Vegan holiday in India
Description of Vegan holiday in India
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We are against the exploitation of animals in any form, and do not use animals on our tours for rides or safaris and no visit to zoos or “animal parks”. A founding principle was and is to create 100% cruelty-free travel experiences in which no living beings (human or animal) is exploited in any way.
On each of our adventures, we always include an opportunity to help out at grassroots humanitarian projects, animal rescues, and wildlife protection and conservation organizations. On this India Adventure, we visit and support a local animal sanctuary.
Travelers are also provided with relevant suggestions to minimize damage to the environment, wildlife, and ecosystems during our Orientation Meeting and also throughout the tour.
Accommodations and Meals:
We spend 11 nights at locally run hotels where 100% of their staff are local Indians. By using these accommodations, we support the local community and economy as these establishments provide jobs for the residents.
All the food that we provided is locally sourced. All our meals are prepared and cooked by local chefs, both professional and/or home chefs. Our guests will be enjoying traditional Mewari and Rajasthani cuisines amongst others local cuisines, and all made vegan especially for us.
Being 100% Vegan tours, we minimize our detrimental impact on the environments, and other living beings. Animals agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than all transportation in the world combined. By providing vegan foods, with every single one of our meals and/or snacks, we reduce our environmental impact by 84% compared to those non-vegan tours.
Water is an important issue on our trips. Due to the humidity and our active styled trip, it is very. Important that all guests stay hydrated. Whenever possible, we provide a large water container as a safe alternative source of water to buying single-use plastic bottles.
Since we are traveling in the desert area, travelers are reminded to be respectful with their use of water. We visit areas where the community have step well, learning how water saving efforts are done at the community level.
PeopleActivity, Local Craft and Culture:
All our activities are created with cultural immersions in mind. Guests have plenty of opportunities to connect with local people through our activities and places we stay at. We provided guests with a daily language lesson and insight into the local customs. We believe this will help guests to get a real impression of India to facilitate a positive cultural exchange.
Besides learning about the social aspect of Indian people, the guest is introduced to the religious aspects, through dialogues, Q & A, visiting local temples, and holy sites. Guests are invited to participate in an Aarti Ceremony (a Hindu ritual of worship) along with the local community, with a Hindu priest.
Guests are encouraged to visit the local market when looking for souvenirs, and purchase souvenirs from local artisan and vendors. There are many handmade arts and crafts that can be purchased directly from the artist in places that we visited. Guests are advised to avoid pieces made from animals, whether it is shells, furs, and any other parts of animals.
Volunteering & Charity:
On this India Adventure, we visit and support a local animal sanctuary. Animal Aid has been a great organization for the region and has helped thousands of wounded animals, and provide education for the community about animal abuse. They have in house veterinarians, and a full team to provide support for any animals that are brought in to the center.
A Fair Deal:
We value local knowledge and we believe that in order for our guests to have the best information, it is important for us to have local guides that are not only knowledgeable in the country we're in but also knowledgeable in the specific site(s) that we visited, with that in mind, we often hire separate local guides for each individual site. Very often on our tours, we have two local guides at the same time to provide better insights for our guest. We also believe doing so, creating more jobs opportunity for the local people.
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