No other name could emanate and express the identity of this magical place than Aranyam:, and probably Aranyam: as an identity would not fit in any better at any other place than this.
Amidst the thick woods of Rajaji National Park, on the Banks of River Hyule, about six kilometers off the Ganges and in the vicinity of the Spiritual and Adventure Capital of India – Rishikesh, Aranyam: River Retreat leaves little to be desired by anyone who is (or seeks to) connected with nature and spirituality.
Aranyam has been promoted by a team of highly qualified and committed professionals, primarily comprising of alumni of NMIMS Mumbai, having an over twelve years of experience in hospitality and adventure tourism. The sister concern of Aranyam, Treks ‘n Rapids is one of the most respected adventure sports companies in the India Sub continent, being voted number one in India for the year 2014 and certified by the prestigious credit rating agency Dun & Bradstreet. Treks ‘n Rapids is also an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI). The team has also been running another active lifestyle nature resort Whispering Pines Himalayan Retreat at Kanatal since 2002. Whispering Pines has been one of the oldest and most popular nature retreats in the Himalayas, with its USP being close proximity to Delhi, excellent connectivity, round the year awe inspiring view of snow capped Himalayas and the majestic altitude of over 8000 feet above m.s.l.
Located on the banks of River Hyule, a tributary of Ganges, with over four hundred fifty feet of water front, Aranyam is completely surrounded by captivating nature and liberating peace. Located 15 kms from Rishikesh, Aranyam offers 12 comfortable rooms and 16 safari tents, overlooking river Hyule, a 40 seater restaurant, a 100 seater open air amphi theatre, conference facilities, an open to air Sheesha lounge and an eco friendly Dance floor. The never ending array of recreation at Aranyam includes lazing around on a hammock, reading your favourite best seller while lounging a top a machaan (treehouse), honing your focus over Golf Putting, trying your hands at Croquet, hiking with your family and maybe dining with the humble locals to savour the true pahari lifestyle, the unique experience of Moonlight Trails, an exciting match of Jungle cricket with friends and simply splashing around on Hyule. Aranyam is a true nature lover’s best prayers answered. In addition to exciting wild life safari options in Rajaji National Park Tiger Reserve area, this place is also possibly the best bird watching retreat in North India. Hundreds of resident and migratory birds flock around at Aranyam all round the year. Crested Kingfisher, White Throated Kingfisher, Great Indian Hornbill, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Sunbird, Green Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Himalayan Bulbul, Peacock, Swift, Jungle Babler, White-crested Laughing Thrush and many more can be seen in and around Aranyam.
Yoga and Meditation sessions, detox massage therapies, a specially prepared spa menu or simply a stroll around Aranyam – all help in productive de-stress and attainment of inner peace while you are here on a spiritual vacation.Adventure lovers would find it difficult to locate a retreat anywhere in India with more options of adventure and extreme sports than Aranyam. For starters there is Grade II to Grade IV White Water Rafting on Ganges, Cliff Jumping, Body Surfing, Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Jumaring and Trekking in the Himalayan foothills. The big daddy of extreme activities - Bungee jumping (83 mtr) at India’s first and only bungee station and Asia’s longest Flying fox is also at a walk able distance from the resort.
Aranyam is the best any season - any reason, pick for every nature lover.
You are in Safe Hands
We are proud of our impeccable safety record and we ensure it remains so by strict adherence to safety rules, by using state-of-the-art equipment and by refresher courses for our operations team.
Staying in Comfort
Without taking away from the essential nature of an offbeat retreat, we do try and enhance the comfort level of our guests. We truly believe that an offbeat destination need not be a synonym for having torough it out and uncomfortable stay. Plush, spacious river facing rooms with modern amenities, premium bath fittings and ample balcony space give you privacy and comfort. The safari tents too provide a comfortable stay with hardtop beds, an attached washroom, towel stand, lighting and a mobile charging point. Utmost emphasis is given to personalised services.
Our efforts on environmental conservation and ecology protection include strict adherence to the Eco code of conduct. The architecture of Aranyam has been meticulously done in order to conserve energy. Large window panes, sensible outdoor lighting and use of Solar geysers are some of the premeditated initiatives taken up by the resort in order to minimise our carbon footprint. The fire log utilized for bonfire is officially bought and not even a branch is chopped unofficially by us. Various corporate groups, families, international travellers and school groups are sensitized and encouraged in eco sensitivity tasks like cleaning up of the forest areas and plantation drives from time to time. Waste management and sensible disposal of resort litter are integral parts of our operations.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Aranyam: endeavours to fulfill its responsibilities to the society. Employment of skilled and semi skilled youth from the region in retreat operations and sourcing most of the supplies like fresh vegetables, organic food grains and poultry is done locally. Even while construction of the resort it has been an active attempt to utilise the material available locally and provide employment to the locals wherever possibly.
Considering the beauty of this region, it is indeed not surprising that even the Gods chose to make it their home. We fondly look forward to welcoming you to the Magnificent Himalayan Outdoors.
Please Note: Aranyam is not a Beach Camp, nor located on the banks of Ganges, nor located at Shivpuri. River Hyule is a perennial mountain stream with clear mineral rich free flowing shallow water all round the year. Certain facilities and arrangements may be package dependent, please check at the time of booking. All the images are of Aranyam and around however actual layout may be different from the photographs. The retreat does not offer private parking facility and is located across the river/stream. The walking distance from the parking area to Aranyam is 300 mtrs. (approx). Porter assistance for personal baggage available on request.