Corbett FAQs

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Area geography

Corbett is located in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its resplendent wildlife and natural beauty.

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The currency of India is Indian Rupee (INR). You can withdraw money from the ATMs in the city. Credit cards are not widely accepted and most of the transactions are done in cash.

Cellular service for tourists

Tourists from foreign cities can buy prepaid SIM cards or mobiles to avoid high roaming charges while travelling in Corbett. You can get the prepaid SIM cards from one of the many mobile recharge shops in Corbett.

Wifi internet

You can avail Wi-Fi services at most of the hotels and some of the restaurants in Corbett. The Wi-Fi services might be payable or complimentary in different places.

Drinking laws

Legal age for consumption of alcohol in Corbett is 21 years.

Tipping

Tipping is an important part of etiquette to be observed while touring anywhere in India. It’s a common practice to tip the waiters at the restaurants and the cab drivers while sightseeing.

Safety

Corbett is a safe place; however, since it is desolate with the jungle on one side and resorts on the other, it is a good idea to be a little cautious.

General information

Languages spoken

Hindi, English

Time zones

IST (GMT+5.30 hours)

Major religions

Hinduism

Electricity standards

In India, the standard voltage is 220 Volts and the power plug-in is generally two pin plug and three pin plug.

Common greetings

Hello: Namaste

Good Morning: Namaste

Good Evening: Namaste

Goodbye: Namaste

Thank you: Dhanyavaad/ Shukriya

Sorry: Maaf kijiye

Do you speak English? Kya aap angrezi bolte hain?

I do not understand: Mujhe samajh nahi aaya

No: Nahi

Yes: Haan

I don’t know: Mujhe nahi pata

How are you? Aap kaise hain?

What is your name? Aapka naam kya hai?

My name is: Mera naam hai…

Where is the washroom? Shauchalaya kahan hai?

Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card): Kya yeh shakahari hai?

Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map): Ye kahan pe hai?

How much does this cost? Yeh kitne ka hai?

Too expensive! Bahut mehenga hai!

A little cheaper: Thora sasta kariye

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Emergency numbers

B.D. Pandey Hospital (Nainital): +91 5942 235 012