Situated in the picturesque Ayarpatta slopes of Nainital, minutes away from Naini Lake, Gurney House was the residence of renowned hunter-conservationist and writer Jim Corbett. Decades after Corbett’s departure, Gurney House maintains its colonial character and old-world charm. Still housing many of Corbett’s furniture and possessions, the house brings Corbett’s writings alive. A visit to Gurney House is a journey back in time.
Upon his departure from India in 1947, Corbett sold the house to Mr. Sharda Prasad Varma and it is now owned by his granddaughter, Nilanjana Dalmia. Gurney House is a private home but its residents welcome Corbett-lovers by appointment for a complimentary tour of this heritage property.