India. The Back of Beyond is a boutique home stay nestled in the Shivalik Range of the Himalayas. Set in 4 acres of forest and only 2 stone cottages; It is a homestay with 3 functional Cottages with in-suite baths with Hot water. The meal is served up fantastic gourmet food based on the guests likes. The cottages are very tastefully done using local materials like stone and mud with very well done modern interiors and super comfortable beds. The cottages are candle lit for beautiful natural evenings and we offer unlimited candles for the rooms as well as solar lanterns. The 4 acre property is surrounded on all sides by reserved forests of the Corbett Tiger Reserve which is a birding hot-spot in India with over 600 species being sighted here. More than 250 species of birds has been photographed within the property itself. Some of the common species here are : Orange bellied Leaf Bird, Red Billed Leotherix, Blue winged Minla, Rusty cheeked Scimitar Babbler, White browed Scimitar Babbler (Only known Record in the Corbett area), Black Chinned Babbler, Various tits, Collared Falconet, Crimson Sunbird, Purple Sundbird, Green-tailed Sunbird, Pallas Fishing Eagle, Bonellis Eagle, Eurasian/Himalayan Griffons, lammergeier, Mountain Hawk Eagle and the list goes on.
They have expert guides available and they as well as their staff are very well attuned to the flora and fauna around as well as being experienced birders ourselves. They have plenty of trails available for birding and you can hire their 4×4 jeep for driving around (with/without a driver)