DOs and DONTs for Tourists

  • Travel light and do not carry any valuables except camera and binoculars. By reducing the weight of luggage one can significantly cut green-house as emissions
    Dress in colours that blend with the natural environment Carry medicines for common ailments
    Trekkers must use jungle boots for safety.
  • Learn a few words of the local language and use them.
  • Observe the sanctity of holy sites, respect local customs. Be respectful of local citizen’s privacy.
  • Do not litter. Dispose waste responsibly. Leave the campsites litter free before departing.
  • Do not take away flora in the form of cuttings, seeds or roots. Seek permission or purchase from campsite nurseries.

Environmental Pledge of India

In keeping with the tenets of ecotourism, India has decided that the Environmental Pledge will be honoured as far as environmental activities are concerned. The following are the principal aspects of the environmental pledge:

  • All stationery and various kinds of publicity material will be made only on paper that has been recycled. The ministry of tourism has also pledged itself to implement a recycling program for all its activities.

  • As far as possible, the use of polythene bags will be avoided as far as tourism related activities are concerned. Plastic is non-biodegradable and a single polythene bag might take up to centuries for decomposing. Each tourist is putting in his or her effort in conserving nature when they use a cloth or paper bag to carry consumables.

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