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Responsible Tourism

Ratan Villas adheres to the fundamentals of Responsible Tourism through the following initiatives.

Water Conservation

  • Dual flushing cisterns installed
  • The treated water used for horticulture
  • Foam flow faucets used to reduce water consumption

Solid Waste Management

  • Degradable / Bio degradable waste segregation
  • Plastic / paper / glass / metals (cans) sent for recycling
  • STP sludge used as fertilizer (organic manure)

Sound Pollution

  • Acoustic enclosures installed for generators / kitchen exhausts
  • Continuously working to minimise mechanical noise levels at resort
  • No vehicular movement within the resort premises

Air Pollution

  • Diesel generators with electronic governors to reduce fuel consumption
  • Staff accommodated within property. Hence no transportation required
  • Company owned wind power generators supplying surplus power to government and conmensating for the carbon credits.
  • Local trees planted in the resort premises

Energy Conservation

  • CFL Lamps used
  • Multiple entries discouraged in cold rooms
  • Electronic governors on Diesel Generators to reduce fuel consumption.
  • Air conditioners only in the bedrooms

Reduced use of plastic

  • Reverse Osmosis plant in each suite reduces usage of bottled drinking water
  • Usage of cloth bags & bags made out of news papers is encouraged
  • Biodegradable bags used in the waste bins

Flora & Fauna

  • Only local trees and plants are planted in the resort premises
  • Designated areas within the resort, which was previously purely farm land, being restored to a naturally wild condition as a sanctuary for local fauna
  • No exotic fauna within resort premises
  • Steps taken to minimize formal landscaping
  • Financial assistance to the anti-poaching camp at hideouts in sanctuary run by the Rajasthan Forest Department
  • Trevors Tank Park fees paid by guests helps in upkeep of national park

Sustainable tourism

  • Number of guests entering the forest is limited
  • Construction of rooms is limited to retain the serenity of the environment
  • Guests' and vehicle intrusion into ecologically sensitive areas minimized

Light Pollution

  • Usage of lights optimized to minimize disturbance to nocturnal wildlife


  • Local cultural shows are organized in the resort to showcase local culture
  • Local youth encouraged to learn their traditional art forms. (Local dance, traditional welcome, music)
  • Activities at the resort based on local culture and nature Eg: Farming, Jungle Trekking and Safaris
  • Local architecture is showcased in the theme of the resort
  • Locally available materials used in construction
  • Local food showcased
  • TVs donated to the local community
  • Engaging with local village heads in community development programs.
  • Structured Community Development Programs are planned annually Eg: Scholarships, Toilets in villages, Road work, etc


  • Currently local employment at the resort is 30 %. We intend to reach 50% in next three years.
  • Cultural shows are carried out by the locals, providing them with a supplementary means of income
  • Purchase of groceries and vegetables from local markets

Fair Trade

  • Complied with all labour laws of the state
  • Where possible, we ensure that products used are not made by child or bonded labour
  • We ensure that suppliers are paid a fair price for their products & services

Conservation through Education

  • Our web site features our Responsible Tourism Policy and Initiatives
  • Small message boards are placed in relevant places at the lodge to educate the guests on Responsible Tourism
  • We are about to launch a special booklet describing the local flora, fauna and our Responsible Tourism Initiatives, which will be distributed to guests at the lodge.