Best Eco-Tourism places in India

Ecotourism is an exciting way to explore the natural beauty of our planet while preserving and protecting it for future generations. With ecotourism, you can embark on adventures that will take you off the beaten path and into some of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. Whether you want to trek through dense rainforests, observe rare wildlife in their natural habitats, or discover remote mountain villages, ecotourism offers a sustainable way to travel that is both rewarding and enriching. And, no other place but India comes first in the list when mentioning these experiences altogether, at a place.

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Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka

The Nagarhole National Park, which is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, is also one of the Tiger Reserves in India and together it is under consideration of UNESCO World Heritage Committee as a World Heritage Site due it is rich biodiversity.

Comprising the districts of Coorg and Mysore and covering an approximate area of 644 square kilometres, the Nagarhole National Park is home to some of the exotic animal species like tiger, leopard, and dhole. Other common mammals and reptiles that are spotted here are chital, sambar, barking deer, jackal, sloth bear, mongoose, hyena, wild boar, squirrels, vine snake, rat snake, bamboo pit viper, Indian rock python, Indian monitor lizard, and common toad. Amongst the avifauna, darters, oriental white ibis, greater grey headed fish eagle, and red headed vulture are some of the ‘near threatened’ ones, whereas the blue winged parakeet, Malabar grey hornbill, and the white bellied treepie remain the major attractions being rare spotted for wildlife enthusiasts. 

Activities: Wildlife Safari, Birdwatching, Trekking, Nature Walks, Camping, Sightseeing and more.

Nearest Railway Station: Mysore

Nearest Airport: Mandakalli Airport, Mysore

Thandi-Beri, Rajasthan

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Imagine yourself enjoying a peaceful picnic with your family and friends, overlooking the bounty of nature in Rajasthan. You could also imagine sharing a romantic meal for two with your loved one, in this secluded haven. Or practicing yoga and meditating in this wilderness for that matter. In their desire to provide the best, Travellingmonk has taken it upon itself to provide these facilities for you at Thandi Beri!

Not too far from Ranakpur Rajasthan it is an unpaved road that leads to beauty so pristine that it could leave you speechless. The largely unknown destination of this journey is a forest lodge known as Thandi Beri, literally translating to a cool resting place. Usually used as a vantage point by forest officials for monitoring the fauna of the neighboring woods, Thandi Beri is largely deserted by human traffic. It is essentially a great vantage point to soak in the untouched natural beauty of Ranakpur and its neighboring regions.

Thandi Beri is a forest lodge located in the Kumbhalgarh Forest Range. One has to exit the highway at Ghanerao and then traverse a ‘Kutcha’ forest road to reach this isolated haven in the middle of the jungle. Once your senses recover from the pristine natural beauty of this venue, you can start to explore the wonderfully diverse flaura and fona of the area. The bird life in particular is something the guests should look out for.

There are a host of experiences which are possible at this venue ranging from trekking to a multi course meal under the moon light.

Activities: Wildlife Safari, Birdwatching, Trekking, Nature Walks, Camping, Sightseeing and more.

Nearest Railway Station: Jodhpur

Nearest Airport: Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Maredumilli, Andhra Pradesh

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Another least travelled destination in India, the Maredumilli village in the Eastern Ghats exhibits a rich biodiversity with dense wood and grasslands crisscrossed by several small perennial streams. It is located in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh on Bhadrachalam – Rajahmundry highway and has been developed as an ecotourism destination by the Forest Department. The region is also home to several tribal communities who in support with the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department actively participate in conserving the eco-tourism project.

Maredumilli, located in the southeastern region of India, is a picturesque destination known for its serene ambiance, lush greenery, clear night skies, and meandering river. There are several popular tourist spots in Maredumilli, including Jalatarangini waterfall, Amrutha Dhara waterfall, Manyam viewpoint, Sokuleru viewpoint, Bhupathipalem Reservoir, and Rampa Falls. For adventure enthusiasts, Maredumilli offers plenty of trekking opportunities with various trails leading to nearby areas. Moreover, the region is known for its specialty dish, Bamboo Chicken, which every non-vegetarian must try during their visit to Maredumilli.

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Stargazing, Birdwatching, waterfall visits, Tribal village walks, Exploring Bamboo Craft, and more.

Nearest Railway Station: Rajahmundry Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Rajahmundry Airport

Gavi, Kerala

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Gavi is an eco-tourist spot in Kerala that has widely become popular after ‘Alistair International’ the world-acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centers and one of the must-see places in India. A must-visit place for all nature lovers as Gavi is preserved in its natural scenic beauty untainted by the mighty hands of modernity. Gavi is mainly known for its wildlife. Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque are often sighted on the outskirts of Gavi. Kerala’s very own treasure elephants can be sighted abundantly. If you are a bird watcher, Gavi is the place for you. With more than 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfisher, Gavi is a heaven for birdwatchers. A splendid spot to be visited at least once for all those who love nature.

Activities: Trekking, Camping, Stargazing, Birdwatching, waterfall visits, Tribal village walks, Exploring Bamboo Craft, and more.

Ambapani, Gujarat

Ambani Campsite or Ambapani Ecotourism spot is a site created by the Government of Gujarat to advance Ecotourism close to Vyara. It is situated a ways off of 30kms from Vyara, in the Tapi area. The site its named after the town Ambapani (Amaniya) which is at the bank of waterway Ambika that moves through Dang. The spot is well open by street and can be arrived at utilizing private vehicles and public transportation.

The site stays open during the entire days of the week from 9am to 6pm. The section expense per individual is 25Rs and the charge for leaving is 30Rs for 4 Car and 10Rs for Bike. ambapani campsite was previously utilized a campground that was utilized for the time being camps during timberland investigation by nearby vacationers however presently the site has created wonderful tree houses in the grounds with Hangout space to have sightseers with better offices. The site additionally has different exercises, for example, kids play region and drifting deck that is practical during winter season and summer season subject to accessibility of water in the waterway. Ambapani Ecotourism spot is as yet a work in progress subsequently there are no hotel like offices or extravagant café to feast in. Anyway there is a bottle situated in the site that serves suppers for breakfast, lunch and supper. You can likewise taste neighborhood dishes in flask which the nearby staff will plan for you on hand. The flask is spending plan cordial and you can partake in your beloved drinks like tea and espresso in a modest cost.

The best season to visit during Monsoon when the temperature is low and the magnificent rich green woodlands en route will make your excursion more vital and picturesque. The climate in the space is moderate and you can visit it during most seasons anyway assuming you love watching cascades, stormy season is energetically suggested. The site additionally has parcel of wild guests, for example, peacocks and monkeys that will welcome you when you visit. Ambapani is incredible for one roadtrip to appreciate and interface with nature. We had a good time investigating this spot. On the off chance that you have been there before kindly let us in on your involvement with remarks!

Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, Sikkim

Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve Sikkim

Covering an approximate area of 1,784 square kilometres and ranging from an altitude of about 1,800 metres to 8,500 metres, Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve or Khangchendzonga National Park is one of the high-altitude national parks in India and the only national park in Sikkim. It is home to a large variety of alpine vegetation including medicinal plants, animals and birds who live at different altitudes and thus representing a rich ecosystem which also includes many glaciers, waterfalls, lakes and streams. Amongst the mammals the snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, wild dog, Himalayan black bear, red panda, Himalayan blue sheep, serow, goral and takin are the major attractions for wildlife enthusiasts, and birds like Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Osprey, Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier, Tragopan Pheasant, Green Pigeon, Tibetan Snowcock, Snow Pigeon, Impeyan Pheasant, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Sunbird and Eagle make it a haven for bird lovers.

The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve also offers a lot of adventure activities like trekking, hiking, and camping, which makes it easier for the travellers to explore the rich biodiversity. The Green Lake Trek and Dzongri Goechala Trek are some of the best alpine treks in Sikkim that pass through the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve.

Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Birdwatching, Photography, Wildlife Spotting, Exploring Villages and more.

Nearest Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Mawlynnong Meghalaya Eco-tourism

Located in the East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, Mawlynnong is considered as Asia’s one of the cleanest villages in the midst of a rich biodiversity. The area surrounding the Mawlynnong village is a basket of abundant natural beauty consisting of an evergreen forest that is a shelter to a large number of animal and bird species, living root bridge, waterfalls and natural caves. The village has been consistently rated as one of the top ecotourism destinations in India, and was even recognized by the Central government as a role model village for the entire country to emulate in 2015. It is known for its picturesque orchards, rushing streams, evergreen surroundings, and swaying palms. It is also the home of the Nohwet Living Root Bridge, a famous icon of Meghalaya. The village has achieved a lot, including a 100 percent literacy rate and a high level of women empowerment.

Activities: Hiking, Trekking, Waterfalls Visits, Village Walks, Exploring the tribes, Sightseeing and more.

Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati

Nearest Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati

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