Application of Existing Cultural Frameworks in the Design of a Cultural Place: A Case Study of Meghalaya

  • Wanrisa Bok KharkongorEmail author
  • Abhirup Chatterjee
  • Debkumar Chakrabarti
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 134)


Travelers are always in search of destinations whose charm can enthrall them leaving a feeling of belongingness to the place. Cultural tourism is one of the many forms of tourism that has made its way to give travelers a sense of attachment toward the destination. In this regard, a few tourist destinations lack the ability to portray and display their culture. The subject matter is to find out what could be the best way to deliver information about the place, its culture, and lifestyle in a space. A case study has been done on the state of Meghalaya to find out how the tourists visiting the place and natives relate with each other and how the tourists perceive the place. From the data collected, the results showed that cultural exposure is still lacking in the state and the tourists are interested to learn and acquire knowledge about the natives’ lifestyle and tradition.


Cultural space Tourists’ experience Natives’ perception 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanrisa Bok Kharkongor
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abhirup Chatterjee
    • 1
  • Debkumar Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1.Ergonomics Laboratory, Department of DesignIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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