Last Updated: January 4, 2019 Tanmay Sharma
Close to the wilderness and all its creatures stand various hotels and resorts offering a wide range of accommodation options along with a plethora of modern amenities to people with different tastes and preferences. Some of the best hotels and resorts in Jim Corbett National Park have been listed in the blog.
Jim Corbett National Park is located in the plains and hills of the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. Named after the great British hunter, Jim Corbett, who turned into a conservationist and naturalist later in his life, the park was found in 1936 with Jim playing a major role in its constitution. Jim Corbett National Park is also the first park through which the Project Tiger was initiated.
It has five entry gates – Jhirna, Durga Devi, Sitabani, Bijrani, Dhangari – through which one can enter the park. Apart from the endangered Bengal Tiger, there are many species of animals and birds, promising a remarkable wildlife journey. Click here to read more about Jim Corbett Park.
Where to stay while exploring Jim Corbett National Park?
If you are planning to schedule your holidays in Corbett then the foremost thought in your mind will be finding a suitable accommodation. Most of the hotels/resorts are located at or around the fringes of Jim Corbett National Park.
Following is the list of 20 most prominent hotels/resorts in Corbett, which are well-known for their wonderful infrastructure, facilities and impeccable services:
1. Corbett Leela Vilas
Built in 2009, Corbett Leela Vilas has very soon acquired a prominent name for providing comfort and luxury in close vicinity of the jungle. It is just 10 minutes away from the Bijrani entry gate, thus ranks among the most visited hotels around Jim Corbett National Park.
Covering an area of 2.5 acres, the luxury hotel has 12 tastefully adorned vilas (or cottages) which consist of a living room, a bedroom, a private courtyard, Jacuzzi, rain shower, mini bar, Wi-Fi connectivity and other plush amenities and personalized services. The resort also offers swimming pool, 24 hour room service, multi cuisine restaurant, recreation room to present a perfect blend of modernity in the lap of nature.
2. Corbett Hideaway
Corbett Hideaway is stretched across an area of 13 acres and is covered with vivid orchids and groves of mango. The luxury resort offers a truly tranquil environment which is only beautified by the sounds of the Kosi River and the music of chirping birds, which one may enjoy from the open sit-out zones created outside of each cottage.
The 52 cottages, categorized into various classes like family suites, deluxe cottages and superior cottages are elegantly designed with modern-day furniture and facilities. Complementing the outstanding experience in the cottages is the presence of swimming pool, poolside bar, Ayurvedic and spa therapies, billiards table, a thatched –roof eating place and a wildlife library.
3.The Wild Crest Resort
Placed 6 km from the Bijrani Gate of Jim Corbett National Park, The Wild Crest Resort is a delightfully designed structure, catering to a plethora of leisurely pursuits of a visitor.
The deluxe hotel provides contemporarily designed rooms and cottages to the guests. The aesthetic use of wood makes the living in the 33 rooms and 22 cottages of the hotel filled with luxurious amenities a real delight. The hotel has many features like facilities to play various outdoor and indoor games, a swimming pool, multi-cuisine restaurant, a discotheque, spa and massage parlor, kids’ play room and various adventurous activities.
4. Dhikala Forest Lodge
Being a forest lodge, it is located right inside the core area of Corbett National Park and is just 30 km from the Dhangari gate. Such a wonderful location makes the place the most sought after accommodation in Corbett, hence a place which is always pre-booked. So those looking forward to a thrilling holiday in Corbett should get in touch with the forest office of Ramnagar to make advance reservations.
The lodge offers 32 rooms (with attached bathrooms) and 2 dormitories (each having 12 beds and common bathrooms), provided with basic facilities. The lodge provides both thrill and protection to the guests; the thrill of spotting the wild creatures roaming nearby is supplemented by the protection provided by the solar fences, which enclose boundaries of the lodge. Dhikala Forest Lodge is one of the best lodges in Jim Corbett National Park.
5. Infinity Resort
Infinity Resort has 50 rooms, proffering a choice of river facing or garden facing view to the guests. Built with modern sensibility, the rooms come with plush amenities (like mini bar fridge and Wi-Fi services) and private balconies with table and chairs to gaze at the beauty of the Himalayas and lush green forests.
Spread in the 22 acres of serene environment beside the Kosi River, the luxury hotel provides numerous conveniences to its guests, like health club, spa, kids splash pool, various outdoor and indoor games, separate playing area for kids, wildlife movies and slide shows. The resort also offers short classes on wildlife and conservation.
6. Solluna Resort
Solluna resort is delightfully placed in the Himalayan valley, on the bank of River Ramganga, giving mesmerizing views of setting sun and rising moon every evening. Being in the lap of nature the spirits of the guests are further exalted through the ultra luxurious and innovative cottages of the resort.
The fascinating cottages of Solluna are designed to appeal to the basic human senses and are also named after them, like The Touch, The Fragrance, The Sound and The Sight. Each of the cottages of this luxury resort consists of facilities which enhance the theme on which it is based. Some of the basic luxuries common to all are – high pressure shower jet streams in bathroom, 24 hour hot and cold water access, mini bar, mini refrigerator, spacious wardrobe and luxury mattresses.
7. Aahana Resort
Standing adjacent to the Jim Corbett National Park is the eco-friendly luxury hotel spread across 11 acres of area. With 100% water re-cycle and solid waste management, the resort also offers water to the guests from their own oxygenated underground spring.
The rooms have been classified as standard, deluxe, luxury, suite and family suite and come with varying sizes and with appealing interiors and comfortable amenities. One can sight and hear wild animals right from one’s room and other areas of the hotel like the decks of the swimming pool and multi-cuisine restaurant.
Aahana resort augments the pleasure of its visitors through swimming pool and recreational games like pool, badminton, volley ball, and cricket.
8. Camp Riverwild Resort
As a deluxe hotel located on the periphery of the Corbett National Park, Camp Riverwild Resort offers six luxury cottages. Built in the true natural spirit with stilts for support and thatch as a roof the cottage also has a private deck to relax, play, chat or savor the solitude amid the calm surroundings.
The cottages possess all the necessary facilities like a well-fitted bathroom, air conditioner and round the clock room service. Finger-licking meals, gym center and spa treatments amid the tranquility and beauty of nature, accentuate the happiness which reaches one’s soul.
9. Corbett Tiger Den Resort
With 24 luxurious and expansive rooms with sloppy roofs, Corbett Tiger Den Resort is further bedecked with a mixed variety of shrubs and a beautifully designed swimming pool.
The restaurant serves various Indian, local Kumaon, Chinese and Continental meals in its open and well decorated dining area, making the food taste more delectable. There are many outdoor games which can be arranged to be played within the periphery of the resort. A wildlife library, health and fitness center, activity center, Wi-Fi access, round the clock room service and many more such useful services and amenities are provided to the guests.
10.Corbett Gateway Spa & Resort
Offering a perfect vantage point to view the picturesque mountains and valleys of Nainital, Corbett Gateway Spa and Resort brings a wonderful gateway to explore Jim Corbett National Park.
Sprawling in an 11 acre land, the deluxe hotel has 55 classically built cottages. All the cottages are bestowed with alluring sights of nature along with comforts of contemporary life and have been categorized into – deluxe, luxury and suites – with the pleasure rising further with each class.
The soothing accommodation is accompanied with gratifying amenities, like tea/coffee maker, state of the art gymnasium, swimming pool and sun deck, massage and sauna, Wi-Fi access and indoor and outdoor activities (Badminton, Table Tennis, Chess, etc.).
11. Ramganga Resort
Ramganga Resort is built among a rich green stretch of trees and gardens. The wonderful vistas of mountains and River Kosi and proximity to the Jim Corbett Park make it a very likeable place to visit.
Spread in an immense area of 20 acres, the deluxe hotel consists of 30 charmingly designed rooms and cottages classed into suites, super deluxe rooms, deluxe safari tent and deluxe rooms. Various facilities apt for a deluxe accommodation are available for the guests.
The deluxe safari tents offer an exquisite experience of living in canvas tents built on steel frames, with thatched roofs, have side covers for additional insulation and attached bathroom with running hot and cold water.
12. Corbett Riverview Retreat Resort
Acclaimed as one of the best resorts close to Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett Riverview Retreat Resort presents rooms, each bestowing scenic views of the celestial landscape. The 54 rooms have been divided into villas of 2/3/4 bedrooms (each having a separate bathroom), deluxe and duplex rooms. The villas have been named as Leopard, Tiger and Tusker lodge and have private kitchen, gardens and balconies to relax and enjoy.
The well-serviced rooms are fitted with modern furniture and facilities; other complementary pleasures are provided by – swimming pool, a wildlife library, various outdoor and indoor games, cultural programs and wildlife movies. The guests can also enjoy fishing at the nearby pool of Mahaseer.
13. Manu Maharani Resort
It is situated on the banks of the Kosi River and thus provides an amazing vista of the river along with the grand Himalayas. There are 50 nicely furnished cottages, well equipped with all contemporary conveniences. The restaurant offers magnificent views of the serene and scenic environment while satiating the hunger of its guests with mouth-watering meals.
Other facilities aimed at giving a memorable and rejuvenating stay include a spa and a health club, swimming pool, travel desk, internet connectivity, outdoor games and cultural programmes (folk dance and music).
14. The Den
The Den is one of the most remarkable hotels around Jim Corbett National Park. It is nestled amid thick mango orchards and gives a feel of living in the jungle along with the modern-day amenities. The area outside the cottages is illuminated with lamps to give it an earthen feel.
The Den has 50 spacious cottages which are very exquisite and innovatively designed and are classified as junior, deluxe and duplex. Tree houses are also an option which a nature enthusiast can opt for.
The kitchen of the resort offers various delicious continental and Indian fares with most of the ingredients coming fresh from the resort’s gardens. All cottages are air-conditioned, fitted with a mini bar, tea/coffee maker and a television set and other facilities. There is a swimming pool, yoga, spa and meditation centers for the total well-being of the visitors.
15. Corbett Riverside Resort
Sprawling 21 acres of area with Kosi River flowing at one side, Corbett Riverside Resort offers its guests the very best picturesque scenes from each of the 28 well appointed rooms (classed as – double rooms, deluxe rooms, exclusive rooms and suites). The rooms have comforts like dining table, luggage rack, study table and wardrobe.
The rich flavors of farm-grown vegetables are accentuated by the expert cooks while making various Indian, Mughlai, Continental and Italian cuisines. To make the trip more memorable the hotel offers many outdoor and indoor activities, Ayurvedic treatments, swimming pool and gym and health center.
16. Corbett Jungle Club
Encased within thick forest at the foothills of Himalayas and spread across an area of 5 acres is the thoughtfully and elegantly created Corbett Jungle Club. There are 24 rooms, half of which are deluxe rooms and the rest of them are luxurious cottages.
This standard hotel offers room service on 24 hour basis, has continuous hot and cold water supply and many other amenities. A visitor can also avail tents for accommodation, but needs to send in a prior request for the same.
There are plenty of recreational activities which one can pursue in the resort like swimming in the pool, playing various indoor and outdoor games and having Ayurvedic massage and spa therapies.
17.The Jungle Paradise Retreat
Jungle Paradise Retreat is a simple yet beautiful resort standing among the wild groves of mango and the scenic hills of Himalayas. There are 12 spacious cottages which have been made to resemble typical mud huts through the use of mud, bamboo and a thatched roof. 7 of the cottages have air-conditioners; all the cottages have attached bathrooms, color television, room service, and other necessities.
This resort comes in the category of standard resorts but still gives a good range of amusements like Hammocks to bask in sun or relax in shade, playful activities like Carrom, Chess, Badminton and Cricket. To satiate the hunger pangs of the guests there is a multi-cuisine restaurant which also offers local Kumauni dishes.
18. Pine Tree Village Resort
The resort offers tranquility wrapped in the thatch-roofed mud huts, which reflect a simple village amid the picturesque hills of Himalayas. The huts assimilate within itself the luxuries of modern world; there is LCD TV, Wi-Fi accessibility, attached bathrooms, king size double bed and many other amenities.
Pine Tree Village Resort has a wide array of Indian, Mughlai, Chinese and Continental delicacies on the menu list which one can enjoy in the lobby lounge, while unraveling the mysteries of nature. The standard hotel offers plenty of pleasures to the guests through its air-conditioned rooms, round the clock room service, bonfire, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, laundry services and so on.
19.United-21 Wildlife Resort
Covering an area of 3 acres, this deluxe hotel strives to give the right blend of rural and modern among the wilderness spread outside the boundaries.
The guests need to make a choice of accommodation between comfortable rooms and traditional mud huts. Both the choices will make one enjoy the in-room amenities like closet, tea/coffee maker, attached washroom and round the clock room service.
The food menu of United-21 Wildlife Resort comprises of delicious dishes from a diverse variety of cuisines to make the adventure trip of the visitors more worthwhile.
20. The Golden Tusk Resort
Stretching across an area of 6 acres this luxury hotel caters to all the expectations of a guest. The Golden Tusk Resort is situated on the shores of a monsoon river called Dhella and offers 29 state of the art rooms, which are divided into – suites, villas, cottages and tents.
The affluent resort provides several plush in-room amenities like ensuite lounge, internet (on request), mini bar, tea/coffee maker and writing stationary. A visitor’s adventure trip to Jim Corbett is given a relaxing touch by the facilities like an appealing swimming pool, first-class arrangement for indoor and outdoor games, multi-cuisine restaurant and a fitness center.
What is the best time to visit Corbett?
The park opens up for tourists from 15th November to 15th June, every year. The reason for the closure of 5 months is annual monsoon, which washes away the motorable roads leading to the Corbett. The repair work gets completed only by November.
Hence, one has a fixed time frame in which one can plan the wildlife expedition and also choose the accommodation appropriate to ones budget and personal inclinations.
Jim Corbett National Park presents a proper amalgamation of a wildlife tour along with natural sightseeing. The alluring views of rich fauna, with the background of magnificent Himalayan Mountains, in itself is blissful. The sighting of wildlife among such setting is a pleasure to be cherished for a life.
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Published: 13 Nov, 2013
Tanmay Sharma is a wildlife enthusiast, who is fond of exotic fauna and flora. In the search of interesting wild beings, he has travelled every destination of India, be it the snow dressed area of Uttarakhand, deserted land of Rajasthan or central highlands of Madhya Pradesh. Besides being a true lover of wildlife, Tanmay has a creative edge in writing through which he shares his expertise and experiences with the world.