Short Note On Gir National Park, Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is situated in the foothills of ancient Shiwalik range. It is named after the legendary hunter-conservationist Jim Corbett. An average of 40,000 people visit Corbett Tiger Reserve each year. 25% of people visiting the park stay within the park at night and others make day trips.

Gir National Park

Gir was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1965. The sanctuary area is 115.42sq.km with an additional 258.71sq.km declared as national park. Around 530 Asiatic lions are left in Gir.

Famous Non Himalayan Hill Resorts In India

1. Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill resort in Rajasthan. It is situated 1220m high in the Aravallis range. In 1845 Mount Abu was leased for the British resident of Rajaputana as a summer resort from its native ruler. In history, Mount Abu was popular for the Jain temple. The main visitors of Mount Abu are from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi. Majority of the visitors are domestic tourists.

Mount Abu is situated 27km from Abu Road railway station and 185km from Udaipur airport. Long distance buses connect major cities of northern and western India. Cooler climate, scenery, picturesque outcrops, Nakki lake and Hindu, Jain temples are the major tourist attractions. 

The steep granite rock formations of Mount Abu has led to the establishment of rock climbing training facility by Rajasthan government. Better infrastructure facilities will attract more international tourists to Mount Abu.

2. Ooty

Ooty was discovered by Sullivan, the collector of Coimbatore. Stephen Lushington, the governor of Madras took a great deal of interest in developing ooty as a hill station. Ooty located at 2240m provides a pleasant climate. British called Ooty, the Europe of Asia. 

British architectural forms have been preserved here. The Weslyan church, collectorate, Ootacamund club, the fox hint and snooke are examples of British architectural styles. Ooty is well connected by road, rail and air to major cities of South India.

Short Note On Darjeeling

Darjeeling is located among Kanchenjunga ranges. It is a major hill resort in Eastern India. During British rule, it was the summer capital of Bengal government. The town was planned and established by Lord Napier of Royal Engineers. Darjeeling was separated from Sikkim in 1835.

Cool and fresh climate, combined with rail connectivity to the plains and the development of tea plantations in the area, stimulated its growth as a hill resort. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is a good tourist attraction. It provides training and courses on rock climbing, mountaineering, hot air ballooning and gliding and many other adventure sports activities.

Darjeeling is less crowded when compared to other popular hill resorts in India. Darjeeling has tremendous potential in trekking and the rich flora and fauna around will provide a rewarding experience. The toy train there is a great attraction for tourists.

Pull Factors In Hill Tourism With Examples

Major pull factors in hill tourism can be classified as
  • Geography
  • Accessibility
  • Services
  • Adequate Information
  • A congenital political and social atmosphere
1. Geography

Geography and topography determines the popularity of a hill resort. Altitude, presence of rivers, lakes, alpine meadows and good view of snow clad peaks add to the charm and pull of a hill resort. A large number of Indian tourists visit hilly areas during summer to escape the heat in the plains. High elevation of hill resorts make them cooler and offers a pleasant change. Resorts at high altitudes of Himalayas are seasonal due to heavy snow in winter. Eg: Tourists love to view the snow clad Nand Devi from Ranikhet. Snow slopes allow for setting up winter sports activities. Presence of rivers allow for rafting, kayaking and canoeing which is also a pull factor. Non-himalayan resorts may not have snow clad peaks but they offer cooler climates.

2. Accessibility

There is  no lack of potential for hills in India, but they are very remote with little accessibility. Popular hill resorts are located near big cities in plains. This is because cities are the major catchment area of potential tourists. With the development of better transport facilities, willing entrepreneurs are coming forward to set up hill resorts in remote places. Long journeys tend to drain the pockets of tourists. This is the reason why major hill resorts are located in lesser himalayas and not at higher altitudes. The availability of good roads and rail link stimulates tourist flow.

3. Services

A tourist will opt for a hill resort only if it can provide adequate communication, boarding, lodging, medical aid and recreational activities. An adequate number of hotels and lodges to cater to tourists of different levels of income is essential for attracting large number of visitors. Tourists will always look for cleanliness in hotels. Medical aid, police for law and order maintenance are vital prerequisites for the growth of any hill resort.

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