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Rajaji National Park, Gohari Range Village Bukandi, Via Kaudia Village , Near Vindhyawasini Temple, Rajaji National Park 247663 India
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#4 of 9 Speciality lodging in Rajaji National Park
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Wild Brook is a eco-freiendly jungle lodge and is unlike urban hotels so we do not fulfill expectations of TV and air conditioners .You reach here through a river bed driving through Rajaji National Park's Gohari Range following ruts for about 8 Km crossing streams at 4-5 places.We are on solar energy and also on electricity partly now to run fans and CFL's. The accommodation is in cottages which are safe and have an attached tiled bath rooms.We do not have running shower bath. Minimal energy consumption is our policy.Our food is like home cooked meals cooked on slow fire and without thick gravies and targeted towards wellness The property overlooks a small jungle stream which is fed by spring water.Many species of birds are found here like Oriental; Pied Hornbill,Crested Kingfisher,Wall Creeper,Small Niltava and a Brown Fish Owl besides mammals like Wild Elephants,Panther, Barking Deer,Goral,Yellow Throated Marten.Our pholosophy to run this place is to let some money go n the local economy without altering the culture and environment of this area.The water is sourced from a mountain spring which is healthy since we do not advocate use of packaged drinking water at this pristine place.You can contact us for specialised birding tours to see bird species in this area.
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Free parking
Breakfast available
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Desk
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Clothes rack
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Extra long beds
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English, Hindi

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Rajaji National Park, Gohari Range Village Bukandi, Via Kaudia Village , Near Vindhyawasini Temple, Rajaji National Park 247663 India
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Mahendra Pahadia wrote a review Mar 2021
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Wild Brook Retreat is a bit off road with katchha jungle road and crossing small rivers to reach at. With very suuportive staff, very tasty food and nice location the overall experience is good. We enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Manoj Kulshreshtha, Owner at Wild Brook Retreat
Responded 21 Mar 2021
Thanks a lot Mahendra Pahadia sa. for writing a review about your group's stay at Wild Brook during 13-15th March,2021. We are happy to read that you liked the service of our staff and the food that they cooked was delicious. I just thought that I clarify that this place is still pristine even after it had opened about 18 years back as a first eco-lodge in Rajaji National Park. Reason for this is that there is no road and it will never be made because the way to reach Wild Brook is through the core area of Rajaji. As per Supreme Court's directive no road can be made in any National Park which is a blessing in disguise for properties like Wild Brook.While responding to your review I am taking this advantage to convey once again that this place is located just next to core area of Rajaji National park's Gohari range and offers you to stay in mountain view and river view cottages located along a small hill stream in wilderness serving healthy home cooked meals.
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Uaday S wrote a review Jan 2020
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Dont go to this hotel. They charge Rs. 6800 per room per night and provide very less things. Hotel staff told that they show wrong things on website to attract the costumer. There is no wifi, no TV, very dim light etc.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Manoj Kulshreshtha, General Manager at Wild Brook Retreat
Responded 24 Mar 2021
Thanks for the review. We exhibit our charges which we keep updating and guests booking with us agree to the package cost and pay us then only they get the booking in one or some cottage rooms located remotely in wilderness. We provide delicious vegetarian food to our guests.When you go to places which are far away from city and everything works on a pre-decided plan we definitely do not run a multi cuisine restaurant in jungle, cities are best suited for them. The menu comprises of one legume ( Dal/ Chhola, Rajma, Chola etc.),two green vegetables, rice, yoghurt, paneer, high dietary fiber chapatis, salad, pickle, poppadum. You forgot to point out those wrong things which we have shown on our website.All pictures on website have been clicked by me and I own a copywrite to them. The text is also written by me so very politely submit that accusing without substantiating because you found it expensive.It is expensive because of following reasons: 1. The package includes all three major meals,morning and evening tea and applicable taxes in it. 2. Everything you consume there comes from 18 Km far city . 3. We do not have a public transport to bring materials which are used here.4.All the laundry goes for washing once to drop and second time to pick up after washing.5.We only have six cottage rooms to let out.6. Rajaji National Park remains open only from 15th Nov. to 15th June every year for seven months.7. Time to reach the retreat or exit it is in between sunrise to sunset as against road side hotels which are open all 24 hours but on our visitors National Park rules apply and the can not come to us after sunset and can not go out before sunrise so many people do not book our place. 10.We do not want to use TV in jungle lodge where our activities are Jungle drives,Bird Watching,Treks and show wild life.11. We do not use stark white powerful lamps in jungle so that it does not disturb wild life and we do not want them to feel our presence. People coming from cities love to watch constellations and stars which they hardly see in bright light and smog prevailing in atmosphere of the city. I would like to emphasize here that there is a certain value for having pollution free, oxygen rich green surroundings in a country where we are increasing in numbers in geometric progression. We also hear here the babbling of stream, whispering of winds, rustling of leaves, buzz of a bee and many other superlatives which we only read in books but never experience in real urban life. Just give it a thought that why we like to book a cottage in Jungle as compared to nearby very busy cities like Haridwar and Rishikesh where you can get cheaper accommodation.?
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Meijerink wrote a review Jan 2020
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Wild Brook is in the middle of nowhere, which is great for nature lovers. It has basic amenities (a cold water shower, one light bulb in the room). But the wonderful staff make up for much, they serve you breakfast, lunch and dinner, whatever time your want, which is included in the price (around $125 for three people). From there you can make long walks up the hills or along the river bed. We saw two martens from our front porch. Rajaji Park is 45 minutes away. The staff can arrange several activities (safari, guided walk). We were there during a cold winter spell. The staff made a big fire outside every evening, but the rooms were freezing cold and we missed a hot shower!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Katy C wrote a review Dec 2019
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My friend Sybil and I were on a one month trip touring around India. We absolutely loved our stay at Wild Brook Retreat! The rustic cabin and rugged river valley were a welcome respite from the chaos of the cities. We enjoyed the sounds of birds and saw so many butterflies and flowers in November after the monsoon season. We stayed 2 nights and did a safari. We walked around the river valley, visited the local temple, and explored the footpaths. I could have stayed a week. The staff, Rajendra and Satpal, were both very sweet and attentive. The home cooked meals were delicious, and we enjoyed having them served to us on our front porch. I will definitely come back here on my way to or from Rishikesh!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Sanjaya V wrote a review Nov 2019
New Delhi, India9 contributions4 helpful votes
I booked this retreat based on their website. I never knew how difficult it was to get there. Only on seeing the description of Trip Advisor did I become aware of the 8 km ride through a river bed. Our room was very basic with a hole in the wall. dont know what creepy crawlies would come in. The food was simple, dal, one sabzi, roti and rice. Breakfast was an omlette and parathas. maybe it is okay for young people looking for some sort of adventure, but quite a come donw for older people who want some basic comfort. The cost was almost equivalent to $100 per night. The taxi ride there and back as also pretty expensive.all in all, not somewhere I would go again. Rajaji National Park also is a huge disappointment. all you see is a few deer and nothing else while traveling in an open Jeep (Gypsy) eating dust for 2 hours.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Manoj Kulshreshtha, Owner at Wild Brook Retreat
Responded 21 Mar 2021
Thanks for time spent in writing this review. We have very clearly mentioned in the description of the way to Wild Brook Retreat by creating a special link "How to get there" where a map is given and under the map appear driving instructions which clearly describe that the last 8 Km stretch is through the river bed crossing streams at 4-5 places. You had contacted me on phone 3 times and every time you wanted me to speak to the driver. I told you that please download the map which would be handy to navigate through the National Park where we are not allowed to place sign boards. Good that a travel forum like Tripadvisor also talks about the way to reach Wild Brook in its reviews which you already came across but still have a complaint regarding it. We also write in our website that food is simple and healthy and is not pre cooked and stored in fridge and is instantly cooked like all home kitchens. Our local staff serves vegetarian dishes like our own homes so at such a remotely located place it can not be compared with multi cuisine restaurant which are everywhere in big cities. The taxi service in all the hilly off beaten terrains are expensive due to high maintenance and more fuel consumption but we share the charges in advance with you since we arrange this service on your behalf and do not keep our own vehicles to allow employment growth in local areas which is our philosophy behind running an eco-lodge. The cost of room is not only for room it includes GST,all three major meals,morning and evening tea with cookies also. for mountain and river view cottages open from 15th November to 15th June( seven months in a year when national park also remains open. All what you use comes from Rishikesh in a hired vehicle which makes everything expensive.There are cheaper options at Rishikesh to stay. The park does census of animals every year which reveals it has more than 500 wild elephants,about 34 tigers,more than 250 panthers,Gorals,Barking deer and about 400 species of birds but in a National park they roam around freely unlike zoos where one can be sure of seeing them in their cage. We always request our guests to read our website carefully to get clarity but sometimes people do not take our advise seriously and such guests complain about things which are beyond our control like making a road inside the national park which as per the directives of Supreme Court can not be made inside any National Park in India. In the end we regret that this trip could not fulfill your expectations since information collected by you were not adequate due to some reason and partly because of less variety in food and poor sightings of animals.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wild Brook Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Wild Brook Retreat?
Nearby attractions include View Point Chilla Canal (6.8 km).
Which room amenities are available at Wild Brook Retreat?
Top room amenities include a desk, extra long beds, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Wild Brook Retreat?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wild Brook Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wild Brook Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Wild Brook Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Beatles Ashram (12.1 km), Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram (12.9 km), and Vishnu Ghat (14.1 km).