Rural cycling tours in South India

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This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

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Responsible tourism: Rural cycling tours in South India

Environment

Cycling is the greenest form of travel causing zero damage to the environment. Transfers in motor vehicles are minimized as far as possible. The Hornbill Camp at Thattekkad is a perfect example of maximizing gains from tourism for the local communities with minimum environmental impact.

We encourage our clients to follow environmental and friendly practices of water conservation, waste disposal and recycling. All our holidays have a maximum group size of 6 people minimizing both the social and environmental impact.

Community

Cycling also makes it possible to interact with the locals and understand their culture and lifestyle.

Accommodation is arranged in camps, hotels, eco-lodges and homestays owned and run by local entrepreneurs thereby directly contributing to the local economy. The Hornbill camp has been set up as a model of sustainable tourism. The employees are all locally hired, provisions are sourced from the surrounding village and the camp follows strict environmental practices like disposal of waste, reducing electric consumption etc. There is a strong policy of employing women.

Our guides and drivers are all from the local community and tourism is their sole means of livelihood.

Reviews of Rural cycling tours in South India

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Cycling through the tea plantations, sleeping and awaking on the houseboat in the backwaters, stand up early in the morning to listen to birds or the elephants trumpeting far in the valley.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Just relax and enjoy the color of the nature surrounding you while you cycle, listen to the many birds' songs, smell the cardammon or the other fragrances on the way

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Good

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Cycling and trekking through the tea plantations at Munnar.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Don't bother with the cycling UP to Munnar (difficult, unsafe and unpleasant).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Contributed to the economy - not sure about reducing environmental impacts. Did celebrate conservation on wildlife.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Enjoyable for sure but would have benefitted from some better planned days.

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