LOCATION PAR EXCELLENCE
Camphor Tree Jungle Lodge is in the midst of a forest and is tucked away in the resplendent Kumaon mountains right next to the lake in Naukuchiatal or "lake of nine corners" an enchanting hill station in Kumaon in the state of Uttarakhand (popularly known as Devbhoomi) The lake is the pivot of Naukuchiatal, and we have a barely 5 minute private walk down to the lake. The Jungle Lodge is in the midst of wilderness and is ideal for ‘forest bathing’.
MYTH AND MYTHOLOGY
The emerald lake is a jewel in the crown of Devbhoomi- folklore has it that the lake is a boon from BRAHMA. A temple dedicated to the deity is nearby. It is said that a parikrama of the lake would evoke the Gods blessings.
There is a folklore stating that if anyone finds a place that has a view of all nine corners of the lake, they'll attain Nirvana.
The Camphor Tree -Jungle Lodge, like all the Earthaa Escapes epitomise the qualities of the Danish word HYGGE as an intrinsic part of the DNA. Hygge is the quality of cosiness and comfortable cordiality that fosters a spirit of contentment amongst the guests.
The Jungle Lodge has an old world charm that is simply endearing. The sprawling property has over 7 acres of greenery comprising of 5 rooms, including 2 well-furnished spacious family suites (with a bedroom and living room) with en-suite bathrooms with all modern amenities.
The family suites have a huge patio for Al-fresco dining with the stars doing the serenading.
The airy rooms have a spectacular view of greenery, choose from the emerald calm of the lake in the front or the darker greens of the forest at the back - there is serenity in both.
There is ample parking and the Jungle Lodge is pet friendly.
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid/Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Suites Family rooms
Non-smoking rooms/ Smoking rooms available.
All rooms are equipped with oil heaters and 24 hrs hot & cold water supply. Pedestal fans are available, if required.
Wi-fi & TV- For those who want to stay connected, we have you covered with free wi-fi. We also have a cable TV in the common area.
Laundry-Guest laundry is available on request. Laundry service is outsourced and is charged additionally.
Bonfire / Bar-be-que night-We would be happy to set up a bonfire/ Bar-be-que* in the garden so you can relax and enjoy your snacks by the warmth of the fire. This will be charged additionally.
Secure Car Parking-Parking is available in our private car park.
Driver and staff Accommodation-Driver and staff accommodation is available on request and on chargeable basis.
SHINRIN-YOKU ( forest bathing)
The experience of soaking in the forest in the evocative words of Mai Tanahashi- ‘As soon as I set foot in a forest the green jumps into my eyes. And the scent of the trees and the soil I can feel the life and energy exuding from the woods.’
You go into the woods for a mentally soothing experience. It is said that trees release phytoncides which boost the immune system. What is certain is that the dense forest of oak and pine trees with its flora and fauna uplifts the spirits.
If you are into birds of the feathered variety, it is a virtual paradise from Plum -headed Parakeets, Steppe Eagle, Barn Swallow, Red Billed Blue Magpie, Blue - Whistling Thrush to name a few. Ask the caretaker for the bird book and for birding gems (he is quite an expert).
THE CAMPHOR TREE EXPERIENCE
Rejuvenate mind and soul - breathe fresh air and watch the sun draping the mountains with its shine all day.
Smell the camphor leaves and listen to the silence, the place is so quite.
Explore Naukuchiatal, the cottage has a kind-of private access to lake. Enjoy the nice walking trails around the nature filled property.
Enjoy Bhuransh, a squash made from the rhododendron, a local specialty.
Trek uphill right behind the property to visit the small open temple and listen to the awesome stories of Pant ji, who manages the temple.
Experience a magical night with some soulful music as the flames of the bonfire create a wonderful Hygge time at the bonfire-pit with trunk seats.
ACTIVITIES AT NAUKUCHIYATAL
Kayaking, Boating & Rowing • Trekking • Fishing • Nature Walk • Yachting • Paragliding • Parasailing
Wildlife trails • Wellness sessions • Music festival Escape in May
NEAR BY PLACES TO VISIT
1 km from Stargate Observatory Bhimtal
38 km from Mukteshwar
19 km from Sat Tal ('Seven Lakes')
33 km from Nainital
72 km from Almora
8 km from Jungliagaon
73 km from Ranikhet
5 km from Bhimtal
HOW TO REACH
The closest airport Pantnagar is about 74 km from Naukuchiatal. Taxi services are easily available and take around two hours.
Kathgodam is the closest railway station, around 44 km from Naukuchiatal from where taxi service is easily available.
Roadways are the most convenient means of transport to reach Naukuchiatal. The roads are well-connected to all major cities and towns of Uttarakhand state. Delhi is about 320 kms.