This paper attempts to probe the importance of Tourism education & dimensions of its development from the past few decades in India. Heritage resources are the valuable assets for any nation which tells about the glorious past & rich culture of a particular country. Tourism can help in shaping our society. It can have advantages on rural as well as urban communities. There is a scope of tourism in India. The government is also encouraging Private enterprises to promote tourism. For developing the tourism education we need to understand the tourism environment, and socio-culture, economic, historical impact of tourism. How we can involve the people to enhance their socio-economic condition. To develop a strategic plan for tourism education we have to understand the heritage tourism resources and it’s needs and wants and how to match it with our current scenario with our future to make successful utilization of heritage resources for the empowerment of the nation. Heritage Tourism can develop a win-win situation for both the rural and urban communities.
Keywords: Tourism Education, Heritage Resources, Government Initiative Programmes
 Senior Grade Lecturer, Department of Tourism Administration (M.T.A), Sharnbasveshwar College of Arts, Gulbarga.