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Corbett

The Corbett National Park is a primal jungle as Rudyard Kipling put it.
Highlights: Ramganga River, Garjia Temple, Corbett Wildlife Museum, Dhikala etc.

Jim Corbett National Park - the first wildlife reserve of India

Despite extensive tourism, the park has managed to Corbett Park Elephant Safariretain its primeval ambience, where man must walk timorously, in awe and with a strong sense of his own insignificance. It is the first wildlife reserve of India, extending over an area of more than 500 sq 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 Park and finally Jim Corbett National Park  in the honor of legendary hunter Jim Corbett, best known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards in the Kumaon and lower Garhwal in the 1920s. Corbett National Park lies in two districts - Nainital and Pauri - in the hill state of Uttaranchal in northern India.Corbett National park is known for its varied wildlife, and as the site for the launching of Project Tiger.

      Corbett National Park was one of the nine tiger reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973. The original area of the Corbett National Park was 323.75 sq. km. to which 197.07 sq. km. was added later. In 1991, an area of 797.72 sq km was added as buffer area of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. It area includes kalagarh forest division and Ramnagar forest division.

Sightseeing  in Corbett National Park
There are lots of Nice places to see in Corbett National Park like.
Dhikala
 This well-known destination in Corbett is situated at the fringes of Patli Dun valley. There is a rest house here which was built hundred of years ago. Kanda ridge forms the backdrop, and from Dhikala, one can enjoy the spectacular natural beauty of the valley.

Garjia Temple
 Its located on the banks of river Kosi, nearly 14 km away from Ramnagar City. At the time of Kartik Poornima, a fair is held here. The temple is dedicated to Garjia Devi.

Ranikhet
 This is one of the beautiful hill station located in the Almora district of Uttaranchal. Tourists can view the eye catching views of Indian Himalayan from this place. This hill station receives heavy snow fall from December to February.

Elephant Safari
The ride on this majestic animal is one of the major attractions of Corbett National Park. Sitting on an elephant, like a royal, you go into the grasslands and jungles looking for tigers or a herd of wild elephants. Two times a day, Elephant safaris are arranged that starts from Dhikalaearly morning and late afternoon.

Treks
Tourists are not allowed to have a walk inside the park, but they are allowed to go for trekking around the park, only with a guide. This place becomes very cold in the winter season, so tourists should make proper arrangements for themselves, if they are travelling in the winter season.

Kalagarh Dam
This dam is located in the south west direction of the Jim Corbett wildlife sanctuary. This is one of the best places for the bird watching tour. Lots of migratory waterfowl comes here in the winters.

Adventure Activity in Corbett National Park
Jeep Safari
The Corbett Hideaway & Corbett River View Retreat organizes Game Views in the National Park conducted by professional wildlife guides in open Gypsy to Bijrani range forest, Jhirna & Lohachaur. The duration of Game view is about four hours and is conducted early morning or in the afternoon till sunset. The standard procedure of viewing wildlife or tiger tracking is in open jeeps. Each Gypsy can seat up to Six persons comfortably. Besides the visitors, the jeep has an expert driver and a nature guide.

Elephant Safari
The Corbett  Elephant Safari, an exclusive elephant safari in the periphery areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve takes you through mysterious thick forests, deep valleys and rugged trails that offer a lingering thrill to the adventure seeker. This is enhanced by the cultural enigma of the land.

Fishing Safari
One of the fascinating narration's of Jim Corbett in his book "Man Eaters of Kumaon" is about his fishing holidays in a river that flowed through a beautiful wooded valley. When Corbett was fishing, the air was filled with the fragrance of flora and songs of a multitude of birds.

Best Time to Visit Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park remains open throughout the year for the visitors from Jhrina zone. Every year Bijarani zone get operational from Mid of October and The core area of the national park Dhikala zone get operational from 15th of Nov. The main reason for closure of the Bijarani and Dhikala zone during the rest of the year is that during the monsoons most of the roads get washed away. Repair work starts after the rains end and it is only by October to November that roads to Bijarani and Dhikala are back in motorable condition.
Seasons: There are three well defined seasons
Winter: November to February
Summer: March to June
Monsoon: July to October
The best time to visit Corbett is from 15th November to 15th June because during this period of time all the tourism zones of Corbett are open for visitors and one can visit the entire national park area.

 


Near by: Delhi
How To Reach: by Train & bus from Delhi
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