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Marchula, Corbett Tiger Reserve Ramnagar, Jim Corbett National Park 244715 India
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#4 of 121 Specialty lodging in Jim Corbett National Park
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Vanghat, the internationally acclaimed eco-lodge, is located on a secluded bank of the Western Ramganga River, inside the Kalagarh division of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is one of the most remote wildlife lodges in Northern India. Accessible only by a 2km cross-country walk and raft across river waters, Vanghat lodge is a wilderness paradise unlike anything else to be found around Jim Corbett National Park. Only during the hot months of the year (March to May) is it accessible by jeep, too. Vanghat takes you deep into the forest for an experience of living right where nature is untouched and thriving. You will explore every trail of the forest community on foot. Every season offers a different landscape and various birds and wild animals to encounter. If nights around the campfire, forest living, and complete immersion in the wild is your vacation ideal, Vanghat should be your choice.
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Marchula, Corbett Tiger Reserve Ramnagar, Jim Corbett National Park 244715 India
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coomar160 wrote a review May 2022
Bengaluru, India305 contributions88 helpful votes
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Fantastic jungle lodge near Marchula in Corbett, that provides an experience you will not get in any of the hundreds of resorts that are in the Corbett landscape. Wonderful staff, warm and caring. Authentic wildlife lodge, located at an isolated place, getting to which is itself an adventure. Wildlife is just next door, with lots of elephant and tiger movement signs all around. Birding is also very good. Laughing thrushes, red-billed leothrix, grey headed woodpecker, grey treepie, rofous bellied niltava, blue winged minla, blue throated barbet, rusty-cheeked scimitar babbler, wallcreeper, great hornbill etc.were some of our highlights. Spend your time lazing at the riverbank. Few treks and walks to the surrounding area are delightful. Food was also excellent and served with lot of warmth and care. Rooms were comfortable in winter and very nicely done, though clearly you are meant to spend most of your time outdoors. Summer may get a bit stuffy. They try to minimize the eco-footprint as much as possible, which is really appreciated, and things like hot water only in buckets make absolutely sense in a place like this. Because of its isolation, don't plan on doing a lot of game drives into the park - the coming and going consumes a lot of time and effort. This is place to go slow and soak in the beauty of Corbett, not to run around for safaris. And, especially in summers, the tigers may very well come to you, if you stay here a bit long enough. Vanghat isn't a resort or a hotel; its still a bit of an untouched and isolated paradise in this part of Corbett. An enthusiastic wildlife traveller can ask for nothing more and will treasure each moment of his stay and long to come back again and again.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Syngrity wrote a review May 2022
New Delhi, India16 contributions7 helpful votes
I have been visiting Vanghat for the last 5 years and every time I am there, it is "Celestine prophecy" coming alive each time. Even though the forest is a constantly moving and evolving ecosystem, there is something new for me, every time. The levels of expertise and skill that the naturalists possess is brilliant. Not only are they teaching you but also quizzing you to ensure that the learning goes deep. The rooms are comfortable and the big windows allow you to study the fauna sometimes, from your bed. The food is extra special. The pahadi khaana that Vanghat offers is non spicy (super important to me), organic and cooked using local ingredients. Over all, you will find yourself in the lap of the forest when you are here at Vanghat. And BTW, you will stop taking the jeep safaris when you come to Vanghat. What a forest walk can give you, a jeep safari wouldn't be able to do so.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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captvishwas wrote a review Mar 2022
Pune, India64 contributions36 helpful votes
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Absolute connect with nature, especially with a true nature lover Mr Sumantha Ghosh. Family and staff was very hospitable and friendly. A must place to unwind and enjoy the nature trails. We were lucky to have come across a tigress on our walk!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It’s a 45 minutes walk from where the vehicles park, so a normal level of fitness is necessary
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Vaidehi P wrote a review Mar 2022
Pune, India12 contributions4 helpful votes
Nestled in the Shivaliks, close to Corbett National Park, Vanghat is a beautiful pristine resort. The one hour trek to reach it is worth the effort. Mr. Sumanto Ghosh and his team took excellent care of us. We even saw a tiger on our nature walk ! Highly recommend this place for those who want get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. I can’t wait to visit it again
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mallika Gupta wrote a review Feb 2022
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Picture this: you’re sitting with a bunch of super fun friends on a Friday night, casually talking about a weekend getaway. Enter - Vanghat Lodge on Googling ‘best offbeat destinations for a weekend getaway’. It’s safe to say that we were EXTREMELY lucky to have 2 cottages available, where we were comfortably nested the next morning itself! It took us close to 7 hours to reach the parking spot for the lodge. The moment we stepped out of our car, the adventure began - we were welcomed by the ever-so-gracious and caring staff and the owner, Mr. Sumantha Ghosh. Post an hour long (comfortable) hike (you can also choose to ride in their jeep if you’re tired) and a lovely short ride on a raft to cross the stream, we reach Vanghat lodge! This lodge is situated at the bottom of the hills, with a serene stream of river right next to it. It’s almost as if the hills are moulded around the property. It’s part of an area which is called the buffer forest, which is the periphery of the National Park. You’ll experience an unbeatable kind of luxury - cozy stone and mud cottages, a dining area overlooking the bird feeding spot, an outdoor area for a lovely bonfire night and endless trails of forest and stream surrounding you. What made our trip so wholesome and perfect : 1. Listening to Sumantha Sir’s escapades 2. EPIC food 3. Hearing about other guests’ safari and tiger spotting experiences 4. Being tucked away from crowds, markets and noise No amount of words will be able to express what an experience this was, so go through the photographs to see for yourself. Vanghat Lodge is my travel benchmark now. Try it, I’m sure you’ll agree. :)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anuj Gudwani wrote a review Feb 2022
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We always try to explore places which are secluded and nested in the middle of nowhere. Had never been to Jim Corbett, because of how commercial and crowded it usually gets, but Vanghat seemed different. Started from Delhi, reached the parking spot in ~6.5 hours. Were welcomed by the support team and the founder himself. They're too kind and will make sure you feel comfortable throughout your stay. The lodge is almost a 1 hour trek from the parking spot and that's what makes it special. It is in the middle of a buffer forest, so you're exposed to raw, serene and almost unforgettable flora and fauna, at all times. To reach the lodge, one has to cross the ramganga river, which I believe is the best welcome view you'll ever get. (you'll know when you're there) Now this experience is meant for you, if: 1. You love wildlife, not just tigers 2. You want to wake up to the chirping sounds of the many exotic birds that this place is home to. - You'll be amazed to see how people travel from all parts of the country to spot these magical birds. 3. Explore nature on foot. - You'll go out on nature walks, every morning 4. Meet like-minded travellers. 5. Have extremely delicious food 6. Want to be mesmerized and inspired by Mr Ghosh's (owner) varied experiences and never-ending stories. He is a gem. :) This might not be the place for you, if: 1. You're looking for a luxurious stay, although this place offers luxury, like no place else. 2. Want to only spot tigers. 3. Want to stay close to the city/market I am already planning my second visit to this place, so you know how much I love it! :)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bhanu wrote a review Feb 2022
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The property's location is indeed on point. The rooms were very clean & equipped with all the basic facilities. The whole team was always readily available. Walking safaris were fun & delightful. You can't get enough of this place with one visit which means I definitely planning to go back again & experience the calm wildness of this place all over again. .
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Lakshay wrote a review Feb 2022
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Had a great time at this place! 1. Great property setting- The location, decor, food, surroundings etc. , each bit of it is 11 on 10. 2. Lots of activities to do- Trails, nature walks, bird watching, stargazing, river bathing. You can indulge in any of these to keep yourself engaged throughout! 3. Jolly good host- Mr. Sumantha Ghosh (owner of this place) was very very generous enough to give us time and have quality conversations with us!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Shreshta Sharma wrote a review Feb 2022
New Delhi, India6 contributions
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No words are enough to fully comprehend Vanghat’s beauty. If you are new to forests, wildlife exploration, birding, and angling, this experience will open a new wonderful chapter for you. Forest trails, the riverside, the warm staff, and Mr. Ghosh’s endless stories make it wholesome. So without thinking twice, visit it and create beautiful memories 💕
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: The mud cottages are situated towards the beginning of the river trail so opt for those
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Vinita S wrote a review Dec 2021
New Delhi, India18 contributions19 helpful votes
Vanghat is special for us as it is our first choice destination whenever we want to escape City madness. First, it is a birding lodge. It is not a run-of-the-mill resort around corbett. That means that birding and wildlife come first. Everything else is secondary. It provides basic creature comforts - a warm bed, hot water in buckets for the nippy months, and simple, piping, delicious food. The resort is often managed by the resident naturalist. Guests need to respect that he/she is a naturalist. His knowledge of birds and wildlife is why he is in vanghat. He is not your guy to bring towels by the riverside. Which also is offered, by the way, by an immensely warm and hospitable team. Please come to vanghat if nature, wildlife and birds are what you are excited about. Please do not come to vanghat if you want loud music and "partying" - this will only irritate other wildlife enthusiast guests who are definitely at vanghat for reasons mentioned above. Special thanks to Anurag, Harish (naturalist), Harish (chef), Manoj, suraj, chhotu and Santosh - you went out of the way to make us feel at home :)
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: FRH rooms are newest albeit a bit away from other rooms. Carry your own toiletries. Rooms have...
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$117 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Vanghat Riverine Woods
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandNainital DistrictJim Corbett National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vanghat Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Vanghat Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Vanghat Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Vanghat Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vanghat Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doabas Punjabi Dhaba, Safari Park Dining, and Slounge.