BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THE STUDY
Tourism provides a major economic development opportunity for many countries and a means of improving the livelihoods of its residents. Both the public and private sectors involved in tourism depend on planning to achieve sustainable tourism development that respects the local community, creates appropriate employment, maintains the natural environment, and delivers a quality visitor experience. However, many tourism destinations have pursued development without proper planning and without considering the many impacts such development will bring to the community. This research will discuss tourism planning approaches to achieve the goals and objectives of tourism development for some destination in Bangladesh. For the purposes of discussion, a tourism destination can mean an entire country, a region, an island, a resort area, or a single project. The tourism plan is generally a formal document to guide both public sector and private sector development activities. Destination planning includes many different forms of planning such as economic development planning, land use planning, infrastructure planning, and social services planning and involves many groups with different perspectives including governments, private investors and developers, and local communities. During the past few decades, customer satisfaction and service quality have become a major area of attention to practitioners and academic researchers.
1.1 Title of the Study:
A study on the destination Planning & development of Mohasthangarh (Bogura), Paharpur Buddhist Monastery (Rajshahi) and Kantaji's Temple (Dinajpur). A large number of tourists come to visit those places all over the year.
1.2 Profile of the Destinations:
There are a lot of tourism destinations in Bangladesh. And some extremely important tourism destinations are located in the north-zone of this country.
MAHASTHANGARH - THE OLDEST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Mohasthangarh located at a distance of 18 km north of Bogra town. Mahasthangarh is the oldest archaeological site of Bangladesh on the western bank of river Karatoa. The spectacular site is an imposing landmark in the area having a fortified long enclosure. Beyond the fortified area, other ancient ruins fan out within a semicircle of about 8 km radius. Several isolated mounds, the local names of which are Govinda Bhita Temple, Khodia Pathar Mound, Mankalir Kunda, Parasuramer Bedi, Jiyat Kunda etc. surround the fortified city. This 3rd century B.C. archaeological site is still held to be of great sancitity by the Hindus. Every year (mid - April) and once in every 12 years (December) thousands of Hindu devotees join the bathing ceremony on the bank of river Karatoa. A visit to the Mahasthangarh site museum will open up for one a wide variety of antiquities, ranging form terra-cotta objects to gold ornaments and coins recovered from the site. Also noteworthy are the shrine of Shah Sultan Bulki Mahisawary and Gokul Moth in the neighbourhood of Mahasthangarh. A visit to Mahasthangarh site museum will open up for you wide variety of antiquities, ranging from terracotta objects to gold ornaments and coins recovered from the site. Now it is one of the major tourist spots maintained by Bangladesh archeological Department.
yet we are unable to use the potentiality of them.PAHARPUR . images of different goods and goddesses. People of dinajpur always feel proud for Kantaji Temple. although the great earthquake of 1897 had demolished all its nine towers. This 7th century archaeological find covers approximately an area of 27 acres of land. A site museum built recently houses the representative collection of objects recovered from the area. potteries. in height. The architecture of the pyramidal cruciform temple is profoundly influenced by those of South . This Navaratna Krishna temple was built in 1752.East Asia. west of Jamalganj in the greater Rajshahi district where the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayas has been excavated. The antiquities of the museum include terra-cotta plaques. Though we have a lot of beautiful and prosperous (in terms of importunacy) tourism places. ornamental bricks and other minor clay objects. a significant historical attraction and a religious monument to the Hindu follower in Bangladesh.THE LARGEST BUDDHIST SEAT OF LEARNING
Paharpur is a small village 5 km.Every year Hundreds of Thousands of visitors pay a visit to look thousands of beautifully decorated terracotta. coin inscriptions. the government and the tourism developers of our country will mark their place to develop and find a new path to achieve the objective of providing “A Great tourist Destination”. is located 13 miles north of Dinajpur town. The excavated findings have also been preserved at the Varendra Research Museum at Rajshahi. Although It's a Hindu temple. measuring more than 900 ft.however its beauty was exaggerated more. 13 miles north from from the town. occupying a quadrangular cout. and from 12 ft. especially Myanmar and Java.
1. The entire establishment. this temple is also called Kantanagar temple.
. as it is located in the village of KantaNagar. That’s why the tourists who came to Bangladesh seems not to be that much satisfied about the features and facilities available in those destinations. With elaborate gateway complex on the north there are 45 cells on the north and 44 in each of the other three sides with a total number of 177 rooms. It had taken its name from a high mound.
KANTAJI’S TEMPLE – A MASTERPIECE OF TERRACOTTA ARCHITECTURE
It is highlighted quite severely by a late medieval Krishna Temple. So through this study. built by veteran Maharaja Prannath in Kaharole police station. By using this research work. a late medieval archeological establishment ever found in dinajpur district. but thousands of beautifully decorated terracotta display and picturesque serene atmosphere are attracting thousands of visitors every year across the world. to 15th. on the west of the river Dhepa.2 Rational of the Study:
From our observation we have seen there is a significant difference in tourism destinations of our country and other countries in terms of development. which looked like pahar or hillock. we are going to find out the reasons that make our destinations (3 tourist spots of north zone of BD) unable to fulfill the expectation of the tourists and develop a professional tourism plan for the entire necessary development of those. namely Kantaji Temple.
But as it is not an easy matter to do so.
Development process of those destinations. From this area. SCOPE AND DELIMINATION OF THE STUDY
We are conducting our study on the tourism industry of Bangladesh. Our sources of data are internet & books.
And independent variables are. as student of “Tourism & Hospitality Management” it’s an enormous opportunity for us to contribute on it. the inbound and outbound tourists of these destinations. Communication.
. and we have a limitation of opportunities & time (40 Days). Paharpur Buddhist Monastery and Kantaji's Temple). unable to fulfill the expectation of the tourists? And develop a professional tourism plan for the entire necessary development of those. Paharpur Buddhist Monastery and Kantaji's Temple).
2. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLMS
What are the reasons that make our 3 tourist destinations of north zone of Bangladesh (Mohasthangarh.
There are several dependent & independent variables we are going to use/apply.
Existing Available Facilities. we will conduct a survey on. as well as. So we have selected specific zone of BD. And we will try to give an overview of our problem findings & solutions from the vast point of view.
Dependent variable of our study is the.And therefore. for our study. Tourists expectations. we will conduct a study on destination planning & development in 3 most important tourist spots (Mohasthangarh. Features of the places. We will even use the SWOT analysis technique before developing our plan. To carry out our study we have specifically selected “The North-Zone” area of Bangladesh.
to get their opinions and know about the experience they have got over there. To identify the necessary points.•
Interests sector’s. To plan for a whole development of those tourism destinations. METHDOLOGY OF THE STUDY
Research Type: Applied research From the viewpoint of objectives. Future potentialities of development.
Availability of resources. Paharpur Buddhist Monastery and Kantaji's Temple.
II. -descriptive -Exploratory research Inquiry Mode: .
5. Specific Objectives: • • • • To conduct a survey on tourists of selected area. our research studies can be classified as a combination of these two categories. To construct a Strength-Weakness-Opportunity-Threat (SWOT) analysis.Structured approach Survey type: Questioner survey Population Size: Unknown. need to develop of each of those three tourist spots.
4. Sample Size: 385 Sampling Technique: Multi stage Sampling Steps of my Research Process:
. Broad Objective: • To conduct a study to develop a professional destination development planning for
Mohasthangarh. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
Preparation of the Report or Presentation of Results-Formal writes ups of Conclusions reached.
6. Generalization and Interpretation 8. Analysis of Data 7. 2012 April 25. Collecting the Data 6. Extensive Literature Review 3. Formulating the Research Problem 2. Preparing the Research Design including Sample Design 5.
. Developing the objectives 4. TIMELINE OF ACTIVITIES
• Prepare proposal by 11. April 15. 2012 • Complete literature review by 16. 2012 • Complete fieldwork by 2012 • Complete analysis by • Complete final report by 2012
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