Situated in the heat of a crazy city, lies a nature oasis where peacocks and birds roam free. Landscaped gardens with fountains, orchards, hidden pathways and water bodies provide a perfect respite from the daily humdrum of citylife.
Known for its picturesque views of the mighty Kangchenjunga, fluttering prayer flags and zigzag mountain roads, Sikkim is the first organic state of India where “eco-friendly” and “all-organic” are not loosely used terms, but practiced in daily life…
While Punjab is known for its golden mustard fields, its rich heritage comprising forts and havelis are a treasure to explore. Take a tour through beautifully carved out bicycle lanes, interact with the locals, learn about its battles and great warriors.
While Rajasthan is commonly known to be a land of impressive palaces and forts, it’s much more… Visit the old villages and communities preserved through British times. Even the bio-diversity parks have colonial tales attached to it.
Maharashtra, the land of alluring bio-diversity, diverse climate and varying topography, continues to be a delight for the aficionados of eco-tourism. Head to some of their eco-sensitive zones located near Jambhali forest, Sahyadris and Mandavi creek.
While Kerala is widely known for its backwaters, its mangrove trail experience is one of its kind to witness… With at least ten different species of their own, there is ample diversity among the mangroves providing its own ecosystem
Holiday with an Impact
ITC WelcomHeritage, Mandawa
For: Art & Culture Lovers
Impact: Promotes Culture - SDG 11
“The kayaking experience was really good. The homely meal that was offered was a delight. Had a good time and felt like we owned the island.”
“Property and the location is great with mountains and rivers to chill around. It has its own fantastic charm. Overall, we had a great time with our dogs, the staff was incredibly helpful, and the amenities were great, room was wonderful, clean, great view”
“This is one of my fav destinations. To start with, the food is prepared with organic fresh vegetables and authentic pahadi spices. The view is amazing, and adventure sports for everyone with a short track is really something one cannot miss.”
PLAN YOUR GREEN VACATION
Take a tour of Tehla, a small hamlet inside the buffer zone of Sariska National Park. Our resort is located on a small extended island surrounded by a lake.
Set out for wildlife safari twice a day (Morning 7:00 Am to 10:00 Pm and Evening 2:30 Pm to 5:30 Pm). Visitors can make online booking for Jeep or Canter safari.
Interact with the local community, learn about their livelihood skills such as farming, local handicrafts etc.
Visit nearby 6th century Neelkanth Temple famous for its monolith Shiva Linga. Checkout the peacock point where hundreds of peacocks visit together.
Participate in special experiences like live cooking workshops in old gazebos with spices, condiments, cereals and vegetables organically grown in the resort itself.
Take a tour of the Mansarovar lake, home to 400 species of native and migratory birds.
Explore nearby heritage monuments like Tehla fort, Pandu Pol or set out for a day excursion to Viratnagar where you can sight relics that date back to 3rd century BC.
Category Eco -Resort
For: Nature Lovers
Impact: Conserves Water – SDG 6
A family man, Narendarji leaves his family in Jaipur to reside in Sariska, working on developing the area, his own eco-farm and ensuring guests get the best possible experience
Mr. Dorji is a story himself, with vast knowledge and experience about the organic state of Sikkim and its community of peace loving people.
The driving force of Indimasi (founded by Yogi Shivan), Shiv believes in healing – for both the mind and the body.
Maninder ji resides in her majestic home of Bharatgarh, and extends her warm hospitality to those who wish to enjoy the fort and its eco-friendly activities
Upavn is Pankaj’s passion project in developing a new and unexplored part of the Jim Corbett National Park and opening it up for tourism
Vikram is passionate about more than just his property – he makes all efforts to ensure that the adjoining river suffers no harm from its visitors