Gurney House, Nainital

No man’s struggle to find balance is as obvious as that of Jim Corbett’s. The hunter-turned-conservationist never gave up hunting, though he eventually only hunted man-eating wild cats. At Gurney House, you can see his collection of hunting memorabilia alongside prudent efforts to maintain balance in the ecosystem of the valley. You would also be remiss to disregard the expansive gardens filled with indigenous herbs, planted in intriguing manner. Don’t forget to ask your naturalist the significance of the Bichu Bhooti and Hara Patta plants!