Dongarmatha is not proposed to people who are looking for resort type culture , floored paths , multi cuisine foods, and luxurious comforts. Its not a typical resort with luxury services at the door. Its a simple nature’s house with most needed home comforts. Its a place for the people those who want to enjoy nature’s invaluable offerings. Its for the people who love to enjoy dinner under an open sky sitting on a cow dung floored Angan (courtyard) right in the middle of the house. Dongarmatha is for those who would love to awaken in the morning with a natural alarm of birds. It’s for down to earth people who wish to forget the world, sit idle doing nothing to enjoy that special feeling of being on Top Of The World.
Eco tourism is aimed at conserving the native bio-diversity, culture, trends and lifestyles at the same time entertaining the visitors in a sustainable manner. It is all about creating a right balance between human needs and natures offerings. Eco tourism also supports the local economy motivating the local community, farmers, artisans, small entrepreneurs to produce. The money transformed from cities to villages can reduce the gap between rich and poor and improve the co-relationship. Conserving the natural environment is what eco-tourism is all about. Be it a bird watching trail or adventure program in an undisturbed, unexplored region. One must not disturb the natural cycle or routine of the eco-system. Eco-tourism gives you an opportunity to self introspect, find out the individual goals in life, discovering new ways to live on mother earth. Eco-tourism is designed to reduce effects of tourism on natural environment.
What is Eco-tourism?
Eco tourism means minimizing impact on natural environment, indigenous bio-diversity, encouraging preservation of habitats for flora and fauna. Re-cycling, Re-using, water harvesting, re-growing plants are integrated in Eco-tourism. A responsible tourist always encourages use of natural products in every aspect of life. A key to sustainable ecological development is to the most natural pace and style of life in yourself.
Do’s # Minimize use of electrical energy by putting off lights, Fridge, AC, etc. when not required. # Carry backs all non-degradable litter such as empty bottles, tins, plastic bags etc. These must not litter the environment or be buried. They must be disposed in municipal dustbins only. # Observe the sanctity of holy sites, temples and local cultures. # Respect people’s privacy while taking photographs. Ask for prior permission before taking photograph. # Use cloth or reusable bags to carry your stuff. Avoid use of perfumes, deodorants which affect the ozone layer.
Don’ts # Do not take away flora and fauna in the forms of cuttings, seeds or roots. # Do not use pollutants such as detergent, in streams or springs while washing and bathing. # Do not leave cigarettes butts or make open fires in the forests. # Do not consume aerated drinks, alcohol, drugs or any other intoxicant and throw bottles in the wild. # Do not tempt the locals, especially children by offering them foodstuff or sweets. Respect local traditions. # Polythene and plastics are non biodegradable and unhealthy for the environment and must not be used and littered. As a traveler, you will have an impact on the environment and culture of the place you are visiting. Here are some rules of thumb to make this impact positive!
Guide lines to travel eco-sustainably
Be informed about your travel destination before you visit. Read guidebooks to know about local languages, customs, dressing, eating patterns, etc.. Being receptive to these customs will make you an acceptable tourist & give you an enjoyable experience. Support locally owned businesses during your eco-travels to ensure maximum benefits to the local community from your sending. Avoid use of branded/multinational products which wastes lot of fuel/energy in reaching these areas.
Aware of the Environment
The awareness about nature conservation has increased the chances of Man & Nature to form the symbiosis and exist in this universe for more time. Eco-tourism helps local economy, social goodwill & various environment factors. Every human is an integral part of this ever going process & we all must learn from our mistakes to avoid any negative impact on nature. Share