Jeep Safari: When you want to explore the wilds of Jim Corbett National, the option is to board a Gypsy. The is the most secure way if you don’t want to get scared when you hear the growl of a Tiger! More of all jeep is the best way to get the inside look of the forest and its topography & also to cover maximum area to cover inside the forest in stipulated time frame.
The Corbett Hideaway & Corbett River View Retreat organizes Game Views in the National Park conducted by professional wildlife guides in open Gypsy to Bijrani range forest, Jhirna & Lohachaur. The duration of Game view is about four hours and is conducted early morning or in the afternoon till sunset. The standard procedure of viewing wildlife or tiger tracking is in open jeeps. Each Gypsy can seat up to Six persons comfortably. Besides the visitors, the jeep has an expert driver and a nature guide.
For the purpose of directing visitors and showing them around Corbett, trained Nature Guides are available at their service. These registered guides help tourists spot wildlife and make sure that they do not lose their way inside the forest. Specific trails for vehicles are maintained to enable visitors to watch wildlife at Corbett. Driving off track it is not allowed for reasons of safety. Taking a Nature Guide with each vehicle is compulsory.
Elephant Safari: The best way to explore the park is through the “Elephant Safari”. Undisturbed by the mechanical roar of a car or jeep, open to the skies, accompanied only by the rhythmic scuff-scuff-scuff of elephant’s feet and the creaks of the wooden howdah. The occasional booming of wild elephants to each other in close proximity can make you hang on tight to the wooden pole of the howdah. The ride can be a mix of moments of pure terror interspersed with long period of utter peace.
The Corbett Hideaway Elephant Safari, an exclusive elephant safari in the periphery areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve takes you through mysterious thick forests, deep valleys and rugged trails that offer a lingering thrill to the adventure seeker. This is enhanced by the cultural enigma of the land.
We take you on this thrilling sojourn in the same way the royalty of yore did, centuries ago. From the first ray of the rising sun to the evening’s deepest glow; the landscape unravels the untaught harmony of the primitive wild. The grandeur of the “British Raj” is relived in an old forest rest house (FRH) built in the late nineteenth century. The aura created compliments the aura of the past century when lanterns and fireplaces were used instead of electricity and where hot bucket baths were the only way to supplement your comforts.
Whilst you are in Corbett, the mountain air will make you hungry and to satiate this “jungle” appetite, our specialty chefs will dish out just that ensemble. The emphasis is on freshness of produce, so whether it is that Indian dish or that Continental fare you have asked for, to our chefs it’s all in the day’s passion.
We encourage our guests to travel well prepared, this ensures that we are able to organise their logistics with ease. To ensure this all transport and back end logistics is done on 4WD jeeps that are best suited for the rugged terrain of Corbett.
The abundant Airborne Species, the mysterious wild and the picturesque valley come together to offer a romantic hitherto unseen, unheard or untold. To enhance this unique experience an English speaking naturalist accompanies you throughout your trip.
Fishing Safari: Sustainable angling, as opposed to intensive fishing, benefits conservation of prized fishes like mahseer. Angling is allowed in certain areas in the buffer region of Corbett after taking permits from the Forest Department.
One of the fascinating narration’s of Jim Corbett in his book “Man Eaters of Kumaon” is about his fishing holidays for Mahseer (barbus tour), in a river that flowed through a beautiful wooded valley. When Corbett was fishing, the air was filled with the fragrance of flora and songs of a multitude of birds. Corbett opined that angling in such an atmosphere is a sport fit for kings. After catching a 50 lb. mahseer, he concluded that the sublime surroundings in which he had caught the fish will not be forgotten, and will draw him back to this valley, which to date still unspoiled by the hand of man. His descriptions fit well with the Ramganga valley.
The Mahseer is a fresh water scaly fish, which can attain a huge size, and shows more sport for its size than a Salmon and therefore is considered the best sport fish in the world. Mahseer quite avidly takes to bait such as spoon, plug, fly and live fish, are omnivorous in feeding habits – eating snails, crabs and weeds like algae, etc. Etymology of Mahseer suggests the word could mean a fish with “lion’s gameness” and “fish par excellence”.
Experts have identified about six species in India, but no detailed information on the present status and distribution of these species is available. Though fisherman consider consider the Golden or Himalayan Mahseer (tor putitora) as the main species available on the Ramganga / Kosi rivers, besides the Silver and Black Mahseer. Goonch (bagaraus bagarius), a fresh water scavenger is also another species that thrives in these rivers.
The challenge and thrill of an encounter with the Mahseer attracts anglers from all over the world. It offers a holiday with a fish, which not only rules the Indian waters like the tiger does the jungle, but also fights the way, no one can.
Nature Walk: The forests are full of riches. Living close to the land, and depending on it for sustenance, the Kumaoni villagers know how to tap the precious resources of this vanishing world.
The Nature Walk, which is on the agenda of all guests of Corbett Hideaway Resort, is a guided tour by naturalists, who unveil for you the wonders of the earth. You walk along the banks of the river Kosi, and along simple paths, and the healing herbs are there, all over!