Nativefolks began as a vision to transform tourism into a force for positive change in rural India. In 2014, a group of social entrepreneurs, deeply passionate about preserving the rich cultural tapestry of Indian village life, founded the company. They recognized that the unique traditions and lifestyles in these communities were underrepresented in mainstream tourism and often overshadowed by the popular tourist hotspots.
What sets Nativefolks apart is their commitment to creating genuine cultural connections. They achieve this by partnering with local communities to establish family-run homestays and immersive cultural experiences. These initiatives not only offer travelers an authentic glimpse into rural life but also empower local communities economically and socially.
Nativefolks’ story is one of collaboration and respect – working hand-in-hand with local villagers to preserve their cultural heritage while introducing travelers to the beauty of India's rural heartlands. By focusing on sustainable practices, such as using environmentally friendly mud homes and locally sourced products, they ensure that their impact on these communities is positive and lasting.
Through Nativefolks, travelers not just visit a destination; they become part of a story that celebrates the diversity, resilience, and richness of rural Indian culture. This unique approach has created a sustainable model that benefits both the traveler and the host community, making Nativefolks a pioneer in responsible and meaningful tourism in India.