Daily Post Photo Challenge: Spare

road, north sikkim, travel

I am just back from a refreshing trip to the Himalayan mountains in North Sikkim. There I saw how the environment is being polluted everyday by smokey tourist vehicles. Even the landscapes at above 17,800 feet are not spared from grasp of so-called “tourism”. Tourism in hilly areas like Sikkim, is definitely a means of economic development. But I doubt if it is always good for the nature and environment around us! What do you say?

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lake gurudongmar, sikkim, india

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Published in response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Spare.

PS: These photos are from my photo essay to a photogenic journey to Lake Gurudongmar in Sikkim, India. Do drop by if you like it. 🙂  

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26 thoughts on “Daily Post Photo Challenge: Spare

  1. Although it’s not desirable but I have found this to be a debatable topic. people often give preference to local economy while those who favor environment will take a different stand. I think environment preservation needs a priority

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    1. Yes, I also think so. But why not the tourists also be a little more responsible? Then we can maintain a balance between tourism and protecting nature. Thank you.

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      1. Moon…I may sound negative but across India, environment is least people care about, be it tourist or locals. Tourist certainly are worse of, demanding all facilities possible and littering without a second thought. Just look at touristy places. you’ll know what I mean. I feel sad, looking at all this. I wish we could be more sensible. It’s great to see post like these….may be some will at least change after reading this!

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