THE WESTERN RAMGANGA RIVER LODGE
An angling journey in the land of the tiger…
Region: Kumaon, Uttrarkhand, India
Drive: Delhi – Corbett Tiger Reserve (7 hrs)
Season: 15th Feb –15th June & Oct - Nov
Accommodation: River-front cottages.
The Western Ramganga River
One of India’s finest Mahseer rivers that features fishing inside the tiger reserve.
The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve
Prolific, diverse and one of India’s finest national parks. (15th Nov. – 15th June)
Views of India’s Celebrated Himalayan Ranges – an hour’s drive from the lodge.
The Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve has been described by many as one of the most prolific eco-systems of the Indian sub-continent. Enriching the land of the royal Bengal tiger is the emerald green, boulder-strewn western Ramganga River and its tributaries that cascade through its eastern periphery. Headwaters of the mighty Ganges - the western Ramganga River plays host to a variety of fish and aquatic life. Of these the most significant to the angler is the Golden Himalayan Mahseer.
Angling adventures in this part of the Himalayas have been talked about and documented since the English fell in love with the Mahseer and its rivers. As the western Ramganga River enters the tiger reserve it is separated into four beats that offer the world of angling a very special environment. These beats present unique sight-fishing opportunities for these legendary game-fish. Our property is located on the game-rich, eastern corridor of the tiger reserve, on the banks of the western Ramganga River. This private concession is leased from the village and consists of four thatched river-front cottages. Perched on
top of a hill, each one of these cottages overlooks dynamic views of the valley, providing quite the ideal; Indian jungle experience.
Saturday / Day One (01)
Arrive at New Delhi International Airport where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Get settled into your room and relax before you begin your journey to our property the following day. You may even begin the drive today and reach camp by night. This way you can begin fishing early the next day.
Sunday / Day Two (2)
You will be met by a representative of The Himalayan Outback early this morning in the lobby followed by a transfer to the river (seven-hour drive). Arrive at our property by lunch – you will be settled into your cottage. You will also be briefed on your fishing program for the following day and introduced to the respective fishing guides and other camp staff. Fish this evening.
Monday / Day Three (03)
Early breakfast followed by fishing!
Return to the property by noon (1200hrs) which is followed by lunch.
Relax in the afternoon! Resume fishing again at 1530hrs. Return to the property by dusk! Dinner around the bonfire!
Tuesday / Day Four (4)
Early breakfast followed by fishing! (Hike / Drive /Hike to beat downriver)
Packed lunch will be served on the river! To prevent guests from walking between fishing beats we will be setting up an additional camp on this beat. If you wish to spend the night in this camp then you must carry a small bag in which you can put your nights change leaving the rest of your baggage in your cottage at the main camp. Dinner around the bonfire!
Wednesday / Day Five (05)
Early breakfast followed by fishing! (Hike / Drive /Hike to beat downriver) Packed lunch will be served on the river! Dinner around the bonfire!
Thursday / Day Six (06)
Early breakfast followed by a hike to the road-head and a transfer to the Tiger Reserve for fishing. (March, April & May Only).
Friday / Day Seven (07)
Fish inside the Tiger Reserve (March,April & May Only). Return to the main property by the evening. Dinner around the bonfire!
Saturday / Day Eight (08)
Fish the home-beat.
Sunday / Day Ten (09)
Begin drive back to New Delhi (sevenhour) early this morning.
Monday / Day Ten (10)
Board flight back home.
15th February to the 15th of June and then October 1st to November 25th.
Please note that fishing inside the Tiger Reserve is not available in the month of October up to the 15th of November, due to the forest departments' regulations. Accommodation inside the Tiger Reserve is based on double occupancy and is available from the 15th February to the 15th of June. A single occupancy supplement is available.
Escorted transfers throughout the tour that includes pick-up and drop at the New Delhi International airport, accommodation on the river, accommodation in a rest-house on one of the nights inside the Tiger reserve is based on double occupancy, all meals during the fishing days, beverages, including bottled
mineral water, one fishing guide per angler, the use of tackle, 7-days fishing permits and taxes.
International air-fare, gratuities, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, flies or lures, meals and accommodation in Delhi upon arrival or departure, single occupancy supplement at the rest-house inside the tiger reserve, additional accommodation / transfers / sightseeing that is not part of the
itinerary and other expenses incurred due to flight delays / natural hazards /other hazards beyond our control.
Fishing for the Golden Himalayan Mahseer, game-drives & elephant safaris (elephant safaris are subject to availability as they cannot be booked in advance) visit old temples (optional), short hikes through remote villages, and plenty of photography.
The government of India prohibits the use of satellite phones, shortrange & long-range radio / walkie talkie / hand-held communication devices within India.
Please be intimated that for safety reasons we do not allow any firearms in our operational premises. This company policy / restriction are also applicable on arms like air-rifles / pistols, stun guns, large knives as well as any kind of fire crackers.