Anthropology of Pilgrims with Regard to Accommodation and the Activities they Performed while Visiting Shahdra Sharief Shrine

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Sharaz Ahmed Malik


Pilgrims, Shahdra Shrief, Accommodation, Tour, Trip, Activities.


Tourism is a prosperous industry; within tourism pilgrimage tourism is evolving a lot in these days. It has been found that pilgrimage tourism increased many fold in every nook and corner of the world. May it be the case of Christine, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist followers, pilgrimage of all of these has risen in these years. Pilgrims, like tourists, also spends money on traveling, accommodation, donation, eating, and purchasing. Spending of these pilgrims becomes a source for earning natives of pilgrimage destination. Keeping, this thing in mind, this study has been conducted to know various activities of pilgrims. Herein this paper only accommodation related activities, time duration of trip of pilgrims and various activities which were performed by pilgrims has been recorded, specifically from those pilgrims who visits to Shahdra Shrief Shrine Rajouri of State Jammu and Kashmir.
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