Friday 25th to Sunday 27th December 2015
3 days & 2 nights
Jim Corbett purchased Chhoti Haldwani village in 1915 and tried to develop a model Kumaoni village. His efforts to develop agriculture are described in his book ‘My India’. The Festival will commemorate 100 years of Chhoti Haldwani’s establishment by Jim Corbett and the effort of Corbett Gram Vikas Samiti to conserve this legacy.
Venue: The Chhoti Haldwani Centenary Festival will be organized inside the village. Selected activities will be organized in the Jim Corbett Museum and at the Forest Rest House Kaladhungi.
Programme & Activities: The Chhoti Haldwani Centenary Festival 2015 will be inaugurated on Friday 25th December and culminate on Sunday 27th December 2015. The Festival will include several activities – guided bird watching, butterfly walks, Jim Corbett heritage walk and Hiking. In addition there will be an exhibition (Jim Corbett Heritage, rural tourism, local cuisine, local produce & handicrafts), book reading, film shows and cultural performances.
Registration: There will be prior registration with a charge of Rs. 1,500 for guided Birdwatching, and Heritage Walks on a first-come, first-served basis for limited seats. Register yourself, pay online.
Boarding: Limited accommodation is available at CGVS homestays. Additional accommodation is available in the landscape is mentioned here. http://www.uttarakhandbirdfestival.in/accommodation/
Local cuisine: Food stalls serving local cuisine will be set up by members of the local community. A restaurant (Ittu Sa) run by the local community already exists at Kaladhungi.
Further Information and Contact:
Corbett Gram Vikas Samiti
Jim Corbett’s Heritage Village
Chhoti Haldwani, Kaladhungi- Nainital (UK)
Ph. No: +91-5924-242723, 0120-4222797
Mob: +91-9411324204, +91-8938087939, +91-9012308933
Facebook: Jim Corbett Heritage Village