Places of interest abound in within close proximity of the Corbett National Park. These locales are chiefly renowned for the adventurous activities they offer, besides being an abode of nature and forming the habitat of wildlife vanishing species in India. Given below are some of the places of tourist interest in Corbett.
Garal Kantheshwar Temple
The temple which is situated in Dhikuli Village which is also known as Virat Nagar. Virat nagar is the place where according to Mahabharata Pandavas spent their one year of ‘Agyatvaas’. During this period they took shelter in the kingdom of raja Virat in false identity. One can still find many remains of that period. The temple is of God Shiva and it is believed to have been built by the Pandavas. This place comes under the Archaeological Survey of India. It is located at a distance of 2 km. from the hotel.
Dhangari museum & Interpretation Centre
These places are situated eight kilometers from the hotel, this museum is located at the Dhangari gate which is the entry to the Dhikala tourism zone. It is an interpretation center where one can see stuffed animals which died due to natural causes and territorial fights inside as well as in the periphery of the Corbett National Park.
Lying in the Gagar range(the chief mountain range) 15 km from Bhowali, is the picturesque Ramgarh in the midst of snow-clad mountains. Situated at a height of 2080 metres, it is known for its luscious apple orchards. It is here at the khabrar Orchard (at an elevation of 2,438 metres) that the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore wrote the ‘Sandhya Geet’ and completed the Gitanjali. The Aurobindo Ashram is another place worth a visit. From the hotel it is at a distance of about 110 kms.
Leisure Hotels has a six bed rooms bungalow here - ‘The Bungalows Snow View, Ramgarh’
Thirty kilometres from the resort, Marchula is known as the tip of Corbett National Park and is situated on the bank of the Ramganga river. Marchula is surrounded by mountains and dense forests and is famous for its wildlife. It is a good spot for angling and to catch the mighty Mahaseer.
The hill station of Nainital gets its name from the Goddess Naina Devi. Unmatched in climatic comforts, physical setting, mountain scenery, service infrastructure, landscape perception, fun and sports and a heavenly refuge from the enervating plains, Nainital is Uttarakhand’s super resort and the only lake city in the state. Boating and yatching are very popular sports in Nainital. The seven peaks that surround the lake provide excellent hiking routes with breath-taking views. Tourist attractions include the high altitude zoo, Hanuman Garhi, cave gardens, the state observatory among others. Nainital is located at a distance of 70 kms. from the resort.
Leisure Hotels has a heritage property there by the name of ‘The Naini Retreat’.