At home, you buy at the organic food store, attach importance to fair trade and environmentally friendly products. In India, there are more and more eco-hotels coming up, which have committed themselves to sustainable tourism in all respects, offering their guests food that are organic and with social commitment. The aforementioned Devi Garh at Udaipur or the Wild Mah Lake in Assam are among these eco-hotels.
The Lodge Wild Mahseer is an old tea plantation. On the table, only products produced on the plantation are used, rainwater is used as industrial water and electricity is generated with solar cells. In Gujarat, a real little place for tourists is the Shaam-e-Sarhad Village Resort.
Shaam-e-sharhad Village Resort
The houses are all built in the traditional style, with lots of clay, which helps to regulate the temperature in the houses. Also, the houses are decorated with artisan pieces of the area. They should not only delight guests, but also tell them about the craftsmanship and culture of this region.
Our Native Village in Kerala has a similar concept, but goes much further. Here, a whole range of health programs are offered, such as a diabetes prevention program, a 21-day kickstart program for vegan diet or similar programs.
Electricity is generated by wind power, solar energy and biogas, the water is conserved by rainwater retention tanks. There is almost exclusively organic food, most of it is produced on the own site. Even the swimming pool - yes, there is a pool! - is environmentally friendly because it is designed like a pond. Water plants, carbon filters and oxygen enrichment devices keep the water constantly clean, so no chemicals are necessary.
Traditional Organic Kerala Lunch
Eco-friendly hotels or those that offer organic food, by the way, do not necessarily have to be expensive. It is worth doing a little research - so you do not have to throw your principles into India.