IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 12, December 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Arun Kapur, Dr. Rekha Jain
India has a history of about 7000 years belonging to Mesolithic period. Indian history boasts of highly developed civilizations throughout history. The paper tries to relate the tourism industry with the economic growth of all old cities of India. Throughout the world the tourism industry has been an economic generator even to conserve the heritage core areas of old cities. Today tourism has been considered to have socio economic values. Thus India, which has a rich cultural heritage has great potential to be tapped through tourism. Lucknow is known for its rich cultural heritage but lack of proper tourism guidelines the old core areas of the city has not been able to showcase its potential. Thus, the paper tries to bring the importance of heritage tourism in the core area of Chowk, Lucknow.The paper addresses the need of rehabilitation and conservation of old inner-city areas and historic monuments in the cities of the developing world through tourism guidelines.