Indian School of Hospitality partners with Karma Lakelands to run Experiential Farms at the Karma Lakelands Golf Resort


Gurgaon, India, 7th December 2022: Karma Lakelands and École Ducasse ISH Gurugram announce partnership for an experiential farm at the Karma Lakelands Golf Resort in Gurgaon. The students of Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) will be initiated into organic farming, beekeeping and other eco-friendly initiatives of sustainability and conscious living — a vision shared by the founders of École Ducasse, ISH and Karma Lakelands.

Conscious living / Eco Initiatives have always been at the heart and helm of most endeavours at Karma Lakelands since the resort was developed. From being targeted as a zero-waste property to soil building, planting trees, rewilding, practicing bee farming and bio composting of plant & animal waste, life at Karma is an incredible example for meaningful and sustainable existence. At Karma, nature friendly initiatives and conservation practices that support and promote sustainable living are a way of life. As a resort, it strives to minimize our carbon footprint and execute the initiatives and actions to reduce the use of energy and water, while avoiding the use of plastic.  

The idea for the farm came when École Ducasse-ISH sought additional locations to fulfil demands for herbs and organic produce in their kitchens. The farmland shall feature seasonal ingredients and regional plants that account for most of the ingredients used on campus. It will encourage farm-to-table practices, sustainable sourcing, and relying on locally-grown crops. Additionally, students shall participate in practical learning sessions in the open classroom and the rustic kitchen. They will also be guided by an expert on organic and sustainable farming at Karma Lakelands.

“Indian School of Hospitality has always adapted its teaching philosophies to meet the needs of the ever-changing culinary and hospitality industry. As interest in learning about the origin of food increases, we have responded by offering students opportunities to harvest agriculture responsibly. It will allow us to incorporate sustainable approaches into the culinary coursework, like the Bachelor’s programme that features classes on food policy, ecology of food and farm-to-table concepts. This way, students will be encouraged to develop mindsets towards sustainability and eco-friendly farming.”

Mr Dilip Puri, the Founder and CEO of ISH,

 “We at Karma Lakelands are committed to protecting the sanctity of mother earth through our various Environmental care – Conscious living initiatives. Collaborating with ISH is yet another step to motivate youth, the future of our planet, towards soil building and experiencing growing healthy food. We aim to promote the concept of living mindfully by minimising waste generation & its innovative management.”

Mr Ashwani Khurana, Founder & CEO of Karma Lakelands,

About Karma Lakelands 

Karma Lakelands is a hospitality and real estate project with five F&B outlets and many environmental and recreational amenities. It is an ideal destination for vacationers & companies keen on corporate offsites, conferences, retreats and other events. 

Water recycling, rainwater harvesting, nurturing five forest zones and extensively using solar power and bio-composting. The golf resort is strategically positioned as a pet-friendly family destination. Additionally, it’s called a ‘biodiversity park’ by Peepal Baba of the Give Me Trees trust — a world-famous tree planter.

Ashwani Khurana, the Founder & CEO of Karma Lakelands received several industry awards, including the Kotler Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement at the World Marketing Summit in 2018 and the Champion Award by the Responsible Tourism Society of India in 2021. Karma Lakelands was named the Best Golf Resort in Delhi, NCR, by Today’s Traveler in 2022 and the number one Golf Club in the eco-friendly and sustainable category by the Golf Industry Association of India in 2022.

About Indian School of Hospitality

Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) is an institution of higher education focused on reimagining hospitality education for today’s generation and tomorrow’s businesses. ISH is a part of Sommet Education’s global network of 18 campuses across 8 countries. The ISH philosophy is to impart lifelong skills to students to help them succeed as leaders of tomorrow – giving them the tools they need to shape one of the biggest industries worldwide.

At its ultra-modern campus in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), ISH offers an International degree as well as diploma and certificate programs in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Their undergraduate culinary program is offered with the expertise, know-how and industry recognition of the global École Ducasse brand, and their hospitality management program is offered in alliance with Les Roches, one of the world’s leading hospitality business schools. Affiliated with Gurugram University, ISH is also the only Indian institute to hold an academic collaboration with Asia’s leaders in culinary arts, At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, Singapore.

ISH students benefit from global articulation pathways and Sommet Education’s alumni network. Their education structure is aimed at providing the ideal foundation for managerial and leadership development, entrepreneurship, and lifelong learning. ISH is proud of its strong industry connect and its global talent network. With the campus serving as the heart of its community, an ecosystem that brings together students, employers, industry leaders, community members, and global partners in education has been created all under one roof. Their strong advisory council consists of accomplished experts who are leaders in their respective sectors, providing them credibility in the academic world and the industry they serve.