Jim’s Jungle Retreat
Corbett National Park
Corbett Tiger Reserve, established in 1936 by conservationist Jim Corbett as Asia’s first conservation effort, is home to the rustic and wonderfully peaceful Jim’s Jungle Retreat. Corbett Tiger Reserve is a protected forest which extends over 1,300 square kilometres of grassland, forest, rivers and lakes. Nestled within the thick Indian jungle in the Himalayan foothills, this retreat is the perfect location for safari, birding and wildlife lovers who enjoy the little luxury touches which make staying here such an unforgettable experience.
The lodge comprises of three luxurious accommodation categories; the Jungle Lodge, Jungle Cottage and Family Cottage meaning that all groups and families can be catered for with ease. The furniture and interior design is true to its surroundings, visibly making use of the local craftsmanship to achieve a homely and authentic feel. The rooms are most spacious, and the staff at Jim’s Jungle are wonderfully attentive yet discreet, providing guests with the best possible service.
Surrounded by unbeatable forest and mountain vistas, the retreat is best known for its safari itineraries, and countless bird-spotting opportunities and instinct-sharpening walks and safaris are accompanied by the lodge’s qualified and extremely knowledgeable guides. For guests looking for activities beyond safari and wildlife watching, there is a photography workshop, as well as an exciting tree planting project which involves guests directly with the retreat’s admirable devotion towards environmental sustainability.
When guests aren’t tiger tracking in the jungle, they can relax by the waterhole-esque swimming pool, where refreshments are served throughout the day. Or head to the chemical-free, jungle inspired spa, the perfect place to ease up your muscles after those tense and exciting safari moments. In the evenings guests can relax in the Gujjar style lounge, where slide shows and topical discussions on wildlife conservation are held. The open dining room is guaranteed to take you on an Indian culinary journey; there is an organic kitchen garden and farm which produces the freshest cuisine inspired by the Kumaon, the Raj and the newabi kitchens of Rampur.
A mythological journey, Jim’s Jungle Retreat takes you to the heart of the Indian jungle and is everything you could hope for in a safari lodge.
Features in the following itineraries
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka