Ecology

We value the environment we exist in, and what it provides us with.

Since the retreat’s very conceptualisation, sensitivity to ecology has played an intrinsic role in our thinking. Vana’s design upholds high standards in sustainability and energy optimisation, with special effort to manage water and waste as effectively as possible.



In March 2015, Vana achieved its LEED Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council, making it India’s first retreat to have attained this standard.

We use certified organic bed and bath linen and bamboo flooring in all our guest rooms. Our bottling plant will help us save up to 100,000 plastic bottles each year. We use 100% post consumer recycled waste paper for all our stationery and biodegradable materials wherever possible. We harvest rainwater, grow organic herbs and salads, buy only what is seasonal and try to source locally.