How to Plan a Long Weekend Trip to Jim Corbett?

Weekend Trip to Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett is part of the Ramnagar district in the Uttrakhand state of India.  With a distance of 240 km from Delhi, it takes around 5 hours to reach here. Undoubtedly this is one of the favorite destinations of most of the weekend travelers.

Jim Corbett is famous for luxurious resorts besides many attractions. Jim Corbett National Park is the most popular place to visit here. It’s one of the best gateways for extended weekends in 2019 and hopefully in the coming years as well.  

You can explore a lot in the city. Besides Tigers, Jim Corbett National Park River is also famous for candid shots. However, usually, people come here to relax and leisure.

 It’s imperative to understand where you can stay and what all you can do here. Jim Corbett National Park location is easy to locate from any of the popular resorts here. This article covers many other places to visit in the city.

All-in-all Jim Corbett is the perfect city for October long weekend in 2019 from Delhi. You can hunt for some of the best stays at a discounted price here. Hang on, before jumping to resorts with costs & itineraries it’s good to understand the days you need and the best time to visit here.

At the same time, how to plan your commute here? If you wish to make your trip a little more organized, then you can also search for Jim Corbett Jeep Safari Online Booking along with the stay for the best pricing.  

To make your journey better, this article attempts to cover all your concerns as listed below:-

How to Reach Jim Corbett?

Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett

Places to Visit in Jim Corbett

Top 10 Resorts in Jim Corbett with Itineraries and Cost

Backpacking Budget Trip to Jim Corbett

3 Affordable Travel Accessories that can make your Trip Complete

Jim Corbett- itinerary

How to Reach Jim Corbett by Bus/Train/Car/Flight?

Jim Corbett is a popular weekend destination from Delhi. So if  you plan to travel from the capital city than there are four ways to commuting.

By Train: – Nearest Railway Station is Ramnagar; from there you can take buses or cab to your resort to Jim Corbett. There are only two available trains; you can reach between 5 to 8 hours to your destination.  

By Bus: – There are very few buses that too will drop you to Ramnagar. Commuting time is more or less the same as the train, i.e., 6 to 8 hours.    

By Cab: – Time – 6 to 8 hours – Cost – Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 8,000

By Flights – Time 1 hour, Cost Rs 10,000

Minimum Return Cost (To & Fro)

Train ( Ac 2 Tier)  – Rs. 2,000 Shared Cabs ( If going in a group)  – Rs. 5,000
Bus – Rs. 1,500 Flights –  Rs. 10,000

Best Time to Visit Jim Corbett

October   to  April (Best Time)

The perfect time to visit Jim Corbett is during this time.

  • May /June ( Summers)

It is hot during this time, but still, it may be peak season due to summer vacations of children.

  • July to September (Monsoons)

This quarter is not an excellent time to visit the city, as you may not be able to access a few places. Therefore avoid visiting during this time because of scorching heat, rains & humidity as well.    

Places to Visit in Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is the major attraction in the city of Corbett, Ramnagar. People visit here to try their luck on discovering the tigers. They don’t mind taking multiple rides in the hope of seeing the king of the forest.

If you wish to get lucky to discover Tiger, then you must lookout for the right zone. One of the most popular ones is Dhikala. You can easily book your ride online.

Dhikala safari online booking is readily available on many sites.  Bijrani Zone Corbett National Park is another famous lane to enter in this wildlife century.

Jim Corbett national park has vast acres of land that help in creating several zones for the visitors. Choose your preferred area and book your tickets. You can check Jim Corbett national park timings quickly from the resort you are staying or online as well.

Kosi  River 

Another popular place in Jim Corbett in the famous Kosi River. Natural water leaves you fresh and relaxed. There are many resorts where this river passes flawlessly. You may plan to make a special trip to visit here as well.

Waterfall

You can also rejuvenate with the sight of the waterfall here. View itself may be splendid, try planning some fun activity here, and you will end up feeling amazing.

Elephant Ride

If you feel very compassionate about animals, then you can avoid it. However, at times, the elephant may feel obliged to serve their guests with a ride.

View at the echelon from top of the elephant trunk may be gorgeous. Elephant Safari in Jim Corbett is a popular spot to visit for the same reason.  

River Rafting

For the adventure lovers, there’s a hidden gem in the heart of Corbett. You can get the experience of river rafting differently here. It may not be the best like other destinations, nevertheless will not disappoint you either.

Museum

People who love art can walk those extra miles to visit the museum here. You will know many historical facts, Jim Corbett, including its foundation. If at the end of your artifacts around you wish to shop, then you will have few options here. 

Temple

The city is the delight of all those religious souls out there too. 2-3 famous temples will uplift your spiritual connection with your God.

You can always customize your itinerary according to the place you wish to visit. Map it with the number of days you want to spend in the city.    

Top 10 Resorts in Jim Corbett with Itineraries and Cost

Jim Corbett is one of the most preferred weekend gateways from Delhi. You can make it as luxurious as possible as per your pocket. 

The total cost of the trip is calculated based on the following parameters:-  

  • Duration:- 3 Days  & 2 Nights with Breakfast
  • Itinerary (You can customize  as per your choice)
  • 1st  day -Jungle Safari & Other Sight seen like Kosi
  • 2nd day – 2 other attractions like Waterfall or Elephant rides
  • Other meals – Lunch & Dinner
  • Travel – By Cab or Own Vehicle as preferred by many 

*The Total cost may be approximate and may vary with the month of booking. In the peak season expect more variations.

**Inclusive price– Includes your transport, Stay, Meals & Sight Seeing

Some of the top resorts with popular itineraries and costs are listed below.

Ahana Resort

Ahana resort is a popular 5-star property in Jim Corbett.  In breakfast, you can relish platter of best delicacies. Other meals are equally good. Besides mouth-watering cuisines, you can take a nature walk in their large area.  

There are battery cars available to take you around the vicinity as well. Last but not least, chill at the poolside or relax in luxurious cottages; you will be delighted either way.    

Cost Per Person *

1. Stay with Breakfast – Rs. 20,000

2. Itinerary: – Jungle Safari & Sight Seen (Kosi/Elephant Ride/Museum) – Rs. 2,000

3. Food – Lunch/Eve Snacks & Dinner – Rs. 5,000

4. Commuting by Cab – Rs. 5,000

 Total Cost – 1+2+3+4 = Rs. 32,000

Den Corbett

The Den Resort is famous as it hosted the reality show MTV Splits villa. Spread across a large area, it has got a gym and big dining place. There are multiple options to choose your stay as per your budget.    

Cost of stay with breakfast along with sight seen for two days will be – Rs. 10,000

Club Mahindra

Club Mahindra is known for offering world-class amenities. It will not disappoint you even here. To book your stay here, you need to be their member.

Cost– Membership + Rs. 10, 000 (Cab + Food+ Sight Seeing)

Taj Corbett Resort & Spa

Another luxurious property is the famous Taj. Like other cities, its visual delight here too. The cost you pay is worth the comfort you can expect.

All-Inclusive cost** – Rs. 27,000

The Grand Gajraj

To have some different experience try this place. Book this place at least a month in advance to enjoy the best rooms.  

Inclusive Cost** – Rs. 25,000

Dhikala Jungle Resort & Lodge

Dhikhala is inside the Jim Corbett Jungle resort.  To stay here, you may not have to worry about the cost. You have to wait long to get your turn. Dhikala forest rest house booking may be fruitful if tried some months in advance.  

Usually, forest reserve officials are given preference to stay here so there may be hardly any luck if tried on the spot. For more details, please visit Jim Corbett National Park Official Website.  

All-Inclusive cost** – As per availability + Rs. 10,000 (Cab/Food/Sight Seeing)

The Golden Tusk

The Golden Tusk is another resort famous for its luxury. Usually, in peak seasons, it’s difficult to get a reservation here even if you are willing to pay more. Better to book it month or more before you plan to visit.

Inclusive Cost** – Rs. 20,000

Infinity Resort

If you wish to make your stay comfortable and gorgeous, then this is the place you should plan to stay.

Inclusive Cost** – Rs.17, 000

Namah

Namah is another beautiful resort known for its architecture design. If you are lucky, then you may be able to get a place here.

Inclusive Cost**   – Rs. 30,000

The Solluna Resort

You may instantly get tempted to stay here because of lush greenery. However, you have to get lucky to get accommodation here.

Inclusive Cost**    – Rs. 20,000

Trip to Jim Corbett

Many people these days opt for a budget trip to save money for others destinations. The best part of traveling is there is something for everyone. Like not all size fits all, similarly not all plan suit all the travelers. You can customize it as per your style.

Simple Itinerary for backpackers is as follows:-

Commute by Sleeper Train – Cost – Rs. 500

Stay – Camps – Rs. 2,000

Food – Rs. 1,000

Local Travel & Sight Seeing- Rs. 2,000

Total Cost – Rs. 5,500

Choose cheap backpacking travel or classy trip, end of the day; it’s all about your travel style and experience.

I hope, with this article, you can plan your trip to Jim Corbett easily.  If you wish to design a similar weekend trip with solo travel communities, then join my meet up group by clicking on Travel Solo & Smart.

For some picturesque click, you can check out my Instagram page.  Last but not the least, if you wish to get instant travel updates and quotes then like my Facebook Page.

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Wishing you a good trip and great travel lifestyle. For any queries feel free to comment and reach out to me. Sharing a short video of my Jim Corbett trip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB3hpmVY1aU
Jim Corbett- Weekend Trip

Three Inspiring Stories of Bali Solo Travelers’

Bali is a dream destination and lying in the bucket list of all. It’s good to know certain facts before visiting this dream city. First of all, never delay your trip because of your friend. Don’t be afraid to take solo trips.

Yes, there would be certain challenges and good learning but that’s the essence of travelling.

Here’s a snippet of how three females from 3 different continents took a solo expedition to Bali. All of them had blast and end up making so many friends and having out of the world experience.  

Story 1:- Diana Mihaela Kovacs, Europe

Diana Mihaela Kovacs

Let’s start from story of Diana Mihaela Kovacs from Romania who initially planned her journey with her friend who couldn’t join her somehow. However, her high spirit didn’t let her stop and she planned to take the trip solo. Now you must be wondering what all she did and what all places she covered. Here is the list.

She started her journey from Romania in mid of August and stayed there for 15 days.

Places she covered were:-

  1. Taman Tirta Ganga
  2. Angel’s Billabong Nosa
  3. Kutampi Beach & Village
  4. Tanah Lot Temple
  5. Ocean 360 Beach Club
  6. Munduk Waterfall
  7. Goa Giri Campuhan GCC waterfall
  8. Blue Lagoon
  9. Lovina Bali
  10. Ngiring Ngewedang Coffee Shop
  11. Toya Retreat
  12. Mount Batur
  13. Dtukad River Club
  14. Blasinga Waterfall
  15. Pura Gunung Kawi
  16. Goa Gajah – Elephant Cave
  17. Lagana Warung

She went back rejuvenated after capturing some amazing moments as shared below in a small video.

Dianna – Bali Trip

Story-2 – Keiryn Lenoy , Australia

Keriyn

This female hales from the other side of the continent that’s Australia. She is another high spirited tennis player who was quite thrilled to plan her solo trip to none other than dream city of Bali. She was even more excited as she planned it during her birthday i.e. 19th August which she celebrated with her new friends in Bali. So coming straight to her trip, places she covered were amazing as well. Some of them are mentioned below

  1. Tegenungan Waterfall
  2. Nusa Ceningan (Snorkeling & Mushroom Bay) .
  3. La Plancha
  4. Agung Lempayung
  5. Kintamani Mountain View
  6. Pandava Beach
  7. Garuda Vishnu Cultural Park

It was the first solo trip for Keriyn and she indeed had blast as is evident from her captured moments as displayed below.

Story 3 – Srishti Sharma , India

Srishti Sharma

So, guys, this is about me. I am from Delhi, India. Like the females above, had a great time as well.  I would like to make your life easy by sharing my experiences. This is technically my 4th solo trip.

I have been travelling from a decade with the group of solo travelers but this was one of the kinds. All of my trips have some story to tell and that’s why I love traveling. Let me start by sharing a small video of mine’s

 Solo trips are more interesting as you know the world even more closely. Let me tell you what all I covered and how I planned my trips. So I planned my travel and stay through make my trip and took a tour with Sanura travels.

I would like to give a special mention about the lady who manages it Yuliani. She helps in customizing my whole trip, initially; I took a package from Oyo holidays and paid 25% in advance.

But since I was not convinced about their knowledge canceled it though I didn’t get any refund. But I realized taking a local tour from Bali is far better.  

I started my journey with Ubud followed by Handara Gate and Nusa Penida. This was best I could cover on a short trip of 4 days.

Stay Hotel Fashion:-

 I Stayed in Hotel Fashion in Legion Kuta. It’s reasonable accommodation with good breakfast buffet. Challenge you will find is in the light inside the room which is very dim. Also at the breakfast table, you may get bewildered as there’s not much staff to assist though the food is lavish.  

Kuta Street

Now, this is one of the popular streets in Bali for all good and bad reasons. It’s one of the crowded places and you may love to do some street shopping here. However, be aware of mischief mongers who may snatch your phone.

Even the shopkeepers are not trustworthy they chase you if you don’t buy products. Some of them are even casual in patting you to buy from there shop. And may be rude or sexist as well, avoid them and go by your instincts. Better to buy from the shop managed by females. Some stuff is cheap and best to buy from here.  

Ubud

Ubud got many places to explore; the one I choose was a terrace garden. You need to pay the entrance fee of 10,000 IDR to visit the farm. Inside the garden, there’s lush greenery and spots to clicks but mind you they are chargeable, for the click below I paid around 1,00,000 IDR.

 Also, you can try swing there which again is chargeable. The cost I paid was Rs. 15, 00,000 with clicks. You can spend some time there if you and trek a bit to glance at the farm.

Handara Gate

My next destination was the famous Instagram spot. Now, this was customized, when I asked Oyo holidays they said it was not possible. Thanks to Yuliani who made it possible for me. Though I had to spend 30,000 IDR for the same and wait in a queue but it was worth the shot.  

There were annoying people in the group who extended the time for clicks but it was worth the click I got. Special thanks to Yuliani staff Kadak who has taken this wonderful shot. I thoroughly enjoyed scenic beauty there.

By the time I was done with Handara it was already late to reach back to my hotel. Though I had planned to go to temple & Tanah lot on the way but I ditched it.

Nusa Penida – East & West

So Nusa Penida is one of the famous islands in Bali. One thing that you should know about this place it’s divided into two sections east and west. The boat starts from Sanur. You will get lots of agents that can help you book your ride there. They can be booked online at a decent price.

After reaching the island you can take a bike or cab. You can plan to stay there overnight as well for a better experience.  You can consult your agent as well to arrange for you in advance. Like I did, so I had a cab waiting for me as soon as landed there. I choose to visit the east side.

Since I had limited time winded my trip after capturing a stunning view. To spend more time you can always start a little early. So I winded my trip with this island. Guys who manage the trip from Sanur dropped me to my hotel in a cab. I relaxed there as the next day was my flight.

Souvenir Shop – Krishna

There is so much to explore in Bali that you hardly get time to shop for your people back home. Thanks to my travel agents who suggest this big retail outlet with multiple options for souvenirs. I bought a couple of items and was a relief.

Here’s my short you tube video of few places , do visit and like if you enjoyed watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6AlfKi7JrU

Tour – Sanura Travels: –

Srishti -Travel Blogger with Yuliani – Founder Sanura

As I mentioned about Yuliani Sanura , this lady changed my mind to cancel my package. She got in-depth knowledge about Bali. You ask and she got the solution. Her drivers are quite courteous and friendly. You can connect on her facebook page – Sanura Tours. She is usually text away and can be reached on +62-817-4731-836

Now you may wonder why I picked these three stories only. The reason is simple we all felt connected as it was planned at the same time. However, we planned to connect but couldn’t. Nevertheless, the spirit was the same and can resonate with each other.  

If you want to know more about Bali feel free to connect. Bali is very vast you can customize your itinerary according to the number of days you plan to stay there and the places you choose to visit. To know more here is a short YouTube video link that may help you further:-

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