to Corbett : 19 kms
Nainital to Corbett : 110 kms
Ranikhet to Corbett : 114 kms
to Corbett : 133 kms
to Corbett : 290 kms
The Corbett Tiger reserve
has quite a history. It is India's First National Park
and one of the finest, notable for its individualistic
scenic charm and magnificent submontane and riverine vistas,
and also for its richly varied wildlife, still interestingly
in the process of change, and the site of the launching
of project Tiger.
century its exceptional potential as a wildlife reserve
was recognized and there were moves to have it officially
declared a sanctuary, liberating it from the exploitation
of its tree forests and human occupation of the riverside
land. Finally, in 1936 it was set up as the first authentic
national park of the country under the United Provinces
National Parks Act.
is a haven for Tigers as well as its prey, which include
four kinds of Deer, Wild Boar and some lesser-known animals.
Leopards are mostly found in the hilly areas of the park.
Some nocturnal cats found here are the Leopard Cat, Jungle
Cat and Fishing Cat. Sloth Bear is found in the lower
regions of the park while the Himalayan Black Bear is
seen in the higher hills only. The Dole or Wild Dog, though
they can be seen in the southern areas of the park along
with the Jackal etc.
: 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.
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
Wildlife Safari : Jeep Safari, is the most convenient
way to travel within Corbett national park. Well, it's
the most secure way if you don't want to get scared when
you hear the growl of a Lion or Tiger! More of all jeep
is the best way to get the inside look of the forest and
its topography. You can enjoy the jeep safari tours available
in the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal. A riding
elephant enables one to go right into the forest or along
the watercourses, and also provides an elevation from
which a good all round view for a considerable distance
can be had.
there are with one on elephant back, the better - for
any serious observation or photography; it is best to
have only the Mahout with one. The Elephant riding of
the reserve is all seasoned and well-trained animals,
but still they are Elephants and cannot help their gait.
The riders atop the great beast get a slight to and from
shake and also a side-to-side shake with each step the
elephant takes. Sit easy and relaxed and one can actually
enjoy a long elephant back ride.
BY AIR ||
nearest airport is situated at Pantnagar, 80-km southeast.
BY RAIL ||
Ramnagar is the nearesret Railway Station for Corbett National Park.
BY ROAD ||
Approx 300 Kms
from November to February, summer from March to June,
and the rainy season from July to late October. Winter
nights are very cold, and there is frost and a freezing
log in the low-lying areas. June is the hottest month
and is summer the day temperature may go as high as 44°C,
but the night's average only 22°C. In Summer, pre-Monsoon
storms and hailstorms are not uncommon, but seldom severe.
AND RESORTS IN JIM
CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
and Resorts in Jim Corbett National Park :
Inn Corbett Jungle Resort,
Claridges Corbett Hideaway,
Corbett River View Retreat, The
Solluna Resort, Corbett
of The Wild