Initiated on a small scale in Kerala to highlight the importance of planting trees, we always request all our travellers to plant along with us during their visits to River Nila. Many times the initiative has failed as we found it difficult to get care for the plants in public places. Now restricted to a few properties, where our guests stay as well as private land owned by some of our interpreters, these are used to develop the forestry program. We are currently developing nurseries in Pondicherry and on the outskirts of Auroville to set up Travellers’ Forest, as yearlong planting isn’t possible in the weather.
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