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Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary
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Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary is the finest and the most picturesque national park of India. Corbett National Park has the privilege of being the first national park of the country, developed and nurtured by Late Jim Corbett in the year 1936. Corbett also enjoys the privilege of being the first tiger reserve of India to be covered under the Project Tiger in 1973 (Project Tiger was launched to protect the diminishing Tiger Population in India in 1973). Located in the picturesque surroundings of lush green forests and a series of ridges running parallel to the valley, the park covers an area of 520.8 sq. km and is famous for its individualistic scenic beauty.Flora and fauna at Corbett National Park is known for its rich and variedness, difficult to be found in any other national parks of India.

According to a 2-year long survey conducted by a team of wildlife specialists, the wildlife in Corbett National Park comprises of about 50 mammal species, 580 bird species, 25 reptile species and 110 tree species. The varied Wildlife in Corbett National Park ranges from large mammals to the lesser ones, the birds, the reptiles and amphibians, the fishes, the insects, the mollusks, the crustaceans and more. The insect life in itself is astounding and amazing.

But the greatest attractions at Corbett National Park are its ferocious yet handsome Tigers. The park offers congenial environmental conditions for growth and survival of the Tigers and its prey such as 4 kinds of Deer, Wild Boar and other lesser animals. Corbett is also known for Elephants, Leopards, Himalayan Black Bear, Hedgehog, Flying Fox and Indian pangolin. Other important wild animals in Corbett National Park are Sloth Bear, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Himalayan Black Bear, Dole or Wild Dog, Jackal, Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Goat Antelopes, Langurs, Indian Gray Mongoose and fish-eating Crocodiles to name a few.

Corbett National Park is also quite rich in avian population, perhaps one of the richest in India. According to a survey conducted by the Zoological Survey of India team, there are about 600 birds species in Corbett National Park, comprising of both domestic as well as migratory birds. Some of the most prominent birds found in the Corbett National Park are Cormorants, Darter, Grey Heron, Egrets, Cattle Egret, White-necked and Black-necked Storks, Large Pied Wagtail, Parrots, Mynas to name a few. The exciting and rewarding wildlife safaris are another major attractions in Corbett National Park. You can enjoy a unique and unforgettable elephant safari in Corbett to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of the park. The savannah grassland locally known as maidan, provide refuse to Chital, Sambar and other deer species, attracting the majestic Tigers and if you are lucky you can spot a tiger in its own natural habitat. Jeeps Safari is another big attraction for the wildlife lovers visiting Corbett National Park. This is the safest and the most convenient way to explore the verdant jungles even deep inside the Park. In addition, there are many watchtowers and machans at Dhikala, Phulai and Jhirna, which provide an excellent platform for the wildlife viewing in Corbett. The park also houses a Visitor Centre and a Museum, displaying the exhibits and models relating to the history and biodiversity of Corbett National Park.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Corbett National Park is from November 15 to June 15.

How to Reach

By 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.

By 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.

By 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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