Riverine Woods Resort is exactly what it sounds like...an accommodation property located on the banks of a river and surrounded by lush forests. The property consists of 5 cottages, constructed a little away from the banks of the Ramganga River. All cottages are a practical application of the mission of the resort to preserve the environment of the hills. Locals were employed to make these mud, brick and thatched-roofed cottages. None of the cottages have air conditioning, allowing the resort to minimise its electricity usage. These accommodation units, however, have been designed in such a way so as to allow for maximum natural ventilation by cool breezes. Each unit is equipped with twin beds, large windows, bedside tables, power sockets and en suite bathrooms with western-style toilets.
There is an open square-shaped building with bamboo chairs in the campus for you to soak in the warmth of the sun and gaze at nature. The common dining hall of Riverine Woods Resort Corbett is again made of bricks and too has a thatched roof. Its interiors, coupled with simple and long wooden tables and benches will take you back to the days of yore, when science and technology had not advanced much. Sit in such a simplistic setting and gorge on Chinese, European and Indian delicacies. Walk down to the bar, housed inside the roadhouse near the Ramganga River, to enjoy popular liquors from India and abroad. A huge plus point here is that its staff is made up of members of local communities, who know all about the region and its various aspects. The staff can be contacted for availing the laundry service that the property provides to its guests.
While here, go on a wildlife safari in Corbett for a wonderful experience. Jim Corbett National Park consists of hilly terrain and flat expanses, sheltering a wide range of creatures. The hills are predominantly covered by thick forests of sal, bamboo and peepal trees while the flat stretches overflow with grassland vegetation. Tigers, buffaloes, elephants, leopards, cats, deer, black bears, sloth bears, mongooses and monkeys may be seen here in plenty. Among the reptiles, the rock python is the largest species to live here and it may be seen basking in the sun.
Birdwatching is another exciting activity to go on from Riverine Woods Resort Corbett as the area is home to large species and number of winged creatures. You may also explore the park on foot, hiking through the mountains or enjoy fishing in the river. A wildlife safari in Corbett may also be taken on the backs of elephants. The resort also offers facilities for camping, and you may set up tents on the rocky banks of the river for this purpose.
Duration: 1 Night / 2 Days
Location: Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
Best Time to go: October to June
How to Reach?
Follow Hapur Bypass out of Delhi till you reach Gajraula, from where you head towards Moradabad Bypass. Keep driving till you reach the end point of the bypass, and from here, take a U-Turn to Moradabad city. After about 2 km, following the U-Turn, take a right and travel to Kashipur. From Kashipur, take the road going towards Ramnagar.
Make for Paonta Sahib from Ambala or Chandigarh and upon reaching here, turn towards Dehradun. Take the road to Rishikesh out of Dehradun and as you arrive in the former town, proceed towards Haridwar. From here, travel to Najibabad and then from here to Kashipur. Proceed towards Ramnagar once you reach the Kashipur town. Follow National Highway 24 out of Lucknow till Moradabad, crossing Bareilly on the way. From Moradabad, divert to Kashipur and finally from the latter towards Ramnagar.
From Nainital, drive towards Kaladhungi town and then to Ramnagar from Kaladhungi. Ranikhet is connected to Corbett National Park via a direct route.
Jim Corbett National Park is divided into numerous zones, each with different opening and closing seasons. The two main zones that are Bijrani and Dhikala are closed during the rainy season, while the other zones are open throughout the year. For the best experience, visit the park between November and June as all the zones are open during this period.
1). Rates are per person per night on twin sharing basis with mandatory requirement of minimum 2 paying adults
3). Accommodation in cottage
1). GST @ 5.0%
2). Air/Train fare
3). Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
5). The tariff does not include barbeque and activities.
SAARC per person per day per rod permit charges-INR 1900
Non SAARC per person per day per rod permits charge-INR 2350
Fishing guide per day-INR 1200
Tackle (Rod Hook & Line) hiring fee per day-INR 1000
Note: Fishing is on catch and release basis
Services that will be have to be paid for directly at the lodge
Tackle / Fishing gear
Elephant and Jeep Safaris
Wines and spirits, cigars, etc.