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Responsible Tourism

Life of a Tourist

When we visit to their villages, they always ask us why these people (foreigners) are coming here. I explain them that they are tourists and they are here as travellers to see things which they do not get to see in their day today life. Still the folks in the village do not understand why someone need to TRAVEL as for them life is limited to their field; block office (for rice), weekly market, local hospital max.

We sponsored a trip for These folks from our adopted village near our camp DESIA to experience the life as a Tourist as they come first time out of their normal life, first time in train, first time by the sea or at a Temple of such magnitude like Puri - Konark and lucky to witness the rituals inside the temple as God returns home after Ratha Yatra (spl thanks to my friend Nata babu and Soumendra Priyadarshi)

We are privileged to have this opportunity to show them another world and enjoyed each moment as they enjoyed their life as a Tourist.

NOW they are back in home and hope they can understand why people Travel!!!!!They can understand tourism better than before.

Win Win for all and good practice of RESPONSIBLE TOURISM. Is not it??

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Heritage Tours OrissaAs responsible travelers seek out both the highlights of a destination and true experience of local culture but in a way that benefit the local communities. we at HERITAGE TOURS not only deliver the authentic local experience but ensures active steps to care for the destination and local community.

Our founders have established a separate dedicated arm of Heritage tours in the name of BAREFOOT which is registered in society act. Team Barefoot is focused on four Es:

  • Environment
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Employment

As a step to care for ENVIORNMENT we have regular activities such as beach cleaning at Puri, Testing of CO2 emission for the auto rickshaws, Plantation, Film shows in schools on Global warming, awareness for conservation of Olive Ridley sea turtle and many other events.

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As a commitment for EDUCATION, we regularly support a school at the tribal area by providing scholarship to the deserving students and play equipments. We ensure our guests to spend some time in these schools during our tribal tour.

In order to conserve ENERGY we have organized a workshop for more than 70 technical persons from hotel industries which is followed by a energy audit by professionals.

We have serious plan to set up community based tourism on community ownership basis which will create EMPLOYMENT and economic upliftments for the locals.

When you travel with Heritage tours, we ensure the following principles

Environmental Concern

  • We always leave the place more cleaner than what it was before we camp
  • For cooking while camping we use gas than fire wood.
  • Our vehicles are well maintained and regularly checked based on emission rules. Also our drivers are trained to minimize the sound pollution by not blowing un necessary horns.
  • We encourage plantation on the destinations we visit

Supporting Local Business

  • We use small and local owned hotels , home stays, eating places and local transport wherever possible
  • We hire local guides to escort our guests in selected destinations even though we have an accompanying guide for the entire tour
  • We buy local groceries, vegetables and crafts from the community we visit in our tours
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Community based Tourism

  • We enjoy a good relation with the communities we visit as we ensure respectful behavior from our guests to the locals and the local culture.
  • We contribute to the communities for their festivals and other need based issues.
  • We are in process of setting up accommodation in village near Chilika lake and Koraput on community ownership basis

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