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
There is no better way to truly experience the forest than by walking through it; one will often see and learn more on 100m of a trail than on a 2 hour game drive. Exploring tiger-rich Jim Corbett National Park on foot is forbidden, however as we are situated with the Corbett Tiger Reserve, a buffer zone to the national park, we offer expertly guided treks around Vanghat in an equally stunning and species rich environment.
On foot, your senses are heightened in the wilderness, and will take in far more of your surroundings, from noticing lizards scuttle out of your path, to the myriad of birdcalls and rustling in the undergrowth. Accompanied by a keen tracker, you will learn to identify species by their sounds, their footprints and the evidence left in their wake, such as tiger's scratch markings on trees, wild boar's earthen excavations or the aftermath from elephants' browsing of plant life. Compared to exploring in a 4x4, you may see less large mammals but nothing quite tops the thrill of seeing wildlife on foot, and it is not unusual for safari-goers to find themselves sharing the landscape with deer, elephant and occasionally big cats.
There are a number of walking trails from the lodge, varying in difficulty, such as routes into the hills that surround us or along the river where numerous pug marks can often be seen. With new routes being added and the landscape changing with the seasons, no walk is ever the same; the unique draw of the forest can be strongly felt at Vanghat.
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