Experience the Corbett at the Vanghat Jungle Lodge!

Globally known as an important Tiger Reserve Centre, the Jim Corbett National Park houses the Vanghat Jungle Lodge. Sheltered deep into the National Park’s forests, this eco-friendly space is quite a fantastic option for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

Brief About the Lodge

Built with indigenous rocks and mud, the lodge is a sustainable accommodation. Since the authorities prefer to follow their traditional ways in and around the area, guests are urged to do the same by respecting wildlife and nature. Happy to have kids over, Vanghat Jungle Lodge also teaches children the ways of nature and the correct way to respect and appreciate the forests. 

Experience the Vanghat Jungle Lodge

Vanghat Forest Lodge
This traditionally styled lodge houses nine private and sustainable cottages available for their guests. The cabins are constructed in a sustainable way to coexist with nature. 

1. Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage
Price Per Night for Double Sharing: INR 10,500 + GST 
The property has five locally handcrafted stone cottages in stones and mud. Insulated to keep warm during the winters and rather pleasant during summers, the cottages are further designed in metal sheet roofing and an added insulation. The stay provides a clean and private toilet along with their eco-friendly toiletries.

2. Mud Cottage

Mud Cottage
Price Per Night for Double Sharing: INR 11,500 + GST
With four mud cottages built in the authentic Vangujjar tribal style using locally sourced items, this jungle lodge is a pleasant stay, especially during the summers. The mud cottages also have a veranda overlooking the forests and the mountains. 

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Food at Vanghat Jungle Lodge

Dining Area
Guests can relish authentic food as they sit in the Chaupal by the serene view. The adept chef cooks delicious local food using ingredients sourced from nearby places. When you’re here, you should try the Tibetian delicacies served in the hotel. Dinner is served in the candle-lit dining area, providing a memorable dining experience. Note that the meals served here are included along with the room rent. 

What More Happens Here

Vanghat Jungle Lodge also hosts a watchtower or matchan, providing a 360-degree view of the Shivaliks and the nearby forest. The lodge staff can also assist you in spotting different wildlife, and if you are lucky, you can also catch a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger. 

The room rental is also inclusive of two walking safaris. Other tours for Birding, Angling and wildlife excursions can be booked through the lodge itself. Vanghat Jungle Lodge also organises healing retreats for guests to relax amid the mountains! They also arrange a bonfire for visitors, thus making the vacation all the more memorable! 

Nearby Attractions 

Since you would pretty much be living within a jungle, your list of adventures and expeditions would be quite endless. The forests are perfect for wildlife excursions, and if you are interested, we suggest you hire a guide during such tours. You could take the kids along and hunt down the places that were frequented by Mowgli in The Jungle Book with them!

How to Reach the Vanghat Jungle Lodge


Address:  The Lodge - Corbett Tiger Reserve, Marchula, Dist. Almora
Once you reach the Ramganga valley, take a 2-KM walk to pass a bridge. After which you would be crossing a small village to reach the lodge finally. Situated by the Western Ramganga River near a secluded bank, the Vanghat Jungle Lodge is set deep within the division of Kalagarh Tiger Reserve. Know that there would be quite a lot of walking along with your luggage! Make sure you energise enough for that! If adventure is your scene, you can also reach the lodge via rafting on the Ramganga river. 

By Car
You could either drive down from Delhi or even book a taxi. A drive from Delhi to the Vanghat Jungle lodge would approximately take around 5 to 6 hours to reach Marchula. After which, you would have to trek for about2 KM to reach the lodge. 

By Train
If you prefer train travel, take the train till Ramnagar, the closest railway station to the Vanghat lodge. After this 5-6 hour train journey, you could contact the lodge authorities to pick you up from the station, which would further be a 2-hour trip. 

By Air

Book your tickets either to the Indira Gandhi International Airport or even to the Pantnagar Airport. You can further contact the lodge to book a pick-up to the accommodation. 

Enjoy your stay at this rustic forest lodge that provides a fantastic eco-experience of staying in the Jim Corbett National Park. When are you heading to the Vanghat Lodge? Have you been here before? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Aishika Mitra

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