The prestigious Blue Flag have been awarded to two of India’s most pristine beaches, Eden in Pondicherry and Kovalam in Tamil Nadu,
Two of India’s most pristine beaches, Eden in Pondicherry and Kovalam in Tamil Nadu, have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, and the Institute for Environmental Education in Denmark (FEE) awards the certificate to environmentally friendly travel destinations. The global recognition of these two beaches reflects the Indian tourism industry’s commitment to developing environmentally friendly travel destinations.
In addition, eight other beaches in India have been confirmed. These are Shivrajpur in Gujarat, Ghoghla in Diu, Kasarkod and Padubidri in Karnataka, Kappad in Kerala, Rushikonda in Andhra Pradesh, Golden in Odisha, and Radhanagar in Andaman and Nicobar. These eight destinations were awarded the Blue Flag last year.
Environment, Forests, and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav congratulated everyone on Twitter who said it was another milestone on the country’s path to a clean and green India. One day the whole country would be green and beautiful.
Union Tourism Minister G Krishna Reddy said: “Another flagship of India’s cleanliness and environmental efforts. Two new beaches, Kovalam in Tamil Nadu and Eden in Puducherry, will complement the eight international Blue Flag beaches that promote ecotourism and further increase tourism in India. “
Today countries around the world are looking for more sustainable forms of tourism. Particular attention should be paid to environmentally sensitive locations such as beaches and national parks. Back then, beaches like Kovalam and Eden remind us that we can redesign our tourist attractions and adapt them to the environment.