Tourism which takes account of environmental, cultural and social
considerations is what eco-tourism all about. Ecotourism is a tourism market
based on an area's natural resources that attempts to minimize the
ecological impact of the tourism.
Whether it's about a nature camping or organising trekking trips towards
the virgin and inaccessible regions, one should always keep in mind not to
create any mishap or disturbance in the life cycle of nature. With over 500
species of mammal, a 2000 types of Bird and at least 30,000 kinds of
insects, India provides an unmatched range and diversity that justifies
several ecotourism travel trips. Several conservation projects have been
established to preserve the exquisite wildlife of India.
The Best Touring Option
Ecotourism is the best option to take a break from the routine busy life
amidst concrete jungles to the heavenly paradise of Green. The increasing
consciousness towards ones health and well-being is the reason that is
giving Ecological tourism a boost. India is a perfect destination for an Eco
tour as it is the land of diverse geography and natural bliss that offers
tourists splendid opportunities to revive and let them fill themselves with
new spirit and possibilities.
Ecotourism in India
Eco tours in India bring to you numerous ways to be close to Mother Nature.
You can stay at tree houses of Kerala, or near the tranquil scenic Kerala
backwaters or spend a day with friendly animals at national parks,
sanctuaries and reserves. The hilly regions are also a nice idea as here you
can climb the foothills, take deep breaths in the salubrious air and take a
glimpse of the splendid sunrise and sunset.
From humid tropical jungles to lush grasslands and the high and snowy
Himalayas, India is home to many National Parks that have successfully
preserved the Indian flora and fauna. Most of the Wild Life Preserves in
India started off as game parks for the hunting delight of the Maharajas of
India. Unexpectedly, these are the only regions which still boast of well
preserved forests and wildlife.
A splendid resource of wild animals, birds and exotic plants can be viewed
and enjoyed in India's numerous National Parks. Numerous safaris are also
provided by the forest managements for wildlife viewing. In all India has 80
national parks and 441 sanctuaries, of which 19 fall under the purview of
Project Tiger. The total area of India's protected wilderness is
approximately 140,000 sq km. This contains 4 % of the country's total land
While you travel to the diverse ecosystems in India be careful that you do
not get into any illegal and unknown activity.
» Do not engage in an illegal trading of forest resource.
» Do not engage in an illegal trading of trees and tree products.
» Do not engage in an illegal trading of animals and animal products.
» Throw the waste products in the proper defined areas.
» Do not disturb the wildlife and the surroundings.
» Respect the local culture and tradition.
» At any, sanctuary, dress in sensible attires and keep quiet; the
creatures are easily spooked.