Potential Clients

Responsible Tourism Resource Centre, India   The RTRC will appeal to a wide range of potential collaborators and clients:

- Members of our new Village Tourism Enterprises.

- Community-based tourism projects and organisations

- Funding agencies that are involved in rural tourism development or as part of livelihood programmes.

- Academic & Research institutions.

- Naturalist and environmental agencies, Schools, National Parks & Wildlife Conservation Organisations.

Khali Estate

Khali Estate  

Khali Estate, the base for the RTRC is a delightful, privately-owned heritage style hotel, at one time used as an ashram by Mahatma Gandhi and later as a home for Jawaharlal Nehru. Guest accommodation is in 15 tastefully designed stone-built twin-bedded cottages among pine trees, with views over the Himalayan peaks. The hotel is centred on an original colonial style bungalow, with a similarly designed dining room and a 40-seat conference room.

 

 

Community-owned Guesthouses

Community-owned Guesthouses  

Community-owned and managed guest houses are located in six villages near the RTRC, around the Binsar Sanctuary, where participants will be made to feel at home. Facilities include three comfortable twin bedded rooms in each house, dining/living room with bokkari wood-burning stove, Western-style toilets, hot water showers, and solar lighting.

 

 

Training Retreat

Training Retreats  

The RTRC offers a retreat for groups who wish to organise workshops through their own resource persons, with options for visiting villages with local guides. This offers government, NGO and private organisations opportunities for team-building and experience sharing in a rural context. We will look after logistics.

 

 

Guided Workshops

Guided Workshops  

Guided workshops, in which Village Ways can arrange resource persons and facilitators to guide the learning experience, as well as local guides for village visits. Our Village Committee partners, with practical experience in community-managed tourism, will be key resource persons.

 

 

 

Short Course Training

Short Course Training  

Tailor-made short course training in specialist topics related to responsible tourism in a workshop and village environment. These can be arranged for our collaborators at thr RTRC, to include formal training by resource persons at Khali Estate, combined with stays in villages, with exposure to the practical experience of our village partners. Visits can also be arranged to our Saryu Valley project and to sites of historical and cultural interest.

 

 

Ecology & Environment

Ecology & Environment  

Guided walks and workshops to understand the ecological and environmental benefits of responsible community-based tourism, escorted by our local guides and professional naturalists who are well-versed in the flora and fauna of the region.

 

 

Accommodation Resources

Training Resources  

Our Responsible Tourism Resource Centre has ample facilities for groups of up to 20 people, with access to six partner villages and training resource persons.

 

 

Facilities available

Facilities available  

We can arrange for train and road travel from Delhi, full board accommodation at the RTRC in Khali and in village guesthouses, resource persons, guides, communications, basic office facilities and add-on tours. All this and the peace and tranquility of the hills, against a backdrop of the magnificent Himalayan massif.