Welcome to Edge of India

A Co-operative Network of Homestays in Rural India

Edge of India is a co-operative tourism network of rural villages, which are led by locals and enable communities to make the most of their cultural and natural heritage in order to achieve sustainable economic growth through tourism. Working with communities, Edge of India builds local capacity and uses local resources to develop their own destinations and offer visitors a taste of life in some of the most picturesque and untouched parts of India.

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Edge of India wins Green Apple Award

Edge of India has been presented with a Green Apple Award for environmental best practice and sustainable development.

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Our co-operative tourism seminar features in TravTalk Magazine

'Promoting co-op tourism'. Four cDMOs spread across Uttarakhand and West Bengal will help build local capacity through training and marketing activities using a co-operative model. Click here to read more. TravTalk Magazine

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Co-operative principles - 7 Ingredients for a fairer economy

Bageshwar Ecotourism Co-operative Society (BECS) features as a showcase for co-operative principles.

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Scottish partnership launches rural Indian tourism co-operative on world stage at WTM 2012

A partnership of Scottish academics and tourism specialists will launch a unique Indian tourism co-operative at the world’s highest profile travel and tourism event.

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Edge of India features in Spotlight on Sustainable Tourism

Co-operative Tourism - A Model for Sustainable Rural Tourism Development

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Edge of India's Kumaon villages charm the Outlook India writers

Jhangora Pudding? Tourists discover the charms of hardship in far-flung villages.

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Testimonials

The homestays in such beautiful places with such a warm welcome make them very special.

Go Barefoot Travel 23/04/2013

A very peaceful taste of a simple life that no longer exists in most places. Friendly village people, walking through the lush green farmlands and visiting the beautiful old temple. Eating delicious kumaoni food at our host's traditional Kumaoni house. The scenic walk down from and up to the main road was also wonderful.

Visitor to Kothiyan, Ranikhet 01/12/2012

The little hamlet of Kothiyan is a wonderous hinterland. A couple of days at Kothiyan and you realise the village is not desperately trying to be different. Its people are just leading their normal lives, eating their daily grub, humming the same old songs. The difference, really, is you.

Outlook Magazine 02/04/2012

Event Calendar

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Holi - Festival of Colour. March 27 - 2013
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Bikhoti Mela - Harvest festival April 14 - 2013
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Disum Sendra April / May - 2013
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Darma Thakurer Puja April 15 – May 15 - 2013

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