Nestled between the Himalayan foothills and the ancient Shivaliks, Corbett Tiger Reserve is a wildlife haven, supporting over 50 mammal and nearly 600 birds. Jim’s Jungle Lodge borders Corbett’s lush southern forests, just five minutes drive from Jhirna Gate.
Located on a seasonal riverbed, which bursts with life during the monsoon, Jim’s Jungle Lodge offers naturalist led interpretation walks, explaining the importance of forest protection in conserving wildlife, including the tiger. Whilst honing one’s sense to the sights, sounds and scents of the jungle there will be countless opportunities for bird-spotting and the possibility, during the migration season, of seeing herds of elephant.
The lodge has eighteen rooms: elevated Jungle Lodges, with wide, wrap around verandahs offering magnificent views across the seasonal riverbed, where wild boar, deer, jackal and, occasionally, tiger may be seen; Gujjar styled Jungle Cottages, with thatched roofs, and mud-coloured exteriors, a Jungle Family Cottage contains a second bedroom. Comfortable and sophisticated, each is decorated and furnished to reflect local craftsmanship and materials, harking back to the old forest bungalows and rest houses of the Raj era.
The area’s past is further captured in the design of the dining area, where guests can enjoy a varied menu of cuisines, including local Kumaoni dishes – in a mud and thatch hall inspired by Gujjar architecture and open to the forest around them. After a day’s walk or safari guests can enjoy a rejuvenating deep tissue massage or simply relax around the pool, enjoying a post-safari chai.
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Corbett National Park lies at the base of the Himalayan foothills and it is this picturesque location that results in a rich variety of habitats from lush green forests to high valley ridges, sustaining a good population of mammals, including tigers and exceptional birdlife with over 620 species recorded.
Where: Uttaranchal State
Ideal for viewing: golden jackal, rhesus macaque, tiger, wild boar, Asian elephant