Volunteering with a local NGO is a very unique experience for travellers. Nothing can be more rewarding than making a difference in the lives of the locals. Today, there are a number of NGOs operating in various districts of Himachal Pradesh that work in fields of cleanup to education.
Recently, I won silver at Outlook Traveller Responsible Tourism Awards 2020. In this blog, I share some thoughts about how it will impact my work and challenges associated with my work.
Climate Change in Ladakh has created a number of issues. Glaciers have melted while ongoing road projects have destroyed the traditional pathways for many animals including Snow Leopard who used these trails from the memory since generations and are now entering human habitats.
Plastic alternatives are the objects that you can use in place of a plastic. While the hipster folks will relate this with bamboo toothbrushes and metal straws, there are alternatives that are easy to source and available to everyone.
In the last five years, Ladakh has seen a rapid change in climatic conditions. With unprecedented rainfalls, melting glaciers and snowfall in the months that are usually considered summers, the problems of Ladakh doesn’t seem to end.
As a responsible traveller with a heart, you can support women in a number of ways. I am trying to do that and I hope these tips will help you figure out what else can be done.
Nothing changed in the coming years. In 2019, the quantity of waste has increased. During the cleanup drives in the same area, the amount of waste has now increased to 210 kgs and the problem doesn’t seem to be ending.
Nepal’s fragile eco-system needs your help and support. Being responsible tourist may be a little tough but it is rewarding for your children and the future generations.
One of the best solutions to evade travelling issues that may happen in India is by purchasing an Indian 4G sim card the moment you land in this country. Since I have faced a lot of problems while travelling in other countries because of non-availability of sim card, you can also end up facing the same issues here in India.