WelcomHeritage Corbett Ramganga Resort, Corbett
Marchula Corbett National Park
Phone Number 0-5962281592 www.ramganga.com
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The road from Delhi to Corbett Park was quite good (mostly excellent except for a small strip between Garmukteshwar and Gajraula) and travelling in a Toyota Innova, our party of six plus driver covered it (upto the Welcomheritage Corbett Ramganga Resort) in less than six hours, with a stop at ‘Bhajan’ in Gajraula for breakfast. The route does not go through any major town, there being byepasses at Ghaziabad, Hapur and Moradabad. We rolled over the Ganga and past the ‘moodah’ shops at Garmukteshwar and grabbed some paneer paranthas and dahi at Gajraula. Turning off left from the Moradabad byepass onto N.H. 121, our driver crawled through Kashipur and Ramnagar and we were soon past the main entrance to the park at Dhangarhi. Just a few kilometers later, we turned left for the resort at the fork at Mohan; the right goes to Ranikhet. The first reaction to the resort was shock and awe. If the river (Ramganga) at the resort’s edge had had more water, we would have been speechless, as the resort perhaps has more than a 300 feet frontage on the river The gentleman at the desk, Mr. Nand Ballabh Malkani, was extremely well-mannered and helpful. It was about noon when we arrived and he immediately ordered lunch. In fact, throughout our stay, we found that guests were constantly made to feel by all the staff that they were more than welcome. In fact, the staff\'s demeanour definitely influenced our feelings about the place. The place is in a valley with huge lawns flowing into the swimming pool with cottages and tents (with impeccable furnishing and attached modern bathrooms!) strewn around. There is also a double storeyed structure near the entrance with two suites on the upper storey and eight rooms on the lower. The rooms are excellent, but then we were in the suites, which are quite extravagant. We peeped into the ‘cottages’ and the ‘tents’ and those looked great too. What helped in improving the ambience was the low occupancy, possibly due to our stay being from Monday the 3rd April, most Delhi schools having reopened that week. We were told that things would be totally different from Thursday the 6th, which was a holiday. Chai and pakoras (or beer, if you so please – no hard liquor is served) after dusk under the trees near the swimming pool (logs hewn into two made for tables) with fireflies competing with the moonlight (there is very little artificial lighting on the lawns) and the only sound being that of the river hissing through the rounded rocks (if only there had been a little more water) and the occasional croak of frogs – absolute bliss. Sometimes the power would fail and the stars would come out during the time it took the generator going (they have enough capacity to run the airconditioners). If you want to commune with nature in style, this is the place. But choose your time right, as we were told that when GenX shows up in winter, there are bonfires and disc jockeys – so if you’re looking for a party, that’s the time to go! The Indian food was oily and rich - that being the only weakness of the resort - but they stir up an acceptable Continental. The trip’s high-point was our tiger sighting on the 5th. We had taken the morning jeep safari on the 4th. Day visitors are not allowed entry through the Dhangarhi gate (going to Dhikala, which has the Tourism Department accommodation) and we had to go upto the Amdanda gate, which is a couple of kilometers short of Ramnagar and about 30 kilometres from the resort. (There are other resorts that are closer to the gate, such as Infinity and Claridges Hideaway but none of them have the river flowing by.) There are other gates too, but Amdanda is the most popular. About 10 kilometres inside is the Bijrani checkpost, which we reached by 6.30. This was our first trip to Corbett and the safari was captivating, what with a hilly terrain, dirt tracks, repeated crossings over almost dry riverbeds, ‘chaurs’ (grasslands), ‘shimul’ and sal forests and above all, the pugmark sightings. There were spotted and barking deer and sambars, but fewer than we’d expected. Barking deer, we were told, were the tiger’s favourite target. We heard the barking deer’s cry and came to know how it got its name. We got to see lots of monkeys but neither elephants nor any wild boar – apparently these are found closer to Dhikala, where the river Ramganga forms a reservoir. We got out by 9.30, booked the next day’s afternoon trip (30/- per person and 100/- road tax) and devoured the sandwiches and fruit juice packed by the hotel on our way back. Next day, we went in deeper and got a taste of the ravines, true tiger country. Our sighting was at about 5.45 PM, just as we were leaving disappointed for the Bijrani checkpost. The guide and driver spotted the pugmarks and the guide decided that they would have been made just a short while ago as this was one of the main roads returning to Bijrani and the marks were unblemished by any tire marks. We turned around and tracked the marks, went over a hump and onto a riverbed and there the fellow was in the distance. We moved up closer. He didn’t like that and started moving off towards the forest. We stopped when we got to about 100 feet of him. He turned his head and tried to stare us off, then decided against it and loped off into the forest. Our day was made. The jeeps are owned by Mr. Rawat and it is better to book directly with him (800/- for the jeep and 150/- for the guide), although we’d done the first day’s bookings directly from Delhi through the resort’s agents, Surbhi Adventures. We had the same driver Dalip on both days but different guides – a very young, engaging young man called Gurudutt (“you can call me Gaurav”) on the first trip and a more mature, taciturn man, Mr. Mahesh Joshi the next day. Don’t buy the caps and stuffed toys from the resort as they are much cheaper at Rawat’s shop. At the resort, we met a flamboyant gentleman from Jind (Haryana) who has been coming every year from 1994 for mahseer fishing. His photographs with his trophies were all over the noticeboard. There was another group who were probably trying their hand at it for the first time. The resort provides escorting staff with rods, bait, et al. We left this for our next visit, as we did the tennis court and the volleyball net. Hopefully, also some rafting. On the 6th we left for Nainital – the land of lakes and rhododendrons - (there is a wonderful road from Ramnagar via Kaladhungi) and shortly after the Dhangarhi gate, we had to stop to let a large herd of deer cross!
I went to Welcomeheritage from 5th to 7th May. The drive from Delhi to Ramganga was pleasant for most part but for the traffic jam that we encountered on way. So if you travelling from Delhi budget for anywhere between 7-10 hours till the highway becomes a 4 lane one. The resort is located on the banks of the Ramganga river. Since it is situated far far away from the rest of the resorts and away from the main road, its a brilliant place to relax, chill and spend some amazing time...The location of the resort - right on the banks of the river is just amazing. Add to that the sheer expanse with the well maintained lawns and the gardens.... it was a truly amazing experience for me and my family. On the way back the person at the reception advised us to take a different route back to Delhi via Meerut and so we had a smooth ride back to Delhi (thats why I rate the service and the staff so highly. They just seemed to understand our needs were willing to help, if need be and then leave you to be when not needed)
The location was good and I did not face any problem in locating it. The appearance of the hotel was good and there was no delay in allotting the room. The food served in the hotel was good in quality and in taste, and the price was reasonable. The room given was also maintained clean but except AC, other amenities were in working condition. The staff members in the hotel were helpful and they were prompt in services. The hotel was worth the pay and I will recommend it to other travellers.
The location of the hotel was very good. It was comfortably located. The staff and service was very good and on time. There was no delay in check in and checkout. The interiors and exteriors were perfectly maintained. The room gave lawn and swimming pool. The main attraction of the hotel was its located on the bank of river. It was family tour and we had a wonderful stay there. The food quality was excellent and delicious food. The room was good and well maintained. There were activities and indoor games but we didn't avail it. The stay and destination was value for money. I would recommend this hotel to others.
Ramganga resort is just outstanding in all of its aspects. From the view to the luxury of living everything is there and moreover living in a valley with all of mountains around and a river flowing just aside you is a feeling no one can miss. Food is very good. Over all very good place. A must visit :)
WelcomHeritage Corbett Ramganga Resort is ranked #1 among the 242 hotels in Corbett with an average rating of 5.9 out of 7. It is one of the 15, 2-star Resorts in Corbett. It is part of the "Welcom Heritage" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 78 photos and 108 text reviews and is rated top for its Location, Appearance and Destination. It was also named winner of the Better Holiday Awards in 2017 under Great Location.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 4,300 to Rs 5,000 per night. The hotel offer 26 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (56%) and Group (25%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 77% of guests enjoy the hotel's relaxed environment, whereas 9% have rated the ambience as scenic nature.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of Apr, May and June for the best experience.
WelcomHeritage Corbett Ramganga Resort is located at Mohan Range .
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay. It has a lovely outdoor swimming pool where you can take a quick dip or just relax your muscles after a long day of sightseeing.
Other amenities include Restaurant, Laundry Services, Conference Hall and Parking Facility. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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