Yamuna River will become the ecotourism destinations

A tourist from the United States once said "India is the Jewel of South East Asia" and then he re-adding "You're not a true traveler if you have not been to India" Humm... This is a challenging statement to anyone who likes traveling.

Well, the Indian government seems to see the great potential of the Yamuna River as an ecotourism destination. In the past, this river can not prevent himself from the development of the city of New Delhi as a metropolitan city, waste pollute the river, the state government almost surrendered to this situations.

But they are trying to improve as quoted from the Telegraph, the local government has issued an announcement of ambitious plans to transform the river into a park in 2015, Currently, the city government of New Delhi revealed a series of plans to build a tourist attraction on the banks of the river, along with a plan to clean up river water and stop dumping sewage into the river within four years.

The plan, on the banks of the river will be constructed for pedestrian pathways. Additionally, it will be "Zen Gardens" parks in the form of a target market of yoga lovers. In the park will be equipped cottages for yoga, spiritual relaxation area and aromatherapy garden. Cottages also will be built for wildlife observation.

"We expect to see a significant reduction in pollution due to sewer flow in two to three years. We have begun repairing gutters against each responsible for 70 percent of pollution in the Yamuna," said Sanjam Chima, a spokesman of the Yamuna Action Plan.

Talking about India such as the opening piece of history that has thousands of years old, we will find a unique blend of ancient relics and modern metropolis here. Delhi is located on the banks of River Yamuna is a cultural heritage that has been hundreds years aged, even thousands of years, who mingle with the noisy highway congestion of this century.

Yamuna River has to be rescued, the river which flows through a variety of beautiful places in this country, among others, the beautiful tomb complex of Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jehan as a tribute to his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Beside the famous Gangga River, the Yamuna River is also a place revered in Hinduism and is worshiped as the goddess of Yamuna, the daughter of the sun god, Surya, and the sister of Yama, the God of Death. Also known as the Yami and according to popular legend, bathed in holy water of this river to free a person from the punishment of death.

An environmental activist in the city of New Delhi hopes that the project should be environmentally friendly and not exploited commercially, it is proper Yamuna River back into the charm of India travel. .

(Source dailymail, Kompas, Telegraph /Images D Sumargo)


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