Thursday, July 14, 2011

Eco Tourism in India

Eco Travel in India
Eco tourism is a new concept in India and is of utmost importance for the growth of the country. Main focus of eco-tourism in India is to highlight the nature destinations so as to promote the culture and traditions of the society. Eco-tourism lays stress on protection and conservation of natural resources, culture and economy of the country along with exploring tourism possibilities. Eco-tourism is mainly concerned about saving our ecology and maintaining ecological balance in atmosphere.

Eco-tourism is highly effective in tackling greenhouse effects and global warming situations upto a great extent. It reminds human being about his responsibility about saving nature. There are a large number of eco-tourism destinations in India where one can enjoy mother nature to its fullest. Some of such destinations include Himalayan regions, North-East Region, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshwadeep Islands.

Eco Destinations in India

Eco Tourism Tour to Sikkim

Sikkim is one of the beautiful hill states located in the North of India. Situated in the lap of Himalayas, Sikkim has a number of eco-tourism destinations as tourist attraction points. Some of such attractions include Himalayan Zoological Park, Tashi View Point, Deer Park, Flower Show, sightseeing tour of Himalayan landscapes, Buddhist cultural attractions like Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten Stupa and Enchey Monastery. Activities include trekking, mountaineering and bird watching.

Eco Tourism Tour to Kerala

Kerala is a beautiful state located in the Southern part of India. It is also famous by the name of 'God's Own Country'. Kerala has a large number of eco-tourism attractions like Ayurveda and Yoga Spas, Elephant Safaris, visit to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Houseboat vacation tour to Kerala backwaters in Alleppey and other backwater destinations. Eco-tourism activities in Kerala include nature walks, bird watching, house boating, tour to tea gardens and holy visit to places like Guruvayur Temple and other famous pilgrimage places.

Eco Tourism Tour to Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a small state locate in the North of India. It is also famous by the name of 'Dev Bhoomi' or the land of Gods and Goddess, as there are a number of holy places and temples in Himachal Pradesh. Eco-tourism activities in Himachal Pradesh include visit to Simbalbara Sanctuary in Paonta Sahib, Renuka Sanctuary in Sirmaur, Pin Valley National Park in Spiti Valley and Churdhar Sanctuary in Sirmaur. Apart from this one can also pay visits to several holy places like Jwalaji Temple, Naina Devi Temple, Chintapurni Temple, Hatkoti Temple and several other holy shrines.

Tour to Various Eco Parks in India

There are a large number of eco tourism national parks and sanctuaries in India like Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, Kaziranga National Park in Assam, Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan, Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh, Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh and several others in various parts of India.

Other eco activities of enjoying eco-tourism in India are white water rafting in Rishikesh, Zanskar Valley, Kullu Manali, Gangtok and Arunachal Pradesh; mountaineering, trekking and camping in Leh Ladakh, Manali, Narkanda, Garhwal, Kumaon and Darjeeling; biking in HImalayas, Skiing, Heli-Skiing and Snowboarding in Gulmarg, Manali, Narkanda, Kufri, Auli and Munsyari.

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