Into the wild – Jungle safaris
As Paatlidun is situated on the outskirts of Corbett, the lodge can arrange safaris according to your convenience. Accommodating around six people, the rent for one jeep is around ₹3,000, which includes taxes and entry fee to the park. The timings for the safari is from 6am to 10am in the mornings, and 2pm to 6pm in the evening.
Mingling with our winged companions – Birding
The park has a massive variety of bird species – close to 580 in total. A short walk away from the lodge and into the sal thickets, will take you to the birds' favourite haunts. Your appointed naturalist from Paatlidun will lead you to the favourite haunts of the black-necked storks, grey herons, parakeets and grayla geese.
The great outdoors – Nature walks
Three-hour long walks with the lodge's experienced naturalists will take you through the forest, past brooks and waterfalls, rocky outcrops of the Shivalik mountains and the plethora of biodiversity sustained by them.
On a hunt for souvenirs – Shopping
The safari lodge boasts of its very own tea shop. Managed by locals, they sell the sweetest of teas and delish Kumaoni snacks. Paatlidun also supports local cottage industries and inside their souvenir shop, you can find organic infusions, spices and honey.
Paatlidun Safari Lodge is located in the village of Bhakrakot, in the district of Nainital.
By air: The nearest airport to the property is located in Phoolbagh, Pantnagar, a little over 50 kilometres away. Accessible by taxis, it takes two and a half hours to reach the safari lodge.
By rail: The railway station nearest to Paatlidun is 12 kilometres away, at Ramnagar, connecting all major Indian cities such as Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar and Cochin. Plenty of local taxis and shared jeeps ply from Ramnagar to the lodge, with the drive lasting for about 40 minutes.