Tourism Environment & Development Of Garhwal Himalayas
In the last 50 years has seen the tourism industry grow rapidly and begin to mature suggesting that, at this turn of millennium, the industry is about to leave the adolescence behind. The General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the year 2002 as ?The International Year of Ecotourism?. Multilateral development institutions such as the World Bank, the Global Environmental Facility, government in developing countries, the tourism industry as well as local non-governmental organization all over the world count on ecotourism as a supposed panacea for development and biodiversity protection India once called the brightest jewel in the British Crown has developed to such great heights that it has become an example to other countries in many respects. The present century has witnessed this country rising to higher heights and moving forward with other leading countries of the globe. The main reason is its vast geographical size, big markets and its rich potential resources. Visiting India is an enthralling and memorable experience to one and all. This book focuses the Garhwal region of India, has since ages attracted the tourists due to its picturesque snow covered mountains, valleys with sweetly scented flowers, majestic fountains and falls, forest rich in variety of fauna and flora rhythmically moving river sans streams of hot springs. Numerous sages in the past had made it the abode for penances, yogic practices and ritualistic worship in ancient pilgrim centers. It is for this reason beautiful temples are found everywhere in Garhwal and the world famous temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath also exist in this region. The name of Garhwal region is now come in the map of International Winter Sports and Skiing events, due to the recognition of a beautiful site ?Auli? in this area. Garhwal region is also having number of hard and soft treks for Adventure loving tourists.
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