Responsible Tourism

Coorg Initiatives

Environment

Water ConservationCoorg Environment

  • Dual flushing cisterns installed.
  • STP (Sewage Treatment Plant) with stream-water standard output installed.
  • The treated water used for horticulture.
  • Foam flow faucets used to reduce water consumption.

Solid Waste Management

  • Bio-gas plant processes kitchen waste
  • Bio gas sludge used as fertilizer (organic manure)
  • Piggery set up near the resort to manage food waste
  • Degradable / Bio degradable waste segregation
  • Plastic / paper / glass / metals (cans) sent for recycling

Sound Pollution

  • Acoustic enclosures installed for generators / kitchen exhausts
  • Continuously working to minimising mechanical noise levels at resort
  • Electric buggies used to transport guests within resort
  • Vehicular movement minimized within the resort premises

Air Pollution

  • Electric buggies used to transport guests within resort
  • Diesel generators with electronic governors to reduce fuel consumption
  • Common transportation provided for staff from town
  • Majority of staff accommodated within property. Hence no transportation required
  • Company owned wind power generator offsets power consumption from government utilities
  • Company owned wind power generators supplying surplus power to government
  • Local trees planted in the resort premises

Society

  • Local cultural shows are organized in the resort to showcase local cultureCoorg Society
  • Local youth encouraged to learn their traditional art forms. (Local dance, traditional welcome, music)
  • Activities at the resort based on local culture and nature Eg: Plantation Tour, Guided Forest Walk, Coracle ride on Cauvery
  • Local architecture is showcased in the theme of the resort
  • Locally available materials used in construction
  • Local food showcased
  • Engaging with local village heads in community development programs.
  • Structured Community Development Programs are planned annually Eg: scholarships, toilets in villages, road work, etc

 

Economy

  • Currently local employment at the resort is 60%.Coorg Economy and Fair Trade
  • Cultural shows are carried out by the locals providing them with a supplementary means of income
  • Providing supplementary means of income to local boat men, taxi drivers, doctors, and local families
  • Using bags made of news papers, sourced from local families
  • Purchase of groceries and vegetables from local markets
  • Complied with all labour laws of the state
  • Where ever possible we ensure that products used are not made by child or bonded labour
  • We ensure that suppliers are paid a fair price for their products & services

Conservation Through Education

  • Our web site features our Responsible Tourism Policy and InitiativesCoorg Education
  • Our brochures carry the information on conservation measures being practiced at our resort
  • Small message boards are placed in relevant places at the resort to educate the guests on Responsible Tourism
  • Special booklet describing the local flora, fauna and our Responsible Tourism Initiatives are distributed to guests at the resort