100+ Festival Celebration

100+ Festival Celebration
08 Dec 2016

Chhoti Haldwani Festival Kaladhungi
25th Sunday -27thTuesday: December 2016 (2night/3days)

You are cordially invited to visit the village of the great hunter turned conservationist
Jim Corbett and see how his people have protected the forests he loved.

“If we don’t bestir ourselves now, it will be to our discredit that the fauna of our province was exterminated in our generation and under our very eyes, while we looked on and never raised a finger to prevent it”- Jim Corbett

Jim Corbett purchased Chhoti Haldwani village in 1915 and tried to develop it as a model Kumaoni village. His efforts to develop agriculture are described in his book My India. The festival will commemorate the efforts of the community to realise the dream of conserving forests and taking the legacy of Jim Corbett forward after 101 years.
Venue: The Chhoti Haldwani 101 Festival will be organized at the village and the surrounding forests by the community of Chotti Haldwani.


  • Visit to the Jim Corbett Museum
  • Cycling to Chuna khan and trek to Barati rau waterfall
  • Walk down the Jim Corbett’s Heritage village & the Baur canal
  • Enjoy book readings of Jim Corbett stories
  • Shadow puppet show and cultural performances by the community
  • Bird watching and nature walks to Corbett waterfall
  • Learn the traditional art of rangoli ‘Apan’
  • Shop locally at the souvenior shop
  • Savour local cuisine at community run restaurant
  • Watch the film ‘Corbett’s legacy’


  • Pre registration is required for the 2N/3D package by paying Rs 4,999/- to the Chhoti Haldwani Gram Vikas Samiti (CGVS).
  • The package will consist of a guided tour, food and lodging.
  • Travel (local and out-station) are not included, local travel may be arranged on nominal charges.
  • One day package will cost Rs. 1,199/- PP. (only day visit program)
  • Two-day package will cost Rs 1,999/- PP.
  • One or Two day packages @ 1,199/- PP per day may also be booked.

Contact: Corbett Gram Vikas Samiti, Jim Corbett’s Heritage Village
Chhoti Haldwani, Kaladhungi- Nainital (Uttarakhand)
Mob: Mohan Pandey +91-9411324204, Inder Singh Bisht: +91-9012308933
Email: admin@corbettvillage.in,


Day 1: 25th December 2016

07:00-09:00 Welcome and stay at home stays

09:00-09:30 Break fast at “Ittu sa” restaurant

09:30-10:30 Inauguration at the Jim Corbett Museum & visit to souvenir shop

10:30-13:00 Jim Corbett’s Heritage village walk

13:00-14:00 Lunch at “Ittu sa” restaurant

14:30-17:00 Baur canal trail walk (FRH, canal, iron foundry, water flour mill etc.)

17:00-17:15 Tea break at Pan-chakki (chai-Pakori)

18:00-18:30 Book reading of Jim Corbett stories at village school

18:30-20:00 Cultural performance by community at village school
Day 2: 26th December 2016

07:00-09:00 Bird watching trail (Jim Corbett’s Heritage village)

09:00-09:30 Break fast at “Ittu sa” restaurant

09:30-14:00 Cycling to Chuna Khan & trek to Barati Rau waterfall

14:00-15:00 Picnic lunch at Chuna khan, Centre for Eco-toursim

15:00-17:00 Cycle back to Chotti Haldwani

17:00-18:00 Tea at “Ittu sa” restaurant (Chai & Pinalu ke Gutuke)

18:00-20:00 Puppet show and screening of film Corbett Legacy at village school

Day 3: 27th December 2016

07:00-11:00 Nature walk on the Corbett fall trail

11:00-11:30 Breakfast at “Ittu sa” restaurant

11:30-13:00 ‘Apan’ rangoli workshop at village school

13:00-15:00 Lunch “Ittu sa” restaurant of local cuisine

15:00-17:30 Closing ceremony at village school

Departure: till we meet next year



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