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
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
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.
Ramnagar is the nearest railway station located on the broad
The Corbett National Park is connected by road with Ramnagar,
Lucknow, Nainital, Ranikhet and Delhi.