ABOUT AAHMA HOSPITALITY
About Aahma Hospitality, a name that resonates with the essence of existence, is deeply rooted in the harmony of the four elements: Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind. The brand ‘Aahma’, signifying ‘to exist’, embodies a philosophy that these natural elements, reflecting a profound connection with the environment and the essence of life itself.
About Aahma Hospitality, a brand with a storied past, began its journey in 1989 when its founder, Mr. Akbar Ahmad, laid its foundation. His profound appreciation for nature and wildlife inspired him to acquire scenic lands in Kumaon’s Corbett and Ramgarh areas. Although Mr. Ahmad had a prominent public role, he found his true solace amidst the natural world.
His passion for the outdoors led to the creation of a large farmhouse in these serene locations, designed as a holiday retreat for his family. This home included an in-house poultry farm, cattle, and ducks, reflecting his commitment to sustainable farming—a practice Aahma Hospitality upholds to this day.
As time progressed, these private havens, frequently visited by numerous guests, transitioned into commercial ventures. This evolution gave rise to The Corbett Riverside Resort and Cedar Lodge in Ramgarh, established in the late 1990s. These establishments were a testament to Mr. Ahmad’s vision of harmonizing nature and sustainability, now shared with a broader audience.
Mr. Ahmad’s political background heavily influenced the brand’s ethos, focusing on community building, job creation, and local economic support. Aahma Hospitality’s dedication to Corporate Social Responsibility is evident in their active support of local schools, reflecting their commitment to community development.
Recently, the leadership of Aahma Hospitality has been passed to Mr. Akbar Ahmad’s competent son, Azaan Ahmad. In 2019, under Azaan’s guidance, the brand continued to expand its legacy with the introduction of the AAHMA hospitality brand, furthering its commitment to sustainable, community-focused tourism.
‘Aahma’ which means ‘to exist’ evolves around the four elements i.e Earth, Water, Fire & Wind. Azaan’s vision of seamless hospitality keenly in-synch with sustainability has led to tremendous growth in our hospitality division.
Under his leadership we have incorporated a Reduced-Plastic and Paperless approach in our practice and are working tirelessly to further diminish our Carbon footprint. We want to be a proud part of an eco-friendly future.We are aware that local communities are a part of the social fabric that binds us. We reach out to them in numerous ways that include employment and a host of social, economic and cultural interactions that mutually benefit and strengthen ties between us.
We consciously remember to touch nature with sensitive hands and respect the ecosystems that support us. We believe in a participatory ethos that draws insights and inspiration from the people and cultures where we are present.
We are a proud part of the ecotourism industry!
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