Vaansa Eco Resort, Uttrakhand

Completed: March 2013

Location: Uttrakhand, India

Covered Area: 5350 sqm

The project is located at the edge of the Jim Corbett National Park on the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttatrakhand, India. An eco-tourism destination, presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park from India and other countries. It is intended to be a high-end green development for tourists. The delicate warm temperate ecology of the region is threatened by two types of natural calamities-landslides and forest fires. Both these ravages are further exacerbated due to uncontrolled erosion during the wet seasons, seasonal denudation of foliage during the hot and dry seasons and anthropogenic deforestation and environmental degradation. As a model development for green resorts, the project makes use of various strategies for soil stabilization, waste and water management and bio-diversification like bioswales, etc. The ecological master planning followed a 3-step approach.