A Trust with nature
One of the oldest wildlife reserves in India, Corbett National Park is famous for its wide variety of wildlife of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants and its beautiful location. Aboded in the foothills of the Himalayas, the majestic Corbett National Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna.
History: Jim Corbett National ParkCorbett National Park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. India's first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, Corbett supports a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey.
Once a popular hunting ground of the British, this 201 square mile park was named in honor of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist turned author and photographer who most of his years in this area and contributed in setting up the this park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, Project Tiger was launched in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first such tiger reserves in the country.
Magistic Aura of Jim Corbett National ParkThe varied topography comprises hilly and riverine areas, temporary marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines. The lower areas are almost completely populated by Sal trees. In the Jim Corbett National Park are found 110 tree species, 50 mammals species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species.
Dense stands of sal and mixed deciduous forests welcome your visit to Jim Corbett National Park while the grasslands in the valleys offer visitors a better view of the wildlife. Orchids, tropical creepers and bamboo grow on the hills. The best way to view wildlife is by elephant safari. It is possible to travel deep into the park on elephant back and to get very near to wildlife without frightening them away. It provides shelter to Tigers as well as its prey, which include four kinds of Deer, Wild Boar and some lesser-known animals. The most commonly observed wildlife are langur monkeys, rhesus macaques, wild boars, spotted deer, sambar, peacocks and wild elephants. The park is also a birdwatcher's paradise containing over 580 different species of birds.
Significant: Attractions in Corbett
Ramnagar : Situated in the rich farm belt of Terai, on the southeastern fringes of the great forests, the busy market town of Ramnagar is the main administrative centre for Corbett National Park and Project Tiger. Ramnagar makes a fishing base camp. At Lohachaur, 15-kms north along the River Kosi, good anglers are in with a chance of landing the legendary Mahseer, a redoubtable battling River Carp
Wildlife Viewing : Chital, Sambar, and various other Deer species find refuge in the Savannah grasslands known as the Maidan, behind the campsite to the south, and Tigers are occasionally drawn in looking for prey. Two hour elephant rides, explore this sea of grass, rarely penetrating far into the deep jungles beyond; try to convince your Mahout or Elephant driver to venture in, as they can be quite magical.
Jeep Safari in Corbett : Jeeps Safari, is the most convenient way to travel within Corbett national park, and can be rented for the park trips from Ramnagar, from the KMVN Tourist Lodge and other travel agencies.
Preferred Time to Visit - Jim Corbett National Park
The best visiting season of Corbett is from November 15 to June 15. Corbett remains closed between June 16 and November 14, when the monsoons flood the river beds and cut the fragile road links.
Tourist Information Centres
All visitors to Corbett National Park have to obtain permits from the park administration centre at Ramnagar. The closest of the various gates into the Corbett national park, 1-m from central Ramnagar, is on the road to Bijrani camp, 11-km away, a base for day trips. Dhangarhi Gate, 18-kms along the highway north to Ranikhet, provides access to the northern and north-western portion of the Jim Corbett Park along the Ramnagar River valley, and to the main camp of Dhikala.