The former house of the legendary hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett is now known as the Corbett Museum. It houses objects related to Jim’s Corbett’s life including manuscripts, fishing nets, maps, guns and also his last hunt. The bungalow is located at Choti Haldwani on the outskirts of Kaladhungi, which is between Nainital and the park.
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Jim Corbett purchased a small hamlet spread over 221 acres in the hills of Kumaon in 1915 for Rs1500. He planned a model village, Choti Haldwani, and installed around 40 tenants. The bungalow here was used by Corbett during winter.
The museum offers you a glimpse into the life and activities of Jim Corbett and other distinguished people. A visit to this small and simple museum makes you realize the importance of wildlife while roaming around the vast and majestic vicinity of the Corbett Reserve. You can shop for handicrafts or books about the national park at the Dhangarhi Souvenir Shop.
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