Sikkim & Kolkata cultural tour in India

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Sikkim & Kolkata cultural tour in India

Environment

We follow our environmental conservation policy while executing this trip to minimize the negative impact of tourism. Some of the points are -

a) Our vehicles are of BS-IV standard (equivalent to Euro 4) emission norms. It is currently the national emission standard followed in India
b) Our drivers drive responsibly in mountains. This not only ensures your safety, but also keeps in check the fuel consumption
c) During the hikes and village walks, you will see impeccable clean villages and houses that have always been practicing environment friendly waste management. All the accommodations you stay are small family run places that use compost based waste disposal system
d) We don't encourage use of plastic carry bags or non-biodegradable plastic bottles. We provide other alternatives to you at the start of your trip that not only are re-usable but also safer options
e) Raw material for your meals is sourced from local farms. It is organic, fresh and is not transported in vehicles from long distances, thereby reducing the consumption of fuel

Community

Under our community development policy, we execute the holiday in such a way that it provides direct financial support to them. It also helps in forming a closer, more meaningful connect between you and the local communities. At every point, you will get a clear sense of how your money is supporting local community. And we are open to any questions from you during the trip.

a) We execute small groups in order to be conscious about the consumption of natural and human resources of the village
b) We are using local homestays which are run by the families themselves. This not only gives you a very authentic experience, but also helps the community directly. Facilities like cleanliness, food quality and safety are taken care of
c) In case you wish to buy any souvenir, we encourage you to do that from local craft centers owned by SHGs
d) We have trained students from secondary schools to be local tour guides. These children of age group 17-19 are from local community and work part time on rotation basis for extra income. Rotation system ensures that their studies are not impacted
e) Part of what you pay goes directly to the community development fund which is used in plantation of trees, maintenance of homestays and as emergency fund
f) We encourage mutual respect between travellers and locals. We do not support or conduct engaging activities with young school children

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