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Travel to Corbett National Park
Based at Ramnagar 250km northeast of Delhi and 63 km southwest of Nainital, Corbettt National Park is one of India's premier wildlife reserves. Established in 1936 by Jim Corbett as the Hailey National park India's first and later renamed in his honour it is one of Himalayan India's last expanses of wilderness. Almost the entire 521 sq km park spread over the foothills of Kumaon is sheltered by a buffer zone of mixed deciduous and giant sal forests which provide impenetrable cover for wildlife. Most of the core area of 330 sqkm at its heart remains out of bounds and safaris on foot are only permissible in the fringe forests.
Corbett is most famous for its big cats and in particular the tiger this was the first designated Project Tiger Reserve in 1973 but its 134 tigers are extremely elusive. All visitors to Corbett national park have to obtain permits from the park administration centre at Ramnagar.Beautifully situated overlooking the Ramganga reservoir and the forested hills beyond,Corbett's main camp Dhikala is 40 km northeast of Ramnagar.
It is possible to see plenty of animals and birds from the lookout tower beside a waterhole 1 km from the camp.Chital,sambar and various other deer species find refuge in the savannah grasslands known as the maidan behind the camp to the south and tigers are occasionally drawn in looking for prey. Through elephant rides explore this sea of grass rarely penetrating far into the deep jungles beyond. On the way to Dhikala from the Dhangarhi gate the road passes through magnificent forest-if you have your own transport stop at the High Bank vantage point and try to spot crocodile or even elephant on the river below.
When to visit Corbett national park:
Corbett is closed between June 16 and November 14 when the monsoons flood the riverbeds and cut the fragile road links.
Resort Accommodation around Corbett
Claridges Corbett Hideaway: located Garija Ramnagar
Corbett Riverside Resort: Located Garija Ramnagar
Infinity Resorts: Ramnagar
Quality Inn Corbett Jungle Resort: Located Reserve Forest .Mohan