The Tourism Ministry on Sunday updated the Incredible India website to boost wildlife tourism.The website that earlier featured pictures and videos of mostly monuments and tourist spots, now showcases landscapes, waterfalls and tiger reserves. Pictures from Jim Corbett National Park, Ranthambore National Park and other national parks now feature on the home page of Incredible India.
These pictures and videos would stay on the website for about two months, said an official.The new theme is said to be based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appearance in Discovery channel's wildlife adventure show 'Man vs Wild'. In the episode, slated to be aired on Monday, celebrity host Bear Grylls shares screen space with Modi. The episode is intended to create awareness about animal conservation and environmental change.
Prime Minister Modi, however, was in no mood for anxiety. Out on his jungle adventure, his calm demeanour all through made one think that, perhaps, memories of those two years of his youth in wilderness, searching for God, played in his mind all along and egged him on in his new adventure."The strength that I gained after my stay in the Himalayas is still within me. I met people who believed in minimalist living and leaving no carbon footprints," Modi said at one point.He said he was happy to spend time with Grylls and go for a new experience."Bear is taking me to a Jim Corbett mission. It is a wonderful journey. Jim Corbett is perfect for people looking to spend time with nature, mountains, river and wildlife. There's so much ecological diversity. India is a diverse country with over 100 languages, and 1,600 dialects," he said, finding the essence of the multicultural motherland in the diversity of nature.
As the Prime Minister was the biggest ambassador for tourism, we decided to back his initiative by adopting the wildlife theme on the website, said Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.
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