In today’s world, the need for sustainable and eco-friendly practices in the tourism industry is at its peak and increasing every day.
At Tranquil, we are continuing to make every possible effort to create a positive impact on the community that we are a part of, the people of the community and the environment around us.
- Bio Gas Cooking
Although we do everything, we can to minimise food waste, when cooking for guests, there always tends to be some wastage that’s inevitable. This waste is put to good use and is fed into one of our Bio-gas plants which is then used for some part of our commercial cooking, hereby reducing the carbon footprint on the estate.
- Energy Conservation
To enhance the guest experience as well as bringing our costs low, no electricity is used for over 95% of our hot water needs. Instead, we use a traditional boiler system that uses coconut husk, dead and wind fallen twigs and branches from the 300,000+ trees on our property.
We are in the process of converting to a 100% LED programme for our lighting needs. As of now, we have achieved 85% of our target.
- Farm to Table Experience
Almost all of the ingredients we use in our cooking comes fresh from our own organic vegetable and spices garden. What we do not grow ourselves, we source from within a 10 km radius from local farms / suppliers in the area to support the community as well as ensure only fresh and healthy ingredients. We also make our own breads, jams and pickles!
100% of our water comes from the luscious, almost free-flowing springs from within the property and by abundant caution, the water is first boiled (using bio-gas stoves), UV filtered and then run through ceramic filters to ensure that you are drinking the safest and healthiest glass of water.
- Giving Back to the Community
Tranquil would not run the way it does without the constant efforts of all our staff & their families that have been with us for more than 15 years. By employing the spouses across various departments like housekeeping, laundry & kitchen, allows for a double income household while at the same time, the education of their children is undertaken by us. Most of our staff also come from the villages around the area and have been trained by us and housed for free on the property itself.
We have also joined hands with the local school that helps children with physical disabilities, our cloth bags have been designed and made by them. The proceeds of these purchases pay for the fees and maintenance of the school.
We have partnered with the local Ayurvedic hospital in our area, to provide a service for our guests while using locally sourced masseurs / masseuses.
By partnering with the district fisheries department, we maintain our own freshwater Tilapia fishery located within the plantation on a one-acre pond. All our fingerlings are fed organic fish feed that is supplied by the fisheries department.
- Bread, Jams, Pickles
All our bread is baked fresh at home for the enjoyment of guests. Jams and pickles are made with love in our own kitchen by our hostess, Nisha, who uses seasonal fruits grown on the plantation and is completely preservative-free.
- No Heavy Duty Machines
Other than the filtration system for the swimming pool, our electricity usage is only for lighting, television sets and minor appliance. Even our entire fresh water plumbing system is gravity fed using no pumps!
- Linen Reuse Program
As part of our efforts to reduce water consumption and energy waste, we encourage our guests to reuse their towels, sheets, and bedding so that housekeeping can cut back on how many times they need to use washing machines and electric dryers.
- No Disposables
We offer certain room amenities like shampoo, soap, conditioner, moisturizing lotions which are all placed in bulk dispensers to cut back on needless disposable waste. All our water bottles, glassware, coffee / tea mugs are all plastic free to further reduce the ecological burden on the planet.