Nestling in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Corbett National Park extends over an area of 520.82sq.km. Varied topography and vegetation give Corbett a rich diversity of habitats and natural beauty. Flat valleys are interspersed with hilly ridges and the Park's rolling grasslands known as the Chaurs provide visitors with an excellent view of its inhabitants. The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the entire length of the Park and little forest streams tumble through the ravine. Corbett has the highest density of tigers in the country - approximately one every 5 sq. km. and it was here that the prestigious "Project Tiger" was launched in 1973. Besides the tiger, Corbett is a haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. Excellent facilities for staying and viewing wildlife make Corbett one of the finest reserves in India!
Ranikhet, which means Queen's meadow in Hindi, gets its name from a local legend, which states that it was here, that Raja Sudhardev won the heart of his queen, Rani Padmini, who subsequently chose the area for her residence, giving it the name, Ranikhet. This beautiful town is merely 65 km from our resort. Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in the Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is the home for the Military Hospital, Kumaon Regiment (KRC) & Naga Regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army. Ranikhet is at an altitude of 1869 metres above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas.
The historic town of Rishikesh is one of the main tourist and pilgrimage destinations in northern India, drawing visitors from all over the world who are looking for calm. It is surrounded by the majestic Himalayas and has the immaculate Ganga flowing through it. Rishikesh is often referred to be the "capital of yoga". There are many ashrams in Rishikesh, some of which are renowned internationally as centres for philosophical research, yoga, and other traditional Indian health practices. Another aspect of Rishikesh's fame is its association with The Beatles. Members of the renowned English rock band went to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in February 1968 to explore transcendental meditation. Rishikesh is undoubtedly amongst the most happening places in India!
It is believed that Nainital formations are in some ancient myths of India. In the Manas Khand of the Skand Puranas, Nainital Lake is called Tri-Rishi-Sarovar, hinting at the story of three sages, Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha, who, upon finding no water in Nainital, dug a large hole at the location of the present day lake and filled it with water from the holy lake Manasarovar in Tibet. According to lore, a dip in Naini Lake, "the lesser Manasarovar," earns merit equal to a dip in the great lake. Nainital is 90 km from our resort. Situated at an altitude of 2,084 metres (6,837 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south. From the tops of the higher peaks magnificent views can be obtained of the vast plain to the south, or of the mass of tangled ridges lying north, bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas.