Wildlife tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of tourism worldwide. It covers a spectrum of opportunities for tourists to interact with non-domesticated animals ranging from captive to naturalistic setting.
Wildlife tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of tourism worldwide. It covers a spectrum of opportunities for tourists to interact with non-domesticated animals ranging from captive to naturalistic setting. It can jeopardize the integrity of ecosystems, in general, and wildlife population dynamics and behavior, in particular. We cover the full scope of wildlife tourism, including zoos, wildlife watching, hunting and fishing.
he measures to minimize visitor's impact on wild species and their habitats are discussed from a geographical perspective. Policies and international commitments pertinent to wildlife tourism are also presented.
India has some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, ranging from the cold Artic Zone of the Himalayas to the tropical humid forests of Peninsular and North East India. These in turn are home to some of the richest biodiversity in the World.
India is well-known not only for the sheer number of species of wildlife living within its borders but also for its great diversity of reptile, mammal and marine life. According to the Travelling in India, has 90 national parks as well as almost 500 wildlife sanctuaries, where tourists can glimpse exotic animals as part of visits and tours by trained guides. Though the wildlife in India is numerous in its variety, many tourists heading to the country are on the lookout for certain animals in particular. The ferocity and beauty of the tiger, for example, makes it one such standout animals & Birds, while the tourist hordes are also excited to see animals such as Indian elephants, sloth bears, rhinoceroses and Bengal foxes, all of which make India their home.
India is famous for its hill stations, most of them being developed by the Britishers during their rule. These all formed the summer capitals during their rule.
All the hill stations are well linked from the major cities and towns by road, rail and air. Also these have good boarding/lodging facilities with amenities like swimming pools, pool tables, casinos etc.
The picturesque Hill stations are popular as resorts among both Indians and visitors, providing a relaxing and salubrious retreat from the heat and dust of the plains. The snow clad peaks and the cool hill stations on the foothills of these hills provide respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.
India has seven principal mountain ranges and the most important amongst them are the Himalayas followed by the Shivaliks, which have the most popular hill resorts. Shimla, Dalhousie, Nainital, Mussorie, Panchmarhi, Mount Abu, and Kodaikanal are some of the favorite hill resorts of international tourists.