On our way out of Mysore after TED India, we stopped off at the Green Hotel. Thanks to one of the TED University speakers who mentioned this local social enterprise we were in for a treat! This hotel is an architectural gem, dedicated to being environmentally & socially aware. In addition to serving fantastic pastries (real croissants!) cafe/bakery staff are dalit women (sometimes called untouchables) who are earning higher wages and gaining skills they would otherwise not be able to get.
Truly a delight. If you are in Mysore, it’s the place to stay and dine.