Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttranchal is the majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, it is more
famous for its population of tigers,leopards and elephants. The park was named in honour of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter - naturalist - turned - author and photographer, who spent most of his years in this area and helped set up the park.
With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, Project Tiger was launched in 1973, and this park was one of the first such tiger reserves in the country.
Besides tigers, one can also spot wild dogs, sambhar, spotted deer, barking deer, langur, Jackal, foxes , wild boar, sloth bear, black bear, crocodiles, cobras and pythons.
The park is home to a number of birds - woodpecker, fishing eagle, harrier , kite, red jungle fowl, shrike, cucjoo, drongo and barbet. A new reservoir on the river Ramganga, at Kalagarh , attracts water birds, both loal and migratory. Museums at eh Dhangarhi Gate and the Corbett museum at Kaladhungi are open throughout the year.
Best Season To Go
Corbett National Park remains open from November 15 to June 15.
The Jhirna Tourism Zone located on the periphery of the park is open throught the year.
How To Reach Corbett National Park
By Rail : The best way to get there is from Delhi by taking the overnight Jim Corbett Link Express. It leaves Old Delhi Railway Station at 10.40 p.m. and arrives at Ramnagar at 5.a.m.. The nearest airpot is Pantnagar ( 110 km away) and New Delhi ( 295 km away)
By Road: Take the Delhi - Lucknow National Highway and turn left towards the end of Moradabad by-pass and then drive through the Hakurdwara, Kashipur and Ramnagar. It takes six hours to reach by road.
Contact Address : Director , Corbett Tiger Reserve, Rambagar - 244715 Phone : 05947 - 251489 Fax: 05947-251012 / 251376