Wheelchair accessible Kerala tour in India

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Accessible overview:
Travels with us are completely accessible and assisted, tailor made as per the interests and accessibility needs of the traveler. We include experiences as per the disability utilising all the senses so as to create an immersive travel experience.

My father is blind and my mother is a wheelchair user so I am most aware that the thought of traveling to unknown places raises a lot of questions in the minds of a person with disability. Inaccessibility, lack of basic amenities and societal prejudice are some of the barriers they face. When we travelled as a family, every attempt was a surprise and not always a good one so when I grew up, I set up this company to provide accessible travel solutions and leisure excursions for people with different disabilities. Our trips aim to break the barriers of disability.
Limited mobility:
The trip is open for people with any disability. Limited mobility is no problem as our itineraries are designed and conducted as per the disability of the traveler and their interests. We have assistance on our tours so there will be someone on hand to help when needed. We do a pre-assessment of every traveler and design the travel as per their accessibility needs and interests. Based on the assessment appropriate assistance is provided by trained professionals all through out the tour. One can even travel solo, as a couple or as a family or group of friends. We make sure to provide you a hotel room matching the international accessibility standards.
Wheelchair:
Our trips are designed to be completely accessible and assisted. The itinerary is for reference purpose only. Based on the limitations at the place of visit, the experiences and places of visit might vary but we will design accordingly so that all places we eat and sleep in and all attractions we visit are wheelchair accessible. Adapted accessible vehicles are available for wheelchair users on request basis. We do a thorough pre-assessment of every traveler and design the travel as per their accessibility needs and interests. Based on the assessment appropriate assistance is provided by trained professionals all throughout the tour. One can even travel solo, as a couple or as a family or group of friends. In few cases of extreme disability, we might ask a family member to travel along though. We make sure to provide you a hotel room matching the international accessibility standards and suitable to your needs and choices.
Blind or limited vision:
The trip is open for people with any disability, which includes those with a visual impairment. One can even travel solo, as a couple or as a family or group of friends, organization or as an institution based on various themes like cultural immersion, heritage, spirituality, wellness and even adventure. A part time or full-time travel buddy can also be facilitated, if required, as per the assistive needs of the traveler. Our trips are sensory in nature where in we use 3D printed models of monuments to assist travelers in exploring the heritage they are visiting. We even take special access permissions wherever possible to provide a more tactile and sensory travel experience. Our trips are certainly not just audio for the blind. Even cross disability couples are welcome to travel with us (similar to my parents).
Deaf/limited hearing:
As above, the trip is open for people with any disability. Deaf and mute and people with limited hearing are also free to travel with us. We provide information in easy language for their better understanding and sign language interpreters. Since there are various sign languages globally please reach out to us for more information. One can even travel solo, as a couple or as a family or group of friends, organization or as an institution based on various themes like cultural immersion, heritage, spirituality, wellness and even adventure. In some cases, we might request a family member to join for the comfort of the primary traveler. We could arrange for deaf travelers to be accompanied by a sign language interpreter if not traveling with a companion but please do talk to us for more information.
Cognitive conditions:
As above, the trip is open for people with any disability, though in some cases for people with cognitive conditions we might request a family member to join for the comfort of disabled traveler. We also help the family to prepare the person with cognitive condition in advance for travel.
'Free from' food:
Special dietary requirements are absolutely no problem with us. Be it vegetarian, vegan or any sort of food allergy can be taken care of by us. We customize the meals as per the dietary requirements of each traveler.
LGBT:
Our tours are absolutely safe, welcoming and guarantee an experience free from prejudice for LGBT travelers and couples.
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Responsible tourism

Wheelchair accessible Kerala tour in India

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

No plastic: Where ever its possible we use refillable bottles for water consumption. We make sure the water is filtered except that it comes in Big Refillable Cans. Thus minimize usage of single usage plastic. While shopping also we provide cloth / reusable bags to our travelers so that they dont have to use single use plastic bags.

No litter: Whenever we are out in nature, we make sure that all our waste is collected and processed through appropriate channels and disposed off in an environment friendly manner.

No animal rides: We do not promote or sell animal rides like elephant rides, camel or horse rides. We instead take our travelers to an elephant rescue center or a bear rescue center to spread awareness about the cruelty that exists against animals and their wonderful rescue stories.

Sustainable Properties: We prefer properties which have implemented zero waste policy as much as possible. Where rain water harvesting and recycling are a way of life.

Least carbon footprint: We also use vehicles or media of transport(of course we make sure that its accessible for each disability) which has the least carbon footprint.

In Thekaddy, Komarakom and Kochi we use specifically CGH Earth properties who are a pioneer in implementing Responsible Tourism practices at all their properties. They all are completely plastic free with refillable dated glass bottles for water consumption, refillable pottery vases for toiletries and old newspapers as envelopes. They also are self sustainable in rain water harvesting and their waste management. Protecting fragile ecosystems, they conserve the local flora and fauna and take measures to save water and energy.

They do not discharge any waste from the boats into the lake and work with local governing bodies to educate and spread the message of good environmental practices.

In Thekaddy we showcase to our guests processes of recycling of water, solid waste management, solar energy and organic farming. They can also have a hands-on exposure on creating paper from waste.

Community

We always make sure to benefit the local communities through our travels. Whether its offering unique experiences to the travelers by taking them to local artisans and witness the art forms being made and getting the artisans paid for showcasing their work. This helps the artisans not to abandon their native villages/towns and art forms and stay and practice the same. Or else these art forms would be lost somewhere in history.
This conservation of art forms plays a big role in our responsible tourism practices because every state in India has a different culture, tradition and innumerable art forms and languages which would go obsolete if we don’t preserve it now.

We prefer to use homestays or traditional old houses or bungalows (of course we have to keep accessibility of the place in mind) which imbibe the local culture of the destination and often are family run. This helps in heritage and cultural conservation at the bottom line.

Working with local communities: At all our travel destinations we work with local people for the very reason that they know their habitat the best and we do not want them to move to bigger cities in search for employment. We employ for our tourism projects and train them as per global service standards so that they have a source of income at their native place itself. And India being such a diverse country and every state having a totally different language and culture and tradition, it makes perfect sense to work with the people who are natives as they would be able to provide the most authentic experiences.

The village life experience in Kerala is with the RT Mission, an initiative of Kerala to promote responsible tourism in the state. The initiative is also the recipient of UNWTO Ulysses award for innovation in public policy and governance apart from the WTM Award and many national awards.
The Mission is envisaged with a 'triple-bottom-line' mission which comprises economic, social and environmental responsibilities. Making tourism a tool for the development of village and local communities, eradicating poverty and giving emphasis to women empowerment are the main aims of the Responsible Tourism Mission. The mission aspires to provide an additional income and a better livelihood to farmers, traditional artisans, and marginalized people along with creating a social and environmental equilibrium.
We experience these practices in motion in Kumarakom, Kovalam and Thekaddy.

Every CGH property, while bearing its own distinct identity, has a local address that makes it one with the region - its rich landscapes, the people who live there and their distinct ways of life!

Your vacation experiences will become an extension of the life of the villages and towns where each resort is located. They are designed to sharpen your vision and heighten your understanding of the intricacies of each community around you as you get immersed in their warmth, colour, diversity and wisdom.

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