Status of Agri-tourism in Punjab


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Authors

  • Samjetsabam Pinky and Dr. R.K. Dhaliwal

Abstract

The present paper analyses the status of agri-tourism in Punjab state, India. The study was undertaken by randomly
selecting 15 registered farmers from Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board. The data was collected by self
interviewing the respondents and through mailed questionnaire. Findings of the study showed that 40 per cent of
the respondents were gold membership holder followed by diamond and silver. The daily visit as well as the
overnight charge varies for each agri-tourism unit. The least charge was of Jyani natural farm near district Ferozpur.
During kharif and rabi season the main crop grown were rice and wheat, respectively, while under plantation crops
kinnow had the maximum area and all the agri-tourism units had complete source of irrigation facilities. More than
half of the respondents were having large size farm house. Virasat Haveli near Amritsar had the maximum number of
tourists annually as it was easily accessible by the tourists whereas the Chandigarh Sardar farm near Fatehgarh
Sahid had the lowest number of tourists. All the agri-tourism units offered recreational activities followed by
productional and processing activities.

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18.10.2023

Published

31.12.2017

How to Cite

Status of Agri-tourism in Punjab. (2017). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 53(4), 95-100. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/144048