Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park is a paradise for wildlife lovers who come here to catch glimpses of the enchanting Bengal tigers. One of the most popular wildlife destinations of India, Corbett is the oldest national park of the country. Located ideally near the foothills of the Himalayas in the Nainital district of Uttrakhand, it was established in 1936 with an endeavour to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It was named after the famous game hunter turned photographer and conservationist- Jim Corbett. It is also the place where Project Tiger was launched for the first time in 1973. The Park sprawling across around 520 sq km area consists of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and a lake.
Attractions of Corbett National Park
Flora and Fauna
The Park is rich in flora and fauna and boasts of around 110 tree species, 580 bird species, 25 reptile species and 50 species of mammals.
It is a popular place in the Park from where you can enjoy sheer natural beauty. There is also a rest house here.
It is the best means to explore the Park.
The most interesting way to explore the arresting Corbett is on an elephant’s back. You can explore the Park’s periphery jungle through elephant safari.
You cannot walk inside the park but can go trekking around the Park with a guide.
You can walk around only in the buffer zone areas.
Located in the south-west of the Park, it is a great place for bird watching. You can even spot migratory birds.
Located around 25 km from Ramnagar, Corbett Falls is hemmed in by dense forest.
Angling is not allowed in the Park but you can go for it by taking permits for the Kosi River. There you can even find Mahseer weighing up to 30 kg.
To add more adventure to your trip you can also enjoy river rafting on the Kosi river and Ramganga river (rafting season- mid June to September).
How to Reach
Patanagar is the nearest airport from Corbett (50 km) and Ramnagar is the nearest railway station (60 km). Corbett is well connected to the major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Haridwar, Varanasi by road.
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