What is ecotourism?
Ecotourism broadly means to acknowledge and enjoy your existence as an inseparable part of nature and culture. Kerala, being one of the most preferred tourist spot has an interesting amalgamation of the both. Moreover, Ecotourism also encompasses employment and business generation to uplift the general population in such areas.
Ecotourism hotspots in Kerala
When you are in Kerala, you cannot help being in the lap of nature, still there are some places which you must go while on a trip to Kerala. If you want to spend your holidays in the lap of nature then you just can't afford to miss any of the following destinations:
Kerala has, sort of, got a nick name in 'Backwaters' off late. Kerala backwater is a network of rivers, canals, and lagoons that wander through paddy fields, remote villages, and plantations. While you meander through in a houseboat you get to view the life of villages in Kerala and its culture.
Wildlife sanctuaries and national parks
There are quite a few wildlife sanctuaries and nation parks in Kerala that expand to a significant portion of the state maintaining its tribal heritage. Periyar is well known for tigers and elephants enjoying a natural abode. Another, Chinnar is famous for the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel, and Kumarakom and Thekkady attract a good number of migratory birds.
Kerala has a long coast line along the Arabian Sea to the West of the State. Its geographical location provides it with some beautiful sand beaches. There are a few ecotourism packages that include yoga and meditation practice sessions to enrich your spirit on the delightful beaches. There are water sports too to entertain you.
The plantation visits including tea, rubber and spice plantations have opened recently for tourists. Your mind tends to relax amidst the expanse of greenery. You can walk at leisure, interact with farmers, see the latex formation, and take in the aroma of tea leaves. If you wish to escape from your urbanized life and find solace in the nature's lap then better not think twice. By means of ecotourism, Kerala is your destination that will enrich your experience of living on earth amidst such exclusive beauty.