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Guests at The Orchid, India’s first five-star ecotel, are familiar with the warmth by which they are welcomed when they set foot in India’s first five-star ecotel. It is with this characteristic warmth that I invite you into my entrepreneurial world. I am no destiny’s child but dedication, discipline, and determination ensured that destiny had no choice but to be a loving parent to me! This website is not a platform for me to showcase my achievements. It is my way to reach out to budding entrepreneurs and spread a simple message: the seed of greatness lies embedded within the consciousness of every individual; you just need to sow it with the right ingredients. You might have all the external resources of the world, but it is passion, courage of conviction and a strong sense of self that will lead you onto the path of success. Life might throw myriad challenges in your direction; how you transform those challenges into opportunities makes all the difference between an ordinary life and an inspirational one.



Dr. Vithal Venkatesh Kamat

Dr. Vithal Venkatesh Kamat, a Green Hotelier, an Environmentalist, an Entrepreneur, an Educationist, an Antiquarian, an Ornithologist, an Author, Glob Trotter and Black Belt Karateka, is a versatile personality. His journey started from a small vegetarian family restaurant to the Chairman of world’s highest award winning, Asia’s first an Ecotel hotel “The Orchid”.

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'Dr. Vithal Venkatesh Kamat' has being conferred with an Honorary 'DOCTORATE OF SCIENCE' (Honoris Causa) at the Sixth Convocation held on 13th April 2012 given under the seal of Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University.