I visited Aahana Resort in Ramnagar in November. That was the time when pollution in Delhi/NCR was going off the charts! I was happy to leave the city behind! Ramnagar is a small town, the getaway to Jim Corbett National Park! The air was anyway a thousand times better than Gurgaon, on top of that Aahana is in middle of lush greenery! My lungs surely breathed a sigh of relief !
After a long road journey I was hungry and looking forward to lunch! I quickly freshened up and came out looking for the dining hall! I intuitively stumbled upon it!
Aahana serves delicious food, a lot of it grown in its own field! I can’t remember when I ate such delicious ‘saag’. But the dessert counter was my absolute favorite. I noticed the glass bottles in the dining room whereas there were plastic bottles in my room. That left me a little puzzled. On asking I gathered that the guests were not supporting the use of glass bottles in the room!
I quite enjoyed sitting in the sun around the pool but in November, the water was too cold for me!
The trip was short but my itinerary not too crammed so I had time to sir around the open spaces and enjoy the blue skies!
I loved the greenery around my room. My room was comfortable, at night I could go out to the balcony and see a million stars! It was also a pleasure to walk around the resort and admire the lovely trees they have planted all around. I could see leechi, chandan, tejpatta among many others!
I also got a sense of environment friendly efforts through the resort. They make their own compost, treat waste water, use bio gas for part of their needs!
We went on one evening safari in the Jhirna Zone which has beautiful scenery. We saw the usual suspects wild boars, spotted deer, jungle fowls etc. Then we saw a group of elephants! But the tiger eluded us on that safari. And while I am talking about tigers, here is what I wrote about managing your expectations on a tiger safari in India!
Looking at the blue skies and breathing in the fresh air, I was left wondering, “why on earth do we choose to live in such a polluted city?” But then such is life!
PS. I was invited as a blogger on this trip to Aahana and I am glad I was able to go!
When it comes to making time for vacations, many people turn to the sandy shores and surf-ready ocean waves of beaches for relaxation. Many others choose to delight in the thrills of bustling cities for excitement. Located in the Himalayan foothills, the Jim Corbett National Park is an excellent destination for those who desire to absorb the beauty of a spaciously green and vibrant forest.
Besides its leafy landscape, the National Park is known for its selection of wildlife. It is one of several tiger reserves formed at the launch of Project Tiger in 1973. According to Jim Corbett National Park website (based in India), Project Tiger was developed as an “ambitious conservation program” to protect endangered tigers and areas where they live. Besides the tiger, there are many other wildlife animals that dwell in the National Park: the elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, flying fox, and more. The fascinating scenery and intriguing animals lure in thousands of visitors each year to the National Park.
A Sober & Adventurous Getaway
Other fascinating locales include the Garjiva Devi Temple, which is not far from the National Park. It’s built over a massive rock in the center of River Kosi. The captivating rivers and mountains leave many tourists in awe while visiting. This place can be a peaceful area for you to meditate and relax your mind in.
Located on the edge of Patli Dun Valley is Dhikala, a widely known tourist attraction in Corbett. This is where you can find the Ramganga River flowing into multiple channels, which can be quite mesmerizing to watch. Dhikala provides incredible sights of the Valley and has the Kanga ridge as beautiful scenery in the background. This site contains a historic structure that was constructed over a hundred years ago and is recognized as a rest house, which nicely contributes to the cultural value of Dhikala.
If you love museums, consider heading to the Corbett Museum. You can find it at Dhangarhi which houses the belongings of Jim Corbett – “the hunter and naturalist”. You can learn many interesting facts about the legendary role of Jim Corbett in the museum. Make sure you stop by.
Best Enjoyed on Foot
There are many other fun activities you can take pleasure in while visiting resorts in Jim Corbett National Park. One of them is trekking, which you are allowed to do in the forest reserves around the National Park. Wear appropriate attire that complements the temperature when you go, and don’t forget to bring a set of binoculars to explore the breathtaking natural habitat. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t make any noise, which could disturb animals in the natural habitat.
Do you love birds? The National Park has over 580 different species of them for you to watch. Take your binoculars along to enjoy vivid moments of bird watching. The National Park contains a mixture of migrant and resident birds. Migrant birds are comprised of the graylag, bareheaded goose, duck grepe, snipe, sandpiper, gull, and wagtail. Resident birds are comprised of darters, cormorants, egrets, herons, the black-necked stork, and the spur winged lapwings.
To really make a jungle safari experience a reality during your stay, take advantage of the elephant and land safaris. During the elephant safari, you’ll have the opportunity to ride on the back of an elephant to have a better view of National Park’s landscape and animals. During the land safari, you can rent out jeeps and take notice of the large variety of wildlife that abide in the earthy environment while riding.
Dos and Don’ts for Visiting Corbett Resorts
There are many things you should and should not do while visiting Corbett resorts, according to Corbett National Park website (based in India). A few of the tips are listed below.
Make Corbett Resorts Your Vacation Spots
At the Jim Corbett resorts in India, vacationers can take pleasure in embracing both relaxation and excitement, according to Sterling Holidays. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create wonderful memories at the Corbett resorts. You can surely have a satisfying vacation experience there!
I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.
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