Agra

| Green Travel News | All eight ITC luxury hotels in India have been awarded LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. This, says ITC, makes it the “greenest luxury hotel chain in the world.” The chain markets itself with a credo of “Responsible Luxury” that “integrates world-class green best practices with contemporary […]

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| Green travel spotlight | We see Sean in Haiti, Brad in New Orleans. It’s gotten Hollywood trendy to lend a helping hand. Thumbs up to that, we say. Maybe that’s why Voluntourism, mixing volunteer service with your travel, is booming. But sacrificing creature comforts and limited leisure time is not for everyone.  Why not […]

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Agra: Taj to Taj

7 April 09

| Green In Uttar Pradesh | Even in one of India’s most visited (and justly celebrated) places, you can’t be too careful. The standard guidebooks warn of pickpockets and pushy touts who pretend to be guides. As green travel sleuths, though, we worry about the basics when we’re in Agra, home to the iconic Taj […]

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