Backroads cycling holiday in Kerala, India

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20 Nov 2016
US $ 2895
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18 Dec 2016
US $ 3250
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22 Jan 2017
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19 Feb 2017
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19 Mar 2017
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19 Nov 2017
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17 Dec 2017
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21 Jan 2018
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18 Feb 2018
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18 Mar 2018
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18 Nov 2018
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16 Dec 2018
US $ 3250
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Backroads cycling holiday in Kerala, India

We passionately believe that Responsible Tourism can be of immense help to local communities; providing income, positive cultural exchanges and an incentive to protect the natural environment. Recognising that there is always room for improvement, we continually strive to narrow the gap between principle and practice.

Prior to our tours, we liaise with local community leaders to ensure we are welcome and in a manner that minimizes negative social and cultural impact. We visit local development and community projects specific to the region, encouraging our clients to donate and/or assist such projects in appropriate and sustainable manners.

Our tours are never more than 16 people to minimize any social and environmental impact. The itinerary for this trip, and indeed the whole brochure, can be downloaded from our website, reducing the need for printing in most cases.

We actively engage in environmentally responsible practices to minimize tourist impact upon the local habitat. We provide clients with the best information and means to help them identify and implement effective ways to positively protect local nature and communities. It is a vital ethos that can be passed on and abided by all, long after the trip has ended.

Kerala offers wonderful opportunities for our tour to immerse itself in southern India's magnificent overflowing National Parks. Of them all, Periyar is a stunning eco-tourism destination with the conservation of the habitat of tigers and leopards, and rare indigenous birds of high prominence.. The promotion of these nature reserves allows for greater local understanding of species welfare and the environmental and ecological value of the region.

We stop at the Blackberry Hills Resort where their local organic initiatives have won praise and awards of excellence for the methodologies and practice. Reclaiming damaged land for zero risk slope farming, Blackberry Hills supports the organic cultivation of cardamom and coffee, vegetables and fruits.

Through sensitive hands on experience, we encourage cross cultural interaction and education between clients and the local communities. This is achieved by limiting tour group sizes, which also minimises any social and environmental impact. We also assist in the development of local infrastructure such as rural pathways.

We make sure that where and whenever possible our tours positively benefit the local community. We stay at locally owned accommodation and visit cottage industries for local handicraft souvenirs, generating income for local businesses. We employ and train local guides, drivers and assistants on all trips to ensure that the local community benefits not only short term but with increased employment opportunities for the future.

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