With the rising conscious population which is well-aware of the growing needs to conserve and protect the environment in every way possible, travellers too have started a conscious approach. People are more educated towards the conservation of the resources and conscious about their part in serving and protecting the environment. Sustainability has become the need of the hour as the resources are slowly dwindling. At such times, having eco resorts is a contribution from the hospitality industry towards the safeguarding of the environment without comprising the luxury needs of the travellers. Here's a list of a few eco-resorts in India which do their part for the environment while promising a memorable stay for its guests.
5 Eco Resorts In India To Have A Luxury And Conscious Stay
1. Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom
Nestled in the scenic landscapes of Kumarakom, the Coconut Lagoon can be accessed only by a boat ride making it exotic. The resort has the essence of traditional Kerala architecture. Guests can even enjoy houseboats . This resort converts all its waste into fuels and ensures there is a chemical-free zone in the premises. It also practices organic farming.
2. Tamara. Coorg
One of Coorg's best resorts, especially for the nature lovers, Tamara is a scenic hideaway and has in-house coffee, cardamom, and pepper plantations on the estate. The cottages in the luxury property are wooden which are built on stilts to minimise the use of wood. The resort offers wholesome food, meditation classes, treks and Ayurvedic massages to the guests. Their swimming pool is chlorine-free and the food is prepared with local ingredients.
3. Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha
Situated near the Kanha National Park, this lodge provides a wilderness experience. The resort is ideal for nature-walk lovers, bird-watching trips and cycling. Safari services are also offered by the resorts for its guests. There are cottages spread over the land which are constructed using stone and recycled wood. Organic fruits and vegetables are also grown on the premises of the resort.
4. Nimmu House, Leh
This house is a three-storey architecture 30 minutes' drive from the Nimmu village in Leh. A great example of the Ladakhi architecture, this structure was built in the 20th century. It is surrounded with apricot, apple and walnut trees and is located near Indus and Zanskar rivers. The project aimed for economic opportunities for the locals. They use solar panels for heating water and also is a home for yaks and dzos. There are multiple tents on the property for the lavish stay of guests.
5. Khem Villas, Ranthambore
The Khem villas are the modern adaptations of traditional jungle camps. The property is very green and lush and appears to be like an extension of the Ranthambore National Park. The resort uses solar energy and has power banks to store power, thus keeping the use of generators to the minimum. Rainwater harvesting is practiced here and has made the property self-sufficient. The guests enjoy safaris, local delicacies, arts and culture while staying in luxury.
The list of the eco resorts offering luxury to its guests while doing their part for the environment and an exhaustive one. Do add your suggestions in the comments section below.Comments