Jim’s Jungle Retreat, Jim Corbett National Park

Set in wild forests on the southern outskirts of Jim Corbett National Park, Jim’s Jungle Retreat is an alluring and eco-friendly lodge where you can expect an immersive wilderness experience.

Drawing inspiration from the forest bungalows and rest houses of the Raj era, each of the property’s 18 cottages and lodges have their own individual style and charm. Rustic façades reveal sumptuous interiors complete with handcrafted furniture, century-old lithographs, rich fabrics and fine linens. Jungle Lodges are elevated 15 feet above the floor, affording great views into the surrounding forest and Shivalik Hills from wraparound verandas. 

Facilities include a lounge, jungle spa, library and open-air dining area where you can choose from a variety of cuisines featuring local delicacies. Resident naturalists will lead you on exciting daily activities that include bird watching, cycling excursions and exploring forest trails. Jeep safaris in the Jim Corbett National Park, the oldest of its kind in India, offers you encounters with an array of unique wildlife and a plethora of birds. Between activities you can relax on your private veranda or by the outdoor swimming pool. 

Jim’s Jungle Retreat, at a glance 

  • Eco-conscious lodge bordering Jim Corbett National Park, the oldest national park in the country
  • Close to a seasonal riverbed where you can spot deer and the occasional elephant or tiger
  • 18 cottages and lodges in total divided into three styles; Jungle Cottages, Jungle Lodges and a Family Cottage
  • Jungle Cottages have thatched roofs, living rooms and dressing rooms 
  • Jungle Lodges enjoy wrap-around verandas and rain showers
  • The Family Cottage has a second bedroom and bathroom, accommodating children or two additional adults
  • Sophisticated interiors complete with modern comforts
  • Fantastic jungle and mountain views
  • Thatched restaurant and lounge area 

For leisure and pleasure 

  • Outdoor, waterhole-shaped swimming pool with sun loungers 
  • Small jungle spa offering massages and Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Games drives in the national park 
  • Bird watching with resident naturalists
  • Cycling expeditions
  • Interpretive walks to learn about the history of Jim Corbett and the ecology of the jungle from trained naturalists
  • Barbeque by the bonfire in the evenings
  • Enjoy slide shows and wildlife films in the comfortable lounge
  • Angling on the river Ramganga
  • Shop at the lodge’s boutique 
  • Ultimate Travel yet again gave us the holiday of a lifetime - thank you

    -
    PP, Iceland, 2016