Articles & Blogs | ForumHistory | Geography | VisaTravel AdviceOfficial Tourism Portal Rated Ecolodges
HinterlaandHinterlaand (Kerala)
Rating Report
Century-old traditional Kerala mansion and organic farm with modern amenities, surrounded by lush vegetation including rubber trees, bamboo, fruit trees and spices, in the hamlet of Karikkode, 25 km from Kochi. Enjoy delicious cuisine, swimming pond, bird watching and walks. Everything that grows in Hinterlaand is fertilised the organic way and all waste is recycled.
West Wind HomezWest Wind Homez (Kerala)
Rating Report
Traditional Keralan backwater two-room homestay, government-rated as gold class, in the model tourism village of Kumbalangi island near Cochin. Your hosts, the Jojos will cook for you and arrange tours to help you experience village life. Facilities include modern kitchen, business centre with desktop PC, high-speed Internet and printer, cable TV, washing machine, refrigerator, hammock, yoga and meditation training.

Mandore Guest HouseMandore Guest House (Rajasthan)
Rating Report 
Situated close to the famous Mandore Gardens, the Mandore Guest House offers accommodation in 16 spacious, traditional bungalows around a large, leafy garden. Homemade vegetarian meals, local community tours and a great variety of volunteer programs organised by the proprietors.

Members' Websites
Vythiri ResortVythiri Resort (Kerala) Stay in a traditional planter's cottage amidst a 150-acre coffee and cardamom plantation, at the heart of a picturesque Waynad district, 2600 ft a.s.l. Escape to the lap of nature at the heart of virgin, lush, tropical rainforests amidst pristine breathtaking vistas. Elephant Valley HotelElephant Valley Hotel (Tamil Nadu) Solar-powered bungalows, traditionally built with granite & teak, spread within a 100-acre natural reserve, organic farm & heritage seed bank in the Palani Hills of the Western Ghats. Watch wild elephants, discover the secrets of coffee production, watch wild birds & animals, ride a horse, play badminton & volleyball, pick up vegetables with the Chef, trek the river to the cascades, swim in a natural rock pool, discover dolmens and the ancient Shola forests.
TravelMateTravelMate Destination Management Destination management consultant and Tour operator working towards Responsible Tourism. We specialise in tours to South India. Cardamom ClubCardamom Club Plantation resort set in a beautiful cardamom 16-acre farm in Thekkady, adjacent to the Periyar wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy 7 Deluxe Double Rooms equipped with all modem comforts, organic food from our garden and activities such as trekking and rock climbing.
mountaintrail2Mountain Trail (Uttarakhand) Ecotour specialist and traditional hill cottage resort in the quaint northern Indian hill station of Mukteshwar. Enchanting sunrise panoramas towards the deep valleys & the Great Himalayan Range and many activities in the surrounding 20 sq. km of dense forest inhabited by leopards, black bears, barking deer.  Blooms Green FarmBlooms Green Farm A 15-acre organic coffee, pepper and cardamom farm with 5 serviced villas located in Wayanad district at 823m asl. Amenities include an indoor shuttle badminton court, indoor table tennis court. Offer custom guided tour packages, airport pickups and real estate services. 
Nanak Ways Eco Village A team of people from all walks of life are pulling together to set up an eco-village at the Himalayan foothills in Morni, five hours drive from Delhi. We aim to develop a model of sustainable living in harmony with the local communities. Greener PasturesGreener Pastures (Assam)
Eco-tourism organisation based in Assam, Northeast India, which aims at helping the region and its communities witness sustainable development. We provide tailor-made cultural, adventure, wildlife and offbeat tours to many exotic locations of Northeast India.
Jan Treks and TravelsJAN Treks and Travels
A small and highly specialised travel agency that focuses on tailor-made trekking, bicycle tours, horse trekking, nature and wildlife tourism in the Indian Himalayas and Bhutan.
Shyok River LodgeShyok River Lodge (Ladakh)
Hidden in the quiet valley of the mighty Shyok River, an oasis among the barren mountainsides of the Himalayas and the Karakoram, on the ancient caravan trail to Tibet. Owned by a Ladakhi family and run by Jan Treks and Travels.
Chinkara JourneysChinkara Journeys
A new company based in Raipur (Chhattisgarh) dedicated to facilitating eco-friendly and culturally sensitive tours in one of India's least-known regions. They also provide ground-level logistical support and consultancy services to the travel trade.
Harvest Fresh Farms (Kerala)
Set in the heart of the serene Cumbum Valley, this certified organic farm is just 20 minutes from the famous Periyar Tiger Reserve. Various eco and cultural day trips on offer besides activities on the farm. Meals cooked with fresh ingredients from the farm, 24hrs hot water, fridge, kitchenette.
Orlina VentruesOrlina Ventures
A team of consultants and traders, delivering business projects across the globe. They plan, execute and control every aspect of the project life cycle from conceptualization to implementation. Past projects have included nature interpretation centres, community-based ecotourism, eco-site development and conservation communication.

Wild Planet ResortWild Planet Resort
All-inclusive resort set in 100 acres of land, surrounded by tropical rainforest at the border of Wayanad hills and Mudumalai tiger reserve. This hill station (1,300 m asl) is renowned for its coffee, tea and pepper plantations. Numerous outback trails, trekking routes and opportunities for wildlife viewing and adventure sports.

Culture AanganCulture Aangan
Mumbai-based, award-winning, Nature Tour Operator and Consultancy dedicated to grassroots development projects related to agritourism and community tourism, education and traditional art revival. A wide range of activities is on offer in Maharashtra and Rajasthan, including hill trekking, mango picking, turtle and camel conservation projects, puppetry and folk theatre workshops. Interviews:
Babu VargheseBabu Varghese
Director, Tourindia
Gopinath ParayilGopinath Parayil
Founder, Blue Yonder