Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park, established in 1936 with the name Hailey National Park and renamed as Ramganga National Park in 1952, got its present name in 1957 after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and photographer.
Corbett National Park, established in 1936 with the name Hailey National Park and renamed as Ramganga National Park in 1952, got its present name in 1957 after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and photographer. This is India's first national park and beyond doubt the most attractive Park in India. The Park is placed in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the midst of lush greenery and uneven mountains with varying heights, ranging from about 1300 feet to nearly 4000 feet. It is believed that the place, mostly lying on the banks of Ramganga River, has prospered an ancient civilization.
The main attraction of tourists and wild life enthusiasts to this Park is that the majestic view of Tiger with all its wildness in this Park. This park is a natural habitat of the rare species of Tigers that are facing extinction. It is a place draws huge tourist inflow and offers excellent sightseeing. The headquarters of Project Tiger, Ramnagar is a good place to stay.
Corbett National Park is famous for its wealthy flora and fauna. Also the wild animals, reptiles and bird with many varieties of species enrich the Park and it is haven for bird watchers, wild life enthusiasts, environmentalists and nature lovers. Very rich in vegetation, if we take statistics there are about more than 51 different kinds of shrubs, more than 30 kinds of bamboos and over 110 different species of trees, apart from the greenish grass seen only in meadows.
The Park, renowned for the majestic leopards and elephants, caters for the life of many rare species of mammals, birds and reptiles, more than 25 species of reptiles, 585 kinds of birds and over 50 varieties of mammal species. If one is interested he can indulge lively with deers, spotted in Corbett National Park, barking deer, spotted dear, sambar, chinkara are some of the different kinds of species seen in the Park.
Another major attraction here is the aquatic reptiles; different kinds of crocodiles can be spotted here. Corbett National Park is really a worth natural park to visit, to see the nature's varieties and beauty. This is a park first among equals.
Famous for/as: Wildlife
Languages: Hindi, English
Best Season: Nov - Jun
Weather: Summer 16 to 40°C, Winter 5 to 30°C
Altitude: 1210 m
STD code: 05947
Delhi to Corbett National Park: 269 km
Nainital to Corbett National Park: 127 km
Ranikhet to Corbett National Park: 182 km
Almora to Corbett National Park: 205 km
Dehradun to Corbett National Park: 214 km
Best Season / Best time to visit Corbett National Park
The climate in the Corbett National Park is temperate through the year but the best time to visit the national park is from 15th November till as during that time all the regions of the park are open for public.
Winter (November to February) has a temperature variation of 5 °C to 30 °C.Winter mornings can be foggy but pleasant afternoon makes it a good time for enjoying safari.
Summer (March to May) touch 40°C and the average temperature is about 30°C. Wildlife enthusiast should prefer booking Corbett tour package during this season as this period is perfect for animal sighting. They can move around the Park and enjoy wildlife safaris.
Monsoon (June to September) offer heavy rainfall; there can be light rainfall intermittently whole through the year. The monsoon is good to enjoy the natural beauty but a few zones of the park are closed during these months. Corbett National Park is a significant part of North India tourism and it can be visited anytime of the year but summer months are perfect for animal sighting if you’re a wildlife enthusiast. Winter months are ideal for safaris and taking up jungle activities. Monsoon is that period of the year when natural beauty blossoms making the region very picturesque and scenic to onlookers.
Located at Kaladhungi, Corbett Museum is in a heritage bungalow of Jim Corbett, the renowned environmentalist, hunter as well as a front runner in the tiger conservation. This magnificent museum brings to the forefront of memory the life and activities of the spectacular and distinguished personality. Corbett National Park visits gets its full value only with the museum visit.
The Corbett Waterfalls, a small but awesome view, is from a height of about 60 feet and is in the backdrop of scenic greenish forest. Full Moon light colored waterfall is really worth-while to observe. The area is admired as a camping site with a vast diversity of plants and birds. The wide area around the water falls provides very good parking and camping facilities. It is a very nice picnic spot. A near by attraction is ‘Nature Walk' museum, where one can experience the pure nature in its primitive style and calm.
As a tourist, if you like to move with some wild animals or to have some special view of herds of elephants or different species of deers, Corbett National Park offers you with the facilities of Jungle Safari.One can look for nature safari, to have bird watching and enjoying the precious nature. You can also have Jeep safari through the jungles of Corbett and if lucky enough can even spot some tigers. If adventurous further or to have some memorable moments, can take up an Elephant safari, really amazing experience. Resorts in Corbett arrange the required facilities. Visitor season: Dhikala Zone (15th Nov to 15th June), Bijrani Zone, Sonanadi Zone &Domundo Zone (15th Oct to 30th June), Jhirna Zone (Round the year)
The closest domestic airport to Corbett National Park is 50 kms away from Corbett National Park at Phoolbagh, Pantnagar. At 295 Km from Corbett National Park, the nearest International Airport is at Delhi. The major air link for tourists coming from northern parts of India is at Dehradun and Lucknow. Preferably, passengers availing flight from within India, or other parts of the world, should land down either to Palam Airport (domestic) or to Indira Gandhi International Airport (International), New Delhi, accordingly. Both the airports have well facilitated air links within as well as outside India.
The closest railway station to Corbett National Park is Ramnagar, which is 12 km from the Park. Ramnagar is the terminus of Delhi-Moradabad-Ramnagar broad gauge branch of North East Railway.
Most people prefer to drive down to Corbett National Park. It takes approximately six hours from Delhi to cover the 295-km stretch.This Route to Corbett National Park from Delhi takes you through.
Very Cold, Foggy
|January offers very cool climate and the mornings can be foggy. This is a good month for Park visits and sighting animals in the Park.
|February climate is good for all types of tourist activities. Cool days and cold night are a general trend. Temperatures start warming at the end of the month,|
|March is a welcoming month in the region as the nature is at its best. The weather is pleasant during the days with cool night and is good for exploring the national park and the areas around it. The sky is clear for most part of the day with plenty of sunshine. Perfect time for wildlife trips inside the jungle.|
|The month of April offers moderate climate with warm days and pleasant nights. Preferable month for animal lovers to book holiday package for Corbett as animals can be seen roaming around the park during this month. In fact, one of the best months for sighting animals and enjoying safaris.|
|May is the hottest month. But on an average the climate is temperate and the temperature is still within the comfortable hot range. Good time for tourist activities and taking up wildlife safaris in Corbett National Park.|
|June is moderately hot with hot days and pleasant nights. Ideal for park visits and other tourist activities. Rainfall is intermittent and this is the best month for visiting as all the tourism zones of the park remains opened.|
|July witnesses heavy monsoon rains.|
|August is temperate with hot and humid atmosphere.|
|September receives medium to heavy rainfalls making the region very hot and humid. Although the nature is very beautiful. Taking up safari expeditions and animal sighting during this month can be challenging as few zones of the park remains|
|October is a welcoming season with pleasant days and nights. Rainfall stops completely from this month.|
|November is moderately cold and good for all types of tourist activities. This is the beginning of the tourist season as the region has completely dried up and all thetourism zones are opened for public visit from the 15th of this month. Clear skies with plenty of sunshine and cool breeze act instrumental in keeping the region within the comfortable limit. The rates for tour packages as well as hotels will be increase from this month. So make sure you book in advance. You can also book Jim Corbett packages from Delhi.|
|December has very cool days and nights. Foggy mornings can prevent you from exploring the nature in the mornings but as the sun comes out of its slumber and shines through, the skies get clear and the temperatures gets warmer. Ideal time forwildlife safaris and tourist activities. Carrying warm clothes are recommended for this period.|
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