Near border standoff, a village opens its homes to a new future

Homestay is not a standalone concept, but is tied in with community-based tourism. Villagers have become more self-reliant.

Is Responsible Tourism an Oxymoron?

Tourism policy in India is increasingly realizing the potential and need for genuinely community-run, ecologically sensitive visitation.

The nature of belief (in Lepcha language)

As hunger for growth and energy threatens a community of nature worshippers, they point to a different path towards development

The nature of belief

As hunger for growth and energy threatens a community of nature worshippers, they point to a different path towards development

Camping Heights

“We want to give visitors a feel of how it is to stay in a forest, or in a village that has not seen electricity..."

Community-based Homestays: Innovation in Tourism

Rural homestays are becoming a valuable source of livelihoods and sustainable tourism in parts of the Himalayas. Here are some stories of such faci...

Lure of the homestay

In the Himalayas and various other parts of India, a new model for low-impact tourism is needed to protect the fragile ecosystems that provide you...

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