ECOTOURISM IN INDIA
“Experience the essence of ECOTOURISM with BUDDHISM.”
India is probably the only country in the world which has been propagating the philosophy of Ecology and its importance in human life across the globe since ancient age. Indian Vedas, Manuscripts, Holy Books and word of Mouth have been the main sources through which people could get the in-depth knowledge on Ecology and its unmatched benefits.
Indians not only understand the value of Ecology but consider it as the main source of their lives and hence Indians worship & offer prayers to all nature related things whether it is Water & Water Sources, Plant & Trees, Seeds, leafs, Soil, Air or Tools used for agriculture. Its importance can easily been seen in their culture and rituals. Since Indians had the best of experience and knowledge on Ecotourism India have plethora of places which provide an unmatched & unforgettable experience to Eco Tours lovers.
Under Ecotourism in India one get to see extraordinary and not much explored destinations. BBT offers you multiple interesting options to opt from “Ecotourism in India” category.
ECOTOURISM in Bihar around the Places of LORD BUDDHA ENLIGHTENMENT -
The Best Ecotourism India Offers
How about India Ecotourism when it is clubbed with the places where Lord Buddha himself visited and spreaded the message of peace and love for the nature to the whole world. Below are the places which are world famous sites and have remarkable relevance once clubbed with Ecotourism to make one cherish India Ecotourism forever.
GHORA KATORA: Falling under pollution-free zone of RAJGIR, this place could prove to be one of the best spots for Ecotourism in India.
Ghora Katora Lake is famous for its natural setup and location value. Close to it a Beautiful Ropeway to World Famous Buddha Temple at the top of mountain overlooking lush green forest is stunning and eye pleasing for Eco Tours lovers. Ecotourism in Bihar has become more famous since this place is reached only by a pollution- free vehicle like Chariot pulled by horse.
It is named Ghora Katora, means “Bowl of Horse”, because the structure looks like that only. Being surrounded by hills from three sides and lush greenery this place is a treat to watch. RAJGIR is well associated with MAHABHARATA PERIOD and BUDDHISM unveiling many stories of that era through places, ruins and caves mentioned in the ancient Buddhist scriptures and also in the travelogues of Buddhist travellers Huen Tsang and Fa Hian.
KAKOLAT: is just 55 Kms away from RAJGIR. A Well-known 160 ft high Kakolat Water Fall here is the most famous tourist destination. It is situated on Kakolat Hills. It is a transparent beautiful Water Fall surrounded with Lush Greenery has great curative & restorative power and is said to be cool even during summers. One can get lost in the paradise of this nature here. The drive through Kakolat from Rajgir is eye pleasing and a must watch place for one who likes Ecotourism in India.
NALANDA: It is just 10 Kms away from RAJGIR. The charm of having the First International Residential University of the World, this is the only place in the world with the most ancient evidences reflecting the best education system with shelter for students across the globe, culture, Buddhism and its teachings. Nalanda has been the place of interest for famous and honored writers’ books and stories.
The Ruins of World Famous Nalanda University reflects the construction which emphasizes mainly on Ecology, Use of natural materials in construction, Healthy Surroundings and attaining Peace of Mind through meditation etc.
NEPURA: is only 12 Kms away from RAJGIR. This place has received International Awards for its Tussar Silk Weavingand is one of the very few villages adopted by Indian government to promote across the globe and attract more and more tourists to India. The weaving work is done by mostly Tati Community. The handmade silk making process and technique have been passed from one generation to the other without losing its soul. Pit loom silk weaving and tight reeling are main craft techniques which can keep one engaged. Raw material used like Tussar cocoon once converted into Tussar Silk is stitched here by well trained female tailors.
One can see farmers plough using traditional techniques for growing organic crops and fruits. Places around Nepura have been the main region which organically produced Rice and Potato that too with once a record highest quantity in the whole world. This place is a gem not only for Ecotourism in Bihar but also for Ecotourism in India.
BODHGAYA: It is the most important place of the World for Buddhism. Here Prince Siddhartha got enlightenment under The Bodhi Tree and called BUDDHA. Plethoras of Buddhist Temples, Monasteries and many stories about Lord Buddha have all the power to mesmerize one sense. One can also see here beautiful statues made up of clay and other handmade things produced with natural resources.
PATNA: Patna Was Known as Patliputra (Capital of Ancient India) during Ancient India Time. This place has a lot of significance for being situated at the bank of Holy River GANGA and Buddhist Pilgrims. Presently this place is capital of Bihar State surrounding many historical places, destinations for experiencing best Ecotourism in India and many more. Museumhere has many ancient historical statues, coins, pots, vessels, clothes, evidences and many more which are rare & priceless and have global significance.
VAISHALI: Known as the host to Second Buddhist Council, this place has the privilege to become the First Republic of the World. It has a lot of significance for Buddhism as Lord Buddha had delivered his last sermon and announced his Mahaparinirvana that followed in Kushinagar. This place is equally important for Jainism as LORD MAHAVIRA was born here.