23rd Saturday-25thMonday: December 2017 (3days/2night) 

You are cordially invited to the Chotti Haldwani festival at the heritage village of the great hunter turned conservationist ‘Jim Corbett’. The festival is a unique celebration of nature, heritage and culture woven together by the community of Chotti Haldwani.

“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 Chotti Haldwani village a hundred years ago in 1915 to develop it as a self sustainable model Kumaoni village. His experiences are described in his book My India. The festival each year commemorates the efforts of the community to realise the dream of conserving forests and taking the legacy of Jim Corbett forward. The 102nd Chotti Haldwani festival will be organized at the village and the surrounding forests by the community of Chotti Haldwani (CGVS) along with our supporting partners.


  •  Visit to the Jim Corbett Museum & Heritage village
  • Nature walk  /Bird watching/Heritage walks/ Butterfly identification
  • Shadow puppet show and cultural performances by the community  
  • Painting the traditional ‘Apan’ or rangoli
  • Cycling
  • Savoring  local cuisine at community run restaurant
  • Film shows on wildlife


  •  Pre registration required for the 3D/2N package by paying Rs 5,000/-
  • The package will be all inclusive. (entry fee, guiding fee, activities, food and homestay on twin sharing basis)
  • One day package will cost Rs. 1200- per person. (incl. of lunch and activities only)
  • Travel (local and out-station) are not included, they may be arranged on nominal charges.


Day 1: 23th December 2017

0930-1130 : Inauguration at the Jim Corbett Museum

                       Guided tour of museum & souvenir shop

1500- 1700: Jim Corbett Heritage Village walk /cycling tour

1800-1900: Cultural performances by community

Day 2: 24th December 2017

0730 -0900: Bird watching

1000-1400: Nature walking to Corbett fall (Picnic lunch)

1800-1900: Shadow Puppet show and screening of film

Day 3: 25th December 2017

 0730-0930: Baur canal walk (tea at FRH & visit to art gallery)

 1130-1230 :  ‘Apan’ rangoli workshop

 1500-1600 : Closing ceremony & Tribute to Tom Alter

Looking forward to seeing you for the festival.

Corbett Gram Vikas Samiti


Mob: Mohan Pandey +91-9411324204, Inder Singh Bisht: +91-9012308933

Email: [email protected], Web: www.corbettvillage.in  

Facebook: Jim Corbett Heritage Village

Should you wish to make a donation

  •  Maintenance of heritage structures: Rs.25,000
  • Support for educational & cultural activities: Rs.30,000
  • Publicity & advertising: 20,000
  • Environment conservation : bio gas plant/vermin-compost pits/solar street lights: 50,000

(Tax exemption certificate is available on request)