Offbeat destinations: Experience the best of eco-friendly lifestyle at these places

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Whether it’s a large biosphere or a backwaters and even wetlands and caves; India has many eco-friendly destinations which tourists can explore. Escape the urban jungles and relax in one of these spectacular eco-friendly destinations:

Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim

Sikkim

One of the most pristine national parks in India, Khangchendzonga National Park covers almost 30% of the land in Sikkim. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage list in 2016. Of course the most beautiful part of this park is the magnificent Khangchendzonga. There are beautiful valleys, lakes, rivers apart from the most exotic birds and animals here. It has almost half of India’s bird species! The trek to Khangchendzonga is considered spiritual among the Sikkim people.

Thenmala, Kerala

Kerala

This is India’s first planned eco- tourism destination. It is divided into three zones; culture zone, adventure zone and leisure zone. The culture zone is for those who love to explore local cuisines. adventure zones is for the adventure lovers where they can experience rapelling and rock climbing; while the leisure zone is for those who love long walks. The Chenduruny wildlife sanctuary is just nearby, which is why this place is a haven for visitors who want to discover the natural beauty of India.

Mawlynnong Village, Meghalaya

Megalaya

Touted as the Cleanest Village in Asia, Mawlynnong Village is a treat for the eyes. The use of plastic has been banned here, which is one of the factors which keeps the village clean.  Keeping the spirit of eco-friendliness alive, the streets are lined with bamboo dustbins.Most of the guest houses are also constructed with bamboo. Going here is an experience in itself!

Khonoma Village, Nagaland

This village is around 20 km away from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. Since Naga tribes have always depended on hunting for their survival about 300 Blyth’s tragopans, the state bird and an endangered species, were killed in 1993 alone. The residents of this village have now put a ban on hunting and logging, which is why this is the greenest village in Nagaland.

This time, do something different and explore these amazing eco-friendly destinations!

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