Some of the Eco-Destinations of South India.
In the midst of Bandipur Tiger reserve and national park ‘The Serai’ has rooms, cottages and villas merging with natural surroundings. The resort is built on 18 acres and rest 20 acres have been planted with trees to attract beautiful birds. Built with local materials with its own rainwater harvesting system. Gray water treatment is used to water the lush gardens. Use of recycled paper, bio-degradable bin liners, use of waste wood and employing locals are other major contributions to sustainable living. They also dig watering holes for wild animals in the nearby forest. Several endemic birds and animal species can be seen in the 20 acres of planted outer region of the property. Similar systems are in place in their other properties at Kabini and Chickmagalur.
This resort is made from recycled wood and mud known as rammed earth. It is located in a 35 acre ecofriendly farm surrounded by pristine natural beauty. Natural light and CFL’s have minimal energy consumption. Biogas from waste fuels the kitchen fires. This is Asia’s largest “Earth Resort”.
Rooms are 80-90 ft above ground and made by natural biodegradable materials. Water counterweight cane lift is used to access the tree house.
A traditional Chettinad home turned hotel has laundry bags, gift bags all made of paper. Plastic items are recycled and waste from the kitchen is composted. Food is served in the traditional way, on banana leaves which are also added to the compost. No washing plates means less water usage.
A beautiful serene escape from the world as only accessible by boat. In the midst of nature this this CGH Earth property is chemical free zone with conversion of waste into fuel, use of vermiculture, organic produce and grass fed cattle.
Near Agonda Beach in Goa is a place where self-sufficiency and alternative way of living is the motto. This ecotourism venture was started by a German couple. Constructed by natural materials with permaculture projects, organic farms and jobs for locals is the green USP of this place.
This serene and tranquil resort is set on over 450 acres of forest land on the borders of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa The simple rustic cottages are made out of ecofriendly materials. Eco friendly products are used for washing and cleaning, plastics free zone and other conservations methods are applied.
Amidst coconut palms and paddy fields this retreat provides a relaxing experience close to nature. Traditional green materials like rammed earth, cow dung, stone, bamboo and coconut are used. Solar halogen lighting and water heaters, composting eco toilets and off-site organic composting are other contribution to sustainable living.
This delightful homestay has only five rooms with home cooked food and personalized service, in the midst of lush natural setting. Energy is self generated and water is sourced from natural springs. Waste recycling, composting, plastic free and local labour is the green USP.
Spread over 35 acres with a beach front location. The Dune has unique and themed 30 villas and 20 rooms. The property has solar heated water, reclaimed timbers, waste water treatment plant, organic farm and a Vedic Spa.
Giving us a view of Indian village lifestyle the resort has some unique activities such as cow milking, bullock cart rides, kite flying, bicycle riding, organic farming. Eco Features are renewable energy, eco construction, waste recycling, organic produce and chemical free zone.