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“"Hatke" place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Camp Forktail Creek
Jakarta, Indonesia
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“"Hatke" place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2011

An excellent place to base yourself for the Corbett / Nainital region. The owners maintain the place lovingly and are always there for the guests. The personal touch does the trick. The staff also treats you like family. No electricity adds to the charm of the place. I wish the food quality was better - would have given it a 5* star rating.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Adelaide, Australia
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87 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2011

Stayed in Jan 2011, for 6 fabulous days.
Much of my experience is very specific to a "winter" visit.
Service was superb, the guiding was informative and produced the goods.
Had a fantastic view of a male tiger crossing a river bed and then 5mins later he passed right in front of my jeep. Such a different experience compared to the other "Tiger destinations" in India, certainly for the better. The birds were also magnificent, will not bore you with details.
As far as accommodation goes, great beds and comfy rooms, but no heating or air con or electricity for that matter. If completely honest I was bitterly cold the entire time, apart from when I got dressed to go to bed. But this is probably due to the fact I arrived from the Australian summer and it was the coldest year in India for years and years. Must say the wildlife was worth it. If your from Western Europe it should feel like home.
Food was very very good, a special mention, to the "dumplings in syrup!!!"
Staff were very supportive and took care of everything, proper service, hot water bottles in beds, camera batteries charged and ATM's found.
Overall a great place to stay for at least a week, provided you know what the weather will be like, particularly in Winter and you have the gear to cope.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adrian M
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Melton Constable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2011

Wonderful accommodation in a wildlife rich forest setting. You can skip the rest of this review, and just book it!!

My wife and I travelled with a friend to Camp Forktail Creek for 5 nights in mid February 2011 and it was a fantastic experience all round. We had travelled from Agra, via Fort Unchagon, arriving to a warm welcome from owners Rittish and Min, Vrusel and all the team. The first impression was the wide variety of birds just around the feeders in camp, including Black Francolin, Spotted Dove, White-crested Laughing Thrush, Slaty Headed parakeet, and Crimson Sunbird. The chalets, made with mud are delightful, and Min is a perfect hostess, with a lovely sense of humour. The whole team have the ambition to ensure you have the best possible wildlife experience; and always polite, helpful, knowledgeable and happy. The camp is wildlife and environmentally friendly, no electric, but comfortable delightful lodges, and a wide range of birds can be easily seen just while you eat. We spent 2 nights within the Corbett reserve - Corbett is just breathtakingly beautiful - with the majestic River Ramganga snaking its way through gorges and woodland with spectacularly steep ravines, some flat open grassland beside the river and it supports an huge variety of vegetation and wildlife. The forest is diverse with beautiful sal and sheesham trees dominating the lower areas, giving way acacia and then to bauhinia, pine and bamboo at the highest altitudes. The park was pretty clean and largely unaltered by man.

Vrusel was our guide for most of our visit, and he is a very able naturalist with a wide range of knowledge and importantly is excellent at spotting wildlife. We saw a lot of birds, sambar, spotted deer, muntjac, hog deer, wild goat, jungle cat, striped squirrel, jackal, langar and macaque monkey, hare, otter, elephant, and other animals. Sadly tiger escaped us, but there was plenty of evidence, and we were so excited with all there was to see that it didn't seem to matter. We particularly enjoyed watching abundant wild elephant. We were incredibly impressed with the safaris and it is a truly beautiful park with varied habitats, smooth tracks, great views,

Overall an unforgettable holiday that we hope to repeat, and we are very happy to recommend a trip to Camp Forktail Creek and Corbett Reserve.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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195 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2011

I stayed at Camp Forktail Creek as part of a group of 15 people, all of different ages and from three different countries.

The camp is exceptional, the people fantastic and the location superb. Each of the huts has comfortable beds with warm duvets and hot water bottles (we needed them as it cold at night in January!).The bathroom has a fully functioning toilet and cold running water. Solar panels provide hot water and on days when this was not enough, camp staff promptly brought hot water on request.

The camp staff are wonderful! Led by Min and Ritish (the owners) they pride themselves on their "family" atmosphere and each and every guest is made to feel a part of that family. Nothing was too much bother for them. Excellent meals were cooked fresh each day by the camp chef, who catered well for my egg-free diet. Substantial packed lunches were provided for days out in the parks. Early morning calls ensured that everyone of us was up in time for early morning game drives.

The camp is a fabulous place. It is clean and well-cared for and the location is wonderful. With so many different places in the world to visit, we rarely go back to same place twice. This might well be the exception!

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

If you're going to Corbett Park, then there's really no alternative. This place is fantastic, and from what we could tell, miles ahead of any of the alternatives. Based out of a series of mud huts (the tents that used to be around are gone), it's comfortable and beautiful. Every night you eat a magnificent dinner warmed by hot coals in braziers and gather with the other guests and incredibly friendly staff.

One word of advice; there is no electricity and they don't light the area too much so as not to disturb the forest, so bring a torch and a few spare batteries.

Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Camp Forktail Creek

Property: Camp Forktail Creek
Address: Village Bhakrakot, P.O. Mohan | Dist. Almora - 244715, Uttaranchal, Jim Corbett National Park 244715, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Jim Corbett National Park
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Ranked #31 of 81 Speciality Lodging in Jim Corbett National Park
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,600 - ₹ 6,500
Number of rooms: 8
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Camp Forktail Creek Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

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