Himalaya is the major source of fresh water and for that it is known as ‘Water Tower of Asia’. Most of the rivers of North India and North-Eastern India originated from Himalayas including Ganges, India, Brahmaputra, Tiara, Torsa, Jaldhaka and many more. The forest ecosystem is the main source of water reserve in these mountains and from this many drops of waters it creates different waterfalls in various regions of Himalayas and some of the waterfalls are popular and many of them are not even know. These are the major water resources and lifeline of the people of the mountain. A traveler can explore such many waterfalls in this region and can enjoy the undisturbed natural environment.
Trekking is an activity-based travel and also a part of adventure tourism. It has different categories like soft trekking which is an easy form of trekking, moderate and high (which required proper adventure training and technical skills). In this soft adventure, sport need physical and mental fitness.
Eastern Himalayas has different trekking routes where a traveller can explore the ultimate natural beauty of the Himalayas.
Trekking is mixed with various experiences like cultural heritage, natural heritage, interaction with local communities and many more things which a traveler will like most.
Exploration of the beauty of Eastern Himalaya through cycling is a matter of rare experience and ideal for the travelers who wish to travel by a cycle for unfold the stories of the region. Also Rare Himalaya always believe the uses of alternative mode of transportation which has no affect or very less affect in the environment for creating air pollution such as electric bike or manual cycle.
In cycling, a traveler need to be well-trained and also required physical fitness as he or she need to travel some minimum distance on the hill through cycling in a road which is some time up and some time very down valleys. The journey will be an exotic in nature because you will travel inside a deep sub alpine forest some of your journey, you can interact with the local people, and over all it will be an extra ordinary rare experience inside the picturesque Himalaya.
Birdwatching is a part of wildlife tourism and it is an activity based on special interest. This is an amateur and recreational activity for the traveler those who involved in the special interest tourism. It is also a very serious area of scientific study and research for the ornithologists those who are working on the study of birds. Majorly birdwatchers uses binoculars for the identification of birds.
Birdwatching was popular in Europe and America in early 1900 AD. The first birding tour was organized in 1965 by Ornitholidays – a tour operator of Britain.
Dr. Salim Ali, the ‘Birdman of India’ was the father of Indian Ornithology and he was the first scientist who started the survey of birds across the country. Eastern Himalaya is the paradise for the birdwatchers. There are many places in this region where various species of birds are available.
Tea Garden Visit
Darjeeling Himalayan region is very famous for its tea plantation. Camellia sinensis is the plant from which the tea is produced and the top two leaves with bud is collected for the production of tea. There are different varieties of tea are available in this region like black tea, green tea and white tea.
Dr. Campbell has first planted tea in Darjeeling in 1841 on experimental basis and from then Darjeeling was popular as one of the world’s best tea production. There are many tea gardens developed for the commercial cultivation of tea like Lebong Tea Estate, Alubari Tea Estate, Makaibari Tea Estate, Tumsong Tea Estate, Badamtan Tea Estate, GlenburnTea Estate, Gopaldhara Tea Estate, Happy Valley Tea Estate, and many others.
Tea Tourism is one of the special interest sector of tourism in recent time and ideal for the luxury travellers.
Butterfly watching is also a part of wildlife tourism. The different colours of butterfly is always a point of attraction towards the wildlife lovers. One can observe life cycles of various species of butterflies in this Eastern Himalayan region. Like other wildlife, some of the species of butterflies are also endangered and faces problems for their survival due to climate change and several other reasons.
In Eastern Himalaya there are many places where different species of butterflies are available.