KURINJIPADU Weaver cluster SERENE &PROMENADE BEACH Pedestrianized environs AUROVILLE BEACH Up-coming Tourism related projects PARADISE BEACH Man made attractions VEERAMPATINAM BEACH Coastal village MARAKANAM BEACH Luxury destination • Strength of various destination are analysed to know the tourism potential in the region • Tourism destinations identified are not restricted to our region alone but a highly influential zone of 200km with various potential destinations are tries to link in a circuit. • Various attractive destinations are in 200km radius ,but not in the region identified .since tourist will willingly travel for 200km radius sphere all the destinations within are considered.

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