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Jim Corbett National Park Resorts

Discussion in 'Hotels' started by Divesh, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Divesh

    Divesh New Member

    I am planning on my kids to a trip to Jim Corbett next month, and I need some help in choosing a resort at the park.

    I have seen there are a number of resorts available, and its difficult to choose which one would be good for my wife and myself as well as the kids. However, the importance is for the kids as it is a holiday for them.

    I don't want too many choices so about 3 to 4 choices of Jim Corbett National Park resorts is sufficient.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Divesh, welcome to the forum!


    Overview

    The Jim Corbett National Park is the prelude for all the tiger reserves in India. It began as the Hailey National Park, established in 1936, and was the first ever national park under the Project Tiger of the Government of India. Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Jim Corbett National Park has long been a wildlife trove for many discerning tourists in and out of India. A large part of the national park is covered in vast sal forests and some areas boast of open grasslands. Over the years, the areas outside the national park have been accessed by numerous hotels and resorts, which means that the accommodation options here are very extensive. Below, we would highlight the top five resorts suitable for families located within the outskirts of the Jim Corbett National Park.

    The Top Five Jim Corbett National Park Resorts

    1. Corbett Riverside Resort - This resort is just seven kilometres away from the Bijrani Gate of the Jim Corbett National Park. More than anything else, the main winning feature of this property is its location. Located just by the bank of the Kosi River, even having a kilometre-long private stretch of the river, the views from the property are quite mesmerising. You can wake up just listening to the gurgling of the water from the river or go for long walks around its banks, enjoying the view of wildlife all around. In itself, the property has a traditional design to it, which really blends well with the age-old beauty of the jungles of Corbett. You can choose from different types of rooms and suites but the most luxurious of which is the Tiger's Den. This villa has different bedrooms, a private plunge swimming pool and even a balcony where you can enjoy the view of the river. The villa even has its own kitchen so you can prepare your own meals if you'd prefer that. All rooms and suites are very spacious, with wooden furnitures and neutral hues. For dining, you can relish in their variety of Indian dishes at the River Edge Restaurant, located right at the banks of the river as well. There are buffet spreads for every meal of the day but you can also opt to order ala carte meals. By night time, On The Wild Side opens up to guests where you can taste delectable grilled dishes. All meals here are served fresh as the ingredients were handpicked from the property's very own vegetable and fruit gardens. There's an outdoor swimming pool too, which is set amidst the beauty of the well-manicured lawns. There are ample sitting areas all around and some hammocks where guests can relax in. For the children, they would be delighted with the sheer number of activities that they can do within the property itself. There's an activity centre with some obstacle courses, a games room with indoor games facilities for billiards and foosball and a stable with some horses that you can ride as well. For the adults, there's an in-house spa offering relaxing treatments and massages to staying guests. For the whole family, a stay in the riverside playground area can be very enjoyable, where there are a few swings that you can enjoy sitting in. The Corbett Riverside Resort also offers an all-inclusive Safari Package, where accommodation, meals and a jeep safari are already part of the package. Bringing you closer to nature without taking you far from the modernities of life is the Corbett Riverside Resort, the oldest resort property in the area.
    • Room Rates - Standard Room at Rs. 4,500/Night, Deluxe Room at Rs. 5,900/Night, Riverfront Room at Rs. 7,200/Night and Tiger's Den at Rs. 11,300/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Dresser, Balcony, Flat-Screen Television, Wardrobe and Attached Bathroom (Private Swimming Pool, Bar Area and Dining Area for Tiger's Den)
    • Resort Facilities - Parking, Lawns, Spa, Restaurants, Swimming Pool, Indoor Games Centre, Activity Centre, Stable, Riverside Playground, Internet (Lobby), Tour Desk and Business Centre
    • Address - Jim Corbett National Park, Dhikuli, Uttarakhand 244715, India
    • Contact Number - +91 981 116 8841
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    Corbett Riverside Resort

    2. Jim's Jungle Retreat - From the years 2011 to 2014, the Jim's Jungle Retreat in Corbett has earned the Certificate of Excellence Award of Trip Advisor. This just proves the property's quality of facilities and the managements quality of services offered to guests. The property is located closest to the Jhirna zone of the Jim Corbett National Park. The philosophy of the owners of the property is to preserve the natural beauty of the jungles of Corbett as much as possible. Hence, they have added amenities for water recycling and solar energy usage amidst the property. They are also actively involved in providing work opportunities for the local communities around the national park too. The lodges here were thoughtfully designed, combining elements of aesthetics, sustainability and comfort all in one. The thatched roofs and neutral hues add to the rustic jungle experience. All cottages are located within a few metres away from one another, so there's that sense of privacy for each staying guest as well. Even the restaurant features the same thatched vibe, with local Indian dishes to compliment the aura. There's a small lounge area where you would find the only television in the property. During night time, wildlife documentaries are shown as well in this area. A small swimming pool area with some sitting areas can also be found on the western end of the property premises. There's an in-house boutique shop where you can find locally made souvenirs and handicrafts to take home. And after a tiring safari, why not indulge in a relaxing treatment at their spa, known as the Aranyam. The resort also provides for wildlife safaris and nature trails, just request it from them in advance, especially during peak tourist season. There's more though, the Jim's Jungle Retreat staff and management are all very polite and courteous, making the guests feel as if they're truly at home, here in the wild and in the jungle.
    • Room Rates - Jungle Cottage at Rs. 9,200/Night, Jungle Lodge at Rs. 14,000/Night and Family Cottage at Rs. 15,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Desk, Balcony, Electric Kettle, Wardrobe and Attached Bathroom (Separate Bed Room for Family Cottage)
    • Resort Facilities - Spa, Restaurant, Nursery, Lounge, Swimming Pool, Tour Desk, Garden and Parking
    • Address - Village Dhela, Ramnagar, Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Nainital, Uttarakhand 263001, India
    • Contact Number - +91 114 351 6376
    3. Corbett Tusker Trail - Spread over six acres of lush greenery is the Corbett Tusker Trail, located just three kilometres away from the Jhirna Gate of Jim Corbett National Park. Even the paths leading to the reception area are quite stunning, with mini gardens and a small pond along the way. The reception area is very simple, with just marble flooring and a wooden lobby desk. You can choose from different accommodation types, cottages, chalets or terrace units. All accommodation options have minimalistic designs, with hardwood flooring and creamy tones. They are all immaculately well-maintained though and come with modern amenities. Machan is their multi-cuisine restaurant that serves both ala carte and buffet meals for guests. The restaurant has a contemporary design which blends well with the interiors of the property. There's also an outdoor swimming pool that guests can access. Outdoor games facilities for sports like cricket, volleyball, badminton and basketball are also available. The indoor games centre has facilities for billiards and table tennis, as well as various board games. For special events, the resort has large conference and banquet halls available for rent too. For the adventure lovers, the management can also arrange for activities like river crossing, rappelling, zip lining and horse cart riding for guests. During winter season, guests can enjoy a bonfire amidst the huge lawn area of the property, making the jungle experience even more authentic.
    • Room Rates - Country View Room at Rs. 5,000/Night, Leopard Club at Rs. 6,000/Night, Jaguar Club at Rs. 7,000/Night, Tusker Suite at Rs. 7,500/Night and Tusker Cottage at Rs. 15,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Desk, Electric Kettle, Wardrobe and Attached Bathroom (Bed Room and Sitting Room for Chalets and Cottages)
    • Resort Facilities - Internet (Lobby), Parking, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Outdoor & Indoor Games Centres, Banquet Halls, Lawns, Travel Desk and Business Centre
    • Address - Opposite Sawaldhey Government School, Nainital, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand 244715, India
    • Contact Number - +91 750 067 3423
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    Corbett Tusker Trail

    4. Kyari Corbett - Next on this list is Kyari Corbett, located just on the banks of the Kosi River. As soon as you enter the property, it has this village-like vibe, because the cottages were designed in the form of traditional huts. Don't worry though because from the inside, the cottages are filled with modern and comfortable amenities that the guests need. Surrounded by lush greenery all around, every breath you take is as fresh as can be. Delicious food is prepared by the staff at the kitchen, which you can relish in the gardens of the property. During night time, bonfires are great ways of interacting with the other guests. During early mornings, don't be surprised to hear the chirping of dozens of birds which serve as your alarm clock. Perhaps the best part about Kyari Corbett is they make each stay more memorable by the plethora of activities that one can enjoy here. It's not just about the wildlife safari, it's about being closer to nature itself. Have you ever experienced body surfing on a stream? Well, Kyari Corbett is known for this unique activity that even the younger guests enjoy. For groups, activities like rappelling, rock climbing, zip lining and many more can also be enjoyed. There's an indoor games centre too where you can play games such as carom and chess. Village tours and nature trails are also available from the property's travel desk. They also offer packages which include safaris or adventure activities already. A place where you can let go of your worldly and materialistic desires, just a place where you can be one with nature at last, that is Kyari Corbett.
    • Room Rates - Cottage for Two at Rs. 6,300/Night, Cottage for Three at Rs. 8,500/Night and Cottage for Family at Rs. 10,625/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, LCD Television, Tea/Coffee Maker, Sitting Area, Wardrobe and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Adventure Activities, Indoor Games, Kitchen/Dining Area, Lawns, Internet and Tour Desk
    • Address - Jim Corbett National Park, Kiari Kham, Uttarakhand 263140, India
    • Contact Number - +91 981 184 9640
    5. Corbett The Baagh Spa & Resort - Where both misty mountain views and jungle views dominate, that's the location of the Corbett The Baagh Spa & Resort. The approach to the resort is amidst lush jungles too which can be a thrilling experience. Far from the chaos of the city life, this resort stands nestled below the Himalayan ranges and closer to the wildlife of Corbett. It has a simple cream facade with bright green roofing that as if mimics the surrounding greenery. The lobby is very simple but has a huge framed photograph of a royal Bengal tiger. The rooms and suites have a cream and brown motif, along with hardwood flooring and large windows overlooking the hills. They have an in-house restaurant known as Nivala, serving authentic Indian dishes to guests. There's a uniquely shaped swimming pool too with a small swing just beside it. Facilities for both indoor games and outdoor games can also be requested for by the guests through the management. Other facilities available in the property are a spa, conference hall and parking. Plus, internet is widely available in the resort, from the reception to the rooms, though signal might be weak in some areas. If you have senior individuals with you, make sure you rent a room on the lower floor as there are no elevators in the property.
    • Room Rates - Premium Room at Rs. 9,000/Night, Superior Room at Rs. 11,000/Night and Leopard Suite at Rs. 13,000/Night
    • Room Amenities - Air Conditioning, Sitting Area, Balcony, Mini Bar, Wardrobe and Attached Bathroom
    • Resort Facilities - Internet, Parking, Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Spa, Conference Hall, Indoor & Outdoor Games, Business Centre and Bicycle Rental
    • Address - Near Goverment School, Village Patkot, Tehsil, Ramnagar, Uttarakhand 244715, India
    • Contact Number - +91 708 810 7803
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    Corbett The Baagh Spa & Resort

    Conclusion

    These are the top five resorts near the Jim Corbett National Park. If you're someone who loves views right from their hotel room's window, opt for either the Corbett Riverside Resort, for an amazing riverside location, or the Corbett The Baagh Spa & Resort, for a clearer Himalayan view. If your family loves resorts teeming with activities, then the Corbett Tusker Trail or the Kyari Corbett are good options. For those seeking some isolation, away from the bustling city life and closer to nature and wildlife, then there's the Corbett The Baagh Spa & Resort. For any type of travellers, there is a particular resort in the Jim Corbett National Park suitable for you. Good luck and I hope this helps you!

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