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Tourist woes: 'Ban alcohol in all Ghat areas'

August 31, 2019 09:06 IST

We'd asked you, dear readers, to share your travel experiences and tell us if you have a message for Indian tourists.
Mumbai-based reader Sumit Bhosle also shared his message.

Amboli Ghat

IMAGE: Amboli Ghat clicked on different ocassions. Photographs: Sumit Bhosle

Sharing two pictures of Amboli Ghat in Maharashtra, with and without tourists, Sumit wrote:

The same Amboli waterfall clicked at two different times. You decide which of these two photographs you like the most.

Doesn't it feel good if some places are left at their natural best?

Do you have to leave your mark at every place, every time you visit it?

At most places with natural beauty and landscape, there is a traffic jam every Sunday. Then comes dirt and garbage, especially plastic and waste that tourists carry along.

While talking about protecting India's natural spaces with an expert, I was reminded how several businesses in Amboli were thriving because of nature tourism.

I personally feel that the locals should take the lead and do something about it.

An important step would be to have a strict ban on alcohol in all ghat areas. This way, we can reduce at least part of the problem. The next would be waste management.

The onus is on us. My advice to Indian tourists is: Be responsible.


Dear readers, do you feel as Indian tourists, we often misbehave and disrespect the culture of a place we visit?

Did you have a similar experience? Did you do something about it?

Do share your experience. Also, tell us what advice you'd like to share with Indian travellers planning to visit a new place or country.

Please send details of your experience and travel tips to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject: Tips for Indian tourists) along with your NAME, AGE, LOCATION and a photograph, if possible.

We'll feature the best responses right on Rediff.com.

Sumit Bhosle