Monday 13 December 2021

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Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary for Olive Ridley turtle conservation in Odisha

Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary for Olive Ridley turtle conservation in Odisha

Turtle Conservation in Odisha

The olive Ridley turtle  travel very long distances from some unknown Place each year to lay eggs on Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary of Kendrapada district of Odisha


. They struggle and the perseverance in pushing new life and maintaining ecological balance by keeping their species alive displays their love and Devotion to the laws of existence and particularly to this beach of Gahirmatha ,  Odisha.

where is Gahirmatha Turtle Sanctuary is located ?

The Gahirmatha turtle sanctuary is located in Kendrapada district of Odisha . The Gahirmatha beach act as separating point between bay of bengal and Mangroove Forest of Bhitarakanika wildlife Sanctuary .  beach act as best nesting point for Oilve Ridley turtle . The Gahirmatha wildlife sanctuary is a marine wildlife sanctuary and it is one of the most popular tourist destination of Odisha . It is the largest nesting ground for Olive Ridley turtle in the earth. its  extension is -  from Brahmi river mouth in south to Dharma river mouth in north . 

How do You go to Gahirmatha ?

The Gahirmatha is around 80 km away from the state capital Bhubaneswar and the nearest town is the Bhadrak town , which is around 50 km away from the Gahirmatha marine Sanctuary . You can go to Gahirmatha by direct bus from Bhubanesewar Baramunda bus stand .  

Where do Olive-Ridley turtle come from ?

Mainly Olive Ridley turtle are fond of tropical Climate and they found in tropic areas of Indian ocean , Atlantic Ocean and Pacific ocean . Mainly they are found in beach which located in between Mexico and south Colombia . In Indian Ocean - they found only in eastern India and Srilanka . 

Diet of Olive Ridley turtle 

The Olive Ridley turtles are feed on both plants and animals . They eat algae , lobster, crabs, shrimps and small fishes . They can dive up to a depth of 500 feet .  

When do Olive Ridley turtle Lay eggs ?

Mainly Olive Ridley turtle gathered near nesting ground before 2 month ago of nesting season . Some time this timing differ according to geographic location and climatic condition . They gather all over the year in eastern pacific . The main nesting timing is in between September month to December month . 

Recently 2.45 lakh Olive Ridley turtle arrived at Gahirmatha to laying eggs 

Worldwide importance of Gahirmatha sea beach

 Gahirmatha  is an important Beach along the coast of odisha. The beach separates the Bhitarakanika  mangroves from the Bay of Bengal and World's most important nesting side for the endangered Olive Ridley, sea turtles, 

Important information about Olive Ridley Turtle

The olive Ridley, Turtles are the smallest and most abundant of all sea turtles found in the world. Inhibiting, the warm Waters of the Pacific Atlantic and Indian oceans. 

Nature of olive Ridley turtle

These Turtles are best known for their unique Mass. Nesting called arribada where thousands of female, turtles, travel, thousands of kilometers arriving together on the same Beach to lay eggs. 


The ones in the year of migration, the long ways to the need of nesting beaches is a doing factor for the sea turtles.

Olive Ridley turtle in IUCN red list

 The olive Ridley Turtles are listed as vulnerable in the IUCN red list, placed in schedule- 1 of Indian Wildlife protection act 1972. These Turtles are protected under the migratory species convention, and In of international trade on Wildlife, flora and fauna. 


Gahirmatha sea beach recognition as Marine Sanctuary

Since Gahirmatha coast  serves a native nesting Beach for millions of turtles. It has immense importance on Turtle conservation. 

Hence, the coastal Waters and the coast was notified and declared as a sanctuary in 1997 located in Kendrapada  District.  Gahirmatha  Marine Wildlife Sanctuary is the only Marine sanctuary in Odisha .

Extension of Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

 It extends from north of domra, river, mouth to the south of mahanadi river mouth. The total area of the sanctuary is 1435. Which includes 1408, km2 of water body and 27 km2 of land mass, including Reserve Forest, mud flats and accreted. Sand mass . 

Migration of Olive Ridley Turtle to Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

The olive Ridleys migrate in huge numbers from the beginning of October. Every year. It has been observed that the migrate from the coastal Waters of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean to the coastal Waters of Gahirmatha  in the North,

 After their arrival. At Gahirmatha -  They mate between November and January and swim to the surface of the coastal water for prolonged periods. 


Whole leading the turtle? Scoop, the soft sand to a depth of 45 cm using the Flippers and lay between 100 to 180 eggs.

 Up to 600,000 and more female turtles emerge from the waters, over a period of five to seven days to lay eggs during this phenomenal nesting due to shrinkage of the nesting ground overcrowding of turtles has been observed during nesting. 

Different type of threats to olive Ridley Turtle at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

The Olive Ridley turtle  face serious threats across a migratory route, habitat, nesting beaches due to human activities. Such as total unfairly fishing practices , Development and exploitation of nesting, beaches for boats and tourist centers,

Government initiative for Oilive Ridley turtle conservation at Gahirmatha

The international trade in these turtles, in the products is banned. Undersides, appendix 1. The most serious threats-They face is the Accidental. Killing of adult, turtles through entanglement intra nets and Gill Nets due to uncontrolled fishing during The Mating Season around the nesting beaches


Difficulty in egg hatching of olive Ridley turtle at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

 Due to shrinking of beaches. The eggs laid in a particular bit, tends to be scooped out by successive, nesters, resulting in doomed eggs, as it would never be able to have 

Threats to Olive Ridley turtle egg at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Eggs, which begin to hatch and about 50 to 60 days are also damaged by Predators such as jackals, Birds highness, fiddler, crabs, and feral dogs. Research shows that one in 1,000 hatchlings actually survive. 

Cause of population decline of olive Ridley turtle

Though the guy her mother caused heavy annual listing figure of 100,000 to 500 thousand each year. There has been a decline in the population of these turtles in the recent past due to mass mortality. 

Initiative taken by forest department in order to protect Olive Ridley turtle

This is where the forest staff of the sanctuary come into the picture. After the Declaration of the sanctuary. There has been constant attempts to eradicate the predation of the turtles, and their eggs.

Patrolling by Forest Officials in Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

The patrol boat the coast and the adjacent Sanctuary portion of the sea. A separate guy remote. Himalayan range has also been found by the forest Department. Similarly, do offshore anti-poaching camps, have been set up at baahubali and Agger Nasi, besides 14 on Shore camps in different ranges. 


Casual strolling of people on the coast has also been prohibited for safeguarding the Olive Ridleys

Importance of Gahirmatha beach

Gahirmatha  Beach is one of the most important goals not only in odisha. But of the world. It is the largest mass nesting site of oliveRidleys. Followed by the coast of Mexico and Costa Rica about 200,000 to 700,000 Olive Ridley, Turtles visit the beach during mass nesting every year.


Bird species of Gahirmatha marine Sanctuary

The Sanctuary  also seized numerous bird species like seagulls, Indian Skimmer , Brahminy Kite, brown-headed Gull and is also home to a large diversity of marine fauna, like horseshoe crab and fiddler crab. 

Spectacular View of Gahirmatha

The congregation of bar-headed geese, is one of his spectacular views found in the guy Ramada Beach .Situated at a distance of 132 km from the state capital boobed. Ensure these spectacular site offers

. One of the most unique phenomenon hardly seen anywhere in India enthralling. Both the scientists and conservationists throughout the world. The congregation of bar-headed geese. He's one of his spectacular views found in the guy with abhi. 


Important arrangement for tourist at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

The forest division has made special arrangements for people, who want to study and enjoy the stunning Wonder of nature. 

Eco – Cottages  have been built in on the sanctuary for accommodating tourists . Interested visitors can stay in log cabins and Eco portage's and habala Kadee, and Gupti  and Forest house at a ekakula .

Other tourists attractions near Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary

Apart from nesting. Tourists  can also visit some incredible nearby spots like Bhitarakanika  National Park, Kanika Palace, and who ketola and old renovated building in an island constructed during the British era?

The entry point to the sanctuary, is a good thing with the forest Division office gives visitors access into the sanctuary. 

Turtle hatching at Gahirmatha Marine wildlife Sanctuary

The most stunning thing. The visitors behold here is he hatching of the eggs, incubated by the sun and the metabolic heat, the eggs, inside the flagship Birds, a chapter 45 days.

Turtle hatching time in Gahirmatha Marine wildlife Sanctuary

 It takes place during night or in the pre-dawn period, the wounds of the paid, gradually collapse, allowing the eggs on the lower strata to rise upwards after the emergence of the hatchlings.

How the nature welcome the new borne Olive Ridley turtle

The immediately look for light, the Rising Sun on the horizon, welcomes them as tiny baby. Turtles, witness the first light of the Life and head into the Open Sea. 


With the wings embraced them to see says, I love you with the light shows, the path to see the sun says, I love you. I mean, it's all the dead danger and destruction nature says to its creation. I love you the beach, welcomes the olive Ridleys,

It says I love you when the mother bones with pain at the time of laying eggs, dinging. I love you. And when the guide Makaha Beach, finally break the release of you, it says, I love you.

And we'll be waiting for you, making their first drag into the vast ocean. The tiny baby swim deep into the sea until they reach the sea currents. 

How the olive Ridley turtle reaches into the sea water ?

The keep swimming possibly in search of their mothers. They creators in order to offer them. Gratitude to show them.

 They love and saying I love you the world which is ruled by love kindness and compassion, urges humans to love everything and everything unconditionally without being selfish cruel and irresponsible.

This love is Is required to keep the olive Ridleys and other endangered species alive and make this Earth, remain content and complete. 



Friday 10 December 2021

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Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary of Dhenkanal District , Odisha

Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary

Kapilash temple

There are a total of nineteen sanctuary  in Odisha, which is rich in  forest and natural beauty. One of them is Kapilash wildlife  sanctuary in the district of Dhenkanal –

 located at a distance of  85 km from Bhubaneswar from the state capital. The forest of Kapilash  is spread over an area of 130 square  km and  receive Sanctuary status in 2011. 

How Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary established

After the management plan of the sanctuary is approved, in 2015, conservation and beautification of the forest has begun in right earnest. 

Kapilash  Wildlife Sanctuary of Odisha

Apart from protecting the existing, Forest a new Forest is being created with massive Plantation. The medicinal plants Conservation Area taken up inside the sanctuary helps in conservation of the ecology. 

Full of trees and surrounded by hills and mountains . Kapilaksh wildlife sanctuary is home to a number of animals with the elephants enjoying the pride . 

Animals of Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary

There is presence of over forty five elephants, in this Sanctuary, apart from elephants, Jungle Cats civets, sloth bears, hyenas. Jackals , Wild pigs, spotted deer, mouse deer, barking deer, hares ,Common  Mongoose, giant. Squirrels, palm squirrels, pangolins ,porcupines and monkeys are regularly seen in the sanctuary. 

Wildlife Sanctuary of Odisha

Birds of Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary

Besides no less than 150, three species of birds are also found in the sanctuary. Among them- Peacock, jungle fouls, owl,  parakeets, black-headed Oreos. He'll myna  , doves, Rock pigeons, Indian roller birds, Kingfishers, Common accredits barbets, minivets , Indian great hornbills ,  and drongo jungle crows are seen at Equal intervals.

Reptiles of Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary

Also found in the sanctuary are a wide variety of reptiles including Indian pythons. Rat snakes. Chequerd heel  black Krait ,  cobras, Vipers, monitor lizards ,chameleons, and Geckos .

 There are a number of caves in the sanctuary which houses a variety of bats for nesting ,   apart from that varieties of scorpions are also seeing here. a rare variety  variety of Spider Storenmorpha  joyous identified in the Kapilash wild life Sanctuary is a record in India.

Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary as a Picnic spot

The temperate climate at Kapilash  Forest ensures a steady flow of tourists. All the year round.

 with the foot falls -  Witnesses such during winter. When picnickers from the place in large numbers

. The state government has put in place special arrangements to provide them an opportunity to enjoy nature in all, its beauty


Baba Chandrasekhar Temple of Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary  

Famous Baba Chandra Shaker Temple inside the sanctuary nestled in the lap of nature at height of 1600 feet .This temple is known as the Kailash temple of Odisha .  

How to Reach Kapilash temple

One is the scale 1399 steps to reach the temple for those who do not want to take the pain of climbing the steps. There is also a motorable road leading up to the temple.

 Those who visit the temple, get a breathtaking view of the scenic Beauty all around from a great height, hundreds of red-faced. Monkeys that inhabit, the area, provide the fun elements for the tourists. 

Joronda Gadi Of Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary

Mahima Gosein  is said to be the Original Seed of the Mahima cult is located. At the book. On e. The Mets, pitcher postcard settings. The famous, jaronda Gadi  known for the followers of Mahima cult who worships Sunya  Brahma or the shapeless Lord is very close to the Kapilash wild life Sanctuary.  Temple is dedicated to the Supreme Lord. 

Sapta Sajya hill of Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary

The Sapta Sajya  hill is an attractive place for tourists and nature lovers. Lord sitaram is  worshiped in the temple. Inside the forest.

There are trains emits, Forest criss-crossing running streams, which attracts tourists around the year. Sapta Sajya is 25 kilometers from the sanctuary. 

Kapilash Zoo of Dhenkanal district of Odisha

The Kapilash  has forest and a vast number of animals and birds that inhabit draw thousands of tourists every year.

 A special attraction for them is the Kapilash  zoo that houses animals birds and reptiles belonging to ten species. Among them a dear, sloth bear, some birds, wild beers, peacocks, brahmana kites and pythons. 

A science Park is an added attraction for the tourists who can also take the pleasure of boating here. 

Elephant rescue center of Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary

An elephant rescue center has been set up adjacent to the zoo. Where injured, elephants rescued from the forest are taken care. For elephant cubs, rescued from different Forest area of the division have been kept here. 


Guest House of Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary

There is a guest house, inside the sanctuary and tourist sheds at the zoo. There is an equal tourism complex at the foothill of Shapta Sajya, managed by local PSS, and Dhenkanal Forest division, which can be booked online.

How to Book this guest house

 For those who cannot be accommodated in these facilities- There are a number of modern luxury hotels Dhenkanal town.  From where it is easy to reach. Kapilash. Apart from that one can book accommodation for Saptasajya .  from official website www.recepttura.com .

How to reach to Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary

The Kapilash Wildlife Sanctuary just 10 kilometers from Dhenkanal town .   Also be approached by Road or railway from Bhubaneswar or cuttack. Kapilash is as much an attraction for nature lovers as it is for those looking for Thrills and Adventure.

Adventurous activity in Kapilash wildlife Sanctuary

 Climbing around 1400 steps to reach the temple, on the hill, top or strolling emissive dense. Green Forest, provides. Plenty of Thrills for adventure Seekers,

But there is hardly any greater thrill than watching the Lush green forest colorful butterflies and amazing waterfalls and listening to the chirping of numerous birds being here. Things to visitors away from the mundane matters of life and makes him one with nature. 


Thursday 9 December 2021

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Top 10 facts about Nandankanan wildlife Sanctuary and Nandankanan Zoological Park

Top 10 facts about Nandankanan wildlife Sanctuary and Nandankanan Zoological park

Nandankanan Zoological park

Nandankana Zoological Park is a premier Zoo of India. Unlike other zoos in the country. Nandankana  is built right inside the forest and set in a completely natural environment.

Animals are housed in the enclosures with Greenery and the feel of a real Forest. And the live with no fear or apprehension of becoming the hunters prey located in Bhubaneswar , Odisha’s capital. Nandankanan  was established in 29th, December 1960. Over an area of 362. Ha. 

Facilities for animals in Nandankanan wildlife Sanctuary

It has spearheaded many significant improvements to provide the highest standard of housing, husbandry, and Healthcare to the capital wild animals, and has contributed towards enriching our knowledge of biology concerning endangered species- The zoo  was conceived to protect the natural environment and the animals living in it. 


Important Facts on Nandankanan Zoological park

It was declared as a sanctuary on 3rd, August 1979 spreading over an area of 437 ha. Amidst, the beauty of enigmatic nature, the century comprises the Zoological Park, State Botanical Garden and a national Wetland, the kanjia lake. 


Story Behind the Nandankana zoological park

Nandankanan  is derived from the Nandan bana  of the epics, which means Garden of the Gods. The word Kanan  is related to a story, which dates back to 1967 when the zoo had just been built and was yet to be declared a sanctuary one night.

Possibly. The last tiger is of the forest jumped into the newly, built cage to meet pradeep, the only tiger in the zoo at the time. 


The age Tigress was named kanan  and she lived in the cage until her death. In 1978 a couple of years ago, a wild tiger named Nandan living in the forest outside Nandankanan.

  Fell in love with a cage tigress here. One day, he scaled the 18 feet, high iron mesh fencing, and jumped into the enclosure to meet his ladyLove living peacefully in the zoo. Nandan  has fathered two Cubs during the year 2016. 

Captive breeding centre in Nandankanan wildlife Sanctuary

This Premier zoo with the world's first. Captive crocodile printing center by Gharials  were bred in captivity in 1980, the same area,

Do  normal tigers and Nandankanan  gave birth to three white tiger cubs. The first such occurrence anywhere in the world, since then white tigers have been regularly bread here. Nandankanan  has been internationally acclaimed for its Collection of white tigers in the world.

Captive Breeding of other animals in Nandankanan

 Besides Gharials and  white tigers leopards Pangolin, mouse deer, lioness Rattle and vultures are also bred here. It is recognized as a leading Zoo for the conservation of the Indian Pangolin and white tigers. 

Animals and Birds lists in Nandankana Zoological park

Many of the animals and birds are also exchanged with animals and birds from other zoos in the country and outside. It has a glory of having more than 3073 animals, or 151st species, including 1198, mammals of 41 species ,1588, birds of a 81 species ,266 reptiles of 26 species and 21 amphibians of six species. 

Zoological Park of Odisha

White tiger Safari in Nandankan Zollogical park or Nandankan wildlife sanctuary

Nandankanan  is the first zoo in India, but the white tiger Safari. It brings visitors in close proximity to the animals which roam freely in the open jungle.

A 20-minute drive through. Meandering roads, crisscrossing. The natural forest in a specially protected vehicle takes the visitors, straight into the tiger line, bear and herbivore Safari

Herbivore Safari In Nandankanan zoological park

. The  herbivore Safari houses barking dears,  spotted deer, samber four horned antelope , wild bore , junglefowl and peafowl

. More visitors can also see  cite slot bears in their natural habitat through safari bus service .


Animal hospital in Nandankanan zoological park

A hospital for the animal is running for animal to meet emergencies health situation of animals , and to take  routine preventive and curative measure for animals .

Facilities provided for animals in Nandankanan

There many  caretakers here who have friends and family for the animals, the caretakers help orphaned offspring of animals and birds grow. They prepare food for all inhabitants, feed them. And also give them a luxurious bath.

 It has a well functioning system of animal fodder which caters to the nutritional requirements of all the inhabitants in the Zoological Park along with one slaughterhouse to feed the Carnivores.

Wildlife Sanctuary of Odisha

Food and medical care for animals in Nandankanan

 The beauty of  Nandankanan  is a world-class care and services for all its inhabitants for  providing quality food ,Medical Care, Equipment ,upgradation of the enclosure and enrichments. Nandankanan  thribes and care love and affection.


Flora of Nandankanan

 This Sanctuary  is also home to different varieties of plants shrubs, and trees . A Botanical Garden Spread over 75 hectares is situated in Sylvan Settings of the moist deciduous forest in the sanctuary,

 A diverse variety of plants, orchids, creepers, cacti bombs and 704 species of plants are seen here. 

State Botanical garden of Nandankanan

The State Botanical Garden for tree lovers was established in 1963 for the conservation and study of trees, plants, shrubs and creepers .

Many rare species of flowers leaves and medicinal plants are on display here for the visitors to see and identify

Botanical garden of Odisha and State botanical garden

The Kanjia lake of Nandankanan

The kanji Alec spread over. Sixty six  Ha   To more than 60 species of birds. Migratory birds are arrive here  in huge numbers  every year. In recent years open bills dogs have been making nest near the crocodile pond and living here for a few months every year since 2000.

Importance of Kanjia lake

The lake is an important Wetland of the sanctuary and plays a vital role in meeting the fresh water requirements. It serves as a living laboratory for the Wetland education, program of school children, boting and paddle or robots. In the Blue Waters of Kanjia Lake provides an exhilarating experience to the visitors. 

Reptile park of Nandankanan

Nandankana  also has a reptile Park which is home to a variety of rare and endangered species of reptiles. 

An aquarium houses, a number of marine fish species. 


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Nocturnal animal houses in Nandankanan

Separate houses have been built or nocturnal animals. A book to the Aviary of exotic birds presents a magnificent view of the birds and their natural activities

Toy train of Nandankanan

 A toy train along the country. A leg is soon to be set up in Nandankanan  which will be a thrilling experience for the children.

Future ropeway plan of Nandankanan

Apart from this Nandankanan  has plans to come up with an aerial ropeway across the kanji alaik from the zoo to the Botanical Garden. It will provide visitors with an aerial view of the zoo lake and the Botanical  Garden.


Beauty and attraction of Nandankanan

Thousands of visitors from Nandankanan  every day and more than three point. Three million visitors come here each year.


Children attraction of Nandankanan

Children come to see and know about birds and animals, to learn, to love nature, to protect it and live in It Slam Idols, enjoy its beauty and serenity to breathe easy under the Open Sky. And away  from the worries of urban life.

Nandankanan    is God's Garden with man   animal and plant live in harmony. Each has their own space as animals birds reptiles and plant are given complete Freedom. Deer , Sambar , hare ,  porcupines and peacock  roam freely in the sanctuary without any fear. 


Freedom, prevails with, there is no fear. There is only love and affection. 


Is a first zoo in the world to bring white tigers and melanistic tiger.

Important Information about Nandankanan

 Nandankanan is the only conservation breeding center of Indian pangolins in the world. Nandankanan is the only Zoological Park in India to become an Institutional member of world Association of zoos and aquariums.

Nandankanan Express train -

Nandankanan  is the only zoo in India after which an Express train, the poor in New Delhi, Express has been named as Nandankanan express.

Open top leopard enclosure of Nandankanan

 Nandankanan  is a first zoo in India, where endangered rattle was born in captivity. Nandankanan  is the only zoo in India to have an open top leopard. Enclosure.

Nandankanan  is the second largest heroin re-opened bills dogs. In odisha. Nandankananhttps://www.nandankanan.org/ has a most attractive satellite  garden  


That like Gardens such as carnivorous plant garden and Butterfly Park in the Botanical Garden.Nandankanan  is the only zoo in India with a captive slaughterhouse

Live animal feed production in Nandankanan

 Nandankanan  is a third zoo in the country with a live animal feed Center that nurtures and produces life feed such as guinea pig, aibino mice,   chicks and mealworm to meet the protein requirements of the birds and animals.

Captive fodder farm of Nandankanan

 Nandankanan  is one of the few Zoos in the world to have a captive fodder  farm and a slaughterhouse to cater to the dietary means of animals housed in the Zoological Park.

Electronic security system of Nandankanan

Nandankanan  is the first Zoological Park in India to have electronic security installed. Nandankanan  is the only Zoological Park in India, offering tourist guides in different languages in fixed charges.

Museum of Nandankanan

Nandankanan has a museum where trophies are bread dead  animal species are preserved ,  which attract researchers and other visitors .

Tourist shop of Nandankanan

Nandankanan  offers souvenirs for the tourists at a shop inside the sanctuary. Nandankanan  offers all types of facilities for the children pregnant, women and physically disabled tourist for a pleasant experience.

Location and connectivity of Nandankanan .

Nandankanan is 15 km from  Capital Bhuvaneshwar of Odisha . The Bhubaneswar railway station   is at a distance of 18 km and the Bijupatnaik International  Airport is at a distance of 20 Km.

 Tourists Cottages inside Nandankanan  are available for accommodation. Only during daytime on prior reservation from the office of the deputy director, Nandakanan  Zoological Park.


Wednesday 1 December 2021

Tourism Sector of India – Potential of tourism sector in India – Step to require make India a tourism hub


Tourism Sector of India – Potential of tourism sector in India – Step to require make India a tourism hub

Indian tourism

According to UN world tourism organization ( UNWTO ) this is by far worst crisis international tourism has faced since records began in 1950.

It is most important that tourism , travel and hospitality industry stay united as they were during the crisis . Tourism contribute an estimated 10% of the Indian economy and is our biggest ambassador to the world .

It can thus also be an engine to revive growth as it offers great opportunities for employment and showcases brand India to world .


What are the opportunities In tourism in India ?

Out of 140 countries , India ranked 8th on cultural resources and business travel , 13th on price competitiveness and 14th on natural resources in world economic forum travel and tourism competitiveness report 2019 .

Despite these superb ranking , India’s overall tourism competitiveness index ranking at 34 revels that we have not monetized  or marketed the precious assets embedded in our heritage to their full potential other country do .

Last year business loss  and job losses due to decline of  tourism industry   

FAITH estimate Rs 15 lakh crore impact to the economy on direct and indirect basis . Rough estimate is full time job losses could be 3 crore to 4 crore in India .

The travel and tourism industry provided 8.75 crore jobs and accounted for 12.75 % of the total job created in the country in 2019 .

What areas will lead the revival of Indian tourism ?

Domestic tourism is rising , especially in the form of ‘staycations ‘ and leading the partial recovery . Wellness and nature holidays , Back to Roots , rural tourism and short road trips have emerged as popular travel choices.

Domestic tourism travel will continue to be the big driver all the way till summer . We are bless to have seasonal joy all through the year and this may well bring the much – needed spring in our steps

How to modernize the tourism sector in India ?

Tourism encompasses multiple ministries and takes in and within states . It thus requires a national tourism council , an empowered legislative body that will enable fast tracking of Centre -state level tourism matters and will create a one India One tourism approach .

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How to develop tourism Infrastructure in India ?

Our Vision should be like to increase the intensity of high quality hotel accommodations in India which is low as compare to global tourism leaders .

Hotel across the country thus require to be declared as an infrastructure sector so that long term funds are accessible at suitable interest rates to attract private capital hospitality , to create all India jobs and build quality accommodation supply .

To truly ensure a seamless tourist transportation experience we need to standardize all interstate road taxes and make them payable at a single point which will facilitate the ease of doing business .