Embrace World Earth Day with these 5 places to stay in India and enjoy nature

In the bustling world of travel, finding a stay that can transform into a retreat that offers tranquility while honoring the well-being of our planet is a true treasure. As we become increasingly aware of the footprint we leave behind, eco-friendly stays in India have emerged as beacons of conscious tourism.

On World Earth Day, an occasion that champions the fight for a better future, commemorate this belief at the crossroads of travel. Discover and immerse yourself in secluded cottages nestled in lush landscapes and urban retreats that combine recycled materials with a distinctive local charm – on Airbnb.

Agristays @ The Earthen Manor Home Stay, Kochi

Nestled in the green canopy of a 6-acre nutmeg garden in the countryside of Kochi, the Earthen Manor homestay offers a premium Mud-Wood cottage experience. Built with treated mud, laterite and recycled wood, guests can embrace sustainable living while enjoying thoughtful amenities including a functional kitchen and an entertainment lounge with musical instruments.

Adiem Homestay, Nashik


Adiem Homestay is located among concrete apartments and is a green oasis in an urban jungle. This unique Airbnb with recycled furniture redefines hospitality with its environmentally conscious ethos and offers its own DNA in the heart of the city. Guests can enjoy the serene atmosphere, relax in cozy music and reading corners, and enjoy meals amid the sustainable charm of this homestay. With communal areas and an inviting terrace, it is the perfect place to disconnect from the screens that surround us and embrace the spirit of nature.

Private cottage in textile paradise, Leh

Located in the serene Choglamsar village near Leh, this handcrafted house embodies sustainability and harmony with nature. The house was built in 2019 with the idea of ​​creating a space that feels part of the land it is built on and in harmony with Ladakh’s ecosystem. The house was built under the guidance of Bogadhi Sandeep, an award-winning architect in Ladakh.

The Airbnb offers a private and cozy space with views over the Stok Range and a large private terrace to sit on and enjoy the afternoon sun. The home furnishings are completely hand-spun and woven by a team of artisans. Coffee and tea in the morning is of course included! The garden embodies an approach to life: growing in harmony with nature, patiently waiting for seeds to turn into plants and cherishing the change of the seasons. The perfect place to relax, disconnect from the world and connect with nature!

Pratham Tree House, Bir

Embark on a thrilling adventure in Bir, the paragliding capital of India, and experience this unique treehouse retreat made from ancient wood. Nestled amid tea gardens, the eco-conscious retreat features an induction-equipped kitchen for culinary explorations and is a cozy retreat for couples, families or friends seeking an unparalleled experience.

Inspired by MettāDhura

Located in Dhura village in Almora district of Uttarakhand, MettāDhura offers an experiential retreat amidst orchards and forests. Made with local materials, the chalet invites creative exploration with beautiful mountain views. Reached by a scenic but rugged road, it is a haven for conscious living, offering traditional meals that promote harmony with nature and local culture.

The cottages are built with locally available materials by local craftsmen and match the serene atmosphere of the village and nearby forests. The farm and orchard are occasionally visited by a family of barking deer and her fawn, butterflies, porcupines and by monkeys during harvest. You can wander and relax around the orchard, or take walks on the woodland paths within and around the property. The surrounding forest and nearby hills with the snow-capped Himalayas in the background create a beautiful setting to lose yourself.

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first print: Apr 21, 2024 07:58 IST