Eco - Tourism - Projects In Kerala
Call it Venice of the east or God’s own country, whatever may be its synonyms Kerala is a perfect destination for your holiday. Stunning backwaters, mind-blowing greenery, beautiful valleys and mountains, natural habitats of exotic species, rare flora and fauna, wild life sanctuary and national parks will make your heart throb a million times once you visit this beautiful and amazing land of peace and tranquility.
Kerala is a perfect choice if you want to spend your holiday at a place filled with nature’s breath-taking beauty and the eco-tourism projects are adding glory to the beauty of it. A rich bio-diversity and unparallel natural attraction makes the state a unique ecotourism hotspot, of which the world is largely unaware. Most people must be unaware of the term eco-tourism, now eco-tourism is marketing or publicizing the serene natural habitats as tourism projects which are initiated by the governing body of that state.
The eco tourism projects must keep certain things in mind which may help in the promotion of the state like the areas must be categorized. The tourists who visit Kerala must be made aware of the most spotted locations of Kerala. The Western Ghats of Kerala with its tropical forest ecosystem provides a natural advantage to the development of eco-tourism in Kerala. In order to facilitate tourism and increase its growth advertisement of the exotic locations of Kerala is important. This increases the interest of the tourists to visit this place. Ecotourism should be made on internationally accepted principles, this will help infuse sustainability concept to other tourism venture outside the realm of ecotourism.
The present scenario of ecotourism in Kerala is like; the major destinations that have been grouped into are the beaches, wildlife sanctuaries, backwaters, hill stations and culture including festivals. To provide more basic infrastructural facilities, the major thrust is to upgrade the quality of these products. At the present scenario there are no institutionalized channel through which the public or the tourists can see the forest and have the quality and everlasting experience. The practices being followed at Kerala practically cannot be termed as ecotourism. It is only mass tourism into the sanctuary. All these needs a more detailed and close study for the development of tourism. Close and careful monitoring in an ecologically sensitive area and the most important thing is there must be a provision for learning process for the visitor.
Eco- tourism is a growing area in the tourist friendly state of Kerala. The strength that is enhancing this project of promoting cultural and natural heritage of Kerala is, this beautiful state is laced with natural beauty and rich biological diversity. Kerala has 12 Wild life sanctuaries and 2 National parks. The other thing is the water bodies that are formed within the forest areas due to construction of dams and hydel power projects provide scope for excellent recreational facilities. Kerala is an outstanding spot for trekking, bird watching, mountaineering etc. The roads are well-constructed to connect you through the forest areas, availability of trained forest staff in wildlife, ecology etc.
The eco-tourism centers you will find here are places like Agasthyavanam Biological Park, Thenmala,Arirpa, Konni, Pamba, Athirappally and various others. On these eco-tourism destinations you will find guides who will acquaint you with all the necessary norms and principles of the location and will make your trip a memorable journey.