Jim's Jungle Retreat is a wildlife lodge in Corbett Tiger Reserve, nestled between the Himalayan foothills in the north and the ancient Shivaliks in the south. The protected forest, Asia’s first conservation effort, extends over 1300 square kms of grassland, forest, rivers and lakes.
In this fascinating landscape, we offer acres of lush refuge, forest and mountain vistas, countless bird-spotting opportunities and instinct-sharpening walks and safaris.
At the retreat, spend hours by the pool, at the jungle-inspired chemical-free spa or on your private verandah. A gastronomic experience awaits you with organic farm-to-table meals, cuisines from the Kumaon, the Raj and from the newabi kitchens of Rampur. Birdsong, privacy, and sumptuous meals are your personal luxuries here.
Reflecting the area’s Raj-era legacy and that of the wandering pastoral tribes of the Van Gujjars, we offer three accommodation styles designed with a focus on aesthetic, comfort and local history of the area.
These include jungle cottages and bungalow-style lodges borrowing from their architectural past, with large wrap-around verandas, a living area, a bedroom and en-suite bath.
Luxuriant fabrics, fine linen and subtle detailing creates a comfortable and a sophisticated environment. Century-old lithographs and plates of Indian wildlife scenes frame the walls. The furniture is designed with extensive use of local craftsmanship and material with each residence uniquely inspiring charm and exclusivity in itself.
The exquisite Fauna of India’s Oldest National Park comprises around 600 species of plants including grass, ferns, climbers, herbs, shrubs, trees and bamboos. Read more
Among a population of about 110 types of trees, 51 types of shrubs, 27 types of climbers and 33 types of bamboo and grass found in Corbett, Sal covers the majority constituting 75% of forest lands.
The tree types that are evidently in visible majority include Sal, Khair, Sissoo and the sole conifer specie- Chir Pine. Male Bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) can be found in abundance. Flowering plant species like Kachnar (Bauhinia Variegata), Semal (Bombax ceiba), Dhak, Madaar or Indian Coral (Erythrinia indica) and Amaltas (Cassia fistula) along with artificially planted trees like Teak (Tectona grandis), Silver Oak (Gravillea robusta), Eucalyptus, Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosaefolia) and Bottlebrush (Callistemon viminalis), constitute the tree population that can be seen in and around the forest region. Shrubs like Ber (Zizyphus), Maror Phali (Helicteres isora) and Jhau are also found in Corbett.
The Corbett Tiger Reserve is popular for distinctive predator species exclusive to the area. Besides the mighty Bengal Tiger, a source of major attraction, Read more
the park is rich in its animal diversity. It has around 500 species of birds, 36 species of dragonflies, 33 species of reptiles, seven species of amphibians and fishes that encompass the wild animal diversity of the place.
The park is home to Sambar Deer, Hog Deer, Chital, Sloth, Himalayan Black Bears, Indian Grey Mongoose, Otters, Yellow-throated Martens, Himalayan Goral, Indian Pangolins, Langur and Rhesus Macaques. Embracing the diversity of cat family, Corbett shelters several types of cats besides Leopard and Tiger. One of the major fascinations is the reptile family that includes Indian python, Crocodiles, Gharials, King Cobra, Krait and Monitor Lizard etc.
It is this exclusivity that sets Jim Corbett apart from other national parks and sanctuaries. The population of the park is enriched with mesmerizing species of birds like crested serpent eagle, red jungle fowl, blossom-headed parakeet, Peacock, Bush Chat, Hornbills, Emerald Dove, Red Wattle Lapwing, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Kingfishers, Indian Shirks, Woodpeckers, Laughing Thrush, Vulture, Khaleez Pheasant, Oriole, Common Grey Hornbill, Ducks, Storks, Cormorants, Indian Roller, Teals and Terns etc. The Fish types include Kalimuchi, Mahaseer, Goonch, Kalabasu, Chilwa etc.