Since "The World is a book and those who do not travel read only one page," here's a collection of the weekly happenings from the tourism industry from around the globe.
1. India, the Land of the Royal Bengal Tigers, now has 52 protected areas reserved for tigers. The latest to be notified is the Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Rajasthan. The Sanctuary, lying between Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Mukundra Hills, has been earmarked as a Tiger corridor.
The Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary is the fourth Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan after Sariska, Ranthambore, and Mukundra. The Sanctuary is home to other fauna species like the golden jackal, Indian wolf, sloth bear, striped hyena, leopard, chinkara, etc.
2. The government in Goa has embarked upon a new ecotourism development plan that will include the forest cover and parks in the state. It will consist of the six wildlife sanctuaries like the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Cotiga Wildlife Sanctuary, Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary, Molem Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mollem National Park. The development plans include the upgradation of the present infrastructure with the inclusion of jungle trails and camping zones.
3. Sahibganj and Rajmahal are the two new sites earmarked by the Jharkhand Tourism Department as ecotourism areas. These two places will be developed for dolphin tourism to conserve the endangered River Dolphins in the Ganga. The exact locations are Ojha Toli in Sahibganj and Singhi Dalan in Rajmahal. This will be India's second dolphin reserve area after the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary, Bihar.
4. The new observatory is coming up on the Dharoi Dam, close to Vadnagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hometown. Covering an area of 1500 acres, the project's estimated cost will be Rs. 1041 crores and it will take about three years. There will be a telescope gallery for planet watching, an astronomical observatory, an open-sky viewing deck, a hotel, an amphitheater, and a cafe.
5. Till about a few years back, the Mexico Beach on the Gulf of Mexico was a small-town and little known in the tourist circles. The place has been gaining popularity in recent years. The entire beach town is home to about 1060 people and is about 45km from Panama City. There are no traffic lights, and the city is almost on the beach. The sand on the beach is typical and rare - it is made of quartz crystal. It is known for being soft and has the unique property of remaining cool even on the hottest days. There is more to the town - the artificial reef system that is tried and tested for scuba diving and snorkeling.Click to Book Flights
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