Jim Corbett inspires us

About Jim Corbett

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Colonel James Corbett was a hunter turned conservationist who had as much love for the jungle as he did for the people that resided and braved the daily dangers of living in or near them….

 

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Edward James “Jim” Corbett (25 July 1875  – 19 April 1955) was an Anglo-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist, famous for hunting a large number of man-eating tigers and leopards in India.

Corbett held the rank of colonel in the British Indian Army and was frequently called upon by the government of the United Provinces, now the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, to kill man-eating tigers and leopards that were preying on people in the nearby villages of the Garhwal and Kumaon regions.

 

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Corbett was an avid photographer and after his retirement authored Man-Eaters of KumaonJungle Lore, and other books recounting his hunts and experiences, which enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success. Later on in life, Corbett spoke out for the need to protect India’s wildlife from extermination and played a key role in creating a national reserve for the endangered Bengal tiger by using his influence to persuade the provincial government to establish it. In 1957 the national park was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in his honor. (The following has been taken from the Wikipedia page for information purposes only)

His books are proficiently written, every element gives the reader a virtual picture of how the times would have been, when he hunted and later captured the fauna in his camera.

The reader is immersed in the journey that was taken by Corbett more than a century ago the mystery of the jungles of Kumaon acting as its background, with a colorful set of characters that form his stories from his days spent in Nainital to Mokameh Ghat where he worked as a Rail contractor

For more on the legend one can read his stories in his books such as Man Eaters of Kumaon, Temple Tiger, My India, Jungle Lore and the more famous because it attracted a lot of press coverage at that time was the “Man eating Leopard of Rudrprayag” which was in 2005 made in to a TV film that starred the British actor’s Geoffrey Palmer and Jason Fleming as Jim Corbett, Jay Villiers as Ibbotson and Roshan Seth as the Pundit …..

It is in these very places that we have chosen for you to experience the jungle the way Jim Corbett did…..