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Community, Conservation and Camping

Camp Hornbill is a community-led enterprise, set up in 2010 by residents of the village Kyari. It lies within the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve (PCR). The PCR is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand, India. The camp is solely owned and managed by members and the youth of the local community. It was established with a vision to promote and encourage eco-tourism in the village of Kyari.

Camp Hornbill actively promotes nature conservation and rural development in the Corbett Tiger Reserve in collaboration with the forest department, local communities and members of the civil society. Camp Hornbill is a community of like-minded individuals with many years of experience in the sectors of conservation, eco-tourism, and business development. At Camp Hornbill, our aim is to seed an alternative form of nature travel that is responsible and contributes to nature conservation and community development

Corbett Tiger Reserve



The Corbett park is the first national park of India, established in the year 1936. It was then named Hailey National Park . In 1957, the park was rechristened as the Corbett National Park, in the memory of Late Jim Corbett, the great naturalist and an eminent conservationist . It is 118 Kms, from Nainital via Kaladungi to Ramnagar. The Corbett national park covers an area of 521 Sq. Kms, is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas . It spreads over parts of two districts. A  major part of the park, with an area of 312.86 sq. Kms,  falls in Pauri Garhwal district and the balance 208.14 sq. Kms, in Nainital district . The park occupies portions of Kalagarh and Ramnagar forest divisions .It falls within the trek of land known as Patlidun.




Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve



The Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve (PCR) is located in the hill state of Uttarakhand. It derives its name from the village Pawalgarh, situated in the foothills of Nainital District. Pawalgarh, is home to some magnificant forests.


Pawalgarh became famous after the publication of the story ' Bachelor of Pawalgarh' in the book 'Man Eaters of Kumaon' published by the legendary hunter-turned-conservationist, Jim Corbett, in 1944. 


The tiger that became famous as the 'Bachelor of Pawalgarh' was the largest tiger that Corbett ever set his eyes on. The Bachelor measured  10 feet and 7 inches.