Imagine taking a vacation where your high point does not come from a breath-taking view or basking in the sun on a beach but comes from a tiger you just spotted walk across or sprawling in a dense jungle that you are half way into? Does that not sound slightly alluring and yet immensely terrifying? Well, if you aspire to take travel seriously and your yearly vacations are getting more enterprising as your children get older, all you need to do is expand your mind to the possibilities of entering newer places. Jim Corbett is one such destination in Uttarakhand that will treat you to the wild side of life!
Located just 240 km from Delhi and 76 km from Kathgodam, Club Mahindra Corbett resort is easily accessible by both rail and road. Enjoy getting close to the gushing Corbett waterfall or admire the roaring Kosi River that flows on the Himalayan foothills. The resort offers you the best of comfort in the middle of lush jungles. So how does one go about planning a tour when one stays at Corbett?
Firstly, you need to ensure that your accommodation with Club Mahindra is booked well in advance. This will work in your favour as the best rooms very often get booked way in advance and ensuring that you plan the trip beforehand is a great idea to start building an itinerary.
Apart from the safaris, there a few things that you cannot miss when you visit Jim Corbett! The food served at the resort is one such experience. The menu is curated keeping in mind the culture and the ingredients are rich and sourced fresh. Dishes like Bhatt Ki Churkani, a traditional kamoni black bean gravy that can be eaten with steamed rice or simply a butter naan or the Palak Ka Kaapa which is a typical Pahadi style gravy are served for lunch at the resort. The mixed lentil dish called Baadi is a must-try. The distinguishing feature about the food served in the Corbett region is that sometimes, to add flavour to the dish, sesame seeds or even bhang seeds are liberally sprinkled over the finished preparation. Spend your days relaxing at the Corbett resort and indulge in a spa or a swim after the day’s safari rides are done with!
If you wish to leave the resort and explore other activities, ones that do not require you to go for a jungle safari- a few more activities are listed below-
1. The Corbett Waterfall
2. Bird Watching at Corbett National Park
3. Garjia Temple
4. Fishing and Cokking along side the Ramganga river
5. Mountain Biking
6. River Crossing at Corbett, Ramganga and Kosi rivers
7. Camping in the National Park
These are a few activities that we tend to overlook when one visits Jim Corbett as most of us focus on the safari experience. However, gazing at a waterfall as you listen to birds chirping, trying to get a glimpse of exotic birds like the finch, hornbill or the kingfisher and trekking in the park’s reserve forest area are experiences that one should not miss out on!
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