Eco-friendly Airbnbs drive local, authentic, and sustainable living as part of promoting healthy tourism. They’ve incorporated green practices into hosting, such as using green cleaning products, providing recycling or composting, encouraging guests to use public transportation or providing bicycles, and even installing solar panels. Here’s a list you can choose from for your next stay in India. By Team T+L

1. Mud House, Nagrota, Himachal Pradesh
One of the most sustainable and eco-friendly stays, this home is made out of mud and remains cool through the year. Situated in the forests at Phong dam, travellers can experience life as a local at this Airbnb home!

2. La Belle Vie Naukuchiatal, Bhimtal, Nainital


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La Belle Vie Naukuchiatal is a beautiful, cosy home with natural stone and reclaimed wood. Located in the Lake district of Uttarakhand, this space leaves you feeling closer to nature.

3. Backwater Facing Home, Kodamthuruth, Kerala


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Located between Allepey and Cochin, this beautiful family run homestay will make you feel like a localite! Sit back and relax on the porch while watching the backwaters.

4. Pine Royale : Luxurious Room With Private Balcony, Manali


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Nestled on the banks of river ‘Beas’ in Old Manali, this cosy home is nestled in the lap of nature. With apple orchards on one side, every room opens up to panoramic views of the mountains and waterfalls. Suitable for those looking to spend quality time in the Himalayas, this home is away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

5. Bliss Inn, Lonavala, Maharashtra


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Fall asleep under the moonlight and awaken to the sound of birds at this homestay. Surrounded by tropical landscape and a lake, enjoy this magical hideaway as you take a break amidst nature.

6. Luxury Cottage, Varkala, Kerala


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This spacious and traditionally styled boutique cottage is located on a secluded cliff overlooking the sea. Pure air, clean beach and green lush surroundings make it ideal for practicing yoga and meditation.

7. Blue Ridge Stone Cottage in Ketti Valley Lower, Ketti, Tamil Nadu
Blue Ridge cottage, a serene retreat nestling in the Ketti Valley of the Nilgiris, is the picture perfect home away from home. The twin cottages blend into the natural beauty of the Ketti Valley, while retaining an elegant Victorian hill station charm.

8. Palkadavu Warium Villa Homestay, Wayanad, Kerala

Built in the 1940s and recently renovated, this gorgeous Airbnb home is covered with tropical plants and surrounded by green fields. Serene, eco-friendly and remote, this cottage is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.