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Assam Eco Tourism Brochure

Assam Eco Tourism Brochure

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Assam Eco Tourism Brochure, travel guide to north east india eco tourist spots, north east india travel, travel to ne india, travel to north east india, shillong travel
Assam Eco Tourism Brochure, travel guide to north east india eco tourist spots, north east india travel, travel to ne india, travel to north east india, shillong travel

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Published by: Abhijeet on Sep 03, 2009
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Ecotourism is:
"Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves thewell-being of local people." (TIES, 1990)
Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement andparticipate in ecotourism activities should follow the following ecotourism principles:
minimize impact build environmental and cultural awareness and respect provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts provide direct financial benefits for conservation provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate 
Sustainable and Responsible Tourism:
Sustainable tourism is: "Tourism that meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancingopportunities for the future."*
"Sustainable tourism development requires the informed participation of all relevant stakeholders, as well as strong politicalleadership to ensure wide participation and consensus building. Achieving sustainable tourism ... requires constant monitoringof impacts, introducing the necessary preventive and/or corrective measures whenever necessary. Sustainable tourism should... ensure a meaningful experience to the tourists, raising their awareness about sustainability issues and promoting sustainabletourism practices amongst them." (World Tourism Organization, 2004)
Sustainable development implies "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations tomeet their own needs" (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987)
Responsible tourism:
- minimises negative economic, environmental and social impacts- generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well being of host communities- improves working conditions and access to the industry- involves local people in decisions that affect their lives and life chances- makes positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage embracing diversity- provides more enjoyable experiences for tourists through more meaningful connections with local people, and a greaterunderstanding of local cultural, social and environmental issues- provides access for physically challenged people- is culturally sensitive, encourages respect between tourists and hosts, and builds local pride and confidence.(Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, 2002
Majuli is the largest fresh Water mid-river deltaic island in the world. It is situated in the upper reaches of the riverBrahmaputra in Assam within the latitude of 26
45’ N –
12’ N & longitude of 93
39’ E –
35’ E with mean height of 84.5
Mt. above MSL. This landmass, with a population of 1.6 Lakhs, majority being tribals, has a very rich heritage and has been theabode of Assamese Vashnavite culture with tremendous option for spiritual and Eco-tourism. The island is a bio-diversityhotspot and has rich ecology with rare breeds of flora and fauna.
Majuli at a Glance
The largest Mid-river Deltaic island in the World with a population 0.16 MillionIt is the Abode of Assamese Vaishnavite Culture religion preserve in the Vaishnavite Monasteries called Sattras, aNational Classical Dance form of India the Sattriya Dance evolve in the Sattras of Majuli.A visible living tradition of men and nature relationship evolved over centuries by a protracted process of assimilationof diverse ethnicities.Located in South Asia.Situated in India's North Eastern State of Assam.It is a Sub-division of District Jorhat of Upper Assam.This island is in the middle of the Brahmaputra,India's most tempestuous river, which is 2880 Km. long from its source to destination and bay of Bengal.It is located 1100 Km from the mouth of the river Brahmaputra in Tibet.Its land mass extends for a length of about 80 KM along east-west direction.It lies between latitudes 26
45' N and 27
10' N and longitudes 93
40' E and 94
35' E and covers an area of about 880sq. Km.The average height of this island above mean sea level varies from 85 to 95 meters.Majuli Island experiences annual Flood and Land Erosion.A bio-diversity hotspot with a very unique assemblage.The Island has a tremendous potential for Spiritual, Cultural and Eco-tourism.
The Cultural and National uniqueness of Majuli’s Heritage is presently undergoing
scrutiny and consideration fordeclaring it as World Heritage site as Cultural landscape by UNESCO.

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