Sustainable Accommodation that we use for our Discerning Guests
We highly recommend and use these eco friendly, socially conscious and ethically responsible hotels. They care for earth & local community; use energy & water judiciously with least of resources going waste; recycle all their waste and most even compost all bio degradable stuff within its premises; some of them generate their own energy (like Spice Village); some hotels are made out mostly of discarded items from old houses (Coconut Lagoon); some do not use AC at all (Green Hotel in Mysore); many grow their own herbs and vegetable albeit on a small scale (Evolve Back, Coorg & Kabini); most of them offer filtered water in rooms doing away with bottled water and a Ayurveda resort (Swaswara) runs totally on rain water and does not take a drop from ground or other sources! A hotel in Kerala is fully made of mud and then there are tree houses without an electricity or artificiality! In wildlife areas too, we have such beautiful places like Chambal Safari Lodge.
Then there are nature friendly luxurious houseboats and lately we have seen many of these hotels doing great humanitarian work by accommodating COVID-19 patients when there has been no business currently! If you want to digitally detox yourself, then we have Wayanad Wild in amidst dense forest, in the lap of sheer nature! Of course to physically detox yourself, there are numerous ayurveda resorts, mostly in Southern India! Some may be a beautifully located typical style boutique hotel.
By the way, the International Airport of Cochin is fully run on solar power too!
We are looking forward to more and more hotels adopting sustainable practices in coming months, especially after evolving due to ongoing pandemic and implementing more innovating ideas!
As a responsible and discerning tourist, you may want to choose these over the other ones as far as possible! And don’t forget to give your valuable suggestions to hotels (and to us) to make things even more sustainable.