Thoughts of countryside, people working on farms, fetching water, good air, good food must brighten up your day isn’t it? Villages, that too in and around the forests and mountains are something way more beautiful than those on plains. They aren’t just picturesque but also reflect a healthy and coordinated living. Camp Sparrow gives you an opportunity to witness and experience such a lifestyle along with trying your hands-on organic farming. We have our own small farm in the premises of camp, peach and pear orchards in the backyard and happy vibes everywhere. We also organize nature walks in and around Jeolikote which go through villages, their farms along with some beautiful landscapes. This introduces you to the local authentic food, organic farming at variated altitudes. This way we encourage people to live healthy, eat healthy and travel happy.
We all love travelling which makes one feel good. Have we ever given a thought about the harm we are causing to the nature in the name of travel? More number of low-cost carrier planes has increased the emission of carbon dioxide, use of artificial conditioning has increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Untreated sewage water entering our oceans are polluting them further and the list continues! All of these are in turn effecting our own health!!
What can we do about these? Do we just stop experiencing new things? The answer is not to stop traveling but to travel mindfully.
Camp sparrow facilitate such responsible travel and stay. Our Earthbaghouses are made of bags filled with earth which
are naturally insulating hence we do not use artificial conditioning of any sort. Garbage or waste disposal becomes a manure to the trees around, also we avoid almost everything that’s not natural. In addittion,our guests get a very earthy, country feel with the stay and homely appetite with homecooked meals. By choosing such properties you are contributing towards conservation. So, let’s take a pledge to start travelling responsibly and mindfully by reducing our effects on nature to the least!
Birding is a form of connecting to the nature. Watching birds in their habitat, their feeding habits and behaviours are so delightful. Their way of living is an example for us to learn from. They are great builders, amazing parents, but all these in a total harmony with the environment . Not a single thing they do harms nature.
When done in the right ways , birding can be is an act of conservation in itself . We watch, we learn, we adapt,we do not disturb (birds or nature)- that’s how exactly the birding is done! Happy birding!!
Jeolikote is least explored and exploited destination at such a proximity to the major cities like Delhi. It is a perfect summer and weekend getaway for people of all ages. As the springtime is around the corner, plan your summer vacations quick. Live in Nature of Jeolikote and also tour around places like Nainital, Bhimtal and Pangot at a day’s excursion. Come explore a new destination- Jeolikote and pick up a new Passion- Birding with a cause of conservation!
Uttarakhand is blessed with a wide variety of wildlife and Bird species along with the Himalayas and river Ganges. India has a count of almost 1300 bird species out of which Uttarakhand alone has recorded half of these species.
Corbett national park (around 460 species) followed by Sattal, Pangot and Nainital tops the hotspot list of Uttarakhand. Jeolikote is located in Vicinity of these destinations. It has got a diverse and rich Flora and Fauna. It is a wonderful combination of natural beauty and life in every form.
One of the best places for bird photographers and birders alongside Sattal and Pangot is a newcomer “Jeolikote” in the Himalayan regions of Uttarakhand. With a spotting of 200 species already and a hide existing in the camp exclusively -for birds and birders is “Camp Sparrow” creeping its way as top players of hospitality. Walks around the camp is a paradise for birdwatchers and a hide in the backyard is an add on jackpot to the bird photographers. Unlike regular walks in bird sanctuaries, camp has all kinds of trails to offer – a walk in the forest, in middle of villages, walks around the camp. A must visit place for every birder out there as the camp provides the most affordable stays and tours!
A total Off-beat getaway destination in the Himalayas to the nature lovers and people seeking for peace is a town called Jeolikote in Uttarakhand. One cannot believe its calmness and tranquility even after being located in such a proximity to one of the most famous hill stations of the country-Nainital. Camp Sparrow one of the best rated hospitality partners of the region arrange exclusive birding tours and nature walks around the region at a most reasonable price. A weekend getaway or just laze around in the camp or seek the birds for their photographs or visit the famous tourist places around, everything is at such ease staying in here. Highly Admirable place at Highly affordable Price appropriately describes “Camp Sparrow”!!!
Want to go birding in Pangot? Want to go Birding in Sattal? But quite intolerant towards the overcrowded and mainstream birding lodges and stays around the region? Well, Well, we have got the best solution to this. Not just a place of stay, it is a “Valley of Birds” in itself. Live in middle of the forest in the lap of mountains at Camp Sparrow in the town Jeolikote which is located hardly at a distance of an hour from all major tourist destinations around the region like Nainital, Bhimtal, Pangot, Sattal etc. This camp is exclusively – for birds and birders, which is also what the tagline of the camp is! The town has previously spotted 200 species of birds and are expecting to spot more in the years to come.
It is a place embedded in natural beauty that offers joy and peace to restless souls!! When the hill stations are crowded in the summers, Jeolikote offers a unique option to enjoy the cool breeze, navigate creeks, and adventure in dense forest trails away from the hustle and bustle of popular tourist destinations. What makes it even more special is its wonderful people, always eager to help, and its mid-way location between Nainital and Haldwani City.
Wonderful weather of Chapel Hill, North Carolina always refreshes my memory with timeless happiness that I had experienced with my family in Jeolikote!!
At a distance of 17kms from Nainital,its a small town with less population and more of nature element. At 18kms, Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest Rail head, and Pantnagar Airport is at 60kms, so reaching here through public transport is not a puzzle at all. Because of its Ancient Bee-keeping Department Jeolikote is still famous for pure honey production.
Being 90% green, the Jungle and streams here are worth exploring. Completely isolated form human interruption, these forests have variety of trees and shrubs, scent of Pine and Oak is almost everywhere. And if you have a little interest in birds, you will enjoy birding here. Town is quiet rich in the variety of birds, more than 190 species have been listed by us and expecting more to be seen in coming seasons.