Corbett National Park, established in 1936 with the synonym Hailey National Park and assigned a new name RAMGANGA National Park in 1952, got its present name in 1957 after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and photographer. This is India's first national park and beyond doubt the most tantalizing Park in India. The Park is placed in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the midst of lush greenery and uneven mountains with varying heights, ranging from about 1300 feet to nearly 4000 feet. It is believed that the place, mostly lying on the banks of RAMAGANGA River, has flourish as an long time civilization.
The main attraction of tourists and wild life enthusiasts to this Park is that the majestic sight of Tiger with all its wildness in this Park. This park is a natural habitat of the rarely found species of Tigers that are facing extinction. It is a place that draws huge tourist requisites and offers excellent sightseeing. The headquarters of Project Tiger, RAMNAGAR is a good place to stay.
Corbett National Park is famous for its wealthy flora and fauna. Richness in vegetation, if we take statistics, there are about more than 51 different kinds of shrubs, more than 30 kinds of bamboos and over 110 different species of trees, aside from the greenish grass seen only in meadows. The Park, is broadly known for its majestic leopards and elephants, caters for the life of many rare species of mammals, birds and reptiles, more than 25 species of reptiles, 585 kinds of birds and over 50 varieties of mammal species. If one is interested he can indulge lively with DEERS, spotted in Corbett National Park, barking deer, spotted dear, SAMBAR, CHINKARA are some of the varieties of species seen in the Park. Also the wild animals, reptiles and birds with many diversified species enrich the Park and it is heaven for bird watchers, wild life enthusiasts, conservationists and nature lovers.
1.CORBETT MUSEUM –
Corbett National Park visits gets its full value only with the museum visit located at KALADHUNGI. Corbett Museum is in a heritage bungalow of Jim Corbett, the renowned environmentalist, hunter as well as a front runner in the tiger conservation. This magnificent museum brings to the forefront of memory the life and activities of the spectacular and distinguished personality.
2.CORBETT WATERFALL -
The Corbett Waterfalls, a limited but awesome view, from an elevation of about 60 feet and is in the background of scenic greenish forest. A nearby attraction is ‘Nature Walk' museum, where one can experience the pure nature in its primitive style. Full Moon light coloured waterfall is captivating to observe. The area is admired as a camping site with a vast diversity of plants and birds. The wide area around the water falls provides very good parking and camping accessibility.
3.JUNGLE SAFARI -
As a tourist, if you like to sight with some wild animals or to have some special view of herds of elephants or different species of DEERS, Corbett National Park offers you with the facilities of Jungle Safari. One can look for nature safari, to have bird watching and enjoying the precious nature. You can also have Jeep safari through the jungles of Corbett and if lucky enough can even spot some tigers. If adventurous further or to have some memorable moments, can avail for an Elephant safari, really exotic experience. Resorts in Corbett arrange the required facilities. Visitor season: DHIKALA Zone (15th Nov to 15th June), BIJRANI Zone, SONANADI Zone & DOMUNDO Zone (15th Oct to 30th June), JHIRNA Zone
By Air: The closest domestic airport to Corbett National Park is 50kms away from Corbett National Park at PHOOLBAGH, PANTNAGAR. At 295 Km from Corbett National Park, the nearest International Airport is at Delhi. The major air link for tourists coming from northern parts of India is at Dehradun and LUCKNOW. Preferably, passengers availing flight from within India, or other parts of the world, should land down either to PALAM Airport (domestic) or to Indira Gandhi International Airport (International), New Delhi, accordingly. Both the airports have well facilitated air links within as well as outside India.
By Rail: The closest railway station to Corbett National Park is RAMNAGAR, which is 12 km from the Park. RAMNAGAR is the terminus of DELHI-MORADABAD-RAMNAGAR broad gauge branch of North East Railway.
By Road: Most people prefer to drive down to Corbett National Park. It takes approximately six hours from Delhi to cover the 295 km stretch. This Route to Corbett National Park from Delhi takes you through.