To experience is to feel. And we feel when we are involved. When we are no longer onlookers, but
deeply engaged with all that is going on around us.
Isn’t that also a good description of travel at its best? When you can connect with the soul of a land, drink in its natural beauty, know its people and their ways, you become a participant rather than a passer-by. And authentic new experiences are born.
At CGH Earth, our goal is to create experiences that involve and immerse you. Experiences that are not just enjoyable, but also environmentally aware and culturally rich.
Tourism can so often be a window, a space where cocooned in the comforts of the modern world, people look, snap a picture or two, and move on.
At CGH Earth, we do our best to provide the door.
Every CGH Earth experience rests on a set of non-negotiable core values.
Environmental Sensitivity. We do our best to touch nature with sensitive hands. And to give something back to the ecosystems around us.
Including and benefiting the Local Community. To us at CGH Earth, this is a matter of more than providing employment. Rather, providing understanding for their perspectives. And sharing with them as a family.
Adopting the Local Ethos. We believe in a participative ethos that draws both inspiration and wisdom from the cultures that surround us.
These values provide, not just the invisible pillars on which our efforts stand, but also serve as daily inspirations, made visible in a hundred little details. We believe that it is these details that collectively, create the singular mosaic that is a CGH Earth experience in itself.
We know that on holiday, everyone you meet is an intrinsic part of your experience. And so, just as our destinations reflect the land and the culture, so do the human beings you encounter.
Most of our staff are local people, born and brought up in the neighborhood. So not only do they know the land and the culture intimately, they are deeply concerned about preserving them both. They undergo a simple, practical discipline that we’ve evolved ourselves. They learn from their seniors, in a manner that echoes India’s ancient ‘gurukul’ system. It, somehow, allows a naturally hospitable people to be their naturally hospitable selves.
The real thing is not the goal, the real thing is the beauty of the movement. The real thing is not reaching, the real thing is the very travelling