International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 5 Issue 3 2014- November 2014    Pages: 515- 521  <<Previous    Next>>

Mass tourism as a potential noise pollution threat- A case study of Bhojpur tourism destination in Madhya Pradesh, India

Author Information:

Ravi Sharma1, Bhattacharya A. K2
1- Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2- MP State Bamboo and Bamboo Crafts Development Board, Madhya Pradesh Government, Forest Department, Khel Parisar, 74 Bungalows, Bhopal (MP), India. PIN- 462003

ABSTRACT

The paper discusses the noise pollution status as an important religious and archaeological tourist destination - Bhojpur, in the District Raisen of Madhya Pradesh, near the capital, Bhopal. The paper examines the noise levels caused due to various sources at the site, and evaluates the conclusions drawn and their management implications. The trends in the types and rates of visitation and comparison between the noise levels in peak and lean seasons have been conferred. The paper finally illustrates the present and future impacts of noise levels and the desired management interventions, so as to ensure the sustainable tourism development in the area.

Keywords: Noise Level, Impacts, Visitors Management, Sustainable Tourism, Mitigation

DOI:10.6088/ijes.2014050100045

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