Uttar Pradesh’s Ranipur Tiger Reserve To Be A New Eco-Tourism Jewel; Details Here

Ranipur Tiger Reserve is located in the Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh.

by Tejashee Kashyap
Uttar Pradesh’s Ranipur Tiger Reserve To Be A New Eco-Tourism Jewel; Details Here

The Ranipur Tiger Reserve (RTR), situated in the picturesque landscape of Uttar Pradesh, is set to become India’s next significant eco-tourism hotspot. The state’s forest reserves and sanctuaries beckon visitors to explore their intriguing wildlife treasures. This initiative reflects the growing emphasis on sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation.

Emerging Tourism Eco-Hotspot 

Ranipur Tiger Reserve is located in the Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh. The reserve is part of the Vindhya mountain range, which provides a unique ecosystem supporting diverse flora and fauna. The strategic location of RTR, being accessible yet remote enough to preserve its natural charm, makes it an ideal candidate for an eco-tourism hotspot. The Uttar Pradesh government recently declared its intention to develop the Ranipur Tiger Reserve in Chitrakoot into a thriving ecotourism destination and has created a thorough action plan.

An estimated INR 38 lakh has reportedly been set aside for improving the reserve’s visitor amenities and modernising the buffer zone’s infrastructure. These efforts have been greatly aided by the Deputy Director of the Ranipur Tiger Reserve/Divisional Officer in Chitrakoot. The prospects of Ranipur Tiger Reserve as an eco-tourism hotspot are promising. The focus on conservation, community involvement, and environmental education can create a harmonious balance between tourism and nature.

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About The Tiger Reserve

The Ranipur Tiger Reserve boasts a variety of wildlife species, including the majestic Bengal tiger, leopards, sloth bears, and a plethora of bird species. The presence of these apex predators is indicative of a healthy ecosystem. In addition, RTR is home to numerous lesser-known species of mammals, reptiles, and insects that contribute to the ecological balance of the region. The rich biodiversity of RTR offers a unique opportunity for eco-tourists to experience wildlife in its natural habitat.

Understanding that the area has a great deal of potential for tourism, the Uttar Pradesh government is working harder to establish the tiger reserve. The development plan places a strong emphasis on sustainable expansion while upholding strict environmental standards. RTR can offer a unique and enriching experience for tourists while preserving its natural heritage. The economic, environmental, and social benefits of this initiative can contribute to the overall development of the region.

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