Eeda & Sila: Explore the village of Eeda for its stone and mud architecture and of course its glorious history. The valley where the Corbett Nation Park is located, was once owned by some of them. Also, they were actively involved with Banda Bahadur in his fight against the Mughals.
Talgal: After half an hour’s drive, a short trek takes one to the quaint little village of Talgal. It is a small, secluded settlement of stone and mud houses with shingle roofs, all coated with the vibrant red earth available nearby.
Auranya is a bird watchers’ paradise and we would like to remind you that we aresituated right in the middle of a forest rich in Himalayan flora and fauna!
The Avian Symphony usually erupts at daybreak and at times continues late into the night with the persistent tock-tock call of the night jar. The various birds one can see here are the sparrows, the warblers, Khalij pheasants, jungle fowls, bulbuls, magpies, sun birds, the white-eyes, green imperial pigeons, cuckoos, swallows, partridges, the laughing thrush, and many, many more.
Creating or tending a garden is a great way to build a strong bond with Mother Nature and your family. While it is a good physical activity that improvesone’s flexibility and strengthens one’s joints and muscles, some studies have shown that gardening can also help to prevent osteoporosis as well as to decrease the risk of a heart attack.
Gardening also helps to stimulate one’s sense of touch, smell and sight, helping to boost one’s mental well-being. Itis a great way to achieve mindfulness, whereby your mind is only focused on the present moment and nothing else.
Make your leisure time more fun and enjoyable with archery. Test your skills of patience, concentration, coordination, upper body strength, balance, and mental focus by shooting arrows at various targets.
On a sunny day when the skies are clear, one can take a 15 km drive to the viewpoint at this mountain-top to get expansive views of the majestic snow-capped Himalayas glittering like gold and silver, depending on the time of the day. The main peaks visible from here are the Bandar Punch, Swargarohini peaks, Gangotri peaks, Kedarnath, the massive Chowkhamba, Kumling and Nilkanth. Beyond these peaks lies the plateau of Tibet.
The ancient Siddhapeeth lies on the scenic banks of the Western Nayar river at a distance of 32 km from here. It lies on the NH 534 in between Satpuli and Pauri. People from far and wide come here in the belief that their wishes will be fulfilled by offering prayers to Ma Jwalpa Devi. After offering the customary prayers we recommend that one sit in meditation for a few minutes in any quite place at the banks of the river for the energy of the place to take itseffect.Fairs are held here on the occasion of Shivaratri and Janmashtami.
The siddha temple of Dangleshwar Mahadev at a distance of 2 km from Satpuli, lies at the confluence of the rivers Eastern Nayar and Madhu Ganga. This idyllic temple’s main deity is Lord Shiva and it was built by Swami Hariharananda, a disciple of Yogi Swami Rama. The place is scenic and peaceful and achieving a meditative state comes very easily.