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Kerala's marvelous mud haven

Nestling in 35 acres of greenery stacked with pepper, coffee and tea plantations and ponds. The 20,000 sq ft two-storey structure in the Banasura hills is made entirely out of mud... More »

Best for being one with the earth

Built primarily out of rammed mud, Banasura has a warm, comfortable aura with earthen walls that keep the heat out. Ayurvedia treatments are de rigueur and there is also... More »

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India's best eco-resorts

Tucked away at an altitude of 3500 feet above sea level in the hills of Wayanad in the Malabar region, the Banasura Hill Resort has been named Asia's largest 'earth' resort and is... More »



Earth haven 

Earth haven The undulating Banasura Hills in Wayanad stand as sentinels to the biggest earth dam in India, the Banasura Sagar dam. Just a few kilometres away, in rugged hilly....   More »


Back to earthly homes

So you thought only poor people lived in houses made of mud or bamboo? Not at all. Architects are now building fancy houses and resorts using mud, bamboo and other.... More »


Common man gets benefit of responsible tourism in Kerala


The economic benefits of tourism have started trickling down to the common man in Kerala with stakeholders in the industry pushing the responsible tourism (RT) agenda vigorously. More »


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Down to Earth in Kerala

Aresort built of mud is the new attraction for holidaymakers in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Tucked away at an altitude of 3,500 feet above sea level on the mist-clad hills...  More »


‘Earthen’ resort in Kerala attracts tourists 

A resort built of mud is the new attraction for holidaymakers in Kerala. Tucked away at an altitude of 3500 feet above sea level on the mistclad hills of Wayanad, Banasura Hill Resort...More »


How Kerala carved refined living out of mud


Earth has been a tried and tested natural building materials for thousands of years, and in combinations with latest building techniques, it can be used in construction of modern ecological structures More »

Earthy comforts


Tucked  away at an altitude of 3,500ft above sea level, this eco-friendly getaway in Kerala and Asia's first 'earth resort' is built of 95% mud and 5% cement. More »

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