Samsara Resort in Jim Corbett
A bliss in nature, Two years ago my friends and I visited Jim Corbett national park. It was indeed a wonderful experience. But not just the nature wooed us but the resort in which we stayed was luxurious with wonderful structure.
The fusion of traditional with modern architectural style is depicted here. This place is 7 acers wide spread and all wonderfully planned. it got us covered for all amenities one can ask for!
That's the way to our block, the use of materials depicts nature, The handrail and column in the balcony were all wooden logs, Also the balusters at the side of the pebbled pathways were wooden logs too. not to forget the organic shape of the balcony and the parapet wall with holes in the wall and the mustard coloured plaster on the façade walls perfectly contrasts with the brown woodlogs.
The mixture of rustic , raw and modern aesthetics makes us spell bound to the place. The accessories and and details made us felt we are in some luxurious jungle. the ropes bound to the railings and the very traditional and aesthetic furniture.
This is the foyer area and thus completely loops in the concept of "traditional and modern" fusion. The table with culturally designed pots and vases and traditionally handmade wooden local table. With the ultra modern lounge chairs and a coffee tables all sharing same space. defines the conceptual thought process.
I am unaware of the architect who designed it but surely they did a great job.
Since we are talking about the interior, let me throw in a picture from the restaurant which was clicked behind the glass wall, the prominent shade must be self explanatory though.
The modern flooring, glass walls and electronics which such an interesting furniture is another loop for the concept. They are all empty because it was early morning and I tried to click pictures when people aren't around for the sake of focus on architectural perspectives.
That's a random collage, showing , we playing cricket on grassland, the barbeque counter to the extreme right, which was huge. Then comes the gym, which we never went to over there it was all those junk food and fun food days, and last one is of a dustbin! Yes, Dustbin, It was quite funny but it was so pretty I just couldn't resist myself sharing it with you all.
Now the Swimming pool's turn-
One cannot miss the the direction boards before the entrance of the pool area, all wood and raw. the façade is all traditional from Thatched roof to the old wood log on the pebbled pathway leading to the pool area.
I admire this place a lot, this view is breath-taking. There were three pools smaller one for kids, a jacuzzi and the other was deeper.
The moderate temperature added to our enjoyment there. the landscaping was wonderful. The larger trees at the periphery and the shrubs and flowers closer to us.
The thatched roof gazebo added the traditional value and the modern landscaping and pools were the loop to the concept.
The left one is the last thing we saw there that's the camp fire open atrium was was amazing and the seating's were made up of sandsone. the right one is the picture of our entrance to the resort, this was a long pathway leasing to the buildings within the property. The cobblestone pathways were very fascinating, since this place is in the mountains, surrounding Jim Corbett jungle so the contour is mandatory.
Since this post is dedicated to the resort and it's architecture, I would take another post to showcase the jeep safari, museum, bridge, adventurous activities we did there.
If you plan to visit there, this is the best place to stay.