Monday, June 15, 2009

Delhi-Corbett Trip to Den Resorts

Organized a group trip to Corbett from 11th June night onwards for about 90 people from Rashi Peripheral for their annual meet. The travel was arranged in A/c deluxe buses from Delhi and we left at 11 PM from Delhi for The Den at Kumeria Reserve,Corbett. We reached early at 7AM in the morning, the resort is about 29 km from Ramnagar. The resort is the oldest resort in Corbett in dense forest area and a stand alone with no other resort or even other houses etc closeby. It is situated on the banks of River Kosi though at a little height and one can climb down to the river. The accommodation is in Cottage form and all the rooms have been recently renovated and are air conditioned. Some of the cottages have TV and mini fridge also. There are more than 100 Mango trees in the Resort and the trees were full of Mangoes a this time, very tempting to pick these raw mangoes. The USP of the place is it's location. The first full day was spent in the conference in the A/c hall and in the evening the group had light refreshments. Though it was quiet in the afternoon but it rained quiet heavily with hail stones post lunch with turning the weather to a very pleasant one. We slept early as we had a wake up call at 4 AM next day to go for morning Jungle Safari.

Next day we were out of the resort by 5 AM to travel to Bijrani Gate for Jungle Safari. We hired about 15 four wheel jeeps with 6 people in each. We saw a lot of deer-spotted, barking and sambhar, birds like woodpecker, magpie, hornbill etc. The best spotting was first of a herd of elephants and then a wild tusker with huge tusks which we saw at very close range and followed for at least 15 minutes in the jungle. It was a treat to watch as the male was probably in heat and looking for a partner. Corbett has many gates of entry for Jungle Safari like Bijrani, Jhirna and Durga Devi and Dhangarhi for Dhikala. One has to take a permit for Jungle entry and it is allowed in the morning or afternoon. The Dhikala entry is only for residents or for full day Canter Safari.
Post Lunch we trekked down to a flowing stream in the mountain for some adventure activities. Three activities were arranged rock climbing, rappelling and river crossing. The people were very enthusiastic and almost everybody participated. In the evening we arranged a DJ party in the lawns where people enjoyed some snacks, drinks and music and danced the blues away. Checked out early next day and had lunch on the way at Meriton, Gajraula reaching Delhi by 2PM
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R.Anand