Conservation of biodiversity is not possible sans support and involvement of the local community. The communities which live in the fringe areas of protected areas depend heavily on natural resources for their livelihood. To address this issue, Aaranyak began the Conservation and Livelihood Division to explore diversified livelihood means to improve the economic condition of the local communities so that the people become less dependant on biodiversity resources to earn their livelihood. The focus is on integrating research and community-based activities into a coherent division that generates knowledge and fosters innovation at local and regional levels to facilitate sustainable development in terms of biodiversity conservation.

Eastern Routes is donating a percentage of its income from tours to support Aaranyak‘s Conservation and Livelihood Division in Kaziranga National Park fringe areas. We welcome our guests to come view the benefits of this donation and interact with the locals (beneficiaries) during their visit.

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Ganga Boat Ride & Cruise Varanasi

Ganga Boat Ride & Cruise operates specialized cruises on the Ganga between Allahabad and Varanasi in the months of October to March. From the comfort of a unique houseboat – “The Tarangini”, equipped with an en-suite bath and toilet facility, it invites guests to discover the serenity of the Ganga, and gives them an opportunity to experience India as few people know it.

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Ze Hood

Reconnect with nature by learning primitive skills to survive and live in the lap of Mother Nature. Our training modules include:

  • Fire building
  • Filter & purify your water
  • Shelter building
  • Foraging
  • Navigation

Eastern Routes is partnering with Ze Hood to organize Survival Skill Courses in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. Ze Hood is specialized in Wilderness Initiation in Nepal since 2006.

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Photo Voyageurs

Patrick Frilet, an internationally recognized photojournalist, takes you to the north-east of India on the borders of China and Burma, more precisely in Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh at the time of the Northeast’s greatest festivals.

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