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Aahana Resort – The Corbett Wilderness

Aahana Resort is a luxurious abode, surrounded by the forests of the Bijrani Zone of Corbett National Park, situated in the state of Uttarakhand in India. The foundations of Aahana Resort, which is just a 5-hour drive from Delhi NCR, were laid in 2002 by Mr Tripathi, who had a vision of creating an abode, not just for the travellers from different corners of the world, but also for the 100+ bird species and 200+ species of flora that can be spotted, in the sprawling 14 acre grounds, where Aahana Resort – The Corbett Wilderness is spread out.

As of today, Aahana Resort – The Corbett Wilderness, is recognized to be one of the most ecologically responsible and sustainable retreats, amidst the wilderness of Corbett National Park.

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The Rooms at Aahana Resort

The 48 rooms are scattered across the 14 acre property, in 6 categories, with the Corbett Club, being the most basic category, and the Rangers Suite being the most luxurious one of the lot, for 2 people.

Corbett Club

  • Accommodation for – 2 adults, no extra bed
  • Room Size: 400 – 600 sq. ft.
  • Bathroom: 70 – 180 sq. ft.
  • King Size Bed / Two separate beds

 

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Jims Retreat

  • Accommodation for – 2 adults and provision for 2 extra bed
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Room Size: 650 sq. ft.
  • Bathroom: 70-110 Sq. ft.

Jungle Lore Suite

  • Accommodation for – 2 adults and provision for 2 extra bed
  • 1 Bedroom and 1 Sitting Room
  • Room Size: 625-750 sq. ft.
  • Bathroom: 70-110 Sq. ft.

 

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Rangers Suite

  • Accommodation for – 2 adults and provision for 1 extra bed
  • 1 Bedroom and 1 Sitting Room
  • Room Size: 800 sq. ft.
  • Bathroom: 125 Sq. ft.

 

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Aahana Family Suite (2 bed rooms)

  • Accommodation for – 4 adults and provision for 2 extra beds
  • 2 Bedrooms and 1 sitting room
  • Room Size: 1050 sq. ft.
  • Bathroom: 70-100 Sq. ft.

 

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The Villa

  • Accommodation for – 8 adults and provision for 2 extra beds 2800 sq. ft.
  • 4 Bedroom (with bathroom en-suite) +1 Sitting room, Patio and Foyer
  • Balconies (300 sq. ft.) facing jungle and another facing garden

 

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All the room categories, have a King Size Bed and an enclosed rain shower in the bathrooms. The rooms are equipped with tea/coffee makers, a mini bar fridge, telephone, safe deposit box, 32”/42” LCD TV with Tata Sky connection, 24hrs running hot & cold water and excellent air-conditioning, and either have a balcony or an outdoor sitting area, overlooking the Garden or the Jungle, where one can relax and listen to the sounds of nature.

What to Do in Aahana Resort?

The thing which I absolutely loved after spending some time at Aahana Resort – The Corbett Wilderness was the variety of things I did, during the duration of my stay at Aahana Resort, which not only had an educative element attached to it, but also kept me entertained, and the esthetics of the place, made sure that I found the escape from the chaotic city life, that I was looking for.

 

Do a Property tour and learn about the Sustainable practices being followed at Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness

As the buildings occupy less than 25% of the total area the resort is spread out in, taking a leisure walk around the property, while learning more about the different species of flora and, the different measures adopted by Aahana Resort in the direction of sustainability, is one of the things, which you should definitely do.

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You’ll notice that, only CFL and LED lights, are used throughout Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness. These lights save power and reduces the emission of carbon dioxide from the generators.

Water conservation is at the heart Aahana Resorts Sustainable initiatives, and is driven by the innovative Root -Zone Treatment through Cannae plant (one of the biggest of its kind in Asia). The plant effectively recycles the waste water, generated and gets reused for safe areas like gardening effectively negating the carbon footprint. The pathways have also been designed, in such a way, that rainwater seeps through them, thus maintaining the underground water table.

When it comes to Solid Waste Management, all biodegradable waste generated within the property is decomposed and utilized as manure for the gardens and organic farming. The non-biodegradable waste, on the other hand, is collected, segregated and sent for recycling, maintaining the ecological balance within the resort.

If you notice, you’ll also see that empty paint boxes are used as dustbins and paper bags are made out of used newspapers.

This 100% waste management program also contributes to their motto of minimising carbon footprints.



Visit the Naturopathy center and treat yourself to some well-deserved wellness therapy.

Healing occurs in a pleasing and timeless space that creates a sense of wellness, beauty and indulgence at the same time, and the peaceful surrounding Corbett environment, at Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness allows people to relax, rejuvenate and pamper themselves at the same time.

If you are wondering as to why should you indulge in the wellness packages at the Aahana Naturopathy Centre, here’s the answer:

The Treatments on Offer at the Aahana Naturopathy Centre

Visit the onsite Gaushala and Sewage Treatment Plant at Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness

Yes, you read it right!

Aahana Resort maintains a fully operational Gaushala onsite, and all the dairy products used on site, are freshly sourced from here.

Also, did you know that Aahana Resort also has one of Asia’s biggest and most unique Sewage Treatment Plant, which uses Canna Root Zone System?

In this process, there is no use of electricity and chemicals and 100% waste water from the facility is recycled to provide clean water for gardening.

 

Do Bird-watching

Did you know that you can spot over a 100-different species of birds, in and around the sprawling 14-acre resort?

If you have an interest in birdwatching, meet the in-house naturologist, who will give you some tips on the different features of the birds, and how you can spot them in their natural habitat.



Enjoy a swim in the pool by the jungle

Overlooking the Multi Cuisine Restaurant is the Swimming Pool, and Swimming in this pool adjoining the jungle is a unique experience as it gives you a feeling of swimming in water with the jungle in the backdrop.

Go for a Corbett Jeep safari in the Corbett National Park

Away from the confines of mundane life, the Corbett Jeep safari is a journey into the world that is still untouched by mechanization.

Several species of deer, sloth bear, wild boar, fresh water dolphin, leopard, the marsh mugger and gharial crocodiles, over 450 species of birds and the elusive, nocturnal Royal Bengal tiger, call the vast jungles of Jim Corbett National Park.

In a nutshell, Aahana Resort – The Corbett Wilderness, is one of the few properties, where deliberate and conscious steps have been taken to follow sustainable practices, while keeping the luxury element intact and ensuring that no stone is left unturned, when it comes to providing the best experiences to the guests staying here.

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How to Reach Aahana Resort – The Corbett Wilderness?

Complete Address

Vill. Sawaldeh PO Semalkhaliya,

Jim Corbett National Park,

Ramnagar Nainital, India – 244715

Phone –  +91-7088600021
Email id –   info@aahanaresort.com



By Air

The closest airport to Aahana Resort is the Pantnagar airport, 70 km away, and the concierge at Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness, will be more than helpful, in arranging a pick up from the airport.

By Rail

Ramnagar railway station is just a 15 minutes’ drive from the resort.

By Road

Drive from New Delhi NCR to the Resort is 5 hrs, and the popular tourist lake town of Nainital, is roughly a 2-hour drive from the Resort.

State transport buses also ply between Ramnagar and nearby hubs like Delhi, Dehradun and Chandigarh.

Disclaimer : No compensation was received for this article, however Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness offered my stay complimentary. As always, the opinions on theETLRblog.com are (and always will be) my own!

PS : Images are either owned by the Author (Arnav Mathur) or by Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness, and all rights remain with them.

Comments

  1. minakshi Sharma

    Awesome place!!!! The pictures are just waw and I guess this place is perfect for freshening up in summers. The pool area is so appealing and made me visit this place as soon as possible.

  2. Manjulika Pramod

    I have been to Aahana and it is a lovely property indeed. I loved their proactiveness towards giving to the environment. Corbett, it’s birds and safari sound music to my ears. This property makes for a very comfortable stay.

  3. Adele Gee

    Jim Corbett National Park looks very interesting the untouched nature which is the home of so many exotic animals. I would so love to catch sight of a Bengal Tiger. The accomodations are impressive especially the size of the room.

  4. Paula

    This resort looks amazing! I could stay any of those properties pictured here. I would definitely enjoy the pool, and I woulnd’t miss the trip to the national park. All those exotic animals… I would love to some of them. I hope I get to visit India soon!

  5. Linda (LD Holland)

    I like the idea that the 40 rooms at the Aahana Resort in Corbett National Park are scattered across the property. And that there is a good variety of room sizes. Including rooms big enough for families. So great that they have implemented os many sustainability practices. Our ornithologist daughter would want to head off bird watching for sure. The jeep safari is more my kind of fun. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Jane Dempster-Smith

    I would love to see the elusive Bengal tiger. What is a marsh mugger? I have not heard of that before. The accommodation options are amazing – I would enjoy spending time in the Ranger Suite.

  7. sherianne

    Love the décor in all the rooms of The Corbett Wilderness, The Villa would be my choice. Naturopathy is a new term for me and I’m intrigued. The herbal bath sounds like something I would jump to participate in. The safari ride would be the highlight of my stay I’m sure

  8. EIPL Group

    Your content and images are just awesome and it’s wonderful. Being a traveler It would help me enjoy more in my Trip. Keep sharing such information and educating us about such places.

  9. Danik

    Where do I start? I so want to stay at this resort. The accommodation looks appealing and comfortable and sparkling clean. Then its the quietness around it plus a swimming pool! Also close to nature. I so would want to check out this resort when I eventually get to India. Probably the best break to have away from traveling the cities like Mumbai, Goa, Dehli. 🙂
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