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Best places to stay in the Corbett National Park
Named after the famed British hunter, Jim Corbett who put the Kumaon region on the map after the publication of his book on tigers, ‘The Man Eater’s of Kumaon’ (an excellent and topical read if travelling to these parts). Opening in 1936 Corbett National Park was the very first in India. Our pick of the best places to stay in Corbett National Park are immersed in the surrounding nature and wildlife, whilst still providing a comfortable stay.
Today the ‘man-eaters’ are more difficult to spot and their numbers have been slower to recover than in other parts of the country, numbering around just 220.
Even if you don’t spot a tiger you will not go home disappointed. There's a few hundred wild elephants stomping their way through the sal forest; sloth bears, leopard, monkeys, wild boars, peacock and deer can also be spotted and if you’re lucky, crocodile in the Ramganga river. The Ramganga Reservoir attracts a variety of migratory birds and is teeming with colourful birdlife between December and March.
Whilst there, why not visit the house of the gentleman who gave the park its name? Now a museum, Jim Corbett’s former house documents his journey from poacher to conservationist.
For the best wildlife sightings visit during April – June when the forest coverage is less, however for the best weather between October and March is advised.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Corbett National Park are ideal for discovering the region’s wildlife in style.
Best places to stay in Corbett National Park
- With individual cottages and a four-bedroom villa, plus plenty of on site activities, a nearby golf course and a large pool for all to enjoy Aahana The Corbett Wilderness is great for the entire family.
- Lots to keep the little ones busy, plus even the dog is allowed. The Corbett Riverside Resort is perfect for taking the whole family.
For an eco stay
- You won't find any air conditioning at Jim's Jungle Retreat just an unwavering commitment to sustainable tourism. Using recycled rain water, solar power, home grown organic vegetables as well as being pioneers of the Mahavan Project. The perfect stay for the eco warrior.
For total relaxation
- The clue is in the name at the Corbett Hideaway, a peaceful oasis on the edge of the Corbett National Park with excellent spa facilities.
- Namah provides modern accommodation with private balconies and far reaching views
- whilst the Corbett River Creek Resort and Spa has excellent spa packages and yoga classes.
- At Corbett - Treetop Riverview there's contemporary interiors with private balconies and an inviting pool. No internet means you can really get away from it all.
- Serious wildlife enthusiasts should head to Infinity Corbett Wilderness for here they do it best. Organizing walking, driving and elephant safaris - you truly are in the heart of things.
Still not sure which to book? From quiet hideaway to family friendly resort, browse though our list of the best places to stay in Corbett National Park to start to plan your trip. Alternatively widen the net and check out all our Uttarakhand recommendations, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
Corbett River Creek Resort and Spa 20 rooms from £75Marchula, Uttarakhand
Nestled on the banks of the Ramganga River surrounded by mountains and forests, this spa resort offers a well-heeled, tranquil, and rural haven. Find modern and light colour-schemed rooms, two restaurants and many nature-based activities. It's got it all: luxury, wildlife, adventure and style.Views - Over the Ramganga River surrounded by mountains and thick forest.Birdwatching - In the 5 acres of nature there is a lot to see.Great walks - Nature Walk along the River RamgangaBack to Nature - Surrounded by nature and gardens.
Corbett Hideaway 52 rooms from £90Ramnagar, Nainital
Luxurious, spacious rooms are set amidst gardens, a pool and waterfalls. Four restaurants to choose from. Close to Jim Corbett National Park a range of nature filled activities are at your fingertips. Whether it is the great outdoors or a relaxed break, The Corbett Hideaway is the perfect place.Back to Nature - On the outskirts of Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve.Hideaway - In the name!Secluded setting - For escaping.Romantic - Good for couples.
Infinity Corbett Wilderness from £60Nainital
Relax in 22 acres of riverside calm, in the foothills of the famous Himalayas. The exterior mimics a English village and the rooms showcase high ceilings that mirror the great outdoors. Between the pool, the riverside sun deck and the pagoda you can feast on multi cuisines. A fantastic spot.Great walks - To the temples, waterfalls and along the Kosi River.Remote - On the outskirts of Jim Corbett National Park.Fishing - Take a ready-made picnic from the resort.Views - Rooms are either garden or river facing.
Aahana The Corbett Wilderness from £100Nainital District
This eco-friendly haven rests amidst the forest with plenty opportunities to see India's vast range of animals. Both the detached villas and suites boast all the mod-cons of a 5 star resort, with the charm of an intimate getaway. Outdoor lovers, city dwellers and children will all find peace in hereBirdwatching - Along with documentaries for the true bird lovers.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool with built in jacuzziViews - Surrounded by 11 acres of natureBack to Nature - Immerse yourself in nature.
Namah 50 rooms from £100Nainital District
This spa and fitness resort in the heart of Jim Corbett goes above and beyond for business facilities. Bedrooms are modern, light and spacious. The multi-cuisine restaurant is highly recommended, as are the activities and the proximity to the famous national park. Come to combine work with pleasure.Great walks - Walk along the Kosi River or to the multiple temples dotted around the region.Birdwatching - A wide range to be seen by the keen bird watcher.Back to Nature - Nature all around.Remote - Off the beaten track.
Jim’s Jungle Retreat 18 rooms from £105Ramnagar,, Uttarakhand
Corbett National Park's top luxury eco escape. From solar energy and recycled water to organic veggies and their Mahavan Project, Jim's Jungle Retreat is committed to sustainable tourism. Private cottages feature four posters and private terraces. There is a pool, spa and delicious al fresco dining.Eco break - Pioneers of the Mahavan Project: creating a forest ecosystem through annual plantation program of indigenous trees and plantsFamilies - Chlidren are well looked after and pets are allowed on requestBack to Nature - Immersed in the jungle the call of nature surrounds youGreat walks - Along the nearby river grazing deer, root-digging wild hog and migrating elephant herds can be spotted
Corbett - Treetop Riverview, A Sterling Holidays Resort 42 rooms from £46Sankar, Merchula,, Uttarakhand
Contemporary yet no less authentic wilderness retreat (the lack of internet access take care of that). Smart rooms with mod cons enjoy jungle views. There is a large outdoor pool and restaurant serving regional cuisine. A comfortable stay in an off the beaten track location.Families - Lots of room to run around, family suites, big pool and safari drives - kids will love it hereTotal relaxation - A comfortable base from which to explore Jim Corbett National ParkGreat walks - Along the Ramganga River - keeping a look out for the colourful variety of birds and butterfliesSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
Corbett Riverside Resort 32 rooms from £57Uttarakhand
Comfortable, chic, contemporary accommodation on the outskirts of Corbett National Park. Great for families there are plenty of on site activities and a large outdoor pool - even the dog is welcome! Multinational cuisine is served plus there is a relaxing spa. Everything you'd want!Back to Nature - Located on the edge of Corbett National Park - you are surrounded by natureFamilies - Plenty of activities, outdoor persuits, plus even the dog is welcomeSwimming Pool - Outdoor poolKids Club - Fully staffed.