Forget your fancy cellular phones, new age laptops and portable music players. Get back to a simple yet exciting life at the various options on our portal which are categorised in various forms - Jungle Stays, Beach Stays, Backwaters, Wildlife and Health related resorts. These options will let you do things you have always dreamt about and never had the time to do. All our suggestions in this portal are based on the Eco-logical theme supporting the tiny mass of people in India and the World who dream for a 100% Green planet.
What is Eco Tourism?
Ecotourism (also known as ecological tourism) is travel to fragile, pristine, and usually protected areas that strives to be low impact and (often) small scale. It helps educate the traveler; provides funds for conservation; directly benefits the economic development and political empowerment of local communities; and fosters respect for different cultures and for human rights.
Ecotourism appeals to ecologically and socially conscious individuals. Generally speaking, it focuses on volunteering, personal growth and learning new ways to live on the planet. It typically involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. Ecotourism is a conceptual experience, enriching those who delve into researching and understanding the environment around them. It gives us insight into our impacts as human beings and also a greater appreciation of our own natural habitats.
Responsible Ecotourism includes programs that minimize the negative
aspects of conventional tourism on the environment and enhance the cultural
integrity of local people. Therefore, in addition to evaluating environmental
and cultural factors, an integral part of ecotourism is the promotion
of recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation and creation of
economic opportunities for the local communities.
Understanding Sustainable Tourism
Sustainable tourism is a kind of approach to tourism meant to make the development of tourism ecologically supportable in the long term. The very importance of sustainable tourism lies in its motives to conserve the resources and increase the value of local culture and tradition. Sustainable tourism is a responsible tourism intending to generate employment and income along with alleviating any deeper impact on environment and local culture.
Characteristics of Sustainable Tourism :
- Sustainable Tourism tries its utmost to maintain the importance of local culture and tradition.
- Sustainable Tourism is informatory, as it doesn’t only let tourist know about the destinations but also it helps locals knowing about the culture and civilisation of tourists.
This kind of tourism is aimed to conserve the resources of destinations where one is visiting to
- Sustainable Tourism seeks deeper involvement of locals, which provide local people an opportunity and make their living. Above all, Sustainable Tourism stresses pointedly upon integrity of the tourist places.
Relationship between Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism
Ecotourism basically deals with nature based tourism, and is aimed “to conserve the environment and improves the well-being of local people”. On the other hand, sustainable tourism includes all segments of tourism, and has same function to perform as of ecotourism – to conserve the resources and increase the local cultural and traditional value. Though the goals of ecotourism and sustainable tourism is much similar, but the latter is broader and conceals within itself very many aspects and categories of tourism.
So, Step out of your SUVs and get a glimpse of the scenic surrounding on a traditional bullock cart. And, you are even entitled to a bullock cart driving licence after a few basic lessons. You could even try your hand at ploughing a field with the help of a trained instructor. And that’s not all! At Our Native Village you get the opportunity to milk a cow or work on an organic farm other than bicycle rides, nature treks, heritage tours and more.
Everything about Eco Tourism India is exclusive and matchless. Enjoy it !!