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RT Award Winners in India

May 18, 2020
Harold Goodwin
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Directory Responsible Tourism Award Winners in India

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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

Assam

  1. Manas Maozigendri Ecotourism Society (MMES) Silver 2021
    www.maozignedri.org

Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

  1.  UT Administration of DNH & DD One to Watch 2022
    www.tourismdddnh.in

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
  7. Delhi Food Walks 2021 Overall Winner & Gold
    www.delhifoodwalks.com
  8. Augtraveler  Gold 2021
    www.augtraveler.com
  9. SITA Travel  Gold 2021
    www.sita.in
  10. Women with Wheels Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Bangalore and Indore. Silver 2021
    http://azadfoundation.com/our-programmes/women-with-wheels/
  11. Naggar,  CivicHelp And Progress Foundation
    www.chapfoundation.org
  12. Bayberry Adventures One to Watch 2022
    bayberryadventures.com/
  13. Lemon Tree Hotels  Gold 2023
    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

Haryana

  1. Pugdundee Safaris Silver 2022
    www.pugdundeesafaris.com

Himachal Pradesh

  1. Ghoomakad, Indian Himalayas (2018 Gold Winner)
    www.ghoomakad.comDemul Homestays (2018 Silver Winner)
  1. 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
  2. Not On Map One to Watch 2022
    notonmap.com/
  3.  Blackberry Hills, Munnar Nature Resort and Spa Silver 2022
    blackberryresorts.com/

 

Karnataka

  1. BuDa Folklore (2020 Silver Winner)
    www.buda-honnavar.blogspot.com
  2.  LetsGoForACamp Travel and Innovation LLP Silver 2022
    www.letsgoforacamp.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
  4. Kerala Gold 2021
    www.keralatourism.org
  5.  Invis Multimedia, Silver 2021
    www.invismultimedia.com/sustainability
  6. Lakesong, Silver 2021
    www.eastend.in/lakesong/
  7. Aymanam One to Watch 2021
    https://www.keralatourism.org/responsible-tourism/destination/aymanam/12
  8. Kerala Voyages for Nature to Homes Silver 2022
    www.keralavoyages.com   https://naturetohomes.in/
  9. Kerala Tourism Gold 2022 [Diversity]
    www.keralatourism.org/responsible-tourism/
  10. Kerala Tourism Gold 2022  [Plastic]
    www.keralatourism.org/responsible-tourism/
  11.  Vir Naturals Silver 2022
    www.thooshan.com
  12. Water Street Gold 2022
    https://www.keralatourism.org/newsletter/news/2022/water-street-project/2078

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
  4. Mountain Homestays Gold 2021
    www.mountainhomestays.com

Madhya Pradesh

  1. Friends of Orchha (2018 Gold Winner)
    www.orchha.org
  1. The Sarai at Toria (2019 Silver Winner)
    www.saraiattoria.com
  2. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, Rural Tourism Programme Gold & Global 2021
    www.mptourism.com/
  3. Safe Tourism Destinations for Women, One to Watch 2021
    https://www.mptourism.com/women-entrepreneurs-give-tourism-a-boost-in-madhya-pradesh.html
  4. Madhya Pradesh Tourism  Board Gold 2022 [Diversity] https://tourism.mp.gov.in/
  5. Madhya Pradesh Tourism  Board Gold 2022 [Local Economic Benefit] 
    https://tourism.mp.gov.in/
  6. Madhya Pradesh Tourism  Board Silver 2022 [Differently Abled] 
    https://tourism.mp.gov.in/
  7. Madhya Pradesh Tourism  Board Gold 2022 [Natural Heritage & Biodiversity] 
    https://tourism.mp.gov.in/
  8. Haritika, Silver 2022
    http://haritika.in/
  9. Madhya Pradesh Tourism  Board Gold 2022 [Cultural Heritage] 
    https://tourism.mp.gov.in/

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
  3. Booking.com 2021 Silver
    www.booking.com/country/in.en-gb.html
  4. Kaarwan EduTravel LLP  2021 Gold
    www.kaarwan.com
  5. Pashoo Pakshee , 2021 Silver
    www.pashoopakshee.com 
  6. Govardhan Village, Gold & Global 2021
    ecovillage.org.in/
  7. Tiger Trails Jungle Lodges, Chichghat Conservancy, Silver 2021
    www.tigertrails.in
  8. No Footprints Mumbai Gold & Global 2021
    www.nfpexplore.com/ 
  9. Village Ways 2021 Gold & Global
    www.villageways.com/
  10. India Hotels Company (IHCL) Gold 2022 [Sustaining Employees and Communities through the Pandemic]
    www.ihcltata.com/
  11. Be the local Tours  Silver 2022
    www.bethelocaltoursandtravels.com 
  12. The Extra Mile One to Watch 2022
    www.theextramile.co.in/
  13. Baswant Honey Bee Park Silver 2022
    www.baswant.com/agrotour
  14.  Indian Hotels Silver 2022 [Cultural Heritage] www.ihcltata.com/

 

Odisha

  1. Mangalajodi Ecotourism Trust, Chilika Lake (2019 Gold Winner)
    https://www.mangalajodiecotourism.com
  2. Odisha  Silver 2021
    www.odishatourism.gov.in

Rajasthan

  1. Chhotaram Prajapat (2018 Silver Winner)
    www.salawashomestay.com 
  2. Aathun  Silver 2021
    www.pashoopakshee.com
  3.  Chhotaram Prajapat Homestay, One to Watch 2021
    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
  9. Madhouse to Mudhouse 2021 'One to Watch'
    www.mad2mud.com
  10. Waste Warriors Gold 2021
    https://wastewarriors.org
  11. Kalap Trust Silver 2021
    www.kalaptrust.org
  12. Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board One to Watch 2021
    uttarakhandtourism.gov.in/
  13. R.O.S.E Kanda, Bageshwar One to Watch 2021
    https://www.euttaranchal.com/hotels/rose-kanda-rural-homestay-bageshwar.php

West Bengal

  1.  Immersive Trails Siver 2021
    www.immersivetrails.com 

Inbound Operators

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

 

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