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Kathakal

Discovering Culture Through Sustainable Travel In Kerala, India

“The people of Kerala don’t like barren land. They like to make use of it,” explains Rattan, my Kalypso Adventures guide. “Most people here have at least two spices growing in their garden. They grow crops and decorate their yards […]

Kaliyar River

Kerala Culture: An Organic Farmstay Experience In India

“You are most welcome,” says Sinta, an Indian woman dressed in a teal housecoat and saree , as she performs a traditional Indian welcoming ceremony. As camphor burns in a coconut husk, she places a dab of sandalwood dust on […]

Rainforest Boutique Hotel

Ethical Travel: 3 Sustainable Stays In Kerala, India

Known as “God’s Own Country” for its diverse ecosystems and landscapes, India’s Kerala is the perfect destination to explore Mother Nature. It’s also a worthwhile place to learn how to respect her, beginning with the carbon footprint you leave when […]

The Hornbill Camp: Where Bird Sanctuary Meets Organic Plantation In India

The Hornbill Camp: Where Bird Sanctuary Meets Organic Plantation In India

“The Western Ghats are a very important place in India. It’s home to the richest bird life on the Indian Peninsula as well as thousands of Ayurvedic plants.” I’m at the Hornbill Camp, taking a tour of the onsite organic […]