Saturday, 21 June 2008

eco lodges in India

Today sees the addition of 2 sister hotels to the ecobookers, both located in India.

The first, Elephant Valley Eco Farm hotel, is located in an area of the Western Ghats which one of the 25 bio-diversity hotspots of the planet, making this a great place to spot elephants, bison, leopards and a host of other wildlife. You can also enjoy the river and its natural pools which lead to spectacular waterfalls.

Accommodation consists of tent houses, offering homely comfort in the midst of the wilderness, and cottages, equipped with colonial and art deco furniture and each with its own garden overlooking the Gangavaar River and the coffee plantation.

Sister hotel, Dune Eco Beach Hotel, is located 15kms from the heart of Pondicherry. At this eco-friendly village you will find individually decorated houses and bungalows discreetly hidden over 30 acres and 700m of beach front.

From here you can explore Pondicherry (15km), an ex-French colony with quaint colonial houses and numerous restaurants, Auroville (8km), an experimental township sustaining a unique community and Gingee, an ancient fort set amongst a landscape of granite chaos.