To promote tourism and eco-tourism in Jaisalmer, eco-tourism has been started, which will increase tourist flow and villages associated with the DNP will also be developed. Apart from this, youth will get employment and there will be an atmosphere of friendship.
Eco-tourism has started at areas associated with desert national park (DNP) in Jaisalmer. As a pilot project, eco-tourism has been started in which DNP officer is providing 25 trained guide camel riders and tourists are enjoying camel rides at Gaje Mata sand dunes and other areas of DNP.
To promote tourism and eco-tourism in Jaisalmer, eco-tourism has been started, which will increase tourist flow and villages associated with the DNP will also be developed. Apart from this, youth will get employment and there will be an atmosphere of friendship. The villages and hamlets identified for eco-tourism include Gaje Mata, Nimbi, Beeda, Kumar Kotha, Ghuria, Chaihani, Jambhada, Barna etc.
Tourism has very high potential in income generation to the residents inside and on the fringes of the Sanctuaries and National Parks.
The 25 boys have already been selected as nature guides and trainings have been imparted to them in Natural History of Wild animals and plants as well as in basic etiquettes.
The naturalists of DNP will be seen in traditional Rajasthani dress and they will be explaining the wonders of the desert to the tourists.
The Desert National Park is located in western India in the fascinating sand dunes of Rajasthan. One of the largest national parks in India, extending over an area of 3,100 sq. km., the Desert National Park is a unique and fragile ecosystem. More than 60 per cent of it is simply semi-arid desert. The seemingly barren lands gradually dissolve at the horizon touching Pakistan.
But the warm sands of the Desert National Park beyond Jaisalmer form a fertile micro broth hiding an astounding variety of animals and birds. Chinkara, blackbuck, nilgai, wolves, desert cats, the Spotted and Tawny Eagle and the endangered Great Indian Bustard are all found here. But even this area has been dissected as branches of a man-made canal cut through the reserve, fragmenting the habitat.