CORBETT NATIONAL PARK TOUR
A throbbing getaway to the foothills of the Himalaya into the wild, Corbett National Park, which is located in Uttarakhand along the banks of River Ramganaga, clamps down on several activities like jungle safaris, birding, trekking, fishing, camping and elephant rides. Formerly known to be Jim Corbett National Park, dedicating the legendary British hunter and conservationist Sir Edward James Corbett, the Corbett National Park today is a home to several endangered species including reptiles, mammals and birds. The vast eco sphere that displays a plethora of varied species of plants is an invigorating and natural hub to myriad eco-travelers, adventurers and wildlife photographers. The rich terrain, from the foothills to the plains, is divided into five safari zones that allow travelers to whizz and explore the way lay wild wood.Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) is One of India's richest wilderness areas. The Tiger Reserve encompasses an area of 1288.34 sq km, which include two Protected Areas: Corbett National Park (520.82 sq. km) and Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (301.18 sq. km)
Natural area in southern Uttarakhand state, northern India. It was established as Hailey National Park in 1936 and was first renamed Ramganga in the mid-1950s, before the name was changed to Corbett later that decade in memory of Jim Corbett, a well-known British sportsman and writer. The park itself occupies an area of 201 square miles (521 square km). It is part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, which includes adjacent protected areas and has a total area of 497 square miles (1,288 square km). It is India’s oldest national park.
How to Reach Corbett
Ramnagar is perhaps the best approach to the Corbett National Park which forms the headquarters of CTR. This small city is well connected by road and rail network with major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad, Nainital and Bareilly. Once you reach Ramnagar, then it takes only half an hour to reach Corbett National Park. The park is around 15 Kms from Ramnagar railway station.
By Road: Ramnagar has a very good network of road that connects the different cities. The Corbett National Park is situated at an approximate surface distance of 260 Kilometer from India's national capital Delhi. The state government of Uttarakhand plies buses at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldawani, and Nainital that reaches Corbett directly.
By Rail: The railway station in Ramnagar receives trains from different major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad and Bareilly. A direct train to Ramnagar runs from Delhi. You can check out for Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express and Kathgodam Express that takes you directly to Ramnagar.
Safari Timings in Corbett:
To dig into the wild the Forest Department has set fixed timings specifically for each zone. The Safari timings are divided into two schedules, morning and afternoon. From October to March, the morning safari starts from 07 and the afternoon safari is from 2.00. From April to June the morning safaris are from 5.45 whereas the afternoon safari from 03:00. Only for the Dhikala Zone, the afternoon safari starts from 11.30 from November to March considering from April to June the afternoon safari is scheduled from 12.30 pm.
The Corbett National Park is an abode to several endangered species. Leopards are easily spotted whereas the Corbett Tiger Reserve also houses Bengal Tigers, which lies in wait. Nonetheless barking deer, sambar deer, hog deer and chital, Sloth and Himalayan black bears, Indian grey mongoose, otters, yellow-throated martens, Himalayan goral, Indian pangolins, and langur and Rhesus macaques are quite often spotted. The park also includes several species of cats like the jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat. One of the major attractions is the Indian python and the park is also a haven to several species of birds like the crested serpent eagle, blossom-headed parakeet and the red jungle fowl. Further there are more than 500 species of birds, 33 species of reptiles, seven species of amphibians, seven species of fish and 36 species of dragonflies that makes it a WILD DEN to the WHIZZ WILDERS (travellers onto jungle safaris).
Corbett is just not a wildlife sanctuary but is also an ideal place to familiarize with several species of plant life. It is an absolute haven to nature lovers and the whispering ambiance simple makes it an ideal destination for wildlife photography. The forest ranges from Chir Pine and Banj Oak to Kanju, Date Palms, Jamun, Aamla, Bel, Kusum, Mahua and Bakli. The Corbett National Park is also popular for several species of flowers like Kachnaar (Bauhinia variegata) with pink to white flowers, Semal (Bombax ceiba) with big red blooms, Dhak or Flame-of-the-forest (Butea monosperma) with bright orange flowers, Madaar or Indian Coral (Erythrinia indica) with scarlet red flowers and Amaltas (Cassia fistula) with bright yellow chandelier.
EXCURSIONS around corbett national park
Visit to Corbett fall.
Visit to Corbett Museum.
Trekking Tours on the buffer area of corbett national park.
Farm Visit, while staying at corbett national park.
Visit to Jim Corbett House, while staying at corbett hotel & resorts.
Birding Excursion in Corbett national park and Nainital Forests.
Fishing excursion in Ramganga and Kosi Rivers, around corbett national park.
Day 01: DELHI – RAMNAGAR – CORBETT NTIONAL PARK
Upon arrival at Ramnagar railway station, you will be met & received by our representative and will be transferred to your resort in Corbett National Park. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, Corbett National Park is one of India's most beautiful wildlife areas having the population of tiger around 160, which makes this park the most important bastion of this endangered species in India. Spreading across an area of 1288 sq km with the core areas of 521 sq km, the zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve is filled with variant flora and fauna species for an amazing wildlife experience. Arrive Corbett National Park and check into your resort. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the calm serenity of the forest resort. Stay Overnight at Corbett.
Day 02: VISIT CORBETT NATIONAL PARK.
Corbett Park’s virgin forest and jungle are home to numerous species of fauna. The rich biodiversity of the park is a perfect place for bird enthusiasts; the area is considered as one of the best bird-watching areas in India, with some 600 species having been sighted in the park. Today we will have two safaris in the Jungle to spot the wildlife and to explore the Corbett National Park. With tigers and elephants ruling this area, Corbett Reserve is the area where the abundance of wildlife can be found with the majority of finest species like Leopard, Himalayan Gorals, wild Boars, Langurs, Indian pangolins, Porcupine, Sambhar & Chital, Barking, otters, ghoral (goat-antelopes), Hog Deer and more. Some of the birds commonly seen here are Osprey, Black Winged Kite, Shikra, Crested Serpent Eagle, Pallas' Fishing Eagle, Spotted Eagle, Babblers, Minivets and Shrikes etc. Later, we return to the resort for breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, we leave for another safari for wildlife exploration in Corbett National Park. Stay Overnight at Corbett.
Day 3: CORBETT NATIONAL PARK – RAMNAGAR – DELHI
Early morning, we will have our last Safari / Game Drive into the Mudumalai National Park. Later transfer to Calicut railway station to board the train to Delhi or onward journey.
Corbett National Park remains open throughout the year for the visitors from Jhrina / Sitabani Zones . 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
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