Ramblings in the Corbett backwoods


Encompassing portions of the Bhabar foothill and the Tarai forest belt, the dense jungle of Kaladhungi is spread at the base of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Located at a distance of about 30 km from Ramnagar, on the road to Nainital, the interconnected forests have always swarmed with wildlife. For centuries this has known to be the tiger-land. However, for over a century now, the region is best known by its most popular human face – Jim Corbett.

Jim Corbett House, now a state-run museum, at village Choti HaldwaniJim Corbett‘s Irish Cottage, now a state-run museum, at village Choti Haldwani in Kaladhungi, Kumaon

If you are heading to the Corbett National Park or the Nainital area, spare a day for this region where Jim Corbett, fondly remembered as Carpet Sahib by the natives, grew up from just a wilderness sportsman to one of the most popular wildlife conservationists of the pre-independence India. Although, Corbett…

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