Paatlidun Safari Lodge

Corbett Tiger Reserve

The comforts a traveller desires on their journey shouldn't stop them from exploring the infinite possibilities and enthralling experiences a destination's local culture offers - this has been at the core of Templeton Suites & Resorts' efforts to reimagine what luxury travel looks like in the heart of vernacular Indian traditions.

Far away from the din of Ramnagar, hidden high in the Shivaliks, is a narrow valley - a thin slice of paradise - revived in its original name by Templeton Suites & Resorts as Paatlidun Safari Lodge. Wade through streams and claw up the mountain trail at a thrilling 45-degree incline, along a narrow path that almost unexpectedly opens up into a beautiful valley covered in Corbett National Park's towering Sal forests and abundant wildlife, and ringed by the river Kosi.

The sweet smell of summer grass that invades your nostrils, the call of the hornbill that wakes you up in the morning, the heat of the day that suddenly dips to a cool breeze, and a pair of yellow eyes in the night that gleam in the glare of a flashlight - when  the whiff of adventure hovers mid-air and you feel a shiver of spine-tingling excitement, you know you've reached Paatlidun. Set in this vast expanse of 13 acres, are Paatlidun's 18 en-suite cottages designed to cater to every guest's whims.

Guests can relax in the privacy of their cottage's plunge pools or quietly enjoy a sundowner on the deck of the restaurant with birds and butterflies for company, crickets chirping in the bushes and the steamy grasslands just a stone's throw away - luxury in the heart of the wild! All buildings are constructed with locally-sourced materials in the traditional Kumaoni style - stone masonry, mud-plastered walls and the trademark black slate roof.

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Bush Cottages (850 sq.ft.each): Six 'Bush Cottages' in the lap of mother nature with rooms named after birds - Cuckoo, Sun Bird, Wood Pecker, Laughing Thrush, Kingfisher and Horn-bill. Follow the antique interiors and surrender to the divine infinity bathrooms that come with a Jacuzzi. Signature star windows let you gaze at the heavens above; Luxury Cottages (1750 sq. ft. each): Luxury meets the jungle in four cottages that have their signature star windows just above the bed. Stare at the glittering sky above you through the windows, even when you are curled up in bed. Each cottage has its own private pool; sun beds; open-air shower; vintage, claw-footed bathtubs; and beautiful interiors; Premium Luxury Cottages (2200 sq. ft. each): These well-appointed eight suites are a seamless symphony of the indoors and the outdoors. The large, airy spaces extend into unique sit-outs and private verandas and courtyards. The enchanting sky bed on the roof lets you sleep under the night sky, studded with stars. More decadence awaits you indoors: surrender to the divine spa treatments offered in the comfort of your suite.


Risya - Restaurant; Chakh - Lounge & Bar; Dhaba - The Chai Stall; Spa - In-room spa facilities for all guests (on a chargeable basis)


Three-hour nature walk for wildlife sightings; lessons on tracks and signs of the jungle with naturalists; lessons on making pug mark casts; a short walk to nearby Kumaoni village to observe local lifestyle and interact with villagers; opportunity to understand and participate in local farming activities; session to build awareness on the challenges of living in wilderness areas and man-animal conflicts; tree/rope climbing; leaf and rock painting; local games like pithoo, etc; a demonstration on water filtration with natural materials - understanding the river system; adventure sports such as Burma bridge and commando net; visit to the vegetable garden to pick fresh vegetables for meals; short cooking classes; campfire; star gazing; cookouts for young guests; short audio session on alarm calls of various animals; storytelling; wildlife movie screening at the Chakh; bird watching at the lodge; indoor games like carom, chess, foosball, billiards, etc.

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