Just like every other year, an entire year of our lives has passed like a flash in front of us. This brings a new year, new opportunities, new beginnings and yes, a new US. How do you plan to spend your Christmas eve or the New Year eve? Watch a movie? Go out for a special dinner? Go partying? Count your way down for the clock to strike 12? Cut a cake with your family and friends to mark the celebrations of Christmas and the commencement of a New year?
Why don’t you try something different this time? Go on a vacation where it is just you, your loved ones and peace that remains immeasurable. Spend your Christmas or new year eve going on walks amidst lush greenery, or just bask in the sun during the day and sit by the campfire in the evening. Sing, play and munch on delicacies alongside the people who mean everything to you. Begin your new year watching a beautiful sunrise, birds chirruping. Make your fresh resolutions with fresh dawn followed by a bright day and a lot of optimism.
This Christmas and New Year show that you love and care for everything that is a reason for your existence – those special people, nature and animals too. Spend your new year in nature’s lap, let her fondle, love and give you memories to start your Happy New Year!
Camp Sparrow wishes you a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR in advance!:)
Camp Sparrow is an eco-sustainable camp located in the lush green Himalayas amidst the thick jungles of Jeolikote, a small town near Nainital. It is an extraordinary place for nature lovers and those who would like to experience something out of the regular city life. This region also flaunts around 200 species of birds making bird watching activities quite popular. Camp also facilitates birdwatching activities and tours. You can take up activities like exploring nature trails, easy hiking, bird-watching during your stay at the camp. Or even just chill around in the lawn, campfire, stream nearby and the backyard of the camp area which are in themself a rejuvenation.
The favorable location of Camp midway between Kathgodam (nearest railhead) and Nainital, one can visit many places around, making Camp Sparrow a base.
Other places around the Nainital and Camp which can be visited on a day’s excursion also include-
This is the most commonly visited and the best hill station around the region. Nainital is located at about 17 km from Jeolikote making it hardly a journey of 20 to 30 mins to reach the city. There are various viewpoints in Nainital such as Tiffen top, Himalaya Darshan, Snow viewpoint and others. Famous temples such as Hanuman Garhi and Naina Devi temple. Not to miss the most important part of the Nainital trip – boating in the Naini Lake. Apart from these, there are other places near Nainital to visit also.
Yet another lake city at proximity from Nainital offering wide adventure activities to the tourists. Bhimtal not only a beautiful city but has some pretty cafes. Activities like water zorbing, paragliding and others can be enjoyed on a day’s excursion at ease. Naukuchiatal, is further half an hour’s drive from Bhimtal is another town with a Lake and beautiful landscape views. It also offers adventure activities. This takes about half an hour to forty-five minutes from Camp Sparrow.
Known for seven lakes around the town from which it derives the name Sattal is one of the places near Nainital you must visit. This is a hotspot among birdwatchers and photographers. There are varied species of resident and migratory birds that are worth a tour under the proper guidance. This Lake also offers some adventure activities like Banana boat ride, regular boating, and others which attracts many tourists. This takes about half an hour to forty-five minutes from Camp sparrow too
This another adventure hub nearest to Nainital offering a variety of activities such as mountain or rock climbing, camping, hiking, and trekking. There are also beautiful scenic viewpoints and temples which you can visit while on your excursion around Camp Sparrow, Nainital.
- Kainchi Dham Temple is well known for being visited by celebrities and common people alike.
- Pangot and Kilbury Sanctuary which is a high altitude hotspot for the birds.
- Almora, Ranikhet places for beautiful views and picnics.