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Updated January 30th, 2024 at 18:44 IST

Karnataka Bans Trekking Till Feb 1: Here’s Why

There was increase in the number of visitors to Kumara Parvata, raising concerns about environmental sustainability and the well-being of trekkers in Bengaluru.

Isha Bhandari
Ban on Trekking Till Feb 1: Karnataka Orders Temporary Ban Following Crowding at Kumara Parvata
Ban on Trekking Till Feb 1: Karnataka Orders Temporary Ban Following Crowding at Kumara Parvata | Image:Republic
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Bengaluru: In response to the recent surge in trekking enthusiasts flocking to Kumara Parvata peak, Karnataka has issued a statewide directive temporarily banning trekking in forest areas effective from February 1. The decision comes as authorities aim to formulate and implement standardized operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure the safety of both trekkers and the fragile ecosystems of forested regions.

There was a notable increase in the number of visitors to Kumara Parvata, raising concerns about environmental sustainability and the well-being of trekkers. 

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Published January 30th, 2024 at 18:05 IST

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