Preparation of a Master Plan for Trekking in Sikkim for Development of Nature Tourism

Nature tourism is a main driver of revenue in the Himalayan region. NHD team spent several months on site documenting trekking routes in Sikkim for Department of Tourism. This plan was subsequently funded by the Planning Commission.

Eco-Tourism Development and Community participation for the Management of four lakes in Nainital District

The study on tourism development strategy for the lake district of Nainital was carried out along with IIT Rorkee for the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The strategy focuses on shoreline development, transportation bottleneck engineering, improving connectivity, solving areas of parking congestion, improving vegetation aesthetics of bare hillsides etc. and encouraging urban development away from hills.