Culture Aangan Tours

Culture Aangan is dedicated to organizing agri-community tours that help empower women from rural villages in India. In addition to improving the economic growth of the villages, their tours promote the revival and preservation of traditional arts, local heritage, and culture.

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Style

Active Adventure, Cultural Immersion, Family Friendly, Historical Sites, Off the Beaten Path, Time to Relax, Foodie Fun and Comfortable Stay

Price

Mid-range

Location

Rural Communities and Small Towns/Villages

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Locally Owned Social Enterprise
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Speaks: English and Other Local Language

Why Lokal Recommends Culture Aangan Tours

Background

Social Enterprise started in 2010| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Rashmi Sawat is the founder of Culture Aangan, which she named after an 'aangan', or courtyard. An aangan is an important part of a home in India since it is where people gather and where many daily activities take place; such as drying pickles, teaching children, organizing a wedding, or a pooja (flower offerings to the family diety). Through Culture Aangan, Rashmi hopes to take you on a cultural journey where you will be able take a peek into the households of India.

Community Connection

Culture Aangan is an organization dedicated to development projects at the grass root level, in the sectors of agri- community tourism, revival of traditional art and culture, and education. Their efforts are directed towards sustained economic growth and development while preserving the local heritage, ethos and tradition of the people and their surroundings.
Their endeavors are varied. It involves consolidating and empowering rural women under one brand identity through the self help group model; creating branded home stays; and the revival of endangered traditional art forms.
70% of our revenues are spent on the local communities as payments for the services rendered. In addition, we organise capacity building exercises ; we conserve local art, craft and work traditions.

Environmental Engagement

By creating tours in rural villages, Culture Aangan promotes the conservation of biodiversity for the village's future generations. we have trained our home owners in waste management; we make use of rain water wells and water conservation methods.

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