This is not a true story about Corbett- The den of tigers. It is more about my experience at Ram Ganga Resort. The resort is managed by Welcome Heritage Group. The staff here is friendly and courteous.
The Resort is situated at the banks of Ram Ganga River and boasts of tents and rooms for accommodation and swimming pool, a decent dining room, gardens and amazing natural beauty.
Though the tents are not as spacious and luxurious but overall satisfaction level of stay is excellent.
The food cooked in the kitchen is also sumptuous.
Let me take you to the full details of our stay.
Nov 22nd 2008 (Saturday) – 3:00 am – 10:30 am (Bus Journey to resort from Noida)
From Noida, we group of 24 enthusiasts left by bus for Rama Ganga Resort. The trip was marked by antakshari of evergreen bollywood songs and tea break. At 10:30 am, we reached Ram Ganga Resort.
Nov 22nd 2008 (Saturday) – 10:30 am – 2:00 pm (Check in, Breakfast, River Crossing and Football)
At 10:30 am, after checking in, we guys enjoyed breakfast delicacies at the resort’s common dining room. After breakfast, we retired to the banks of Ram Ganga River. From the banks it appeared that the river was shallow, so some of us decided to cross the river. The water was chilling.
After reaching in the middle of the river, we realized that the water level had rose till waist, the water flow was rapid and the stones in the river bed were more slippery. But as some of us were fully determined to cross it, we took up this challenge and finally crossed the river. In all six of us crossed the river and we enjoyed every bit of this adventure. The lesson that I learned while crossing river is to never lift your second leg before you are sure that your first leg is strongly grounded. For coming back, we again took the river path.
After coming back, we enjoyed quick session of football before retiring for lunch.
Nov 22nd 2008 (Saturday) – 2:00 pm – 12:00 am (Evening walk, booze, DJ and bonfire)
After having lunch, we lay in sun for some time and then we went for a walk till nearby Iron Bridge. In the evening, we had tea followed by DJ and Booze session. DJ was called on request. DJ had a good collection of songs which made the party livelier. After DJ, it was time for bonfire. We all set around the fire and enjoyed some good conversation.
Nov. 23rd 2008 (Sunday) – 7:00am – 12:00 pm (Trekking, Riverside fun and Water handball)
In the morning, some of us went for trek . After breakfast, five people from the group left for reserving jeeps for safari at Corbett as there was no way to reserve tem from the resort.
In the meantime, rest of us again went to the river banks and had helluva lot of fun there. After coming from river, it was time for playing handball in the resort’s swimming pool.
Nov. 23rd 2008 (Sunday) – 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Check Out and Safari)
At 2:30 pm, we checked out from the resort and went to the jeep stand at Ramgarh, where we had to catch the open jeeps for safari.
Each jeep accommodated six people. As we had heard that not many animals are seen during safari so our six member jeep group decided to enjoy our safari by cracking jokes, singing songs and taking snaps. During safari, we came across some deer, barasingha, peacocks and mark of tiger paws (which didn’t look real, look at the pic and find yourself :)).
At 6:30 pm, we reached back to Ramgarh jeep stand and started our journey back to Noida.
The return journey was marked by sessions of dumb -charades and other fun activities.
For me the experience of whole journey was exhilarating and memorable.