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After reading this, I felt good. Not because I can't go, but because of the way people spoil an beautiful place. It's become a habit for people to throw everything on road while traveling! I have seen Ooty during my childhood as a clean, fresh, natural greenery filled spot. But now, it is just an commercialized, dirty spot! Yes. It's been more than 6 years since I stopped going to that place!
I used to keep all plastic bags and other non-edible/degradable stuff with me and will dump it in appropriate place(still I am doing this). But apart from a handful, no one has any respect for nature. So according to me, this ban should be extended to even Leh, where the climate change impact would be disastrous. And I would suggest some options like, tourism as a package. Like they have one shuttle to bring people to the place, and they can stay as long as they want. And one shuttle to drop-off. Pickup/drop should be once a day! This will solve two things.
1. Environmental degradation(To a certain extent)
2. Travelers Itch to visit the place.
While some may argue that this is BS, but for me, this makes a lot of sense. Until people learn to plan their trip, to respect nature and keeping the surrounding clean, government shouldn't allow vehicles to enter into such area. Let it be like this, forever, instead of turning to junkyard soon!