Uttarakhand: Aahana Resort
Get the best of wildlife and luxury at this eco-friendly resort adjacent to Jim Corbett National Park’s Bijrani zone. The first thing you notice—and you can’t help but—when you check into Aahana (‘first rays of the sun’) is an elevated walkway that curls over a narrow country path and connects the reception area with the rooms and the rest of the property. That land is part of the property but the proprietors did not wish to disrupt the traditional walking route used by the villages on either side of the resort. Had they not created the maloo creeper-enwrapped walkway, the villagers would have had to skirt the resort on their daily jaunts and travel several extra kilometres in the bargain.