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Divine Experience With Aahana: The Corbett Wilderness

Uttarakhand undoubtedly is the most beautiful and most favorite holiday destinations in the Northern part of India. Situated at the Himalayan foothills, Uttarakhand is famous for its scenic beauty and serenity.

Being the most popular and frequently visited hill station, Uttarakhand has many resorts offering a relaxing and pleasant stay.

I recently got lucky to visit Ahaana: The Corbett Wilderness Resort in the Corbett Park. Situated around seven kilometers from Ramnagar in the district Nainital, Aahana is an eco- friendly luxurious resort with all its wilderness. Kept in its natural form, this resort will give you the actual feel of nature and its tranquility. Rated as the best resort in Jim Corbett national park, Aaahana is par excellence when it comes about its picturesque beauty, maintenance, tranquility and above all the services.

Picturesque Beauty of Aaahana Resort

Spread in 14 acres of Corbett Park, Aahana has won the award of 8th Best Resort in India. Surrounded with lush green trees and plants, this place is just perfect to connect with the nature. It is an ideal place to get familiar to the several species of plant life because Aahana has their own organic garden which encompasses a great variety of plants and herbs. The whispering ambiance of this resort makes it a heaven for the nature lovers.

Going on a vacation at Aahana resort will get you a tranquil experience along with the supply for typical Kumauni food and facilities like swimming pool, spa, gym, free wi-fi, kids play area, badminton court and one of its kind- the special Aahana naturopathy Centre.
Rooms at Aahana Resort

Aahana Resort has 48 villa style luxurious rooms artistically designed with a Victorian taste. The category of rooms include-

· Corbett Club

· Jungle Lore

· Jim's Retreat

· Ranger Suite

· Aahana Family Suite

· The Villa

I was in the Corbett Club room and it was a very lavishly designed luxurious room which had a balcony with the garden view. I was there for two days and waking up with the chirping of birds and whispering winds was something which gave me a real high.
Yoga Sessions at Aahana Resort

*Our first morning at Aahana started with the Yoga sessions given and trust me doing Yoga was never ever that relaxing and rejuvenating. We did the half hour yoga session at the lush green garden of Aahana surrounded by the pool at one side and lovely huts on the other. After the yoga sessions we went for a wonderful cycle ride to the village nearby and met some local people which again was an enchanting experience.
Food at Aahana Resort

While talking of the exquisite resort and its services, one can never miss the scrumptious meals which included the typical Kumauni food. The resort serves you the best meals prepared with all their organic vegetables and herbs grown in their own organic garden. You can feel the freshness in the taste and fragrance of each food item. So, if you are a foodie who enjoy being in nature, Aahana is so right for you.
Aahana Naturopathy Center

This is something which makes Aahana different from other resorts in the region. The one of its kind, special Aahana naturopathy. Run by expert doctors, this center provides various types of spa and massage therapies which include some medical treatments and beauty therapies too. In short, it brings a complete health package which includes Ayurveda, Yoga, Detox and Relaxing Massage Therapies.

The wellness package includes-

· Aahana Signature massages

· Therapies

· Various face and body packs

· Underwater massages

· Yogic Kriya

· Yoga Baths

I got the Aahana Signature Massage with the fruit facial and it was just amazingly rejuvenating and relaxing. It was around one hour massage followed by the 45 minutes real fruits facial, steam bath and shower. The Spa rooms at Aahana are very well designed and decorated and you will feel that awesome Ayurveda fragrance all around the spa area.

Another attraction of Aaahana resort was the daily bonfire aside the pool with some very good local singers and guitarists. So, you can enjoy your drinks sitting around the bonfire at the pool area with some melodious music.

Traveling in and around Uttarakhand has always been a stimulating experience for me and this trip to Aahana: The Corbett Wilderness was certainly the cherry on the cake. The untouched wilderness, exquisite luxury, and the serenity was something which will take me there back again in near future. I am already missing the place.

Summer holidays and hill station destination is always first choice for people. One of the secret peak points known as Dhanaulti is our target of the day. This tehsil of Uttarakhand is just 24 km distant from Mussoorie another best hill station of India. Chamba is only 31 km far so overall you can enjoy complete two months’ holidays if you have planned to visit Dhanaulti.

The altitude of such town is 2286 m and famous for its quiet environs alpine forests of Rhododendron, Deodar and Oak.


As its hill station summer, will be best period to visit, though the climate conditions in summer are pleasant compared to other tourism destinations. The temperature between 30 °C to 35.5 °C in summer and in winter its between 7 °C and -1 °C.

Attraction in Dhanaulti:


The key attraction of Dhanaulti, though there are two eco parks in the town named as "Amber" and "Dhara". If you mix them, it will become Amber Dhara which means road from cloud. These recently developed parks will state you about the clean and green city Dhanaulti. Once you reach the park you can hire Guides, Service providers, Gardeners or Information Providers to learn more about this wonder place. Jungle with Deodar Trees are famous here and you should pay only Rs 25 as fee for Adults and Rs. 10 for kids. Here you can also enjoy the adventure sports facility like walking over flying fox, Burma bridges, riding horses and some more.

Eco Huts:

Forest Department of Mussoorie is running Eco-huts that help visitors to learn the importance of greenery in our life. Tourist can enjoy serene landscapes of town Dhanaulti by spending some time in these Eco huts. Such huts are built of green technology with all Eco-friendly features.

Surkanda Devi Mandir:

An oldest temple located at 8 km from Dhanaulti is next spot to visit. Temple is at road connects to Chamba so once you are at temple connect the route and reach one more best tourism spot Chamba. Surkanda Devi Temple is popular Ganga shrine and big occasion is Dussehra.

Aaloo Khet (Potato Farm):

Government Potato Farm is next scenic view spot of Dhanaulti. This farm is covered with greenery surround and its easily reachable from the city bus stand.

Activities in Dhanaulti:

Camp for travelers:

Hill stations in India are all time favorite for camping so as Dhanaulti is offering to their visitors. Frankly speaking there could be accommodation issues at place because of less crowd and not known place to the world. Funding to the spot is less, but still you are getting option of camping at Dhanaulti. It is adventures and best way to learn nature as well so if you can book accommodation then also try for camping first. Just imagine spending time under open sky can never be compared with anything else.

Nature Walks:

The green lush region surrounded with deodar and other types of trees are special parts of the town. It is the perfect spot for hiking and you will find quite few trails to enjoy nature walk.

Shopping Center:

This special town of Uttarakhand is not highly developed so you will get limited areas. However, buying something from amazing spots are part of memorable trip. So, get something from the local shopping centers of Dhanaulti. Items that are popular of town are handmade shawls, scarves, stoles and throws. These items are cheaper compared to quality used and for sure you will not get such items in cities or your home towns.

How to reach Dhanaulti?

This Indian tourist place is 325 km away from Delhi which means you will reach the destination in 8 or 9 hrs. following road trip. Closest big airport is Jolly Grant at 82 km located closer to Dehradun.

By Road: State transport is providing buses for Dhanaulti from various part of nation. However, still public transport is limited, but you can hire private taxis from Dehradun, Chamba and some more cities of Uttarakhand. You can also hire taxi from Delhi but it will be quite expensive, but you can enjoy the beautiful route of Uttarakhand once you follow the road trip.
In doubt to select spot for vacations? Go Ganpatipule for holidays. It is one of the tourism places of India located at Maharashtra famous for beaches and temples. Ganpatipule is a small coastal town with big beach. Its beach is full of red sand and knee-deep water. The best part is enjoying the nature swimming pool as the seashore is not that deep for some part. However, it’s a big sea beach so bit careful once you enter in the sea.

If you are aware of route to Ratnagiri, then just follow the same for Ganpatipule. One of the important Indian tourist places Jaigad Fort is also 25 km away from Ganpatipule. There is one big Ganesh temple named as Swaymbhu temple and the city itself is having religious name. If you split the city name you will find Ganpati that means Ganesh and Pule means area. Devotees believe the idol of Lord Ganesh placed in the temple was originated from the ground. Winter is pleasant weather and best period to visit, though summer is full of humid and heat.

Attraction in Ganpatipule:

with limited places to visit the city is inviting visitors to make their holidays memorable. Each spot is special with best hospitality so plan your trip for Ganpatipule. You can plan secretly and surprise your partner with package to Ganpatipule.

Ganpatipule Beach:

The beach with red sand and knee level water is specialty of the place. It is a bit rocky so you must be careful while entering the sea. Resort and lodging is available for you near the beach that means spend more time and enjoy the high waves.

Swayambhu Temple of Ganesh:

The temple of 400 years is next spot in city to visit, though people believe the idol placed in the temple is 1600 years old. Rhymetic beats are easily audible from the temple and Diwali is the main celebration period here.

Jaigad Fort:

Another spot but very impressive for visitors is Jaigad Fort. However, its 25 km away from Ganpatipule, but here you can enjoy the sea shore and can watch the meeting point of Shastri River into the sea. Fort is built on hills so view of sea from fort is amazing compared to any other spot of the city.

Jaigad Lighthouse:

This lighthouse is basically a defensive part of the fort situated on the top of hill. The view is paranomic and Jaigad lighthouse is amazing place to visit. Once you reach the fort you can easily attain to this lighthouse as well.


A native village close to Ganpatipule famous as Marathi poet’s town. One of the famous kavi's Keshavsoot was from Malgund, though it also the green place and famous for white sand and beach as well.


A green town famous for ashram of Swamy Swaroopanand is next place for our travelers. This tourism place is having religious values and surrounding is full of scenic beauty. Pawas is having important part in glorious history of Maharashtra.


35 km away from Ganpatipule is one more place where you can visit and make holidays special. The rock-free beach of Velneshwar is famous in state and visitors can attain old Shiva temple. Mahashivaratri is best time for Velneshwar visit. Apart festival you can reach the town between February to March as winter is best weather.

How to reach Ganpatipule?

By Road: Maharashtra roadways are providing proper transport for Ganpatipule from various cities. However, best route is from Kolhapur that is just 150 Kms distance. Chandoli, Amba Ghats, Karnjari, Pali, Hathkumbe, Nivli Phata and then Ganapatipule your destination is reached. Mumbai is also a best spot to start road journey for Ganpatipule. Mumbai is properly linked to International and all national cities.

By Rail: Ganpatipule railway station is connected to some major cities of India. Ratnagiri is closer big station and properly linked to various cities of India. Ratnagiri is another famous Indian tourist place so once you reach here you can enjoy Ratnagiri as well as Ganpatipule that is only 150 km away.

By Air: Mumbai is the closest and biggest air hub for our spot. Mumbai is linked to all major international cities so abroad travelers can also reach the destination without any difficulty. 
Baharampur a calm city of West Bengal situated in a central part. It is the city also known as Brahmapur because majority of families here are Brahmin. Baharampur is 200 km away from Kolkata famous for historical battles. This Indian tourist place is popular and favorite destination for history lovers.

This city was fortified by East India Company in 1757 after big battle of Plassey. City was continued as a cantonment until 1870, though establishment information for the city is still not available. One of the oldest cities of India is Karnasubarna that is near to Berhampur. Few of the historical buildings of 1600s AD can be seen here.

As city is having historical background you will find countless places related to different battles. Covering complete story in this short note will bore you. We are adding important places and the valuable information about the spot so that you will learn why the place is best for your holidays.

Attraction in Baharampur:

We are listing only important destinations for you so that you will not miss any of the major spot in the town.

Nizamat Imam Bara

One of the biggest historical Imambaras of India is first place to visit. As its name suggest Nizamat it was constructed by famous Nawab of Bengal Nazim Mansoor. This complete name was Nazim Mansoor Ali Khan Feradun Jah. Structural design of this is Imam bara is amazing and because of its beauty it is placed on first place to visit in the city.

Katra Masjid

Next important spot for visitors in Baharampur is Katra Masjid the most wonderful place of city built by Nawab Murshid Khan. High minarets are key attraction of this Masjid and the best part is place is till calm and full of charm.

Kathgola Palace

Baharampur is the historical place so palaces are also definitely key attraction of the city. Kathgola palace is one of them with 4 floors located at Kathgola Gardens. Beautiful small pond and the Baoli inside palace are amazing and different experience for travelers. This palace well known for valuable paintings, expensive furniture and mirrors crafts.

Char Bangla Temple

A unique temple known as Char Bangla is next place for you. This temple was constructed by Queen Bhavani of Natore in 1755. It is the remarkable tourism attraction of Baharampur.

Hazarduari Palace

Next palace known as Hazarduari is famous spot located at just 10 Km from Berhampur. In early ages this palace was known as Bara Kothi situated in the campus of Fort Nizamat. It was constructed under the ruling period of Nawab Nazim Humayun in the19th century.

Few other attractive spots of city are Hazaduari Palace Museum, Motijheel park, Kiriteshwari temple, Tripoli gate, house of Jagath Seth, Nasipur palace, Jafarganj Cemetery, Mothijheel mosque, yellow mosque and old Cossimbazar. Baharampur is suggested as best Indian tourist place by the experts. 

How to reach Baharampur?

By Air: Closest International Airport is Kolkata located at 190 Km distance. This Airport is properly connected with major international cities like Frankfurt, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Yangon, Dubai and some more. Domestic flights are frequently available from almost all major cities such as Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

By Bus: Bengal roadways are limited with service, though you will find some private taxies and buses from various closer cities of Baharampur.

By Train: Berhampur Railway Station is quite big and properly linked to many cities of India. Trains are available from New Delhi, Mysore, Bangalore, Lucknow, Suri, Siliguri, Asansol, Patna, Dhubri and Gaya.