FOLLOWING KUMAON'S MAN-EATERS
We take you on day trips as well as multi-day excursions around the reserve area of the Corbett National Park where you can relive the experience of Corbett's journey to hunt the man-eating tigers down. We visit the famous landmarks from his stories- the Railway Stations that he travelled to and from, the dwellings where he stayed with his company, the natural and man-made trails in the forest, the spots in the forest where he made machans to keep a watch, and the paths he travelled tracking the perilous beasts.
‘Man-Eaters of Kumaon’ is a 1944 book written by hunter-naturalist Jim Corbett that details his experiences while hunting man-eating Bengal tigers and Indian leopards. The events take place in the Kumaon region of India from the 1900s to the 1930s. Through this trip we take you on an exciting adventure tracing the footsteps of Jim Corbett as he travels to villages near and far to hunt man-eating tigers and leopards.
Between the 1900s and 1930s Jim Corbett hunted ten man-eating tigers in Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand that were responsible for close to 1500 human deaths.
Man-eater of Mohan Trail
The Corbett landscape is home to the Man-eater of Mohan taken down by Jim Corbett in 1930 and later immortalised in his book ‘The Man-eaters of Kumaon’. The beast killed many humans in the Kosi Valley for several years until Corbett finally hunted it down in the summer of 1930. The trail takes you on a journey that covers the old district road and the forest trek that Jim Corbett once took decades ago lined by old Sal and ficus trees. You will witness the rich diversity of the forest, hear calls of birds like the Great Hornbill, Great Slaty Woodpeckers, and feel the presence of wild elephants and big cats. Further up along the trail, you can catch the spectacular views of the icy Nanda Devi range and then take shelter in the small hut where Corbett spent his nights while hunting the man-eater. Nights here are usually filled with alarm calls of deer sensing the presence of tigers and leopards. It's a rare opportunity to walk through the peripheral forest of Corbett, exploring on foot and also get an insight into the lives of the rural communities who live surrounded by forests.