India has been named twice in a list of top ten wildlife conservation holidays by a travel writer.

India has been named twice in a list of top ten wildlife conservation holidays by a travel writer.

The villages of Kumaon and the national park of Madhya Pradesh have been listed by Jeremy Lazell in the Sunday Times as trips that allow travellers to laze on a beach while helping endangered species.

According to Mr Lazell, more tigers live in captivity in the United States than they do in the wilds of Asia and the population of the species has fallen by 95 per cent in the last century.

Holidaymakers headed to the national park in the state of Madhya Pradesh can support tiger tourism and contribute to the welfare of the park.

Mr Lazell went on to say people were also an “endangered” species in parts of India.

“Ironically, this time, it’s the wildlife protection that’s the problem,” he explained.

The formation of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary “effectively marooned” five hilltop villages within its borders, he continues, and many displaced people are forced to move outside of the park.

By trekking between the five isolated Kumaon villages, tourists can experience their ancient way of life whilst offering the natives a financial incentive to stay.

The Kumaon region is bordered by Tibet in the north, Garhwal to the west, Nepal in the east and Uttar Pradesh to the south.

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