Think about responsible Kerala travel to a naturally scenic place, experiences of forest trekking, drinking water from the water springs, sighting wildlife in its natural habitat… Yes, we are talking about Nature Camps in Kerala Ecotourism spots. The Kerala Forests and Wildlife Department organizes Nature Camps at Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks.
Mass tourism has given way to eco- tourism and this is very important for the sustainability of tourism activities and the Kerala tourism destination itself. Nature camps help people to gain a deeper understanding of the concept of eco tourism.
Environmental education is gaining a prime position everywhere as the need of the hour, driven by the various environmental issues that we see around us. The younger generation must be made aware about our dwindling natural resources and the challenges ahead.
Nature camping has been recognized as a key environmental education activity intended to arouse interest in nature leading to generation of awareness and concern. The main objective of nature camping is to feel, know and enjoy nature firsthand. The camper experiences the beauty, uniqueness, fragility and the soothing power of mature using senses leading to a greater understanding of the real process that supports the living planet for its existence. The concern for Mother Nature is deeply entrenched in an attitudinal change and finally put into action through a change in lifestyle. This is the ultimate result expected from camp participation.
Strict rules and regulations have to be adhered to. The ethics of nature Conservation and Environmental Protection should be firmly rooted in the minds of the tourists throughout the duration of the camp. Feel Nature is the process of experiencing and enjoying the nature as it is, like meditation during dawn, bathing in streams etc….
Keeping noise level to the minimum and camouflaged clothes or bright coloured clothes during the trip is must and should avoid perfumes and deodorants.
- Lemon Grass Eco Lodges Camps and Resorts
- Rhodovalley – Kerala Ecotourism Camping Packages
- Green Mansions, Gavi – Get close to Nature
- WWF Nature Gallery
- Paithalmala – Ecotourism spot
- Green Magic Nature Resort, Wayanad
- Bekal – Unique Blend of Nature and History
- Ranipuram Ecotourism Project
- Kerala Mountain Village Tour