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Atul Saikia
Assistant Prof., Dept. of Economics, Dhemaji College, Assam, India

Saikia, Atul. "POTENTIALITIES AND STATUS OF TOURISM IN ASSAM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 5134-5151, Accessed Sept. 2018.
Saikia, A. (2018, September). POTENTIALITIES AND STATUS OF TOURISM IN ASSAM. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(9), 5134-5151. Retrieved from
Saikia, Atul. "POTENTIALITIES AND STATUS OF TOURISM IN ASSAM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 9 (September 2018), 5134-5151. Accessed September, 2018.

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The regions, which have plenty of natural beauty and resources like cultural heritage, archaeological relics, historical ruins, biodiversity etc, enough scope for the tourism promotion. Assam, the most prominent state of North East India is said to be the hot spot for tourism for its immense natural beauty. The state of Assam is known not only for its unique natural beauty but also for possessing numerous historical monuments, pilgrim centres and wildlife sanctuaries including the world famous Kaziranga Natural Park, home of great Indian one horned rhinoceros, Manash Tiger Projects. Besides, in this beautiful land there lies the world's largest inhabited river island Majuli, the historical capitals and cities like Guwahati, Sivsagar, Jorhat etc. which draws due attention from the tourist across the world. Further, there are some other significant avenues of tourism such as tea tourism, cultural tourism, and rural tourism. Considering the potentiality of tourism to strengthen the state economy, this paper attempts to examine the status of tourism in Assam compared to top five tourism developed states of India. The present study is also attempts to identify problems of tourism sector and give some policy measures for the development of tourism industry in the study area.