Stayed at the property for 2 nights and 1 day and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. We travelled as a family with a 3-year old kid. The property's location is both a boon and a bane. The location is around 1 to 1.5 hours off from the main highway and travelling in the dark can a bit inconvenient. On the other hand, as it is so far off from the hustle and bustle, one can have a peaceful, serene stay.
We indulged in the main activities that were on offer i.e. village walk, nature walk, lunch by the river and the night safari. But the highlight was by far the lunch arranged by the hotel staff on the river banks. Wonderful feeling!
Special mention for the staff, Mr. Alam (Manager) and Mr. Ayush (The owner of the property). Everybody arranged almost everything we asked for and we are extremely thankful to Mr. Ayush and Mr. Alam for their courteousness and hospitality.
We spent our new year's (2017) here at Call of the Wild, India. In total 6 nights with a BnB package. This resort is actually in the wilderness, with the closest shop 4 kms away! Talk to the owners, most helpful and will share all the possible options for booking. Mr. Ashish Nanda and Aayush were the best hosts and made our stay very memorable and extremely worthwhile. The team that included Mr. Alam, Pandey Ji, Harish Bhaiya, and Rohit along with the rest were not only helpful throughout our stay, but suggested all the possible activities, and we tried everything possible!
If you are a nature enthusiast and enjoy both the flora and the fauna, this is a MUST visit. Call of the Wild is home to a plethora of flycatcher's (Rufous Bellied Niltava, Blue Flycatcher, Paradise Flycatcher, Ultramarine Flycatcher) and flower peckers (Crimson Sunbird), a family of Khalij Pheasant and the Red Jungle Fowl. The Tawny Fish Owls can be spotted at night at the banks of the Kosi River (this Kosi river meets the Ramganga and is not the Kosi of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (Nepal). You can drive a little further uphill to Bhatrochkhan via Betalghat, to spot the Laughing Thrush, Blue Jay, the Griffin's, Long Tailed Shrike, the Black Partridge and the Golden Eagle. Of course the bulbul's and the babblers are in plenty too along with a huge family of langoors.
If you also enjoy animals, then you can spot a lot of monkeys, along with a pair of Barking deer's that live almost within the compound. Sambar deer and Wild boars surround the place. Call of the Wild is on the second range of Shivalik mountains, and shares the border with Jim Corbett National Park. So you may spot leopards and tigers as well. You might also be lucky to spot mountain bears that descend when it snows in the Northern parts of Uttarakhand.
Do ask Aayush to send you or better take you on the night safari! Him and his Father are the best guides and know the spots really well. We spotted 2 leopards, bears and the Tawny Fish Owl!
- They provide parking so if you drive up you can park without any trouble.
- Solar Geysers are installed for each room, so hot water is no problem whatsoever!
- All basic Amenities are provided for (i.e. soap, body wash, shampoo, towel, bedding and blankets, heaters, electric kettle, powdered milk sachet with tea bags, coffee sachets and sugar sachets, glasses, cups and spoons. And you can ask for anything else that you would like.
- The cottages are very homely and very well maintained.
- There is an ivy along with a family of Anjeer (Fig) running on all the pillar and looks beautiful!
- They even provide a badminton net along with 2 rackets and a shuttle if you are interested.
- They have a pool which can be availed during the summers as the water will not be freezing.
- During the day you can even walk around the place and visit some of the spots: Sunset/Sunrise point, The village Gajaar, The river banks
- Also ask for the Lunch by the river - it is a great way to experience the wilderness while having a meal at the river.
- Considering that the place is off the common grid, finding it may be a little hard as there is no signage.
- If you plan to travel and use GPS navigation, Google Maps will ensure that you get lost in Moradabad. The new update of Google Maps only provides the fastest route to the resort, as a result there is a point where it misses a major railway crossing and shows that there is a proper road. So make sure you follow the highways only. Some of the roads in Moradabad seemed to have been named before they were built, so try NOT to take them - specially the Moradabad Bypass! - its no bypass.
- As the resort is in the wilderness, for them to get their daily necessities is difficult. As a result they may seem slightly expensive but the days spent there are definitely worth it!
I stayed at Call of the Wild for 3 nights with family, during the month of December 2016.
The location of the resort is remote (around of 1.5 hrs ahead of area where all the popular resorts of Jim Corbette are located) which makes it a sweet place away from the hustle and bustle that the nation park attracts. Also, the resort is located in a hilly terrain in the jungle, which makes it even better.
There are luxury cottages at the place (but don't expect any internet/television, luxurious with respect to the location of the resort), which offer a comfortable getaway in the jungle, with leopards lurking around (so that you don't miss out on the adventure part), offering amazing food/hospitality as well. The staff was courteous and warm, the place also offers a night safari (pretty unique) and you can spot deer, rabbits, boar and leopard.
I can only grouse about the scruffy bed sheets and quilts (which one would presume to be at world standard given everything else has been top notch), apart from that the entire experience has been amazing.
We went there to celebrate our marriage anniversary, expecting it to be a peaceful place away from pollution and fast paced life of city to unwind ourselves and it totally met our expectations.
We reached in the evening and it started with tea and pakoras under trees with burble of river flowing nearby. Food was good to excellent and at reasonable prices. Evenings were spent with bonfire, drinks and light talks with the owner (Mr. Ashish). You can visit the river bank and keep watching the flow of river, even can take a dip (water was not that cold), later in the evening we were taken to sunset point, it was a walk through jungle with people from resort carefully taking us to the place and later served the tea. We went for safari in the evening, arranged and facilitated by the resort people (chargeable), it was a nice experience (sitting on the roof of the car).
We stayed in the resort for two nights. Amenities wise it is a good place, we had a clean cottage room, with cottages separate from each other, not like a typical hotel room located adjacent to each other. Staff was quite hospitable. I think some work can be done to improve the interiors of the cottage rooms, but then the feeling that we are closer to nature and that too in jungle and should not expect much luxury takes aways every negative which may have.
Best part was being so close to nature, having morning tea under the woods or a stroll through in the evening.
There are fewer sightseeing places, people who want to look for many places may be disappointed but the one who want to relax should visit the place.
They accept cards, it is like 7 hrs from Delhi and they have parking space available so it can be a good weekend getaway, I recommend you to give it a visit if you are looking to relax, rejuvenate and spend good time with your family.
A fine address, which we stumbled upon during a bike reckie. Secluded, but stylish and well maintained, spacious rooms tastefully decorated and well appointed. The friendly owner manager, Asheesh, keeps the building and superb grounds spotless. Jungle safaris, Jeep and walk. Neat restaurant, respectful service, swimming pool and nice terrace for dinner or sundowners. Tiny library, which should be improved, as this is a fine place to disconnect and lay back (no wi-fi)