TOFT

We have expanded to become a pioneering International ‘collective action’ campaign, run by Travel Professionals, aimed at those within the nature travel industry and all visitors to India’s wildlife parks, to advocate, endorse and support more responsible use of wilderness areas in India, and the Indian sub continent.

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Nature Tourism

Nature Tourism can and must play an important role in saving the forests of India, today and for all our tomorrows.

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Nature Tourism

Nature Tourism can and must play an important role in saving the forests of India, today and for all our tomorrows.

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PUG Eco-ratings

TOFT PUG Eco Rating

TOFTigers has developed an eco-rating system for individual lodges and resorts in tiger reserves. Using our rating system to choose where you stay or send your clients, will ensure a better holiday...

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Tiger Friendly Travel

Tiger Safaris

For the best, most eco-friendly wildlife tours, who to use, inside and outside India, and where to stay use the Good Wildlife Travel Guide, visit the members section of our website or download our most up-to-date list of members.

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Indian Tiger Parks

Indian Tiger Parks

TOFTigers' campaign is focused on 17 of the best known tiger and wildlife viewing parks in India and 2 in Nepal. Each has numerous attractions, fabulous wildlife, unique flora and fauna and different experiences...

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2014 Awards

The 3rd Sanctuary TOFTigers Wildlife Tourism Awards 2014 were held at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi in September celebrating the very best of nature tourism in the Indian subcontinent...

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SANCTUARY TOFTIGERS WILDLIFE TOURISM AWARDS

TOFT Awards 2014

Wildlife Promotion Company of the Year 2014

Winner

Pugdundee Safaris

This wildlife safari operator founded in 2009 on a strong sustainable tourism foundation, has helped put India firmly on the world map as an unparalleled nature tourism destination. Together with its five lodge operations in Madhya Pradesh all of which pass TOFTigers' PUG eco certification, and overall team employing over 150 people, it has also pioneered wildlife camping and walking safaris in buffer zones and supported conservation and community development through its dedicated Conservation Cell.

www.pugdundeesafaris.com

Orange County    Orange County

Most Inspirational Eco Lodge of the Year 2014

Joint Winners

Orange County, Kabini, Nagarhole, Karnataka

Orange County    Orange County

Kipling Camp, Kanha, Madhya Pradesh

Kipling Camp    Kipling Camp

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Latest News

Latest TOFT NewsTOFTigers' welcomes Orange County, Coorg 19 November 2014

A luxurious experience of plantation life in the coffee and spice-scented hills of Coorg and an opportunity to get a glimpse of the region’s charming Kodava race are combined with responsibility at Orange County Coorg which has achieved an Outstanding eco-rating from the outset. Bordered by the legendary river Cauvery, and surrounded by virginal forests, Orange County Coorg is situated amidst a 300-acre working plantation. The resort offers 63 luxury suites inspired by plantation life and local Kodava architecture – each with private courtyards, sit-out areas and private swimming pools. On offer are guided tours of the plantation, nature walks and bird watching with the resort’s naturalists, coracle boat outings and village visits combined with a fabulous range of dining options including local cuisine. Orange County Coorg is actively involved in supporting their local community, and promoting local culture, appreciation of nature and responsible practice. They have an excellent approach to eco management from waste and water management to energy conservation and replanting indigenous trees. Read more..

Latest TOFT NewsNEW DMC Member - R Ventures Holidays 18 November 2014

R Ventures is a tourism company specialising in experiential customized culture and adventure holiday in India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Set up over 28 years ago by the Sharma siblings who were introduced to nature and adventure by their renowned mountaineering father, R Ventures handles more than 2,000 customers a year and has offices in Gurgaon and Australia. Group clients have included World Wildlife Fund USA, Stanford Alumni, Steve McCurry Photography, Peregrine Adventures, Remote Lands to name a few. R Ventures aims to maximise the positive impacts of tourism by supporting local communities and promotes responsible tourism practice to its clients. Read more..

Launch of Free Nature Guide leaflet to Bandhavgarh sponsored by TOFTigers

28th Feb 2013
Free Nature Guide Leaflet

TOFT launches, the first of the new free Nature Guides to parks, starting with Bandhavgarh. The 8 page high quality guides are aimed at encouraging greater nature awareness and less tiger centric tourism within parks, and include detailed route maps, a guide to mammals and top ten birds, jungle etiquette and uniquely the five tigers you are most likely to see in the park. Read more and download a copy

What is TOFT?

Travel Operators for Tigers (TOFT) is a unique campaign. Founded by a group of concerned Tour Operators, TOFT has now expanded to become a pioneering International 'collective action' campaign, run by Travel Professionals, aimed at those within the nature travel industry and all visitors to India's wildlife parks, to advocate, endorse and support more responsible use of wilderness areas in India, and the Indian sub continent. You can read more here.

Latest Campaign

TOFT CampaignEcotourism guidelines submitted to the Supreme Court

Further to the Supreme Court hearing on 27th August, TOFT has released the present objections to the Guidelines. Read more..

TOFT CampaignA Future for our Parks - A Lodge Provider's response

Lodge Owners response to the draft Ecotourism Guidelines June 2011. Read more..

TOFT Events

Track & See a Tiger in Wild
Track & See a Tiger in Wild

For the best and most eco friendly Tiger tours, who to use outside India or inside India and where to stay.

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Latest Campaign

Pench Tiger Reserve
Pench

Comprising of 758 sq. kms out of which a core area of 299 sq km is the National Park and 464 sq km the buffer...

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PUG Ratings

TOFT Awards

The TOFT Wildlife Tourism Awards 2010 were a great success on the lawn of The British High Commissioners Residency in New Delhi on Thursday 30th September

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Featured Book

Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge
Bandhavgarh Jungle Lodge

Within walking distance of the Park's main gate, the lodge has been developed on the theme of an Indian village.

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