Who is more dangerous, Irresponsible Tourism or Deadly Coronavirus?

Irresponsible tourists have not only caused danger to our eco-system but it’s now emerging as a threat to local peoples.

Earlier this month the government of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh decided to reopen their borders for tourists carrying valid negative corona test reports.

The recklessness being shown by some tourists and travelers is proving the naysayers right. Several cases have come to light of fake corona-negative test reports being brandished, and false excuses being offered to gain entry.

Delhi Couple Caught In Himachal Pradesh with fake COVID-19 report

Resulted in Locals opposing the government’s decision to open tourism in both the state.

Impact on Eco-System

Lockdown may have forced all of us to stay indoor but have turned out to be a gift for our entire ecosystem, Scientists have claimed that the water quality of river Ganga has improved dramatically during the lockdown.

Har Ki Pauri during Lockdown

The below picture was shared on Facebook by someone after attending Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh.

Picture Taken After Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, Rishikesh

Impact On Wild Animals

During lockdown, A group of Sambar deer’s were spotted walking through the streets of Haridwar in Uttarakhand

Below picture was taken Today morning on Neelkanth Road, Rishikesh. You can clearly see a tourist trying to click photo with an elephant walking on road & blocking its way.

A Man Blocked Elephant’s way

There are hundred more & counting …

Source: Facebook

We can’t expect such Irresponsible people to become responsible overnight, Only strict rules can save both locals & the planet.