reaching there by road (self driven 4x4 car):
our trip from delhi was nice and comfortable until we crossed muzzafarnagar. after that and until haridwar, the road was bumpy and had all but desirable characteristics. the ultimate last stretch of about 20 odd kms was a lovely experience. drove next to the canal, then through local village and then on tyre tracks for approx 6 kms (mostly through the river bed). it was awesome.!
the place and the resort itself is beautiful, calm and blissful (yet extremely basic). i wonder if anyone who's used to hotel amenities would survive at this resort for more than a day (i mean the luxuries). dimly lit rooms did sprung a surprise initially, but given the fact that we were in the midst of a jungle it sounded logical and we adapted to it pretty soon.
there was no variety. big turn down though but i am not complaining. we ate potatoes and yellow dal.. for our all lunches and dinners.. :) well, i guess this can be improved with little better planning by the resort staff.
we all (adults and kids) loved the place and our brief excursion from the busy Delhi life did turned out to be a great experience.
P.S. we also went on a day safari in Rajaji Nat Park and that was pretty cool as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wild Brook is a eco-freiendly jungle lodge and is unlike urban hotels so we do not fulfill expectations of TV and air conditioners .You reach here through a river bed driving through Rajaji National Park's Gohari Range following ruts for about 8 Km crossing streams at 4-5 places.We are on solar energy and also on electricity partly now to run fans and CFL's. The accommodation is in cottages which are safe and have an attached tiled bath rooms.We do not have running shower bath. Minimal energy consumption is our policy.Our food is like home cooked meals cooked on slow fire and without thick gravies and targeted towards wellness The property overlooks a small jungle stream which is fed by spring water.Many species of birds are found here like Oriental; Pied Hornbill,Crested Kingfisher,Wall Creeper,Small Niltava and a Brown Fish Owl besides mammals like Wild Elephants,Panther, Barking Deer,Goral,Yellow Throated Marten.Our pholosophy to run this place is to let some money go n the local economy without altering the culture and environment of this area.The water is sourced from a mountain spring which is healthy since we do not advocate use of packaged drinking water at this pristine place.You can contact us for specialised birding tours to see bird species in this area. ... more less
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