Aahana's Journey With Sustainability
Water conservation is at the heart of this effort and is driven by our Root -Zone Treatment through Canna plant (one of the biggest of its kind in Asia). The plant effectively recycles our waste water and is used for watering our gardens. Our pathways have been designed which allows rainwater to seep through them, thus maintaining the underground water table, and we also perform rainwater harvesting
All biodegradable waste generated within the property is decomposed and utilized as manure for our gardens and organic farming. The non-biodegradable waste is collected, segregated and sent for recycling, maintaining the ecological balance within the resort. Empty paint boxes are used as dustbins and paper bags are made out of used newspapers
Energy conservation was at the heart even when Aahana was envisioned. The construction was done keeping in mind ecological norms and regulations. Most of the wood used in the resort was "repurposed" and was directly transported from Alang in Gujarat.The rooms were designed to receive natural light during the day which reduces consumption of electricity and we use energy efficient (LED /CFL) lights across the property.
The power infrastructure was planned using high conducting transmission lines to minimize energy losses. Further energy conversation features includes an increased role for solar energy in our water heating systems and the installation of a Gobar Gas Plant, a renewable natural resource, is used by the staff for cooking.
Aahana is essentially getting "reforested" as it was barren agricultural land - it hence naturally attracts birds and butterflies and more than 100 different types of birds have been sighted within the property. Learning from local nature experts made us plant natural mosquito repellent plants like Lemongrass and Citronella, hence paring down the usage of insecticides and pesticides
Indulge in a unique farm-to-fork experience at our resort, sourced directly from our own organic farm. Our produce is cultivated with care, free from harmful pesticides, ensuring the freshest, most flavorful cuisine possible. Enjoy our diverse array of spices and exotic vegetables, and unwind with our handcrafted herbal teas, made from over 10 different herbs grown on-site. Experience the true taste of luxury today
To promote community based participation the resort undertakes various activities where villagers are actively involved viz; cultural nights where villagers come and perform, they talk about the culture and history of the place and even cook local cuisines, undertake various cleanliness drives in the village and promote their handicrafts. We also don't play loud music in our resort so we don’t disturb wildlife and our neighbouring community.