A Brief Note On The South West Coast Of India

2072 Words Sep 18th, 2016 9 Pages
1. Introduction:
The South West coast of India is very well known for its wetland systems, which are commonly referred to as backwaters. The so-called backwaters in Kerala cover a total area of 46128.94 ha (Nandan, 2007). The more significant wetlands out of that are Vembanad, Sasthamcotta, and Ashtamudi which are listed as Ramsar sites and have significant international priority (Ramsar sites information service). The desire to travel to different destinations throughout the world to have new experiences, sights and to learn about various cultures will be always on demand. This implies the very true fact where the possibility for the tourism has wider potential and can be utilized to benefit the country and its economy too. Backwater tourism in Kerala is benefited by plenty of hard currencies coming through the foreign tourists. There are other major factors that government of Kerala is keener in promoting the tourism. The state government project few of these issues such as to eliminate poverty, to resolve the unemployment, and regional development as a path to the economic growth of the state and the country as well. According to the Ministry of tourism statistics, there is a significant increase in the arrival of tourist in India from 1.6 million in 1991 to 5.58 million in 2010 (Ministry of Tourism, Govt of India). This essay focuses on the potential growth of backwater tourism in Kerala which is having negative impact on the ecosystem and local community which depends…
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