Hello, I am Sanket Singh. We are Family of 5 living together, including my dad, mom, wife and a young 3 years old daughter. We hail from eastern part of Uttar pradesh state of India but now live at the edge of Jim Corbett National Park.
Because of the love of the nature and wildlife we came close to nature and opened restaurant and three earthen rooms attached with modern bathroom/toilets. The spot is located and connected with state highway but amongst farms and orchards. There is green reserved forest rich in wildlife (elephants, tigers, deers, birds, panthers etc) opposite to it. We serve mostly fresh food and rare recipes sourced from across the places in India. This project is based on the idea of introducing travellers around with authentic and real recipes and a vernacular nature friendly place to stay. The architecture of earthen houses and construction is done by people who live in real earthen houses and are known to this ancient art. With this motive of exposing travellers to authentic and vernacular we have designed the place and food theme. The place is connected with local transport of buses. Auto rickshaw and taxis can be called when if required.
There are good chances if patience and luck combines to see an elephant, deer or panther crossing the road at night or in the farms.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
1)Traveller would be living close to asia's oldest national park which has India's largest tiger population. One can do single or multiple safaris in the park based on luck having chances of sighting a tiger in its natural habitat. (to know more about Corbett National Park check wikipedia)
2)Guest can also understand the culture, tradition, practices and religion of the locality.
3) One can learn different and authentic local recipes.
3) Guest can learn and know the language hindi from everyone around here.
4) Guest can learn Sanskrit from my mother.
5) One who is interested in forests and wildlife can indulge in walks in forest across and do good session of birdwatching, Photography and animal tracking.
6) Guest can go for local sightseeing- Temple , riverside, waterfall,
7) One further interested in going hills of Kumaon (Himalayan terrain) can use this as base.
Depending on willingness one can spend a night at our home, which is a modern building in Ramnagar and try food at our home kitchen. Also one can see and learn how daily life is at our home.
Teaching new recipes.
Teaching food presentation.
Help in Fence painting.
Help in Gardening.
Teaching english and manners to people around here.
Help in Social media marketing.
Help in Digital marketing.
Help in Photography.
Environmental and nature education.
Any of above or multiple of above.
Incase you don't find anything suitable in the list let us know what else skill you have.
Earthen house with thatched roof equipped with:-
*️️️️️️️Attached modern bathroom/toilet with shower and running water. Geyser fitted for hot shower though would be required to be used only in winters.
*️️️️️️️ Fan and lights (Mudhouse doesn't require air conditioning even in summers)
*️️️️️️️ Air coolers will be provided in summers if required.
*️️️️️️️ Room heaters will be provided in winters if required.
*️️️️️️️ Clean blankets and sheets.
*️️️️️️️ Table and chairs.
*️️️️️️️ Night lamp
*️️️️️️️ Minimum power backup through inverter in room and bathroom for one lights each and the ceiling fan.
Location has a lush green lawn and multiple sitting areas to lounge at and dine.
The premise has a good number of different plants to add up greenery including 3 mango and 6 litchi trees. Main fruiting months are May to July.
There is one common screen and dvd player with surround sound speakers which can be used to watch movies, documentaries, songs etc.
Kitchen is equipped with 3 burners, refrigerator, microwave oven etc and serves fresh vegetarian and non vegetarian meals and snacks.
Bedroom at Home:-
*️️️️️️️Double bed with fan and air cooler for summers
*️️️️️️️sheets blankets etc.
*️️️️️️️Attached bathroom with shower and toilet.
*️️️️️️️Secured compound and manned gate.
*️️️️️️️Located on third floor has lift connectivity.
*️️️️️️️TV with satellite channels in living room.
HOW TO REACH
Base city to reach Jim Corbett National Park is Ramnagar.
Ramnagar is around 300 kilometers from National Capital New Delhi having International Airport.
From Delhi there are two daily trains connecting Ramnagar and several non ac buses of Uttarkhand State Road Transport Corporation from Anand Vihar Interstate Bus Terminal.
There is one air conditioned bus everyday.
Taxi also can be hired if one wants.
From Ramnagar to location (Mohanpur Rautela) one can reach by auto rickshaw. (We can assist in getting one booked, we will also try our best to come for pick up)
Auto rickshaws (tuk-tuk), local buses are available for local transport. Taxis are easily available on call if required.
NEARBY SIGHTSEEING OPTIONS:
1) Corbett Falls- 16 Kilometers
2) Garjia Temple and riverside- 25 Kilometers
3) Garjia Hanging Bridge- 23 Kilometres
4) Corbett Museum and Corbett's Village Choti Haldwani- 18 Kilometers
5) Paragliding pick up point- 17 kilometers
*️️️️️️️All the above places can be visited by public transport buses and auto rickshaws. (Public transport buses run between 6 am to 6pm
6) Corbett tiger reserve entry gate Bijrani- 16 kilometers
7) Corbett tiger reserve Dhangarhi Gate- 29 kilometers
8) Corbett tiger reserve Dhela gate- 27 kilometers
9) Corbett tiger reserve Durga devi gate- 39
10) Buffer zone Sitabani Gate- 11 Kilometers
*️️️️️️️Except Dhangarhi gate and sitabani for all other gates and zones one has to book entry permit in advance and then separately gypsy (a four wheel drive vehicle with forest department permit) has to be booked. (We can assist in booking those)
For Dhangarhi (Dhikala zone) safari is conducted in govt operated canters and online permit is booked with seat in coach basis.
National Park stays open from November to June (depending on weather conditions dates may vary.)
(Dhela Gate) Jhirna zone stays open round the year but entries are given on the spot based on weather conditions.
Sitabani buffer zone entries are also given on the spot during entire season.
All gates have restriction of limited number of permits per day so on has to plan well and in advance for the same. (Further detailed information and assistance can be provided whenever required regarding anything around.
NEARBY HILL STATIONS:
Nainital- 54 kilometers
Ranikhet- 109 Kilometers
Kausani- 170 Kilometers
Bhimtal- 67 Kilometers
Mukteshwar- 103 Kilometers
Winters- from October to March
Rainy season-from July to September
Spring - February to March
Summers- April to June
Location is at the foothills of Himalayas and small rising hills are just north of the locality, small hills are visible from most of the places. Lot of places around are forest patches or long stretches of forest. Locality is full of fruit orchards (Mango, Litchi, Guava etc). The locality rural and most of the people around are involved farming. Huge stretches of farms are also around the locality. Nearest urban/semi urban area (Ramnagar) is 12 kilometers.
summers and monsoon require cotton and light clothing, winters require heavy and warm cloths. Spring requires ligh warm clothes to warm clothes.
Footwear is required of good grips ankle high boots are suggested.
Winters requires enough moistures and lotions whereas one can keep high spf sunscreen round the year.
Environment is very clean and pollution free up to great extent.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3 hours per day for maximum 5 days a week