521 km² (201 sq mi)
1,210 m (3,970 ft)
29°32?00?N 78°56?7?E? / ?29.533333,
National Park bestows buffs with soothing melody of humming birds, mystic
roar of tigers and blowing sound of meandering rivers. It encompasses
everything that provides lifelong experiences for adventurous visitors and -
photographers and wildlife enthusiasts too. Corbett National Park is located
in the terai region in Uttarakhand at a equivocal distance to Shivalik
foothills, the lower Himalayas.
Located around 300 km from New Delhi, it is oldest National Park of the
Asia and Indias first Tiger Reserve, a pioneer at preserving the
prestigious natural heritage. Covering a vast area of 520 sq. km, this park
is the most famous natural habitation of Indian tigers (Pantheratigris
Things apart, Corbett is more than just about nature. Situated at the
junction of two distinct hilly regions Garhwal and Kumaon, it is a
rich treasure of history and cultural heritage that come from these mountain
Corbett National Park is blessed with richest environmental conditions with
over 600 identified species of trees, shrubs, herbs, bamboos, grasses,
climbers and ferns. The park has several flowering trees that lend colour to
the park. These flowering trees too include Kachnaar (Bauhinia variegata),
Semal (Bombax ceiba), Dhak (Butea monosperma), Madaar (Erythrinia indica)
and Amaltas (Cassia fistula). Some species of trees have been artificially
planted in habitation such ad Teak, Eucalyptus, Silver Oak etc.
The different habitat at Corbett includes mountains, forests and rivers,
which house over 50 mammals, 580 birds, 25 reptile and numerous insect
species. Undoubtedly, the jewel of the crown is Indian tiger. But, Leopards,
Elephants and lesser cats such as the leopard cat, jungle cat, fishing cat
also count high. The park is also beautified with chital, spotted deer,
para, kakka and the barking deer. The other members of the widelife family
include sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, jackal, yellow throated martem,
Himalyan palm civet, Indian greymongoose, porcupine, etc.
Corbett National Park has over 580 species of migrant as well as resident
birds. Some of these are the greylag, barheaded goose, duck, grepe, snipe,
sandpiper, gull and wagtail. Whereas the reptiles of this area are the rare
gharial, turtlesand tortoises, Indian python, viper, cobra and kingcobra.
Nearby Tourist Destinations
Ramnagar is the main administrative centre for Corbett National Park and
Project Tiger. It is situated on the southeastern fringes of the park. The
Ramnagar makes a fishing base camp.
Located at 15 km north along the River Kosi from Ramnagar, Lohachaur is the
ideal gateway for anglers with legendary Mahseer, a redoubtable battling
Best Time to Visit
The temperature hovers between 8°C-25°C during November-March and
15°C-38°C from April to October. The best visiting season of
Corbett is from November 15 to June 15. Corbett remains closed between June
16 and November 14 due to monsoon flood that cut the fragile road links.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a
distance of 50 km. Delhi is the nearest international airport at a distance
of 300 km.
Ramnagar is the nearest railway station from
Corbett National Park. From here, road transport options have to be availed
to reach the park.
There is a State Highway (Moradabad-Tehari
S.H.No.4) lying on the Eastern boundary of Corbett Tiger Reserve from
Ramnagar to Marchula for about 35 km.
Jeeps Safari is the most convenient way to travel
within Corbett national park. Elephant ride around the park area is
adventurous. Walking in some areas is permitted, but only when accompanied
by a guide.
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