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.
Corbett Wildlife Museum
Corbett Village Heritage Trail
Choti haldwani and its residents are vividly described in the book written by Jim Corbett called “My India”. The trail takes you along the Bour River through the Choti Haldwani village in Kaladhungi, which was settled by Jim Corbett. The trail offers glimpses into the typical kumauni village culture and also provides bird watching opportunities. The trail ends with a visit to Jim Corbett’s home. Today this unique home, is a comprehensive museum housing souvenirs, relics, momentos related to Jim Corbett and his famous exploits. Along the trail one can see the boundary wall which was constructed by Jim Corbett to protect crops from the wildlife. There is also the house which Jim Corbett built for his associate Moti. One can see a gun gifted to a village man Sher Singh by Jim Corbett.
Around Corbett National Park
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 its own chain of hotel here by the name of ‘The Bungalows Snow View’
Thirty kilometres from the hotel, Marchula is known as the tip of Corbett National Park and is situated on the banks of the Ramganga river. It 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 hotel.
Leisure Hotels has a heritage property there by the name of ‘The Naini Retreat’