7 Great Hotels Across India That Promote The Organic Way Of Life
With the rise of sustainable tourism, a bunch of resorts/stays are shifting to organic practices from food, electricity to conserving the surrounding ecosystems. These retreats have taken active steps to minimise their carbon footprint and are helping preserve the region’s natural and cultural history. AND, they have helped boost the local economy by employing locals. How amazing is that?! Which is why we’ve come up with a whole list of awesome hotels across India that promote the organic way of life - scroll on!
1. Destiny Farm Resort
India’s only adventure farm resort, Destiny offers breathtaking views and an experiential stay for the entire fam. This is a completely self-sufficient farm that employs all the eco-friendly methods of cultivation and produces a wide variety of herbs, fruits, vegetables and spices. And you can also try your hand at golfing and horse-riding here, so come by soon!
Where | Destiny The Farm Resort - Vakkiel Thotum, Muligar Village, Emerald Post, Ooty
Call Them | +91 4232 244 000, +91 9487 000 222
Tariff | Rs 8,500 Onwards
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.littlearth.in/destiny/index
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/destinyfarmresort
2. Bon Farmhouse Sikkim
With the population limited to just a few hundred, Bon Farmhouse welcomes you to a typical village farm in the heart of Sikkim. A family-run enterprise, this place offers a homely environment and delicious meals prepared using freshly grown organic vegetables in a nearby farm. It also has rich livestock that provides dairy for nutritious meals. Have a comfortable and peaceful stay here and take a nice break away from your city life!
Where | Bon Farmhouse - Below Kewzing Gumpa P/O Kewzing Baazar, Kewzing Village, Ravangla South Sikkim, Sikkim
Call Them | +91 9735 900 165, +91 9547 667 788
Tariff | Rs 4,000 Onwards
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.sikkimbonfarmhouse.com/booking.aspx
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/bon.f.sikkim
3. AyurVAID Kalmatia
AyurVAID’s garden of healing offers some unique revitalization programmes and personalized health holidays in an environment in harmony with nature. Delicious, healthy and vegetarian cuisine is provided from organic sources combined with Ayurveda therapy that detoxifies and de-stresses your mind and body. The mountains and especially the food, will give you more than enough reasons to keep coming back here!
Where | AyurVAID Kalmatia - Kalimat Estate, Kasar Devi Upper Binsar Road, Almora, Uttarakhand
Call Them | +91 9917 654 303
Tariff | Rs 5,500 Onwards
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://ayurvaid.com/kalmatia/appointment-sem/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Kalmatia
4. Nimmu House Ladakh
Located in the picturesque Nimmu Village, a 30-min drive from Leh, this beautiful place is one of the few remaining examples of traditional Ladakhi architecture. The property has solar panels for heated water and double-glazed windows for insulation, and it is really the sort of place that appeals to the traveller not seeking luxuries like room service and lavish baths. Besides that, there are spacious and well-equipped tents providing an authentic travel experience, so pack your bags and head straight here!
Where | Nimmu House - Nangso House Nimmu, Leh, Jammu And Kashmir
Call Them | +91 8447 757 517
Tariff | Rs 8,500 Onwards
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/en/reservation/UiUCjb
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/NimmuHouseLadakh/
5. Khem Villas
A luxury jungle camp with eight cottages and seven tents, Khem Villas is the picture of understated elegance. The property is one of the greenest patches in the area and is self-sufficient for its water needs through rainwater harvesting! The resort is also an extension of Ranthambore National Park and is committed towards tiger conservation. You can also enjoy customised safaris and familiarize yourself with local arts and crafts and have an absolute blast here with the whole fam!
Where | Khem Villas - Khilchipur, Sherpur, Rajasthan
Call Them | +91 9414 030 262
Tariff | Rs 12,500 Onwards
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://www.khemvillas.com/index.html
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/khemvillas
6. Wildernest Nature Resort
Wildernest’s Managing Director, along with a bunch of nature lovers, saved a misty forest from the path of destruction and transformed it into a resort with an enchanting view of the Vajra falls and lush greenery around. The resort functions on solar power and employs residents from nearby villages serving the most savoury dishes. They also have a spectacular infinity pool if you’re in the mood to take a breather, so when are you coming over?!
Where | Wildernest Nature Resort - Off Sankhali, Chorla Ghats, Goa
Call Them | +91 8314 207 954, +91 8314 201 662
Tariff | Rs 6,000 Onwards
Book Your Stay Online Here | http://www.wildernest-goa.com/ConUs.htm
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/wildernestresortgoa
7. Nameri Eco Camp
Picture Credits: prasanjit kalita
Visitors come to Nameri mainly for the elephants, tigers, and more than 420 species of birds, and experience the thatch-and-bamboo tents and cottages built in the style of the Mising Tribe. The restaurant serves Mising food with lots of veggies from the camp’s organic patch and sets up self-help groups that enable villagers to start small agri-businesses. Come out here to witness the blues of the sky, the Nameri River and the Eastern Himalayas on a bright day!
Where | Nameri Eco Camp - Nameri Eco Camp Road, Potasali, Assam
Call Them | +91 8472 800 344
Tariff | Rs 1,800 Onwards
Book Your Stay Online Here | https://www.nameri.co.in/booking/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/NAMERICAMP/?ref=page_internal
P.S. - Tariffs as recorded on 1st September, 2020
Don’t you think these resorts deserve a shoutout and our support? Plan a trip to any of these locations soon and discover a new way of living!