Responsible Trips

Spend a night watching fireflies in the jungle, sleep under the stars in the desert, learn puppetry under an ancient banyan tree or read next to an old, abandoned boat in a coastal village... Do yourself a favour. Take that trip.
A Day in the Forest

A Day in the Forest

Khoj-aao! Adventures

Where: Goa
When: September to March
How long: 1 day (overnight camping optional)
How much: Rs 2,500 per person for the day trip from 7am to 7pm; includes local Goan breakfast, picnic lunch, tea, guide, high-quality adventure equipment and transportation.

What to expect:

Venture into the lush and relatively less touristy hinterland of Goa and explore her picturesque villages and dense reserve forests. Trek into the forests, wade across streams, visit an ancient 13th century temple, relish a picnic lunch and spend evening tea time with a local family. If you're up for an adventure, you can opt for an overnight camping trip—a chance to cook over a fire, stargaze and reconnect with nature and one's self.

Read more: http://khojaao.com/

Mai (Maihar Art Ichol) Festival

Mai (Maihar Art Ichol) Festival

Art Ichol

Where: Art Ichol, Maihar, Madhya Pradesh
When: February
How long: 2 days
How much: Rs 6,000 per day per person, includes accommodation, all meals and artist aids to assist visitors

What to expect:

The annual festival is a mix of visual and performing arts. This year, the festival will open with the inauguration of Paresh Maity’s 30 feet high sculpture. This will be followed by a performance by Bharat Natyam dancer and Padmashri Geeta Chandran. Visitors can also spend more time here, observing the works created by artists in residence. Talks, presentations and workshops are held for artists and visitors and training workshops are organised for the local communities, villagers and children. 

Read More: http://www.artichol.in/Festivals.html

Amateur Naturalist Program

Amateur Naturalist Program

Pugdundee Safaris

Where: Satpura Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
When: January 5 to 11
How long: 7 days
How much: Rs 45,000 per person; includes accommodation, meals, two safaris in national park, two late evening safaris in buffer zone, one boat ride and nature walks

What to expect:

Organised by Wildlife and Forestry Services and jungle lodge operator Pugdundee Safaris, the Amateur Naturalist Course has been curated for those interested to know more about wildlife or explore a future potential as a naturalist, regardless of their educational background. Participants will get an introduction to subjects like different types of fauna, different habitats and conservation management.  

Read more: https://www.pugdundeesafaris.com/programs/exclusive-wildlife-experiences/amateur-naturalist-training-course.php

Hampi and Badami Biking Tour

Hampi and Badami Biking Tour

Unventured

Where: Karnataka
When: December 24 to 28
How long: 5 days
How much: From Rs 32,000

What to expect:

This five-day trail lets you explore the ruins of the Kingdom of Vijayanagara, with its elaborate temples, palaces and city structures. The medium-intensity tour also take you through quaint countryside, along fields of cotton, paddy and corn, and picturesque valleys where large boulders form cascades and rapids. En route you may even get a chance to sip on a glass of “majjige” (buttermilk) and take a bite of freshly made “Rotti” (flat bread). Trip cost includes the cycles, accommodation, meals and support vehicle.

Read more: http://unventured.com/tour/hampi-and-badami-bike-adventure/

Disclaimer:We have tried to ensure the operators listed here are responsible towards local communities and the environment. We, however, urge travellers to do additional checks when choosing an experience/accommodation.