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What is Ecotourism?

Ecotourism is "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." (The International Ecotourism Society, 1990). Since the 1980s ecotuorism has been considered a critical endeavor by environmentalists, so that future generations may experience destinations relatively untouched by human intervention. Several university programs use this description as the working definition of ecotourism.

Principles of Ecotourism:

Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement and participate in ecotourism activities should follow the following ecotourism principles:
  • Minimize impact
  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
  • Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
  • Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate

The Ecotourism Centre

Based in Banjar (Kullu) the Ecotourism Centre promotes ecotourism in Seraj valley of Kullu district and Great Himalayan National Park, both are situated in most beautiful Western Himalayas. The Ecotourism Centre organizes Ecotourism Expeditions in diverse and exotic combinations of landscapes, cultures, history, food and people. It offers the travellers a unique experience and boasts of the best leisure and entertainment, beautiful natural scenery, a serene environment and a diversity of wildlife, bird life and plant life. Travellers can also enjoy the home stays with local mountain families and experience the rich, friendly and traditional Kullu culture which has diverse activities that include songs and dance, living in comfortable traditional houses, colourful traditional attire, nutritious traditional meals and traditional drinks and brews.

If you have 20 persons in your group, you should contact us for arranging exclusive Ecotourism Expedition for you.