Ecotourism in India is important because it helps people learn about the environment. It also provides income to Indian people and helps the economy.
Types of ecotourism in India include visiting bird and wildlife sanctuaries, going on treks through rain forests and in the Himalayas, and viewing prolific butterflies and wildflowers such as orchids.
Traditional tourism is hard on the environment in India. Ecotourism provides a responsible alternative. Eco-tourists learn about recycling, water conservation, and energy efficiency. They can take that information home and use it in their own lives.
Ecotourism trips might be rustic backpacking adventures or feature stays in lodges and resorts that take measures to conserve the environment. All eco-tourism trips feature many photo opportunities.
Collecting plant or animal specimens on an eco-tourism trip defeats the purpose of preserving and protecting the environment. It is also illegal to do so in India.
Before going on an eco-tourism trip, pack insect repellent, sunscreen, and cool and comfortable clothing for hot and humid weather. Pack wool socks, insulated outerwear and heavy-duty boots for trekking in the Himalayas.