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)
We visited this place on 17th Oct 16. We picked this place at random after meeting their young energetic owner at their Swiss cottage NAINITAL property on 12 th Oct and staying there. This place 'Call of the wild' is just superb !!! not only in terms of its wild location ( not amidst the commercial run of the mill ones in Jim Corbett park) situated in Betalghat ( abt 40 kms for Corbett uphill in wild forest). The food , services and overall ambiance was absolutely wonderful !! However, we mention especially the VERY PERSONALIZED service which was provided by the young owner Mr Ayush Nanda himself - this has never been experienced by us anywhere else before (& we travel around the globe). He organized a riverside lunch for just 2 of us & drove us there himself n even helped paying the lunch, organized a night safari again for just 2 of us & sensing that we were senior citizens, even joined the safari to give us the added feel of security. This place is a must visit for anyone in corbett area & who love exclusivity at affordable price & want to be pampered by personalized services. Ashok & Indrani Mukherjee, Bangalore
( Some Road signage to the resort along the route will be a big help ! )
This review is coming a bit late. However, I can recall every bit of this amazing trip which we had in the month of April. The place is brilliant in every aspect specially the deck with the amazing food. The night safari is good.. if u get unlucky in sighting any wild animal then head towards the river next day and im pretty sure that will make your day. Some of the things I recommend you to try is the sunset point , the river & again the river side at nite to view the millions of fireflies. This was my second trip to corbett and it literally changed the way I used to recommend corbett to my friends.
Thanks again !!
Mesmerising- that's the only word which captures the experience..the drive from Delhi was a long haul, but once we entered the gates the tiredness was gone. It's an amazing resort right in the middle of the betalghat forests. The architecture is a throw back to the British colonial era but it does not end there... The little details like the plants on the verandah, the lock and key, the working fire place in the dining area, the door handles and the oh so beautiful deck is spell binding. Once lit up in the evening the resort takes on a character of its own which is truly defined by the sit out deck... You can just sit there for hours together marvelling at the beauty of the set up. Do go for the night safari... It's not a sham as other Corbett experiences I have had. The owner Ayush is hands on and a has a keen eye for spotting wildlife.. Although we couldn't spot a leopard, we spotted sambhars, barking deer, rabbit, peacocks in flight, pheasants etc. The hospitality otherwise is top notch. A special mention for the food... It was that tasty and varied that we were keenly looking forward to the next meal. The nature trails around the resort are great. The treks gave us fresh air, wildlife views, solitude, a group of friendly langoors, hunted deer skulls and the end of it an awesome scenic view or the beautiful clear river. The river itself is very clean and has spots where the water is stagnant and u can go fishing. We came with a promise to go back in the season when the greenery quotient goes up. One thing I know that I will be recommending this place to each and everyone I meet...
The best part about the place is that the cottages and huts lie on a beautiful hill, overlooking the Kosi River. You generally have to climb through pebbled routes to reach the dining area, through numerous trees while hearing the calls of birds and other animals. The environment is natural and inviting, thus a perfect place to relax, away from the City Life. The best place to chill out is the small verandah, provided with every room, with amazing furniture!!!
The staff is hospitable and helpful.
The rooms are spacious and generally clean, even though a bit unkempt.
The only drawback is that the place is really far away from the Corbett area (more than 30km) and the road is in a bad condition.