There is no doubt that travel can expand our minds, expose us to new cultures and most importantly provide great content for our Instagram accounts. But what most travelers fail to address is the impact it has on the nature. So it becomes essential to minimize the effect our travelling has on nature. Listed below are five travel destinations that bring environmental awareness from within.
The White Desert, Great Rann of Kutch
The Rann of Kutch is a salt marshy land in the Thar Desert and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world. The climate in Rann owing to its desert land is considered to be one of the harshest and hottest temperatures. The vastness of the white desert takes the traveler by awe because it is a natural phenomenon.
When you travel to a country like Bhutan, it is easy to notice that there is greenery everywhere and the people living there have a lot of respect for the nature and their land. Bhutan has always focused on sustainability and quality making it one of the most exclusive and distinctive travel destination. There is no limit to learning about nature while travelling to Bhutan. A visit to this place surely helps a traveler learn everything about the environment and is truly a Botanists paradise.
Plitvice National Park, Croatia
Plitvice is an ensemble of 16 natural lakes and is an UNESCO heritage site because of its breathtaking views, its fauna and unique turquoise waters. The sixteen lakes are separated by runoff from the mountains and are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. This place has the policy of no swimming and littering, one can say that this place is literally untouched. Travelling to this place can teach travelers to not harm nature. Without doubt this is one of the best European holiday destinations.
Gangotri Glacier, Uttarakand
Believed to be the source of river Ganges, the Gangotri glacier is one of the biggest glaciers of Himalayas. The Gangotri-Tapovan trek is one of the most popular treks in India, allowing the travelers to trek through the glaciers. The water out of the streams is unpolluted and rich. Travelling and trekking through the Glaciers of Gangotri can definitely help one realize the importance of clean lakes and rivers.
Kalo Dungar, Rann of Kutch
Kalo Dungar or famously known as the black hill is the highest point in the Rann of Kutch. It is earthy brown from one side and the other side offers the viewer the white desert that has more shades of blue than one can imagine. When you reach this highest point, everything below this seems like a tiny spec in the universe. On the highest peak, with the wind blowing one can peer down at vast nothingness of the nature. This one of the cheapest ways of traveling to experience the beauty of Mother Earth.
While travelling, taking care of the environment becomes essential and makes you a smart and sensitive traveler. Being on a vacation shouldn’t be an excuse for you to exploit the nature, it is essential to travel responsible around the world which conserves the environment and improves the welfare of the local people. As a traveler, remember one thing, the earth is what we all have in common!