What is ecotourism all about?
In simple words, ecotourism means a sustainable form of tourism that allows the tourist to see the most pristine form of Mother Nature. Ecotourism encourages travelers to spend time in the lap of nature. In ecotourism, tourists are indulged more in activities that are less intrusive or destructive toward ecosystem and more sustainable and supportive towards promoting the native culture of the locals.
Why should ecotourism be promoted in India?
Ecotourism as a concept is quite interesting. It not only allows you to get one step closer to nature, but also encourages conservation initiatives. Promoting ecotourism in India will lead to:
Preservation of wildlife and animal’s natural habitat
Platform to bring the local tribal community into the limelight and gain some revenue.
Development of remote areas surrounding.
Revenue that earned through eco-tourism ventures can improve the long-term economic prospects of India.
Not only helps in Conservation initiatives but also helps in raising awareness about political and social issues in developing countries.
Both local and visitors, become more aware of the surrounding environmental wealth.
Kerala: Munnar, Backwater waterways, Thenmala, Thodupuzha, Eravikulam National Park, Periyar National Park, Kodaikanal
Karnataka: Coorg, Nagarhole, Nagarhole National Park, Bandipur National Park
Andhra Pradesh: Tyda, Maredumilli
Ecotourism in India will take you to some of the cleanest villages in Asia, famous wildlife sanctuaries and other famous territories where you have never been before. So, go green and pick a tourism hot spot for your next holiday.
Ecotourism activities in India
India has the makings of one of the best ecotourism destinations in the world. Slowly and gradually, India is developing infrastructure without destroying natural surroundings. Mentioned below are ecotourism delights that every tourist should experience on an eco-tour to India:
Trekking and cycling
Nature study and bird watching