• Vanghat - Where conservation meets tourism.
    Times of India
  • woke up one morning to find tiger footprints right outside his hut…
    Mint (weekend edition of the Hindustan Times)
  • Vanghat lies in total seclusion with the meandering Ramganga virtually cutting it off from human habitation
    Darpan (in-flight magazine of Indian Airlines)
  • plenty of other wildlife too – from curious otters that come to check you out to the odd sambhar passing by..
    Outlook Traveller
  • Nine villages made direct beneficiaries in the landmark community based tourism initiative
    Furs, Fins and Feathers
  • One of the most isolated jungle lodges in India, Vanghat is truly breathtaking
    Pike and Predator

Traditional comfort and seclusion

Vanghat is made up of just 4 private cottages and dining area, kitchen and researcher's quarters, bordered on all but the northeastern side by forest, which is where the Ramganga River flows.

Each cottage, which can accommodate 2 or 3 guests, has an en-suite bathroom and a veranda surrounding three quarters of the building from which to relax and watch the wildlife in our grounds which have been planted with species specifically to attract birdlife. They have been constructed with locally sourced clay, savannah thatch and wood inspired by traditional Vangujjar tribal style that has been perfected over hundreds of years so that it perfectly suits the environment - warm in winter and cool in summer - and is of low environmental impact. Refreshingly simple, our dedication to making as small a footprint as possible is such that the cottages are raised off the ground to let reptiles and other wildlife pass unimpeded and are equipped with energy efficient fans instead of air conditioning and RO filtered drinking water instead of bottled. The toiletries provided are chosen specifically to be organic and safely biodegradable.

Our chef is an expert in local wholesome dishes, as well as a range of Indian and Tibetan specialities and continental fare. Even with our remote location and access to predominantly locally sourced ingredients, our healthy and varied meals are a highlight of Vangat, all served in our dining area with dinner served by candlelight. We are happy to accommodated special dietary requests with prior notice.
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