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Jims Jungle Retreat
is one of the best resort in Corbett if you are a nature evangelist. Peace, rejuvenation & #leisure are the three top things that you can feel at this place. The cottages and lodges are beautifully decorated in lovely old times theme with all modern day amenities in place. Excellent food, wonderful & very friendly hospitality will never give you a chance to get out from your holiday mood.
Its a must go destination to spend at least 2 nights for all nature lovers to experience these magnificent things :
Feel the Nature
Get lost in the jungle that JJR guys have maintained with their brilliant efforts from past almost 15 years. You will fell in love with the serene beauty of the lush green surrounding in which you can hear very clear sound of birds around. Animals like Jackals, Deers and even Elephant can be easily spotted inside the resort, plus you can also see a lot of natural flora, fauna and organic grown fruits/vegetables by the resort. Just keep your camera ready every moment to capture all those wonderful antics of the nature.
Bird & Animal Watch
Bird watching can be really awesome here. You can see a variety of colourful birds everywhere. If you are a bird lover and really want to explore birds then this place would be a heaven for you. Wild animals like jackals, deers, wild buffalos, long tailed langoors can be easily spotted inside the property. If you are lucky then you might see a elephant near your lodge/cottage enjoying his lunch. Jims Jungle Retreat also claims that there was also a Tiger and a Leopard spotted and captured in their camera inside the property’s fencing….:)
Bicycle Trip to Village
In the morning, get bicycles from them and pedal up to the beautiful streets of the Dhela Village. The roads are very nice and easy for all type of pedallers. Bike through the Dhela village and head towards the rainy rivers on the main road. You can cross the rivers too if water flow is weaker, but if the flow is high it is not recommended to cross it. Interact with village people and explore the variety of fruits, vegetables, staples they grow in their farms.
Elephant Ride in the Forest
Don’t miss this elephant ride! Ask JJR guys to arrange one for you. It will be dedicated elephant ride for you. In peak season it might cost you Rs. 5500/- for 2 persons(2 hours) and in off season it will cost you around Rs. 3500/- for 2 persons (1 hour). Experiencing forest on a elephant will be a memorable event for you when he will take you down from a huge sloppy mountain to Ramganga River and also will take you inside the forest by crossing Ramganga River for a Jungle Safari. Chances of spotting a tiger are more on an Elephant Safari.
Corbett Tiger Safari
Best Season to visit the Complete Corbett National Park is October 15 to June 30 because during the monsoon season the flood of the River breaks down the road and cut their links.Although Jhirna Zone is open throughout the year but monsoon in Uttrakhand is unpredictable and forest authorities can deny entry anytime if the weather is unfavourable. You can book a Jeep Safari online or you can ask JJR guys to arrange a safari for you. JJR has very friendly staff who can escort you in the safari on their own Jeeps, If you are lucky then you will definitely see a “Big Cat”. Stories from past guests on their reception board tells their experiences on the Safaris.
** List made on author’s personal opinion/experience.
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– By Train
Nearest railway station is Ramnagar (13km).
Daily Delhi-Ramnagar train, 15035 Sampark Kranti Express departs at 1600 hrs from Old Delhi railway station, reaching Ramnagar at 2040 hrs. Also, earlier in the day, the 25036 Link Express departs Ramnagar at 0950 hrs, arriving in Delhi at 1520 hrs.
Nightly 15013 Ranikhet Express leaves Delhi for Ramnagar from the Old Delhi station at 2230 hrs, arriving in Ramnagar at 0455 hrs the following morning. The 25014 Corbett Park Link, a daily link back to Delhi departs at 2200 hrs, arriving at 0355 hrs at the Old Delhi station.
– By Bus / Taxi
There is a very well-established bus service network to Ramnagar, linking it to Delhi. There are a number of options when it comes to travelling by bus/taxi. These include deluxe buses, air-conditioned coaches and State-run transport. You can also contact the resort to arrange a Taxi for you directly from Delhi.
– By Road / Self Drive
The drive can take between five and six hours, depending on traffic. Take the NH 24 from Delhi to Moradabad via Hapur and Simbhaoli. Get onto the Moradabad bypass and take a left turn onto NH 74 to Ramnagar via Thakurdwara and Kashipur. As you enter Ramnagar town there is a sharp turn left, nearly a U-turn, and then another 13km to village Dhela and Jim’s Jungle Retreat.
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– Private Accommodations (Cottages & Lodges) : Jims Jungle Resort offers 2 types of accommodations i.e. Cottages & Lodges. Both of them are private, Their built is inspired from local Gujjar community and have sloping roofs. Cottages have mud-colored exteriors whereas on the other hand lodges are built at a 15 ft elevation which provides a spectacular view of the overall surrounding and the jungle.
– Library : There is very decent and calm ambient library in the resort where you will find a variety of books mostly based on jungle, nature, jim corbett’s history and about national park. Spend some leisure time in the library and read about the history of Corbett National Park
– Swimming Pool : They have 2 swimming pools one for the kids and another for the adults. Relax at the poolside on old fashioned beds which are neatly presented on the poolside and have a refreshing dip inside the pool.
– Spa : Rejuvenate yourself by a relaxing session of authentic ayurvedic massage to get your muscles feel good.
– Dining Area : Must experience a romantic candle light dinner, some “Red Wine” with your beloved in their super awesome dining area.
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[blockquote style=”1″]Do not plan a visit in monsoon as the forest and roads will remain closed most of the times and rivers are on the rise.[/blockquote]
[blockquote style=”1″]Enjoy Jims Jungle Retreat for at least 2 nights.[/blockquote]
[blockquote style=”1″]Do not miss their specially cooked organic food.[/blockquote]
[blockquote style=”1″]Go on a Jeep Jungle Safari with Mr. Shankar from JJR.[/blockquote]