- Posted on 15 Jan 2013 12:25 pm
Earlier Known As: Hailey National Park, Ramganga National park
Total Area of the Corbett Park: 1,288.32 sq. Km
Corbett National Park (Core Area): 520.82 sq. Km
Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary: 301.18 sq. Km
Reserve Forest at the Corbett Park(Buffer Area): 466.32 sq. Km
Altitude of the Corbett Park: 400 Mt. – 1200 Mt.
The Jim Corbett National park has been the first choice for the wildlife lovers since tremendous years. Being India’s first tiger reserve and national park under the project tiger, Corbett has many placid options for an ultimate wildlife tour. Located in Garhwal and Kumaon area in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Corbett along with Ramnagar area brings amazing tiger sighting options.
Preserving nature with its all diversities with minimum disturbances by human activities and above all protecting endangered species like tiger and elephant; of course is a challenging task but a perfect land for the enthusiastic wildlife lovers to appreciate all these in a very decent manner. Corbett, that proudly promotes the save tiger mission invites people from all across the world to appreciate its beauty
Flora in Corbett Tiger Reserve
The vegetation in Corbett Reserve is simply impressive and suitable for sustaining different kind of species. Almost 73% of the entire forested region is being covered with lush vegetation where the main flora found in the reserve is Sal, Khair, Ber, Kuthber, Bel, Chbilla, Dhak, Semal, Khingan, Kharpat, Rohini, Bakli, Pula and Bamboo.
Fauna in Corbett Tiger Reserve
The fauna diversity found in the Corbett Tiger Reserve is the main reason that captivates tremendous wildlife lovers to pay a visit to the tiger’s land- Corbett. Pleasingly, Corbett is home to over 585 species of birds, 7 species of amphibians, 33 species of reptiles, 7 species of fishes and 37 species of dragonflies.
Although the main highlights of Jim Corbett Park are the endangered Bengal tigers, Leopards and crocodiles; yet other wildlife animals like Sambas, Hogs, Otters, Boars, Elephants, Sloths, Gorals, Pangolins and Langurs can also be easily spotted here.
The Corbett Park is residing at an elevation of 385 and 1,100 meters above the mean sea level. The appropriate geographical atmosphere of Corbett has made this land a perfect spot to apply the main objective of Tiger Project, an Indian wildlife protection initiative.
The park has sub-Himalayan belt ecological or geographical characteristics. It’s a perfect ecotourism destination that contains 487 different species of plants or a diverse type of fauna. It is the land where you can discover different ridges, small plateaus, minor streams and ravines and also encompasses the Patli Dun Valley to from the Ramganga River.
The climate of the Corbett Reserve is temperate throughout the year where the winters (November to February) have the temperature variations of 5 °C to 30 °C. Mornings are foggy in winters but afternoon can be much enjoyable for the safaris. The summers (March to May) are equally pleasant knowing the fact that it touches around 30°C on an average to enjoy the safari experience at the jungles. On the other hand, monsoons (June to September) witness heavy rainfall at the peak season but still it is the most perfect time for the visitors to witness great ranges of wild species but some zones of the park are closed during monsoons.
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit the Jim Corbett National Park is November to June.
The main attraction of the Corbett National Park is its majestic tigers. Tourists come here usually to encounter this majestic creature but apart from that the other attractions are Corbett Museum, Corbett Waterfall, Garjia Temple and different safari zones like Dhikala, Bijrani and Jhirna.
Best Accommodation Options
Now, when you find Corbett at your most suitable destination for an India wildlife tour there are tremendous residences available for you where the best accommodation options are:
Corbett Leela Villas, Corbett Hideaway, Dhikala Forest Lodge, Infinity Resort, Corbett Machaan Resort and much more for the best possible stay at the Corbett reserve. The Corbett hotels and resorts are designed so to bring the best services and amenities for their guests.
How to reach there
By Air: Delhi (300 km) is the nearest international airport. Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km is the nearest airport.
By Rail: Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track from where the road transport options have to be availed to reach the park.
By Road: Dhikala is approx 300 km from Delhi, 403 km from Lucknow and 51 km from Ramnagar. The route from Delhi spans Hapur-Murababad-Ramnagar. The turn off is some 7 km beyond Muradabad to the left, marked by a small board. The route from Lucknow spans Bareilly, Kichha, Rudrapur, Doraha, Kashipur.
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