Greeted by trees and the tangy buransh aka rhododendron sherbet, this green paradise will make you forget the world in seconds. Home-cooked fresh food, thatched roofs, sweet smiles, and lots of sunshine, it’s THE place for a relaxing holiday.
Pretty much in tune with its surroundings, the resort has ample trees which give shade as well as add an aesthetic touch to the place. The 42 rooms, or should I say cottages, have been carved around the many different species of trees. And there is a signboard giving the name of each tree. So guess what? I saw a litchi tree for the first time in my life.
The rooms are well-equipped with your everyday amenities. You can even call for hair dryers, iron, and laundry services on request. There are different kinds of rooms and suites available here. I stayed in the premium cottage which had a nice seating area and loft for kids, which I thought was pretty cool, and my room had a heater too.
The open-air Orchard Grill is where you can enjoy your drinks along with some fresh snacks. There is a swimming pool and a spa which offers a facial along with massages. I quite like the way the spa has been built around trees—it’s quite nice to see life in sync with nature.
While the restaurant does serve all kinds of cuisine, I particularly enjoyed the fresh Indian meal. I recommend you try the poha, sewayian, upma, masala black chana for breakfast. The main course has some yum paneer dishes and the Kumaoni thaali is a must eat. The dal, veggies, and rice are light and easy to eat. There is ragi roti too. Oh, and don't forget to try the dessert comprising bal mithai. The resort offers a deal in which meals are included and that can work well for holidaymakers.
There is a souvenir shop too, in case you want to carry a bit of Corbett back with you - tees, coffee mugs, bird nests, stuffed tigers, fridge magnets, hats, and lots more.
With ample parking space within its boundaries, the resort offers MICE facilities and outdoor activities including nature walks, body surfing, cycling.
As most of the staff belong to the village, they'll even tell you some local stories. We enjoyed the way women celebrate Holi here--sitting in a circle in the afternoon, singing traditional songs, and dancing away.