Corbett Wildlife Guide

Corbett has the highest density of tiger in the Country. Besides the tiger, Corbett is a haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The Park has elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the higher elevations.

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Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary is the finest and the most picturesque national park of India. Jim Corbett National Park, the first wildlife reserve of India, extending over an area of more than 520.82sq.km in the Himalayan foothills. Corbett national park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. In 1955-56 it has changed to Ramganga National ParkCorbett Wildlife and finally Jim Corbett National Park in the honor of legendary hunter-turned- conservationist, best known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards in the Kumaon and lower Garhwal in the 1920s.

The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the entire length of the Park and little forest streams tumble through the ravines. While dense stands of sal cloak the higher ridges, mixed deciduous forests are found throughout the Park and over 110 varieties of trees, 51 species of shrubs and over 33 kinds of bamboos and grasses are seen here.

Climatic Conditions:

The temperature hovers between 8-25°C during November-March and 15-38°C from April to October.

Places to see in Corbett

Dhikala
Dhikala is the most well known of the popluar tourist destinations in Corbett. It is located at the edge of the broad Patli Dun valley through which the Ramganga flows in numerous channels. Dhikala offers an awesome uninterrupted panoramic view of the valley, with the Kanda ridge in the backdrop. This sight appears all the more imposing from the watchtower near Dhikala.

Corbett Museum
Corbett Museum at Dhangarhi where you will see the belonging and life history of Mr. Jim Corbett still intact at the museum with some of the animals at corbett national park.

Garjia Temple
14 kms. from Ramnagar,on the way to Ranikhet, is a huge rock in the midst of river Kosi. This place has been named Garjia Devi after the deity. The temple is visited by thousands of devotees from different parts of the state. A large fair is held here on kartik Poornima. Ramnagar is the last bus terminus, from where Garjia Devi Temple is 14 kms.

ACCESSIBILITY

Air : The nearest airport from Corbett National Park is Phoolbagh (Pantnagar). Delhi and Lucknow are other famous airports from where one can reach to Corbett by rail and road.

Rail : Ramnagar is the nearest railway station from Corbett National Park. Many trains of northeastern railway connect Ramnagar to important junctions like Lucknow, Delhi and Moradabad.

Road : Ramnagar, the nearest town from Corbett National Park, is well connected by road to all the major cities of North India like Delhi, Agra, Nainital and Lucknow.

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