Backwaters of Kerala, spice gardens & beach holiday

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Backwaters of Kerala, spice gardens & beach holiday

Environment

Our promise is more to support the wildlife, forests and encourage people not to capture any animals or use animals for rides. By taking forest hikes to spot animals and birds, we inspire guides and locals to support wildlife projects and we suggest to some of our clients to take part in walks, so we can support the wildlife and conservation of these forests. Making special tours to spice gardens and local farms provides income to these farmers as well as we take part in planting plants and trees. Drawing more attention to herbal and natural plants, which has herbal and Ayurvedic properties and learning about them too. We make special efforts to advice our guests to buy local produce from these farmers. Using combined cars, where ever possible to take trains and cycle rickshaws to cut down on the carbon emissions. This promise helps locals as well as makes our guests feel good that they are taking a step towards sustaining the environment. In the same time diving deep in the Indian idea of yoga and every living thing has to be respected to survive. Which we promote very much.

Community

To support local communities, we stay in small hotels owned by locals as well as in houseboats. We also use local ayruvedic therapists to do massages and other treatments, which really help the local villagers. We encourage our guest to visit and support fishing events and buy local produce. So they can buy it fresh and learn how to cook local food from locals. By visiting local spice gardens and farms we support locals to keep up the old skills, so that they can sell their produce as well as they can earn entry fee to support themselves and manages to protect these spice gardens. Tourist also enjoy these spice garden tours. Using local people and services definitely helps the local communities. We also encourage to visit local cultural events like Kathakala Dance and house boat trips to visit villages and it helps locals very much. Another big issue especially in Kerala is addiction of alcohol, where local fishermen are suffering from addiction and every liquor shop has long lines in the afternoon to buy alcohol. Expedition Leaders groups are very interested to improve the lives of these families and sport the Govt. race to end this addiction of alcohol in these small villages. Helping local charity to take the effective action.

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