Dhanu our guide regaled with information and anecdotes from the jungle. He marvelled at the sensitivity and focus of the foreigners when visiting Corbett.
22 July,2010 |
The Uttarakhand High Court, Boat Club, Naina Devi temple, parks around Mall Road, Gurney House and The Naini Retreat Hotel were some of the places I found these flowers growing. Hydrangeas, geraniums, dahlias, lilies, roses, margaritas, fuschias, marigold, snapdragons, cosmos, hibiscus and begonias are the ones that I recognized.
20 July,2010 |
Jim Corbett’s home in Nainital, Gurney House is a 10 minute walk up the hillside. The caretaker, Ganesh Joshi showed us around the property, including the private museum that showcases the life and times of Jim Corbett and his sister Maggi Corbett. This house has a different feel from the Jim Corbett Museum at Kaladhungi, just 37 km downhill from Gurney House.
from The Naini Retreat (Ayarpatta Slopes, Mallital, Nainital).
20 July,2010 |
Corbett's winter home at Kaladhungi or Choti Haldwani at the base of the Kumaon foothills is now a well preserved museum. It lies on the way from Haldwani to Ramnagar. Jim Corbett was a naturalist and conservationist. He rose to fame for his skill in hunting maneater tigers and leaopards. He has many books to his credit, including ‘The Maneaters of Kumaon’. Jim Corbett National Park was renamed after him in 1957. He was born on 25 July 1875 in Nainital (Kumaon Himalayas, India).
15 July,2010 |