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Corbett National Park

Information about the Corbett National Park

Corbett National Park is the most famous national park in Uttaranchal. Corbett National Park is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Corbett National Park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. Corbett National Park was the India's first national park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, Project Tiger was launched in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first such tiger reserves in the country. Corbett National Park was earlier a

Corbett National Park Uttaranchal

popular hunting ground of the British. This park was named in honour of the late Jim Corbett. Corbett Tiger Reserve is totally spread over an area of 1318.54 square kms and includes apart from Corbett National Park, additional areas of Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest buffer zone. The topography in this park comprises of hilly and riverine areas, temporary marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines. The lower areas are populated by Sal trees.

Wildlife Attractions in the Corbett National Park
About 110 species of trees, 50 species of mammals, 580 species of birds and 25 species of reptiles are found in the Corbett National Park. The major wildlife animals found in the Corbett National Park are Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Deer, Wild Boar, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild Dog, Langur, Rhesus Monkey, Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Grey Mongoose, Common Otter, Blacknaped Hare, Porcupine and Jackal. Along the banks of the Ramganga River, one can also spot the Crocodiles. Besides various wildlife animals about 580 species of resident and migratory birds are also found here. Peacock, Kite, Water fowl, Storkbilled Kingfisher, Brown fish owl, Red jungle fowl, Minivet, Shrike, Cuckoo, Barbet, Bulbul, woodpecker and parakeet are also found within the Corbett National Park. Some of the birds that migrate during the winter are the Steppe eagle and various water birds.

Jungle Safari in the Corbett National Park
You can visit the Corbett National Park by having an Elephant or a Jeep Safari. A guide will always accompany you during the safari in the park. There are watchtowers inside the park from where you can view the animals at a very close distance.

Best Time to Visit Corbett National Park

The best season to visit the Corbett National Park is from November to June. During the monsoon season that is from July to October this park is closed.

How to reach Corbett National Park
By Air:

The nearest airport is located at Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of about 50 kms. The nearest international airport is located at Delhi, which is about 300 kms.

By Rail:
Ramnagar is the nearest railway station located on the broad gauge track.

By Road:
The Corbett National Park is connected by road with Ramnagar, Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet and Delhi.


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