Service and features:
The air cooled thatched restaurant, theater and lounge a re set close to the swimmin g pool all of which is set slig htly away from the cottages sums up and lodges and as a place full of life and activity. A special mentions needs to be made of the probably food in dining here that serves the best the region-the menu makes produce creatively the best that is picked, use of locally grown an d available.
The lounge is perfect for lazy afternoons to catch up on your reading, explore their library here is full of books on wildlife and forests.
For those tired and weary from park drives, the Spa is a blessing. Aranyam therapies are recommended to help relieve fatigue and rejuvenate you at the end of a long day. Deep tissue and Ayurvedic massages are indulgences designed t o help you relax so that you can spring out of yor bed for another day in the jungle!!
The host, Rati provides a friendly, relaxed environment and is well verse d with local fauna, , cuisine and culture of the region. Having worked in lodges in National Parks across India, Rati has many jungle stories to narrate and manages the lodge and ser vices with an acute eye for detail and perfection.
Rehman is your naturalist here, from the Van Gujjar community (forest nomads); he has a deep understanding of the forest and even on a regular walk just aroun d the retreat, brings the forest to life around you.
Evenings are special which begin with a well picked and relevant wil dlife documentary, followed by dinner that is set in different locations depending on the men u and mood of the evening.
The Retreat’s motto of sustainable tourism is one of its qualities that place Jim’s Jungle Retreat at the top of the luxury lodges in Corbett. They do everything rig ht to build on their eco-sensitive quotient – buying local products, employing locals as guid es and maintaining an organic farm, managing waste to harvesting water. Their ‘Mah avan’ project is a comprehensive program for conservation and restoration to allow the natural eco-system of the terai forests around Corbett to thrive and prosper.
Corbett has had a spell of bad press lately; still the park enjoys the unde niable distinction of being India's first National Park, Jim Corbett’s home and the habitat of ne arly half of the bird species found in India Jim’s Jungle Retreat that celebrates the shiikari turned fierce conservationist, is set close to the southern forests of Corbett- the Jirn a zone and spreads over 15 acres close to a seasonal river that comes alive in the monsoons . The land features large open spaces, water bodies and a prolific growth of native shrubs an d trees that are an open invitation to myraid birds, voracious jackals, other wildlife like de er and wild boars, and on occasion, stray tuskers too. All this supports layers of fecund plant life and arthropod species that inhabit the retreat.
The Lodge was founded with the idea of encouraging local e mployment, sustain conservation ideas and help city dwellers fall in love with the forests.
Jim’s commitment to ‘Green’ and sustainable tourism is reflected in the first interaction that a guest has with the lodge. On arrival, every guest is introduced to the Corbett jungle, the balance it creates and the philosophy that the retreat lives by – ‘Seek the tiger, find the jungle’.
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