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Venture off the beaten path

india Updated: Dec 15, 2009 19:48 IST
Tripti Sharma
Tripti Sharma
Hindustan Times
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When planning a holiday, one generally tends to visit a popular tourist destination or a place recommended by friends. But with a little more research, you can come across places that stand off the well-trodden path.

HT City gives you glimpses of a few such places near the famous Jim Corbett National Park in Nainital, 250 km from Delhi.

Kumeria: It is a small village located 22 km away from Jim Corbett National Park’s first gate. You can go for an elephant safari, fishing, rock climbing and night safaris. This reserve forest was also a hunting ground during the British period, and you can still spot their old rest houses there. Corbett falls: This natural waterfall is 20 km from the main gate of the Jim Corbett park. You can spend hours in the summer enjoying yourself in the cool water.

Garjia and Sitavani: These are a 20-minute drive from Ramnagar (19 km from Jim Corbett’s main gate). The temple of Garjia Mata (6 km from Ramnagar) is situated on a huge rock in the middle of Kosi river. The temple of goddess Sita, 21 km away, known for its three adjacent waterfalls, is a fascinating place, too.

Kaladunghi: It is known as the winter home of Jim Corbett. One can visit the Jim Corbett museum where all the personal belongings of the conservationist are well preserved.