Call it global consciousness or just being responsible, post-pandemic – people around the world are more concerned than ever about the impact their expeditions will have on the environment. Thankfully, there are considerable ways to gratify our wanderlust while assuring that our hard-earned money help make our green and blue residence a better place. On the occasion of World environment day 2022, you can have a look at these eco-destinations around India that on a serious note promote sustainable tourism.
Go bird watching in Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary, Gujarat
Located in the northeastern part of Gujarat, the spectacular terrain is teeming with wildlife from May to September. A guided expedition along the wilderness trails will bring you close to many stunning migratory birds that have emerged from hibernation. Along the way, you might also be lucky enough to spot flamingoes, herons and foxes. Needless to say, the photo opportunities are second to none.
Relax at any Kumarakom Resorts, Kerala
Eco-destinations don’t necessarily mean you have to sacrifice luxury. On the contrary, there are countless wellness retreats throughout India, especially in South India that do a great job of balancing environmental concerns with luxury. One such place is Kumarakom in Kerala. Located in the lap of a verdant backdrop and stunning river stream, this eco-friendly destination remains one of the most beautiful in India.
Bathe in the healing thermal waters of Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh
This lesser-known town of Himachal Pradesh is famous for its thermal springs, which are known for their healing powers. After it was discovered in the early 1st century AD, people came from all over India to bathe in their legendary waters in hopes of healing their various ailments. Though Tattapani is a lesser-known eco-friendly destination, it is still hailed as one of the most beautiful green tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh, owing to its commitment to promoting sustainable tourism.
Spot Dolphins and unwind at the North Button Island National Park in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
No experience will get your heart pumping like coming face to face with Aquatic Animals. But if you love Dolphins, then a scuba diving trip to the North Button Island National Park is the eco-trip of a lifetime. Nicknamed “the last hidden treasure of the Bay of Bengal”, the cluster of many islands is one of the few places in India where you can swim with the Dolphins. During the late summer months, this diver’s paradise is swarming with manta rays, mobulas, and squid. And if you’re lucky, you might even spot a whale or two. Needless to say, the archipelago is a hotspot for nature lovers and divers at this time of year.
Go eco-glamping at the foot of the Himalayas overlooking the splendid Dhauladar range and the Manali Valley.
Nothing brings you closer to nature than camping under the stars – or rather, glamping. If you want to break the mould and experience something different from your traditional hotel stay, then there is a perfect eco-glamping destination to visit in India. These are designed to allow you to relax in nature while creating minimal impact on your surroundings. Many of the campsites follow innovative sustainable measures that go way beyond simply recycling.
Go hiking in the Rishikesh Region, Uttarakhand
If you love to hike, then navigating the unspoiled landscapes of Rishikesh’s hilly region will feel like paradise. Many adventurous travellers consider this to be one of the best eco-friendly hiking destinations in India. Rishikesh boasts one of the best hiking trails, camping sites, river rafting and other fun outdoor activities.