Corbett Tiger Reserve

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This famous reserve was established in 1936 as India’s first national park. Originally called Hailey National Park, then Ramganga National Park, it was renamed in 1957 after legendary tiger-hunter Jim Corbett (1875–1955), who put Kumaon on the map with his book The Man-Eaters of Kumaon.

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1. Jim Corbett Museum

18.01 MILES

If you’re interested in the life of Jim Corbett, his former house (built in 1922) at Kaladhungi, 26km southeast of Ramnagar, is now a museum. The British…

2. St John's Wilderness Church

21.7 MILES

Set in a peaceful grove above town, this church (c 1852) is one of the oldest buildings in Nainital, and exudes the atmosphere of another era.

3. Jama Masjid

22.12 MILES

Standing majestically near the northern shore of Naini Lake, Nainital's ornate mosque was built in the late 19th century by the British for Muslim…

5. Raj Bhavan

22.54 MILES

About 3km south of Tallital, Raj Bhavan is the official residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand. Resembling Windsor Castle, it’s a prime example of…

6. Naini Lake

22.66 MILES

This pretty lake is Nainital’s centrepiece and is said to be one of the emerald-green eyes of Shiva’s wife, Sati (naina is Sanskrit for eye) that fell to…

7. Snow View

22.69 MILES

A cable car runs up to popular Snow View at 2270m, which (on clear days) has panoramic Himalayan views, including of Nanda Devi. The ticket office is at…