Situated at foothills of the Himalayas, the Jim Corbett National Park is the first national park in the world named after the renowned hunter Jim Corbett. It was declared a national park in the year 1936. The location is a paradise of the wildlife lovers in India. This national park spans over an area of 1318.54 sq. km. The core area of the Corbett tiger reserve forms the Corbett National Park while the remaining area contains reserve forests (496.54 sq.km.) and the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (301.18 sq.km.) The scattered flat valleys combined with the hilly ridges and along with the Park’s rolling grasslands provide an excellent view of its rich eco system.
Places to see in Corbett National Park: The popular tourist spots of Corbett National Park include:
This is a heritage museum, that is not just a museum but more than that. This is a must visit for the historians, heritage and wildlife lovers. Being a place of stay once during the winters for renowned and valiant hunter turned environmentalist Jim Corbett, this is a museum that displays amazing belongings of him. The museum contains Jim Corbett’s personal articles, like gun, cap, bag, fishing net, paintings, sketches, manuscripts and the last hunting by him. Tourists can also enjoy the spectacular view of the Corbett falls located just 4 km from Museum.
Garijiya Devi temple is one of the famous Shakti Shrine in Uttarakhand. This is a holy temple dedicated to Garjiya Devi, an incarnation of Goddess Parwati, daughter of King of the Mountains Himalaya also known as Giriraj. Located in middle of river Kosi, atop the steep rock, Gajia Devi temple has very steep steps.
Situated in the Kyari village to the east of the river Kosi, the Kyari Camp is located in a village amidst the dense jungles having exotic locales of Kumaon region.
Sitabani Forest Reserve
A heaven for the birdwatchers the place has an ashram tucked away in the jungle. Panthers and other wildlife move to Sitabani when the tourist season is on in Corbett. It is also idyllic for doing wildlife photography.
According to the legend Devi Sita, the consort of Lord Rama had entered into the lap of Mother Earth here and hence the place is so named. Here we enjoy a fair during Ram Navmi.
Here you will watch the educational details about floras and faunas of Corbett Park with trophies of naturally dead animals i.e. Tiger, Leopard, Tusker, Deer, Sambhar and Crocodile etc.
Bijrani once formed a part of a shooting block. During the British period it was much famed for the quality of game hunting that it offered to shikaris.
Until 1994 Jhirna was a farming village. It was successfully relocated under the Project Tiger after this. This site is now a good home to tiger, leopard and deer. It is also a home to a no. of interesting mammals like sloth bear and wild boar. Various species of birds can also be seen here.
Corbett Water Falls
The Corbett Waterfalls, leaping from a height of about 60 feet, is spectacular. The backdrop of scenic greenish forest creates will create a spell-binding effect on the visitors. Full Moon light colored waterfall is really worth-while to observe
This is the highest peak in Corbett and its surrounding area at Bhuwankhal Village (Kath ki Nao). One can see both the rivers Kosi and Ramganga from the peak at a glance
It is situated at the south-western side of the Corbett National Park. It is multipurpose project to provide Irrigation, hydro electric power and flood relief. Starting in 1962 this dam was completed in the year 1975. This very dam wrecked havoc with the ecological system of the region in 1970s but now attracts a great number of migratory waterfowl in the winters.
It is just 5 kms from Corbett National Park, in the Nainital district of Kumaon region. Located on the banks of KosiRiver at an altitude of 345mts, and being quiet near to Corbett national park and Nainital this is a popular tourist resort. Ramnagar is the ideal spot for fishing camp. The place is also famous for Litchi farming.
Nearby attractions from Corbett National Park: You can also visit these excursion spots while staying here.
Udham Singh Nagar
Udham Singh Nagar is one of the important districts of Uttarakhand with district headquarters at Rudrapur. It belongs to the Kumaon division of the Terai region. Udham Singh Nagar was originally part of Nainital district and it was only in 1995 that it received an identity of its own. It is surrounded by Nainital on the north, Champawat to the northeast, Nepal to the east and Uttar Pradesh to the south. It is primarily an industrial district and you can find several industry related jobs in this place. Along with establishment of industries there has been an equal growth of agriculture as well. The fertile lands and weather conditions are a perfect blend for agriculture in Udham Singh Nagar. Udham Singh Nagar is situated 32kms from Jim Corbett National Park.
Haldwani forms the ‘Gateway of kumaon’. It is situated at the base of Himalayas in the bhabhar region of the Indo–Gangetic plains. Haldwani is popularly known as the sharing its twin township with Kathgodam. The dusk and dawn of the Haldwani are pleasant and will make you feel that you are in the lap of nature.
Things to do in Corbett National Park: Want to explore the wilds of Jim Corbett National Park, then you must go for a jeep safari. Aside this enjoy nature walks here. The spot offers you with the golden opportunities of bird watching also.
Best time to visit Corbett National Park: Jhrina zone of the Corbett national park remains open throughout the year. But the best time to visit Corbett is from the mid of November to mid of June because during this period of time all the tourism zones of Corbett remain open for visitors and providing ample opportunities for the tourist to visit the entire national park.
How to go ?
The closest domestic airport to Corbett National Park is 50 kms away from Corbett National Park at Phoolbagh, Pantnagar. At 295 Km from CorbettNational Park, the nearest InternationalAirport 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 PalamAirport (domestic) or to IndiraGandhiInternationalAirport (International), New Delhi, accordingly. Both the airports have well facilitated air links within as well as outside India.
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. Tourists coming to other parts of India have to reach the Kathgodam station, which is connected by rail routes from all parts of India. You can hire private cars or taxis from there to reach Corbett national Park.
Ramnagar is the town closest to Corbett National Park, which is famous as a sanctuary for Indian Wildlife. Ramnagar is well connected via road to Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet, Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi.
Where to stay ?
There are some forest resorts located inside the park, which provides decent accommodation facilities along with the proper security. Some options are:
Corbett Tiger Reserve:+91-–5947-253977
Dhikhala Forest Lodge: www.dhikala-corbett.com
You can also stay at Ramnagar, just 5km from the park. It is dotted with a number hotels. Some options are:
Corbett Woods Resort: +91- 9999 10 5555 Website: www.corbettwoods.hotelscrs.com
Corbett Motel: +91-9719095769, 05947-253033
Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.