EXPERIENCES AT ‘ THE JAMOON ’
In this modern age we offer rare opportunities of disconnecting from the network in blissful isolation while experiencing nature in its purest and raw form. We offer a life of minimalism inspired by traditional Himalayan village life.
Our skilled and seasoned Naturalists help you explore flora and fauna around the lodge while being disconnected from the world. You can enjoy raw nature and enhance your skills through diverse photo opportunities using Walking Safaris, Underground Hides, Bird Hide, Remote Cameras & Trail Cams, Inhouse Waterhole.
The place is inspired by local tradition and based on the principle of minimalism. The accommodation is comfortable and nestled amidst the deep dense forest, situated on the bank of River Ramganga at the edge of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in foothills of Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand, India.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
About Jim Corbett National Park
Uttarakhand State in India is endowed with a unique and diverse range of biodiversity. From the snowbound peaks of the Himalayas to the moist Alpine scrubs, The state possesses a wide biodiversity that in return nurtures a large multiplicity of floral and faunal forms.
Corbett Tiger Reserve is the oldest national park and was established in 1936 to protect the endangered Bengal tigers. It is located in Nanital District of Uttarakhand India and spans spanning over 520 square kms of hills, riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands, sal forests and a big reservoir. Forest covers almost 73% of the park,while 10% of the area consists of grasslands. The elevation ranges from 1300 to 4000 feet.
It has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife, birds and breath taking landscapes. The natural uniqueness of the area was recognized long ago as a result of which in 1936 Corbett attained the distinction of becoming the first National Park to be established in mainland Asia. The park was then named as the 'Hailey National Park' and was later renamed as 'Corbett National Park' after James Edward Corbett the noted hunter turned conservationist of the area. The area came under 'Project Tiger' in 1971 when Gov. of India launched this ambitious conservation project.
There are 488 different species of plants & trees mainly Sal, Semal, Dhak, Kharpat, Sissoo, Khair, Khingan, Bakli, Bel, Ber, Bamboo, Bohini, Pula, Khingan and Kuthber.
This great floral diversity supports a wide variety of faunal forms too. It includes about 102 species of mammals, 623 species of birds, 124 species of fish, 69 species of reptiles and 19 species of amphibians. Highly endangered species like the Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Tiger, Asian Elephant, Bharal, Himalayan Monal, Cheer Pheasant,King Cobra etc. find suitable habitat in the forests of Uttarakhand.
KEY SPECIES YOU ARE LIKELY TO SEE
Some of the Mammals found in Corbett area are: Tiger, Leopard, Jungle cat, Asian Elephant, Spotted deer or Cheetal, Sambhar Deer, hog deer, Barking deer, Wild boar, Langur, Yellow throated Martin, Porcupine, Sloth bear, Rhesus monkey and Jackal.
Birds in Corbett: Peacock, Jungle Fowl, partridge, Kaleej Pheasant, crow, vulture, parakeet, Laughing Thrush, oriole, kingfisher, drongo, dove, woodpecker, duck, teal, stork, cormorant, great pied hornbill, white-Backed Vulture, Hodgson's bushchat, orange breasted green pigeon, Pallas fish eagle, golden oriole, tawny fish owl, Indian Pitta, Scarlet Minivet, Spot Bellied eagle owl,collared falconet etc
Reptiles: Indian marsh crocodile, Gharial, King cobra, Common krait, Cobra, Russels viper, Python and monitor lizard;
Fish: Mahaseer, Kalimuchi, Kalabasu, Chilwa and Goonch.
The Jamoon Bush Lodge has only few tented accommodation. It does not have electricity and internet, Phone network is limited to BSL in certain points only
We use solar lamps & inverter to light the place at night.
There are attached washrooms every tent with running water.
Basic fitness is necessary to reach the lodge as it is only accessible on foot.
LOCATION OF ‘THE JAMOON’
The Bush Lodge is nestled deep in the forest in the village called Jamoon in the forest next to Lohachaur area of Corbett National Park. It is well placed on a small hillock next with a mesmerising view of the sal forests and river Ramganga which is considered to be the lifeline of Corbett National Park, The lodge currently has just 5 Tents in about 10 acres thus has lot of open space for those who wish to bask in the purest and freshest jungle smell. The lodge is a 90 min drive from Ramnagar town. The drop off point is at Village Bhasedi from where the Lodge is accessible on foot only and one has to walk around 3.5 kms to reach the lodge.
HOW TO GET TO ‘THE JAMOON’
By Air – Nearest airport is Pant Nagar and then escorted to the drop off point at Village Bhasedi by road
By Road – To Ramnagar and then escorted to the drop off point at Village Bhasedi by road
By Train – Ramnagar Railway Station and then escorted to the drop off point at Village Bhasedi by road
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Between October and March since Uttarakhand is hot during summer months
Sept to Nov – Pleasant, light jacket recommended in the morning
Dec to Feb - Cold, full winterwear advised
March to May - Pleasant
June to august- Hot and Humid
Jungle colors are advised. You should bring a set of semi-camouflaged trousers/shirts/jackets. Bright colors scare off birds and animals. Trekking shoes, flashlights, water bottle, insect repellent, battery packs, Binoculars and Camera (with extra batteries/ memory card)
Reading / writing material coz you will have plenty of me time at hand.
You are advised to carry your own equipment which you may like to use. The lodge can only provide a few binoculars, trail cams, flash lights, walking sticks and camera trap boxes. Also the lodge has solar power hence batteries can be charged most of the days provided there is enough sunlight.
SUGGESTED HEALTH & AGE
Basic fitness is essential as the lodge is accessible only by foot with some incline and declines. People with medical conditions are requested to consult their physician and keep medicines along with them.
Individuals aged between 12 Years and 60 Years are recommended at the lodge as the walks may be strenuous for some.
FOOD & DRINKS
The food served is mostly grown in and around the lodge and served fresh. Please advise us in advance incase of food allergies or specific dietary requirements. No. alcohol is stocked at the lodge.
DO & DONTS AT CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Walking or trekking inside the national park is strictly prohibited.
Avoid perfumes and bright clothes, wear clothes of colour which merge with the natural surroundings.
Carry a litter bag while entering the Tiger Reserve and bring back non-biodegradable litter.
Do not make noises/talk loudly inside the forest.
Do not smoke in the forest. Do not collect plants or pluck flowers.
While taking photographs or shooting videos, do not disturb the wild animals. (For eg. use of flash guns)
Shouting, teasing or chasing animals or attempts to feed them are prohibited.
Respect local traditions, customs and religions.