Yesterday (02.05.18) we had a great experience in Jim Corbett Tiger Project, a violent tempest in the deep forest while we were waiting for the king of the jungle for a glimpse beside a rivulet, I will surely share my experience with the readers, a rare life- time experience, longed for a glimpse of a tiger, instead we were bestowed with a nor’-wester. Next morning, when we got up in KMVN GH in Ramnagar, however, were greeted with a sunny morning, a gift from Mother Nature. We came across a lot of fury on the way for Sitlakhet, 28km from Ranikhet, a popular hill station to majority of tourists. Sitlakhet is an off-bit hill station, less visited destination but the place is very nice, peaceful and calm, quiet except the jungle, the birds & the Himalayan mountain peaks. Our route was as – Ramnagar>Bijrani gate >Mohan>Bhatrojkhan>Ranikhet> Katpuria>Sitlakhet. A distance of 118km .If you want to enjoy a night there the best option for staying here is KMVN TGH, though very old building, is situated almost in the forest in real sense. It is at 1828mt asl, a birth place of Pandit Gobinda Ballav Pant, the noted Indian Freedom Fighter, Bharat Ratna. You will experience an amazing view of Almora, at night very near only 36km. I researched a lot on this destination & learnt that the Himalayan peaks like Chaukhamba on the Garhwal side and Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchachuli on the Kumaon side. We were late in reaching KMVN TRH as we had reservations. We were allotted room on the ground floor, the view was also good & the view was no doubt awe some from there but the upper floor rooms are very good, particularly room no 204, A 180 degree view of the peaks, the sun rise view all are, in a word, beautiful but you must be lucky for which the sky should be clear, the day should be sunny. In our case the afternoon suddenly changed cloudy. No scope for photography nor for any view of the so called mountain peaks. Our luck did not smile on us as the morning was also foggy no clear sky. As per our itinerary our next destination was Kausani & we were to start after breakfast in the morning, we were not in a position to trek 4-5 km distance to reach the Siyahi Devi temple located just on the hills at the base of which the KMVN TRH is situated. She is a local deity and most revered here in the region. Here no crowd of tourists, nothing to explore but natural beauty is unparalleled, the pine forest, the orchard, flowers, the birds etc. The forest rest house at Shitlakhet, located just besides the KMVN TRH. This building was built in 1850 by the British and is now used by the forest department.
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