Kerala is blessed with a very rich and diverse flora and fauna, natural landscapes, and is home to many unique tribes of India, promising an ideal destination for eco-tourism. Eco-tourism is one of the fastest growing areas in tourism industry all over the world. Eco tourism encourages preserving the flora and fauna as well as cleanliness of environment by making as little environmental impact as possible when visiting an ecological habitat. Though eco-tourism in Kerala is in its nascent stage, the tourist friendly Indian state has immense potential for the growth of eco-tourism. On your tours to Kerala, you too can visit the popular eco-tourism destinations of Kerala and make your voluntary contributions in the conservation of its unique eco-system. Kerala Backwaters offers a range of exciting eco tours packages for Kerala. Just select a suitable Kerala eco-tour package for you and experience the nature at its very best in this little green paradise on the earth.
Kerala is one of the greenest states of India with a recorded forest area of approx. 11,125 sq km, which is about 28.90 % of the total land area. The forest cover of Kerala is primarily spread over the Western Ghats, which is one of the world's 18 hot spots of bio-diversity. The lush tropical forests of Kerala are considered to be a repository of endemic, rare and endangered flora and fauna, promising excellent opportunities for the growth of eco-tourism in the region. Besides verdant and fragile eco-system of tropical rainforests, Kerala also has some exceptional eco-tourism destinations in the form of its lush green backwaters, palm-fringed beaches, sprawling tea and spice plantations on hill slopes and many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries teeming with amazing varieties of wildlife.
The national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala have emerged as foremost eco-tourism destinations. Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world visit Kerala to see Elephants, Tigers, Deer, endangered Nilgiri Tahr and variety of exotic and colorful birds in their own natural habitat. Some of the famous wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, which you can visit on your Kerala eco tour, include the world-famous Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Wyannad Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park, Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Stay in the wilderness of jungle resorts and enjoy thrilling elephant and jeep safaris in the lush forests to discover the unique and rare wildlife of the region. Also visit the tribal settlements in the heart of lush green jungles to learn about their unique social customs and religious practices. In recent times the sprawling and velvety tea, spices and rubber plantations in Kerala have also opened their doors for eco-tourism. Enjoy an eco-tour of Kerala and discover the enchanting natural beauty of lush plantations on the picturesque hill slopes of Munnar, Ponmudi, Idukki, Vagamon and Wayanad.
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