Enjoy Comfortable and Convenient Stay at Luxury Hotels in Corbett

Check out the best hotels in Corbett that best suit all your accommodation needs and offers you a memorable stay. If you are a nature lover or adventure fanatic then what is the best way of spending your next vacation, other than spending it exploring the vast Corbett National Park. It is The Perfect Spot for those who love watching the magnificent wild animals and rare birds in their natural habitat. Situated in the Nainital district in the state of Uttarakhand, the place is a nature park which is the oldest national park in India. It was established in 1936 with the aim to save the endangering Bengal Tigers.

Luxury Hotels in Corbett

Today, the park is a dense jungle flourishing in an area of 201.1 square miles. It mainly consists of trees like sal, peepal, rohini, mango, and haldu. It also consists of a large lake, marshy basin, hills, river belts, and grasslands. According to the statistics, the park is the home 110 species of trees, 488 species of plants, 50 mammal species, 580 bird species, and 25 reptile species.

The park is one of the most important elements in India tourism, and without it the tourism in India is simply incomplete. Enjoying the safari is the prime attraction in the region. In addition to that, there are several other things to do in the region. Dhikala, Jhirna, Bijrani, Durga Devi are the other popular places to visit in Corbett. If you are done sightseeing the park then heading to these tourists spots is the thing you should do next. The Corbett region is often crowded by visitors and nature lovers throughout the year. This in-turn gives the hotel and travel industry to establish their branches in the region.

Following are two most run-after hotels in Corbett offering the best value for price amenities and facilities.

Jims Jungle Retreat– The hotel is a 5 Star property and is spread in an area of 15 acres that consists lush landscapes. If you are in the region especially for tourism and adventure purposes, this is the hotel that you should consider. It offers a plethora of adventure activities, namely trekking, safari, bird-spotting, rappelling, river rafting, and rock climbing etc. In addition, for the laid-backs the hotel also offers personalized services like currency exchange, taxi services, guide, travel desk, laundry, airport transport, railway station transport, spa, library, Ayurveda and massage centre etc. The rooms consist of elegant decor and all modern conveniences. Finally, the hotel also boasts of in-house dining option serving aromatic-gourmet Indian and Continental cuisines.

Corbett River View Retreat– The hotel is among the best hotels in Corbett and popular among the guests. It is a 4 Star hotel and best accommodation option for tourists. It offers personalized services that will make your trip memorable. These include travel guide, arranging safari, airport/railway station transport facility, river rafting, rock climbing, bonfire etc. This hotel is ideal for travellers seeking break from the hustle-bustle of city life and want to relax on the lap of nature. The hotel is located in a scenic place and offers rooms well-appointed with modern in-room conveniences. In addition to that, it also houses a well-equipped conference hall, swimming pool, spa, fitness centre, entertainment centre, and a fantastic multi-cuisine restaurant.

Junagadh Tourism – Places to Visiti in Junagadh

Junagadh is the headquarters of Junagadh district Gujarat, located in the foothills of the Girnar Hills.  The name comes from ancient Uparkot fort its mean old fort, it’s also known as Sorath earlier Princely State of Junagadh. Junagadh is famous for its picturesque location, ancient forts and Ashokan rock edicts, temples and monuments.

Junagadh city at night

Junagadh City at Night

Here is the list of some poplar places, monuments, temples of Junagadh.

Religious Spots

Girnar Hill

Girnar Hill

Girnar Hill

Junagadh’s chief attraction is the Girnar Hill, located 6 km east of the city. This has been a holy site for Buddhists, Hindus and Jains since the third century BC. Over 1,080 steps lead to the top of the high hill. Asokan edicts dated to 250 BC can be found on the sides of the steps. Here you can see Ashoka’s message for peace, love and non-violence.

Neminath Temple

Neminath Temple

Neminath Temple

Half-way up the Girnar hills is a cluster of beautiful Jain temples of which the most notable one is the Neminath temple dedicated to the 22nd Jain tirthankara.

Amba Mata Temple

Amba Mata Temple

Amba Mata Temple

At the top of the Girnar Hills is the temple of Amba Mata, built in 12th century. The site is very much popular for newlyweds, who come here seeking blessings of the divine deity.

Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple

Somnath Temple

About 90 kms from Junagadh is Somnath, a religious place famous for its superb Shiva temple. Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of India dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The temple was looted by Muslim invaders & rulers by several times for its wealth. Mahmud of Ghazni in 1026, who is said to have made off?? With camel loads of gold and precious gems leaving the edifice in ruins. The pillage and reconstruction works continued for the next 700 years. The temple in its present form was built in 1950 and was made of stone.

At a short distance from the temple, towards east is Triveni Tirth, the confluence of three rivers. This is the site where Lord Krishna’s funeral rites were performed. People visit this river site to throw ashes and to pray for their dear departed. Nearby is a 17th century Ahilya temple and Bakhla Tirth that is associated with Lord Krishna.

Historical Monuments

Mahabat Maqbara

Mahabat Maqbara

Mahabat Maqbara

Near the city’s railway station is a complex of royal mausoleums of which the most notable one is the Mahabat Maqbara with splendid silver doors and intricate carvings on it. Four large towers surround the mausoleum and can be reached at the top by staircases.

Museums

Durbar Hall Museum

Durbar Hall Museum

Durbar Hall Museum

One of the most worth visiting sites in Junagadh is the Durbar Hall Museum that houses weapons, armours and many other artifacts of the erstwhile nawabs.

Parks and Gardens

Sasan Gir National park

Sasan Gir National park

Sasan Gir National park

Spreading over an area of 259 sq. km, the Sasan Gir National Park is the only habitat left for the lions outside Africa. Almost a century ago Asiatic lions were roaming in the vast areas of India from Gujarat all the way to Bihar in the east. But in the early 19th century these animals were hunted and poached almost to the point of extinction. The Nawab of Junagadh made efforts to conserve these animals and hence created this park.

Today, Gir is a haven for a wide range of wildlife. The park has become a dwelling place for caracal, chausingha (four horned antelope), the blackbuck and a substantial population of leopard. Besides, a considerable population of chital, sambar, nilgai, grey langur, hyena, painted sandgrouse, peacocks and paradise flycatchers may be spotted on an early morning drive.

The park is 65 kms from Junagadh and 368 km from Ahmedabad. Prior permission is required from the Field Director, Sasan Gir for entry into the park.

Kushinagar Travel Guide & Things to Do

A place to meditate and be swept by spiritualism.

Famed for the great passing away of Gautama Buddha- known as him attaining Parinirvana- and his last sermon, humble Kushinagar has dome dotted skyline with many temples and stupas. Recognised to be a pilgrimage site for Buddhists, it is one of the major Buddhism religious sites visited by numerous devotees of the Enlightened One.

Kushinagar Buddha Statue

Kushinagar Buddha Statue

History of Kushinagar

The present day Kushinagar was known as Kusinara in the Buddha period. Kushinagar also has roots traced back to the Hindu epic, The Ramayana, where it is believed to be the capital built by Lord Rama’s son, Kush.

Kushinagar had been under the rule of various kingdoms throughout the medieval period and centuries after. It’s most significant contribution to Buddhism was revealed in the archaeological excavations in the 19th century by the first archaeological surveyor of India, A Cuningham. The main stupa and the lengthy reclining statue of Buddha were then shortly exposed. Kushinagar remained part of the Deoria district after India’s independence and then was annexed to be part of Uttar Pradesh in 1994.

Tourism in Kushinagar

Pilgrimage Tours

Being a major pilgrimage tour destination, Kushinagar’s travel itinerary includes the major Buddhist temples built by locals and other Asians from China and Stupas- dome shaped Buddhist monuments believed to house relics and symbolise an enlightened mind- are another common sight in this serene pilgrimage destination.

The Mahaparinirvana Temple is the last resting place of Gautama Buddha where a 6.1 metres long reclining statue of the enlightened one in Nirvana state is on display. It is made fully from red sandstone with an inscription dated from the 5th century A.D. The.

Ramabhar Stupa is another sacred Buddhists tour spot. Also known as Mukutbandhan-Chaitya, this is Buddha’s cremation site. Nirvana Chaitya which is the Main Stupa is located behind the main temple where Buddha last laid down. The significance of this stupa is its excavation in 1876 which restored Kushinagar’s prominence among Buddhists and rest of the world. Those excavations by Carlisle also unearthed copper vessels with silver coins belonging to the Gupta dynasty, founding kingdoms of the great Indian civilisation.

The Matha Kuar Shrine has the installation of a majestic statue of Buddha, carved out of a single block of stone. This represents the image of the seated Buddha under the Bodhi tree with an inscription dating to either 10th or 11th century A.D. There are other various temples such as the Wat Thai temple with Thai influenced Buddhist architecture; the Indo-Japan-Sri Lanka temple is a grand example modern Buddhist architecture. Wtih so many temples, shrines and stupas in this sacred site, a Meditation Park is not out of place. A recent development near the main temple, this park is known for the man-made water bodies with raised meditation platforms. The meditation grounds have the company of Sai trees and other greenery to replicate the botanical Zen ambience that is often associated with Buddhism.

Facts:

  • Area (square kilometers) – 2873.5 Sq. km
  • Population – 13860 (According to 1991 Senses)
  • Elevation – 100m
  • Geographical Location (coordinates) – 26° 45´ N and 83° 24´ E.
  • Climate– Tropical
  • Primary Rainy season – June, July and August.
  • Temperatures – Summer: 25 deg to 45 deg Winter: 5 deg to 28 deg
  • Languages – Hindi, Bhojpuri, English
  • Best Season – September to April

Places to Visit

Mahaparinirvana Temple, Main Stupa, Meditation Park, Indo-Japan-Sri Lanka Temple, Wat Thai Temple, Ruins & Brick Structures around the main Nirvana temple and Main Stupa, Pawanagar /Pawapuri (Fazilnagar), Sun Temple, Turkpatti.