Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Some of India's best Eco Resorts

Another long break. Damn.

No, it wasn't laziness. It's been a busy phase, the last couple of months. In fact, a lot happened between the last post and this one - a couple of small trips, a few articles, a very exciting new venture being put into action and a whole lot of more writing and planning.

Any how, so before I begin the prelude to this article, I want to make it very clear that the 'Top 10' is just a way of saying 'some of the best'. By no means is this a claim or something approved and signed by any committee so any resort owner, hotelier who feels offended and decides to sue me after reading this, think again. This is *my* humble list, approved by my editor. Does not mean other resorts are not worth a visit or are any less Eco-friendly. So now that that very sensitive issue has been tackled, lets move on. :)

This article was published early this year in Asian Geographic. It covers some of the best eco resorts in the country. Have had a word with most of the owners and almost all of them try and do as much as they can for the environment with respect to their properties. If any of you have been to any of these, do write in your comments. 
Hope you enjoy reading it as much as i enjoyed discovered these places. And then, go visit!


  1. There is a beautiful eco hotel in Jaipur I had visited recently. I would definately recommend the place for their service and prices! Its called the Fern Ecotel. Eco friendly that is! You should probably feature it in the eco-hotels section!

  2. Hey Feroza...thanks for the suggestion! Briefly went through the site you mentioned. While it is a nice property, I am not quite certain it fits in the kind of 'eco resort' segment I have mentioned. Yes it has the Ecotel certificate :) but there are many other small things these other resorts do that makes them a little more eco friendly. However, will definitely check the property out and refrain from any more comments on it till then. :)


  3. Kerala is known for Eco resorts and Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere is located in Kuamrakom, Kerala which is also a Eco resort. Resort have private lake, floating cottage in beautiful locations. You can enjoy beach and backwater at Vasundhara.

  4. Thanks for sharing information. I am planning for the holidays and it will help me to find the best eco friendly resorts in India.