Document Type : Research Article
Abstract. Tourism in India plays an important role which not only contributes in the country’s GDP, but also in the generation of national income, providing job opportunities, raise in the foreign exchange and mostly transformation of regional economy. Though, there are different types of Tourism in India, spiritual (pilgrim) tourism plays an important role in India. Pilgrim Tourism in India and State level covers the most important pilgrim centres like Vaishno Devi Temple, Amarnath, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Mathura, Golden Temple, and Tirumala, Simhachalam, Annavaram, Yadadri, Basara, etc. Pilgrimage is a means to the accumulation of personal spiritual merit which can be applied to the attainment of happiness and wellbeing in this life, or to personal salvation in the afterlife. One can refer to pilgrimage as the total set of symbols, history, rituals, legends, behaviour, deities, location, specialists, or whatever, that centre on those sites. The Central and State Governments are concentrating on the developments of Spiritual (Pilgrim) Tourism by providing more funds for the development of the particular Spiritual sites. The Governments are mostly focusing on the providing of the basic amenities for the pilgrims who visit the place, which in turn attracts the pilgrims from all over the world and country which is a real booster for the development of the particular place. Keeping in view, the present article presents about the Demographic profile of the pilgrims who visit the pilgrim centres, and Pilgrim satisfaction towards the Yadagirigutta and Basara.