TOP: family houses in Dudhwa and Katarniaghat

LUCKNOW: Every year, when the Dudhwa tiger reserve and other ecotourism places in the state open for tourism on November 15, there is a madness to book accommodation. Most people want to stay in the four sharu huts that Dudhwa has. Every trick is tried, from a VIP impulse to early booking, so that the cabins stay there. If you have ever tried, you will know that it becomes even arduous during Christmas and the New Year, when sometimes visits by politicians and their families keep commoners completely away. Now, here is a family home!

It would allow ecotourists to stay with tharus in their huts and enjoy hospitality. Under the initiative of accommodation in family homes of the state government, ten locals and a tharu home have offered to offer tourists home and home, so the locals would charge an amount. If tourists agree to pay, they can always stay with the locals.

Ten people, three locals in the Dudhwa and Pilibhit tiger reserve, two in one and one in the Suhelwa forests, and a tharu in the Chandan Chowki area of ​​the Dudhwa tiger reserve has been certified by the government under the housing initiative family. The mobile phone numbers and contact details of these people can be obtained from the website of the UP forestry corporation, tourists can call them and check the accommodation. The locals would also cook if tourists wish. The flexibility is that it must be organized between hosts and visitors.

The evaluation committee has thoroughly examined the background of those registered under the initiative, first, at the local level, by local government, forest and tourism officials. The committee also checks if the house is worth renting. On the second level, DM, SSP, DFO and the district tourism officer are involved in the evaluation. Finally, the registration is approved by the state tourism department.

GM, UP Forest Corporation, Eva Sharma, said: The hosts have also been informed about what to do and what not to do. They have to check the visitors' Aadhar card before allowing them to stay and they must tell them things like not littering and using polyethylene. ”

The first day, when the tiger reserves and wildlife sanctuaries opened for the season on November 15, one of the locals in Pilibhit obtained a reservation. It is a two-way initiative since locals would also make a living.

This time we also have visitors from outside the country, the official said.

The initiative is also in line with the guidelines on ecotourism that say that tourism should move away from the central area of ​​the reserves and sanctuaries.

In addition, after this, people interested in visiting the interior areas of forests will not have to rely on unreliable and varied sources. The locals would help them to know the places they need to visit.

The state government has identified Katarniaghat on the Gerua River in Bahrain, the ghat Chuka in Pilibhit in the Sharda Dam, the Chambal ravines in Agra, the Nawabganj bird sanctuary in Unnao, the Chandraprabha Rajdari waterfalls and the waterfalls from Deodari in Varanasi, Sarsainawar Sarus sanctuary in, Sandi Bird sanctuary in Hardoi, Noida Bird Sanctuary and Kalpi river cruise in Yamuna in Jalaun as ecotourism places for promotion.