CONSERVATION CONCERN: Tourism is undoubtedly an important sector of the Indian economy. However, when tourism begins to take a toll on our country’s natural heritage, it’s time we realign our priorities. OneRead More…
Having been brought up in Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, Sangeeta, a nature and wildlife enthusiast always thought that everyone who visited this World heritage site, came to witness the wild animals.Read More…
Anuradha Shankar , a mother, blogger and a traveler recently visited Wayanad in Kerala and had an unexpected encounter with an Indian Rock Python. As curiosity took Anuradha and her family includingRead More…
A traveller’s peek into the world of birding and what over-enthusiastic birders might be overlooking.
Namdapha National Park in Arunachal Pradesh is like a well kept secret. Find more of this glorious forest tucked in the foothill of Himalayas…
Activities such as bird photography appear benign and in tune with nature. But ornithologists in Bangalore find how this supposedly eco-friendly activity is damaging precious bird habitat at the Hesarghatta lake when photographers carelessly drive right into the crucial habitat.
Bored of the mundane daily routine with pollution and traffic? The stress and pressure of modern lifestyle catching up with you? What better solution then, than to visit a green area in your city to soothe your senses and rejuvenate your spirits. So if you happen to be in Kolkatta, Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary is just the place for you.
A trekker decided to turn his maiden trek to the Himalayas into a Green hiking expedition, cleaning the mountains as he traveled.
Home to about 12,000 living perennial plants and millions of dried out plants gathered from world over, the Botanic Garden in Kolkata is a visual treat. The main attraction of the botanical garden ofcourse, is the giant size banyan tree that is said to have the second largest canopy in the world.
Treading on the dirt path is part and parcel of trekking but sometimes even the most seasoned trekkers long for a little comfort when they’ve been on the go for a while. A soft bed and a hot drink when high up in the mountains sounds very tempting and many ardent trekkers have found the perfect solution in home-stays and tea house treks. The concept of staying with the locals rather than in tents and hotels has caught on big time with the adventurous youth today.
Forget popular reserves like Corbett and Ranthambore and take a weekend break to a lesser known destination called Phansad Wildlife sanctuary. It is the same dose of wilderness without the tourist crowd.
Carpets of flowers in all colors… purples, yellows, violets, whites, pink, blues, hues of greens and browns. Rains and magical mists that swallow up the landscape one moment and cool breeze that rub it away to reveal marvelous dazzle of colors spread out in an expansive plain. This awaits you at Kaas, the Plateau of Flowers in the Western Ghats.
Eco-travel does not necessarily just limit to tourism. When you go from point A to B within the city, the way you travel and the mode of transport you choose can really make a difference. Our eco-travel writer Shilpi, looks at an innovative new eco-friendly travelling option available in India and few of the old ideas that have resurrected themselves as the chic new environment-friendly means of transportations.
Just days after the Supreme Court banned tiger tourism in all core areas of tiger reserves, the Jammu & Kashmir government too has taken a strict stance to conserve the Kashmir Stag by banning tourism inside the Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary.
In a decision many are calling too harsh, the Supreme Court of India banned tourists to enter the core area of all tiger reserves in the country. With India being home to half of the global population of tigers, this means, India will be facing a major setback in number of travelers coming to the country to particularly see the tigers.