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The Tiger Estate, Rishikesh: Immerse  Yourself in Rustic  Tranquility

Rishikesh, a small town in Uttarakhand, India , is the Yoga capital of the world. In the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas, it’s a place blessed with abundance of nature . Even the world renowned band , ‘The Beatles’ found solace at this heavenly abode. Millions continue to come here to seek their purpose . Do you wish to feel the fresh breeze and take a holy dip in the river Ganges here? It also has a plethora of other adventure activities to offer. Topping all these with a safe and peaceful stay! Isn’t like an ideal getaway plan! This army veteran has made all of this possible with his dream project, ‘The Tiger Estate’, at Mohanchatti, Rishikesh.

The view from Tiger Estate

Why a Nature’s Retreat at Mohanchatti?

Meet Maj Rakesh Sharma ,Retd, Founder, The Tiger Estate. Let me take you to his journey of establishing this ‘perfect holiday option’ . “I could sense that the demand for a purposeful gateway is multifold. Firstly, the elders who visit here as pilgrims,secondly the youngsters who are looking for a place for adventure and fun. And the third category of tourists who want to get away from the frenetic lifestyle of cities and visit this place to rejuvenate.”

“I was born and brought up in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. My memories are filled with the vivid landscape of Himalayan Ranges . The settlements all along these ranges in India offer refreshing weather and serene views. Since ages they have behaved like magnets for those seeking spiritual peace. A lot of painters, musicians , writers and poets from around the world visit here. They appreciate the fact that this place brings out the best of their creativity. Mountains have an aura, a character and a spirit which has and will always fascinate mankind in so many aspects.” Feels Maj Rakesh.

Adding to it , he recalls , “As an Army veteran, serving in various locations especially in the hills of Leh, Ladakh and Kargil, outdoors have been a big passion for me. I was always exploring for an opportunity to set up a venture which can enable tourists to explore, experience the adventure, and connect with the mountains. The location, natural beauty, expansive valley view and a river front at Mohanchatti (Uttarakhand) inspired me to set up Tiger Estate here.”

Riverfront just 200 mtrs away
Tiger estate facility and location

What is unique about The Tiger Estate !

“One can take the picturesque view of the entire valley from the room’s window or balcony and more wholesomely from the lawn itself. We have a sprawling lawn of 10,000 sq ft that is meant to curate different activities and render leisurely hours under the mild sun or around the bon-fire at night.

The location of Tiger Estate, is as such that it caters for the needs of all variety of guests, for leisure it is suitably located in a silent valley surrounded by hills. For wanderers and adventure lovers, the highest bungee jumping point of India (Jumping Heights) is at 500 meters and treks can be organized for quarter, half and full day. There are also various rafting points along the Ganges for those who desire to indulge in white water rafting. The hill tops are suitable for night out camps too.

River Hule which is 200 meters from Tiger Estate offers a great water splash for young adults and senior citizens. For the spiritually motivated ones, many pilgrimages/temples, ghats of Rishikesh are on average 30 mins drive.

Trekking in a group

Sustainable Efforts for Social Upliftment

There are two types of accommodation in Tiger Estate, one is bamboo hut rooms and the other is concrete rooms catering to the different choices or tastes of guests.

Starting from the construction phase – the entire men and machinery deployed were local. Local youth were trained and groomed and finally employed in Tiger Estate at various capacities. In future, we are working out our strategies for social integration of urban youth with rural youth via village tours to generate awareness. We also look to form an association with various local set-ups with the motto of doing larger good for the society. To organize medical camps and activities, especially for women and children.

Following green policy: 80% of the project is made up of green bamboo and is very eco-friendly. The project harvest rain-water in a manner that the water table is maintained and is not allowed to deplete. There is a plantation drive carried on in and around the project. We use local fresh produce to curate healthy and tasty food.“

tour to local village
Elders on a pilgrim tour

Why should one choose Tiger Estate

Tiger Estate is one of the safest nature retreats, with simple settings. It has something to offer for all age groups be it children, adults and senior citizens. We have a support system for specially abled guests. We also have a pet friendly set up,If you have pets, bring them along – they are as welcome as you are.

Our dining hall with a transparent glass front offers an expansive view of the river and the valley. Your money is valuable and we offer a great value for your money. Evenings are great with us, bonfire, music and dance curated with appetizing snacks.

In the recent past we have arranged a lot of customized packages meeting diverse needs of different groups. From a solo backpacking trip for a family, an excursion tour for schools , a group of elders for pilgrimage , a group of young adventure enthusiasts, corporate outings and managing seminars/ workshops by professionals.

The future plan is to foray into the area of adventure tourism and various physical activities. To strengthen the sense of patriotism by organizing stories, skits, and programs on our freedom fighters, bravehearts and common responsible citizens.

morning tea
Arranging group breakfast out in the sun

For everyone at Tiger Estate, It is our motto to bring you closer to the mountains. We work to provide you with the solitude you need in the proximity of mother nature. Are you ready to take the plunge into a beautiful experience? Here is How to travel to Tiger Estate for your upcoming vacation: By Road, Distance from Delhi Airport/Railway Station – approx 270 KM Nearest Airport – Jolly Grant International Airport Dehradun – 35 Km Nearest Railway Station – Rishikesh- 23 KM

Students on a group tour

Contact number: 8595044495 / 93154 26795

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Photographs and Article credit: Maj Rakesh Sharma, Shaurya Chakra, Retd.

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  1. Such a unique resort, thanks for sharing the information. Nice read.

  2. Remarkable property and very warm hospitality. It was wonderful stay. Lot of activities around and very well managed guided trips,. Good homely food and tranquil environment. Will come back again.

  3. Enjoyed reading about the property and activities Tiger Estate has to offer. Would love to visit there one day!

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