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A place most of the tourists do not know about. For Jim Corbett fans.

This is the place where Jim Corbett lived years ago. Now owned by Dalmia who bought it around 80... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Service in a colonial setting

We did not stay at Naini Retreat but had gone to the restaurant twice. It's expensive for the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Bengaluru, India
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Aryapatta Hill, Nainital, India
+91 5942 236 974
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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Being a big fan of Jim Corbett and his work, I jumped at the opportunity of visiting his home where he grew up. This is situated in the hills of nainital and is very close to Emily cottage. Taxis will take you there from the...More

7  Thank rahul1422
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a wonderful place to visit for those affectionate of Jim Corbett or those who love visiting historical buildings. It is also very generous of the owners of this house to let their private property be available for public viewing. However, I hope the...More

3  Thank geekybiz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place where Jim Corbett lived years ago. Now owned by Dalmia who bought it around 80 years ago. This is on a steep road, and most of the tourists are not aware of it. Maintained by an old lady who opens it...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We did not stay at Naini Retreat but had gone to the restaurant twice. It's expensive for the place but the service is really awesome. Jalal, Harish & Govind have taken care of our food needs. Quick & efficient . Food was also very good.

Thank Medapati
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Apparently the house has been sold off and is not open to the public so dont expect anything...although the trek up to the house is worth it. Take the offbeat path to the house and enjoy the trails

Thank AkshayA436
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is the most stellar place in all of Nainital. Dont forget to visit it while you're there. Its the old residence of Jim Corbett and his sister Maggi. It currently organises meet ups, book readings and general gatherings of old timers.

Thank GreatBigTales
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We have seen movie on Jim Corbett @ Jim Corbett and in the beginning of the movie they have shown this home. This house was owned by Jim Corbett before 150 years and now owned by a gentleman from Delhi. They have maintained this property...More

Thank Hemalrshah
Reviewed 28 April 2018

it is an old building and was house of jim corbett. Now its converted to museum with every room keeping its old era feeling. Museum is free and probably the only place in Nainital besides temple which is free. Every room takes you back almost...More

2  Thank NitinS2239
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Gurney House is not on the tourist map. Even tourist information office on the Mall had no idea of what I was talking about. They finally found a brochure on all of Nainital in Hindi which mentioned Gurney House but without any directions of how...More

1  Thank Rasputin21
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Gurney House is an old building about 135 yrs belonged to one of the renowned Hunters Mr.Jim Corbett. The house has been maintained well by the present care takers with all the historical assets collected by him. He was very fond of forests and all...More

1  Thank MKBhatnagar
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a historic building and was a house of Jim Corbertt once upon a time. now it is owned by an Indian family. it was enjoable to be here.

Thank bindu2016
Reviewed 19 February 2017

this was the summer residence of Jim Corbett built in 1881 by his parents . it is an old heritage structure that still stands strong .The current owners are Dalmias & the old heritage building with all memorabilia of JIM CORBETT has been kept carefully...More

Thank RajeevDr
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