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RT Award Winners in India

May 18, 2020
Harold Goodwin
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Directory of Indian Responsible Tourism Awards
IRTA India Responsible Tourism Award
WRTA World Responsible Tourism Award

Judges' Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Responsible Tourism

These awards are rare and are used to recognise businesses which achieve in multiple categories and have been previously recognised a number of times. To win in successive years businesses have to have achieved something new. Only a few businesses can therefore win multiple times - those businesses are outstanding. There have been 5 Judges' Awards, three in Africa and two in India.

 

Two of the prestigious Judges' Awards have been presented to Jose Dominic of CGH Earth Hotels (on the left) and Rupesh Kumar of the Kerala Responsible Tourism Mission (on the right). This photograph was taken at the presentation of their Awards in Kumarakom, the village in Kerala where Responsible Tourism was tried & tested.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  1. Koh Hee (2020 Gold Winner)
    www.instagram.com/koh.hee.homestay

Delhi

  1. Planet Abled  (2017 Gold Winner & Joint Overall Winner)
    www.planetabled.com
  2. Open Eyes Project (2019 Silver Winner)
    https://openeyesproject.com
  3. Not on Map (2020 ‘One to Watch’)
    www.notonmap.com
  4. Sanctuary Nature Foundation (2020 Gold Winner)
    https://www.sanctuaryasia.com/conservation/news/10572-sanctuary-nature-foundation-launches-mud-on-boots-project.html
  5. Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative of the Aga Khan Trust Culture(2020 Gold Winner and 2020 Overall Winner)
    www.nizamuddinrenewal.org
  6. Lemon Tree Hotels 2016 WRTA Gold and Overall Winner
    www.lemontreehotels.com

Goa

  1. Arco Iris (2017 Gold Winner)
    www.arcoiris.in
  1. Konkan Explorers – Morjim (2018 Silver Winner)
    www.konkanexplorers.com
  1. Wildernest, Chorla Ghats (2018 Silver Winner)
    www.wildernest-goa.com

Gujarat

  1. Rural Pleasure (2017 Silver)
    www.ruralpleasure.com
  1. Bhuj House, Kutch (2018 Gold Winner)
    www.thebhujhouse.com

Himachal Pradesh

  1. Ghoomakad, Indian Himalayas (2018 Gold Winner)
    www.ghoomakad.com
  1. Demul Homestays (2018 Silver Winner)
  2. Meena Bagh (2018 Silver Winner)
    https://meenabaghhomes.com/
  1. Himalayan Ecotourism (2019 Gold and Overall Winner)
    www.himalayanecotourism.com
  1. Kundan Homestay (2019 ‘One to Watch’)
    https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/12884062?source_impression_id=p3_1589950756_q8ZHSgMRYIpmcilx&guests=1&adults=1

Ladakh

  1. Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust (2017 Gold Winner and Joint Overall Winner) www.snowleopardindia.org
  2. Hearth Hostel (2019 ‘One to Watch)
    https://www.responsibletourismindia.com/stay/hearth-hostel/229

  3. Himalayan Farmstays (2020 Silver Winner)
    https://www.hial.edu.in

Karnataka

  1. BuDa Folklore (2020 Silver Winner)
    www.buda-honnavar.blogspot.com

 Kerala

  1. Dewalokam  (2017 Silver Winner)
    www.dewalokam.in
  2. The Blue Yonder (2017 Gold Winner)
    www.theblueyonder.com
  1. Kabani Community Tourism (2017 Silver Winner)
    www.kabanitour.com
  1. Fringe Ford (2018 Gold Winner and ‘Overall Winner’ & WRTA Gold 2018)
    www.fringeford.com

  2. The Preserve Alleppey Society (2018 Silver Winner)
    http://preservealleppey.com/index.htm
  1. Kerala Responsible Tourism Mission (2018 ‘Outstanding Achievement’)
    www.rtkerala.com
  2. Spice Village – CGH Earth , Thekkady (2019 Judges' Award ‘Outstanding Contribution’) www.cghearth.com/spice-village
  1. Neeleshwar Hermitage (2020 Silver Winner)
    www.neeleshwarhermitage.com
  2. Coconut Lagoon, Kerala, India,WRTA 2018  Silver
    www.cghearth.com/coconut-lagoon

  3. Kumarakom, Kerala, India WRTA 2018  Gold
    www.keralatourism.org/responsibletourism
    www.rtkerala.com

Madhya Pradesh

  1. Friends of Orchha (2018 Gold Winner)
    www.orchha.org
  1. The Sarai at Toria (2019 Silver Winner)
    www.saraiattoria.com

Maharashtra

  1. Farm of Happiness or ‘Aanandache Shet’ (2017 Gold Winner)
    www.farmofhappiness.com
  1. Grassroutes Journeys (2017 Silver Winner)
    www.grassroutes.co.in
  1. Reality Tours and Travel, Mumbai (2018 Gold Winner)
    www.realitytoursandtravel.com
  1. Maachli (2018 Gold Winner)
    www.maachli.in
  2. No Footprints (2020 Gold Winner)
    www.nfpexplore.com

Odisha

  1. Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust, Chilika Lake (2019 Gold Winner)
    https://www.mangalajodiecotourism.com

Rajasthan

  1. Chhotaram Prajapat (2018 Silver Winner)
    www.salawashomestay.com 

Sikkim

  1. Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse (2017 Gold Winner)
    www.biksthang.com
  1. Daragaon Village Retreat, Gurung Homestay (2017 Silver Winner) https://www.responsibletourismindia.com/stay/daragaon-village-retreat/33
  1. Mayal Lyang , Dzongu & Bhoramdeo Jungle Retreat (2019 Gold Winner)
    www.mayallyang.com
  1. Glenburn Tea Estate & Boutique Hotel (2020 Gold Winner)
    www.glenburnteaestate.com
  1. Eshab Homestay (2020 ‘One to Watch’)
    https://www.responsibletourismindia.com/stay/eshab-homestay/220
  2. Dominika Hagarová Travel (2020 ‘One to Watch’)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Travel-around-Darjeeling-Responsible-guidebook-ebook/dp/B0818C5PH8

Tamil Nadu

  1. Madras Crocodile Bank Trust & Centre for Herpetology (Croc Bank) (2017 Silver Winner) www.madrascrocodilebank.org
  1. Quest Asia (2018, Silver Winner ‘Outdoor Operator’

Uttarakhand

  1. Atali Ganga (2017 Silver Winner)
    www.ataliganga.com
  2. Expeditions India (2019 Silver Winner)
    www.expeditionsindia.com
  3. The Goat Village (2019 Gold Winner & Gold WRTA 2019 )
    www.thegoatvillage.com
  4. Banlekhi Resorts (2019 ‘One to Watch')
    http://www.banlekhi.in/
  5. The Corbett Foundation (2020 Silver Winner)
    www.corbettfoundation.org
  6. Devalsari Paryavaran Sanrakshan awam Tekniki Vikas Samiti (2020 ‘One to watch’)
    www.devalsari.org
  7. Tanhau Homestay (2020 Silver Winner)
    www.tanhau.in
  8. Eco Harrymans Homestay (2020 ‘One to Watch’)
    www.ecoharrymanshomestay.com

Inbound Operators

  1. Journeys with Meaning (2019 Gold Winner)
    www.journeyswithmeaning.org
  1. Holidays in Rural India (2020 ‘One to Watch’)
    www.holidaysinruralindia.com

 

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