Tourists can soon enjoy a walk along the state’s first ever canopy walk between Castle Rock and Dudhsagar Falls on the Karnataka-Goa border.
Work has started on the stretch from Kuveshi to Dudhsagar Falls as part of the first leg of the project. This stretch will pass through eight huge trees.
Canopy walkways – also called canopy walks, treetop walks or treetop walkways – provide pedestrian access to the forest canopy. Early walkways consisted of bridges between trees in the canopy of a forest; mostly linked up with platforms inside or around the trees.
Such trails are also much sought after by bird lovers and watchers. Being developed by theforest department, in association with the tourism department, the canopy walk between Castle Rock and Dudhsagar in the Kali Tiger Reserve is also part of the proposed Great Canara Trail, the longest trekking trail through the Western Ghats.
However, environmentalists believe that the enterprise poses a threat to the eco-sensitive Western Ghats.