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The term Eco tourism encompasses a whole lot of thing. For the starter it means visiting all those regions that exude a striking richness in their culture and nature. Moreover, eco tourism also implies being sensitive to one's surroundings and customs. This means that tourists are pretty well aware of the significance these places have in our lives and the need to protect them from being eroded by the fast pace of development. Last but definitely not the least, Eco Tourism means opening up different places for visit and in process generate employment and business.

Kerala is a very small part of India, nonetheless, its richness, both in terms of nature and culture is widely known, accepted and appreciated. The greenery that abounds Kerala is not only relaxing but also refreshing. There's no other better way to revive your spirited self than to roam around in the green patches of Kerala. Infact, the Western Ghats that borders Kerala on its eastern side has been declared one of the 25 spots in the world that despite covering a meagre 1.4% of the land surface provide shelter to 60% of the world's plant, bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian species.

Eco Tourism Destinations in Kerala

Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks - The Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks of Kerala cover a considerable portion of the state. These Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks provide shelter to a number of endangered as well as rare species of wild animals and birds. So, there is the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary housing a large number of Tigers and Elephants, the Kumarakom and Thekkady Sanctuary attracting a number of local and migratory species of birds and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary giving excellent shelter to the endangered Giant Grizzled Squirrel. A visit to these Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks will allow you to the watch the other inhabitants of the earth leading a life diametrically different from ours. Moreover, some of these parks and sanctuaries are still the...