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Camp Hornbill Corbett
Conservation Project
10 km from Ramnagar, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
29.36701, 79.19229


Camp Hornbill was set up in 2010 by residents of the village Kyari. It lies within the Pawalgarh Conservation Reserve which is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand, India.

We are located in the Shivalik Hills, also known as the Outer Himalayas. To our north are the magnificent Himalayas and to the south lies the Bhabhar and Terai, a belt of marshy grasslands/savannas and forests.

We are a community-owned tourism enterprise developed on 2 acre of former farm land using locally resourced materials. To keep it low impact to the ecology, mud instead of concrete has been used as a primary element of construction. Working hard, since inception, the place has started taking shape into a forest and now has naturally grown trees attracting a lot of bird species.

Camp Hornbill is the only community-driven tourist camp of its kind on the periphery of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Under our slogan of ‘Community, Conservation and Camping’ we are offering a stay full of adventure, mountain biking, birding walks, village visits, and guided explorations on foot.

The area around Corbett Tiger Reserve is known and promoted primarily as a tiger destination but there is much more to be found here than tigers and big mammals. We have a variety of flora and more than 600 bird species, including the magnificent Hornbills.    


Conservation & Community Highlights:

  1. Community-owned, and run on eco-tourism principles
  2. Little Forester Programme: 15 years of enlightening and educational experiences for schools, colleges, universities and other extensive groups
  3. Eco-friendly living, with Mud cottages and food sourced from home grown vegetable gardens and farms
  4. A story of afforestation & conservation where our focus was to plant indigenous trees
  5. Conservation course: a unique certificate course on conservation science and field biology


Future Aims:

  1. Forest conservation continued
  2. Clean-up drives
  3. Socially useful productive works
  4. Community empowerment continued
  5. Responsible tourism enhanced


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