An Annual Literary Retreat

11th - 15th October 2016
Jim Corbett & Dhanachuli, Uttarakhand

Speakers 2016

Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi

Jerry Pinto

Jerry Pinto

Ravi Subramanian

Ravi Subramanian

T M Krishna

T M Krishna

Hindol Sengupta

Hindol Sengupta

Nupur Sharma

Nupur Sharma

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Dr. Rakshanda Jalil

Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil

Tuhin Sinha

Tuhin Sinha

Ananth Padmanabhan

Ananth Padmanabhan

Sumant Batra

Rana Ayyub

Surender Mohan Pathak

Surender Mohan Pathak

Yatindra Mishra

Yatindra Mishra

Sponsors of 2016 Edition

About the Festival

KLF is the first annual literary retreat festival of the country, held in a mountain village. It is also the country's first travelling literary event. A not-for-profit initiative, KLF brings together celebrated authors, respected thought leaders and opinion makers of the country to Te Aroha, located in Dhanachuli, an enchanting little village in the Himalayas. Blessed with pleasant weather, breathtaking views of the Himalayas, lush forests, enticing fruit orchards and charming people, Dhanachuli is a beautiful weekend getaway close to Delhi.

In 2016, the 5-day festival will first travel to Jim's Jungle Retreat (11th -13th October), a delightful, nature-friendly jungle resort located in the Jim Corbett National Park. The following two days (14th and 15th October), the festival will come back to Te Aroha.

The festival is conceptualised as an innovative and unusual event where rich and deep discussions are held over the five days in a relaxed setting.

Testimonials

The Kumaon Literary Festival combines creative energy and a commitment to the local community that lasts through the year. It can become a model for other such endeavours which sometimes treat the festival as a spectacle.

- Jerry Pinto

To attend and speak at the first Kumaon Literary Festival was an amazing experience for me. It was a very poignant and beautiful setting in which to speak about my debut novel. I met and listened to many inspirational writers and experts from around the globe. It is an experience I shall never forget!

- Jane Howis

One of the cosiest literary festivals I have ever attended; by the end of it, participants feel like they belong to a close-knit family.

- Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil