What is Eco-tourism?For a sustainable ecological development, we should not affect the environment and the local population who live in the areas, and hence to encourage them to preserve the nature and its wildlife. According to the International Society, ‘Eco tourism means responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.’
The tourists while touring India package should keep in mind that they have a mission behind his or her visit. The environment lovers always think for the conservation of nature and environment and the adverse effects of industrialization on the environment. We must have to think for our next generation and so we should leave a sustainable environment for them.
Eco-tourism destinationsThe daily routine of city life or materialistic life sometimes makes us dull and stressed. Be it the God’s Own Country or a national park of a north India or north east, one gets the heaven there to relax and rejuvenate. One can visit the mountain villages of north India and also can organize environment conservation meetings to give the message of nature conservation. One can learn the art of the handicrafts of the local villagers and tell them how to live harmoniously with environment. India and its destinations boasts of eco camps where one can experience a stay amidst the serenity of nature at the eco-friendly cottages. Kerala and its each destination has vast resources for eco-tourism, the village life of the Kerala people is cool and calm and they live in the houses made in indigenous style. The tree houses of the resorts give the opportunity to live in pure tranquility. The house boats of Kerala are also eco-friendly and they are made out of bamboos and thatched roof.
Adventure buffs can hike to the mountains, and enjoy the pristine beauty of Mother Nature. North East India has vast resources for eco-tourism; the rich biodiversity of these north eastern states draws thousands of tourists. The indigenous tribes lead an agrarian lifestyle and the villages are idyllic. Arunachal, one of the states of north east India houses the Tipi Orchid Garden, the second largest in Asia as well this state is the richest bio-diversity of state. Assam houses the Kaziranga National Park which is the main home to one horned rhinoceroses. In each and every village of north east one will discover the idyllic lifestyle of the locals who are devoted to save environment. Even the Rohet Village of Rajasthan houses the Bishnoi community who are dedicated to save nature and some of their ancestors sacrificed their lives to save nature. The Himalayan states are also a major destination for eco-tourism. The Valley of Flower is a national protective area now and it is located near Hemkund Sahib, the Sikh pilgrimage shrine. One can also plan a tour to Lakshwadeep, the coral island of India and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Eco-tourism travel, a nature loving travel is sure to be enjoyable if one sets outs an trip towards India with Go Heritage India Journeys Pvt Ltd. We select the right destination and the right activities to our tourists.
Do's and Don'tsThe environment conservation organizations in India have been promoting for conservation of nature and guidelines for eco-tourism. Here we mention some do’s and don’ts:
- Carry the paper made carry bags
- Take prior permission when you want to take a photograph of the local people
- Respect the culture and tradition of the local people
- While visiting the wildlife parks and sanctuaries, ask the authority first about the use of electronic system
- Don’t try to take any flora and fauna, seeds or roots. Especially in the Himalayas it is illegal
- While having bath in streams don’t use any pollutant
- Don’t throw away wine bottles to the jungles or campsites
- Don’t use polythene and don’t throw away polythene at any place