Ranked 8th Best Resort in India as per the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice and an outstanding ‘Pug Eco’ rating by TOFT, Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness is an experience of a lifetime.It is spread across 14 acres in area. The resort derives its name from the Sanskrit word- Aahana which means the first rays of the rising sun and true to its name the first rays of the sun falls on the resort making the landscaped property look more beautiful.
As soon as I landed at this place I was mesmerized by its victorian style architecture, large luxury rooms overlooking jungles, swimming pool & lawns.The property is beautifully designed and has a trendy appeal.It is located at Sawaldeh village in Ram Nagar which is around 260kms from Indira Gandhi International Airport.
We all love to visit peaceful, serene spots, rich in natural beauty and Aahana resort is one such place to calm a disturbed mind. This luxurious resort is eco friendly and is situated by the side of the extended wall of Corbett National Park.The eco-friendly resort shares it boundary with the Bijrani zone of India’s oldest National Park, Jim Corbett. An echo of nature, the rooms are equipped with the modern amenities for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Aahana Resort offers 48 rooms which are divided into 6 categories :
- Corbett Club
- Jungle Lore
- Jim’s Retreat
- Ranger Suite
- Aahana Family Suite
- The Villa
The rooms are very spacious,super comfortable and luxurious. They are beautifully designed in contemporary fashion for excellence. The rooms are equipped with tea/coffee makers, a mini bar fridge, telephone, safe deposit box, 32”/42” LCD TV with Tata Sky connection, 24hrs running hot & cold water and excellent air-conditioning.. The resort also has a multi cuisine restaurant serving authentic Indian, Oriental and Mediterranean cuisines.
The resort offers a Pool Table, Table tennis,badminton and basketball court for all sport lovers where guests can sweat out while playing games in the evening.They also have a Swimming Pool which is one of the best I have experienced along with an organic garden as well as their gaushala to meet all dairy needs. They also have a separate section for kids pool and a small waterfall where kids can enjoy, entertain and have fun.The resort also offers jungle safari and nature walks along with cycling and Buggy ride.
Apart from luxury stay, Aahana – The Corbett Wilderness also offers complete health package; a fusion of Ayurveda,Nature Cure, Yoga Western Spa therapies and multitude of relaxing therapies which are given under the guidance of Wellness experts in a hygienic, eco friendly and luxurious environment that purifies, rejuvenates and heals for perfect balance between your mind, body and soul & keeps you connected with the nature.
Corbett experience without a jungle safari seems incomplete.So on the final day of my stay I went for a Jungle safari with a group of other travelers along with a tour guide .Unfortunately we haven’t had any sightings but the safari experience was amazing.we visited the ancient temple of Sitabani which is situated in the middle of Sitabani Forest Range. .This temple holds religious significance as it is believed that goddess Sita gave birth and raised her sons luv & Kush here.Set amidst forests,this is the best place to relax in between the safari having a large no. of small sized monkeys all around the temple complex.
Overall I had a wonderful stay and a memorable experience at Aahana and the best part of this trip was live music and the bonfire in the evening by the poolside. This place is highly recommended if you are planning for a trip to Jim Corbett.