Socio-economic and environmental impact of tourism in Kodagu District (India): A case study
Kodagu district has internationally recognized as one of the environmental “micro hot spot" due to the biological diversity and distribution of the Western Ghats. Unique culture heritages of the area have made ideally suits for tourism and a most attractive recreational spot in the country. The present study deals with an impact of extreme tourism on the environment and socio-economic conditions of the district. An impact assessment study was carried out by sample survey method at major tourist places of the district.