India’s rich biodiversity gives travelers a unique experience. Go to these best eco-friendly destinations at least once in your life.
India is a rich eco-friendly tourist destination with a lot of natural diversity – from beaches to stagnant waters, from hills to deserts, from wildlife sanctuaries to lush flora and fauna. One can travel all over the country and look for eco-friendly places where one can immerse themselves in the local culture while being surrounded by nature.
Eco-friendly places in India that nature lovers should visit:
Kumbalangi Village in Kerala
The Kumbalangi Integrated Tourist Village project is located 15 km from Kochi and is one of the largest islands to visit if you want to learn about the culture and heritage of Kerala. The small fishing hamlet has become a tourist destination focusing on ecotourism in the countryside. The area around Kumbalangi is almost covered with farmland. The island is covered with Chinese fishing nets and the village has a diverse aquatic life. Mangroves provide a good environment for growing shrimp, crabs, oysters and small fish by separating the soil from the water.
Mawlynnog Village in Meghalaya
On the border of the southern mountains of Meghalaya, crackling streams and well-preserved traditions provide the perfect environment. In the village of Mawlynnong, beauty is a lifestyle! Plastic bags are prohibited and smoking is prohibited. There are bamboo trash cans throughout the village and even dry leaves fall from the trees directly into the dustbin. Mawlynnong has a reputation as one of the most Asia’s cleanest villages, but God’s Own Garden is a better title.
Matheran in Maharashtra
The prettiest little hill station in India, Matheran is the best place to see the sunset and sunrise as well as stunning scenery. The best thing about this place is that it is calm and pleasant, with no honking or pollution, and it also contains some fascinating sites and views of an exceptional nature that will leave you captivated by its splendor and make you feel relaxed and stress free.
Thenmala in Kerala
Thenmala is the country’s first ecotourism attraction. Thenmala is India’s first designated ecotourism destination, located at the intersection of the Kollam-Shencottah and Trivandrum-Shencottah highways. The major mountain ranges in the Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts are covered by ten ecotourism destinations. Thenmala is a rich treasure trove of activities, from boat cruises to leisurely walks and adventurous activities such as mountain biking and rock climbing, there is something for everyone.
Khonoma Village in Nagaland
Take in the views of Nagaland’s Khonoma, also known as “Asia’s first green city”, where hunting is prohibited and the Angami warrior tribe is dedicated to protecting the environment. Khonoma is a wonderful place to relax surrounded by nature, lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes. In India you won’t find a clean city like Khonoma.