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 habitationDarpan (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 initiativeFurs, Fins and Feathers
One of the most isolated jungle lodges in India, Vanghat is truly breathtakingPike and Predator
From the nearest road, Vanghat is a 2km walk across a bridge and down the Ramganga valley, through a small village before the river needs to be crossed once more, this time on a bamboo raft. From here it is a short walk to the lodge itself. Average fitness is essential and ideally luggage should be light enough to be easily portable by our staff.
For those arriving into Indira Gandhi International Airport we can book a private pick up and transfer directly to Vanghat (a 300km drive), or via an overnight stay in Delhi or near Ramnagar, depending on the time of your flight's arrival.
For those arriving in there own vehicle, we have secure parking available at the point from which the journey to the lodge is begun on foot near Marchula. Driving from Delhi usually takes between 5 and 7 hours.
The nearest railway station to Vangat is Ramnagar. We can arrange for guests to be picked up from here and driven to Vanghat, which takes approximately 1 to 2 hours. Alternatively, we can book guests into accommodation near to Ramnagar before the onward journey to Vangat the following morning, depending on the train's arrival time. A train from Delhi usually takes between 5 and 6 hours.
For those unfamiliar with the public transport of India, it is a good idea to bring ear plugs and an eye mask if you are travelling overnight. We would also suggest wearing discreet and non-revealing clothing, particularly for women. A good sense of patience will also help! Please make sure you are contactable in case there is a delay.