Kanha and Pench NP tour in India
Description of Kanha and Pench NP tour in India
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe realise how important a healthy wildlife habitat is for everyone. Our policy is to practise sustainable wildlife tourism under high standards. We are signatories of TOFT (Travel operators for Tigers) and have excellent Pugmark ratings based on : Energy conservation, responsible travel, responsible tourism practices.
We also have generated our own lodge checklist to raise the awareness of conservation and sustainability for our lodge employees and all the local partners who engage with us on a day to day basis. Starting last year we also stopped the use of plastic water bottles at all our lodges.
We have developed a performance measure by generating a criteria and self-audit within our lodges and with our local partners. We created our Conservation Cell with an aim to engage in action based wildlife and local peoples issues. Our conservation cell also works for schools near to the lodges, to give them better education and better living conditions.
Choosing products of 'green purchasing' and 'energy conservation' can assist minimize habitat impacts. At our lodges we try to use them and educate our staff on why we are using such products. With this we hope we can change the attitude of tens of personnel working at our various lodges and build an institutional culture “ We are part of the natural system not above it”.
We passionately opt for locally grown and sourced food. Not only is it fresher, it supports marginal farmers and local markets. At many of our lodges we have organic vegetable & herbs garden for fresh supplies. Our menus are craftly designed around local ingredients giving exotic foods a miss. Our menus also include a lot regional recipes. We try and minimize use of packaged and instant good items. This helps the local community and farmers and builds trust.
PeopleMaximise Social/Cultural Impact
We try and encourage to employ and procure most of whatever is possible from locals only. By this we guarantee that the locals are also included into the emerging wildlife tourism sector and are directly benefited. We encourage locals to demonstrate and share with us and our guests their native skills, cultural practises and their way of life. We would like to help, save and appreciate both their social and cultural practises.
The interiors at all of our lodges are inspired and procured locally. Machines cannot replace the talent that has evolved over generations. These brilliant entrepreneurs shift to other ways of employment due to the dying interest of people in the homegrown unique. The local craftsmen get employment and their art reaches our lodges and many a homes from our souvenir shops.
We are not an NGO or a Non- profit organisation. We believe that conservation of wild habitats and wildlife in India is only possible if it has an economic incentive. Through our Conservation Cell develop programs that directly involve the locals and benefit them. We believe that carefully developed natural resource based enterprise development programs involving the locals will reduce their direct dependence on the wild habitats. Thus we plan to introduce a list of programs that will encourage the locals to conserve the nature for their own and their children's future.
We conduct an intensive annual training program for our lodge naturalists and staff during the off season monsoon period. The training includes wildlife observation skills, communication skills, recording and documenting observations, activities of the Conservation Cell and others. From this year onwards we plan to increase this effort to at-least 2 training programs per year. Over and above this all the lodge staff participate in a monthly update and briefing session. We provide regular updates and material to our lodge naturalists on wildlife and conservation related issues and also have a well stocked wildlife library at each of our lodges for ready reference. We are in the process of training our naturalists to record all wildlife observations seen during the jungle drives. This information will be used to update our guests and also produce a newsletter.
About 80% of our staff are from the local area. extensive training sessions and grooming classes are given to the staff, to equip and educate them with the latest standards/ practices which boosts up the confidence and make them more informed.