Corbett National Park
Located in the district of Nainital, Corbett National Park is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. It is a wonderful place in India considered as a hub of excitement and thrill. The whole extent of the park is divided into four different zones called Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna and Durgadevi zones. Spread over an area of 520 square kms., the park is a complete package for wildlife buffs. However, tourism is only allowed in the earmarked areas of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in order to maximize the chances of viewing its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living in the park.
The popularity of Corbett national park is due to the presence of the Royal Bengal Tiger in abundance and the captivating landscape for the delight of nature lovers.
Temperature reach as low as 4 º C at night in the winter and as high as 44 º C in the summer. It receives a rainfall of 1400mm-2800mm. The park remains closed between June 16 and November 14 on account of the monsoons.
Good to know
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.
The Jim Corbett National Park is situated at an approximate distance of 260 kms. from the National Capital Delhi.
The small town near Corbett is Ramnagar which forms the headquarters of CTR. The city is well connected by road or rail with major cities of India like Moradabad, Nainital, Bareilly and Delhi. Corbett is only 15 Kms from Ramnagar town. The surface drive from Delhi to Corbett takes approximate five and half hours.
More than 586 species of resident and migratory birds have been categorised, including the crested serpent eagle, blossom-headed parakeet and the red junglefowl ancestor of all domestic fowl.
Bengal tigers, although plentiful, are not easily spotted due to the abundance of foliage – camouflage – in the reserve. Thick jungle, the Ramganga river and plentiful prey make this reserve an ideal habitat for tigers who are opportunistic feeders and prey upon a range of animals. Leopards are found in hilly areas but may also venture into the low land jungles. Small cats in the park include the jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat.
Other mammals include 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. In the summer, Indian elephants can be seen in herds of several hundred.
If you love bird watching, then Corbett is virtual haven for such tourists. Corbett and its adjoining area is a home to more than 650 species of residents and migratory birds. The Park has spotted eagles, black throated payas, mynas, Indian roller, jungle fowl, vultures, thrushes, barbets, peacocks, peahens, herons, darters, chir Pheasants, kalij Pheasants, grebes, grey lags, snipes, harriers, ospreys, minivets, babblers,cormorants, lapwings, paradise ffycatchers, munias, weaver birds, fishing eagles, woodpeckers, wagtails, black winged kites, drongos, doves, plovers, black necked storks, parakeets, sarus crane, owls, serpent eagles, kingfishers, migrant gulls, moorhens, ducks, geese, sandpipers, falcons, nightjars, cuckoos, hornbills and stone curlews.
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At JungleTrail, we customise your packages as per your requirements. Generally, 2 or 3 nights package would be ideal to explore the entire forest and have the best wildlife experiences. There are 2 jungle safaris in a day. One starts early morning and the other in the afternoon. All our packages includes transfers from the nearest railway station or the airport, stay with all meals and jungle safaris as per the plan. Kindly fill in the form on the page with your requirements and we shall get back to you with a complete Itinerary designed for you.