The first Indian Responsible Tourism Summit and Awards by Outlook Traveller and the World Responsible Tourism Awards were held in New Delhi on January 19, 2017. The day-log summit featured talks by author Amitav Ghosh, Dr Venu Vasudevan of Kerala Tourism, Dr Harold Goodwin, Director of the International Responsible Tourism Centre, Ananya Dasgupta of EQUATIONS, Garry Wilson of TUI Group and others. The award ceremony was held at the end of the summit.
The Aqua Terra Alternative Lifestyle Initiative or ATALI Ganga, near Rishikesh, combines smart accommodation with safe adventure. A viable model built in an overstretched, touristy area, it sources locally, minimises water consumption, carefully manages waste, contributes to local schools and provides pre-arrival guidelines for guests to avoid any embarrassment. Built using local stones, Atali leads by example, and its impact on the surrounding ecology is impressive, especially in the light of the new rafting and camping policies in the state.
Our property is an oasis surrounded by Reserved Forest, and it is a thorough privilege to be so close to nature. If you book, come with the purpose of living in the valley of India’s holiest life force, the Ganga, for the call of the barking deer, or the midnight roar of the leopard ; and for that lovely dull ache after a busy day in the great outdoors. 80% of the property is built on a hillside, and you will have to walk a series of steps to reach your cottage. If your group includes infants, small kids and infirm elders, do request for cottages closer to the Cafe´.
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