Overview

One of the most remote wildlife lodges in Northern Indian forests, Vanghat is an internationally-acclaimed eco-lodge located on a secluded bank of the Western Ramganga River deep inside Kalagarh Tiger Reserve division of the Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Vanghat welcomes true nature and wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. However, one needs to bear in mind that our eco-lodge is not a place for a typical Club Med-type picnic holiday.

Its location, accessible only by a 1.8km cross-country hike or by 4x4 and then a raft over the Ramganga River, and its limited indigenous stone and mud constructions and complete involvement with the community, makes Vanghat the perfect example of sustainability. Add to this our food sourcing and preparation, simple on-foot activities so closely linked to nature, and the quality of local naturalists, we have created a forest haven and a low-carbon footprint experience.

Sustainable tourism must protect the environment from negative impacts, and the concept we have nurtured not only does this but also provides guests with the ultimate immersive wildlife experience.

Vanghat lodge is a wilderness paradise unlike anything else to be found around Jim Corbett National Park.

Overview

One of the most remote wildlife lodges in Northern Indian forests, Vanghat is an internationally-acclaimed eco-lodge located on a secluded bank of the Western Ramganga River deep inside Kalagarh Tiger Reserve division of the Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Vanghat welcomes true nature and wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. However, one needs to bear in mind that our eco-lodge is not a place for a typical Club Med-type picnic holiday.

Its location, accessible only by a 1.8km cross-country hike or by 4x4 and then a raft over the Ramganga River, and its limited indigenous stone and mud constructions and complete involvement with the community, makes Vanghat the perfect example of sustainability. Add to this our food sourcing and preparation, simple on-foot activities so closely linked to nature, and the quality of local naturalists, we have created a forest haven and a low-carbon footprint experience.

Sustainable tourism must protect the environment from negative impacts, and the concept we have nurtured not only does this but also provides guests with the ultimate immersive wildlife experience.

Vanghat lodge is a wilderness paradise unlike anything else to be found around Jim Corbett National Park.

"Our camp is so perfectly camouflaged with its surroundings that it is difficult to tell where the forest ends and the lodge begins."
-Sumantha Ghosh, Founder

Our Vision

Vanghat is made of 2 Hindi words – Van (Jungle) and Ghat (Valley), which describes the surroundings very well. To keep this space in its natural form and protected from ‘development disease’, the lodge was created in 2006. Our aim was not to attract any crowd, but to invite real nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts & conservationist, and sustainable-life practitioners.

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The Space

Set amidst breathtaking surroundings and home to a wide variety of birds, mammals and other wildlife, Vanghat is designed aesthetically to perfectly align with the nature. The lodge is comprised of 9 cottages, including 4 mud & thatched cottages, and 5 stone cottages. Each one is dedicated to different group of wildlife, named and painted accordingly to give them unique identities.

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Our Story

Modest, traditional and in many ways ahead of its time, in true Corbett fashion. Today returned to wilderness, Vanghat was once the site of a thriving village. This history dates back to the turn of the twentieth century when early settlers were brought in by the British for employment in the timber industry, evidence of which can still be seen up-valley above Marchula.

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