Rajasthan luxury tours
How Rajasthan luxury tours makes a difference
We supply sustainable firewood to the village that borders the wildlife sanctuary so villagers will not have to take wood from inside the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary guards are all local villagers. We also have a cleanup program in place to keep the village and Sanctuary area clean from all plastics and glass. Our bungalows, furniture, and tableware are handmade from local artisans out of natural materials. Meetings with local village elders take place to ensure the protection of the Sanctuary and the needs of the villagers are met, such as how the village animals can feed in certain parts of the forest without disrupting the ecosystem but at the same time without harming the villagers own needs. After arrival during drinks the first evening guests are informed of local customs, deities and their meanings, and the history of the area and why and how it came to be protected by us.
Each bungalow has running water which is recycled into the Sanctuary as no harmful detergents or soaps are allowed (Soap used is made of 53 different 100% pure floral and plant essences). Sanitation is also allowed to become harmless waste over a period of time and then removed in the Sanctuary so the water can be re-used. No electricity methods are used and no direct electrical connections enter our Sanctuary. All light is by sustainable oil lamps. We also have a cleanup program in place to keep the village and Sanctuary area clean from all plastics and glass. A re-forestation program of our own is in place and 2000 plus indigenous trees and plants have been planted to date with more added in August 2007. We have stopped poaching completely inside our Sanctuary which is monitored by us. A water hole was created so animals have access to oxygen rich, fluoride rich, clean water throughout the year with all levels of water present so bees to leopards can drink easily. This water is flushed out and re-placed when needed and used in the re-forestation area. All fertilizer used in the re-forestation area is organic from jungle sources.
On arrival in some destinations guests will be transported by horse drawn carriage so no fossil fuel is used. Tours where transportation is exclusively by train and horse carriage are available. We help protect two wildlife sanctuaries with a strong eco friendly policy, implantation and financing. Guests who opt to include these properties in their tour will contribute to the protection of these eco-systems as forty percent of the revenue generated by guests is used for re-forestation, wildlife monitoring and environment protection.
We use only local guides, naturalists, trackers, and staff. These members of our team have been trained by us in Rajasthanís History, Rajasthanís Fine Arts, Rajasthanís Wildlife and Eco-Practices and receive salaries double the national average in the tourism industry. Our belief is to make less profit so local people and their families can benefit by these higher salaries and the opportunities this opens to them. All accommodations are privately owned Cultural Heritage Properties that have been partially open to guests that employ local staff.
Specific benefits to the community, on each destination we bring clients to areas that receive no travellers and are economically down and previously had few job options for locals who are now working with us. In one jungle, the smallest wildcat, and one of the rarest, found in the world, the Rusty Spotted Cat, is present. The only local researcher for these cats has received previously minimal financing for study of this cat from abroad but it is not enough to continue the protection and survival of the Rusty Spotted Cat found there and the funds from travellers who would opt to include this jungle would directly finance the study and continued protection of these cats as well as providing a few jobs to locals there. Part of the money we receive from guests has and will be used for wildlife research and publications of the findings on the endangered species of these jungles. Our research has focused on prey species and their survival, the health and movement patterns of these species, and finding ways to implement and increase their habitat so these jungle eco-systems remain perfectly self sustainable.
We have in most of the destinations unique artisans that make handmade and dieing endangered fine and decorative arts and processes that we personally patronize and finance for their survival. We are heavily involved in the preservation of the Rajasthan fine arts and their artisans. By introducing clients to these individual artisans and their media, in these off the beaten track areas, we hope awareness will come of the importance of these arts, their processes, and they and their families would benefit with the possibility of more patrons and awareness.
Rajasthan luxury tours