The land of India is blessed with an amazing topography that accommodates mountains, plains, lush greenery, vast forests and small tributaries. Each of these landscapes varies in terms of physical divisions and climatic discrepancies. These vast forests serve as natural home to an enormous variety of flora and fauna. Several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks have come into existence all throughout India with the purpose of the conservation of the wildlife species.
Here you can enjoy travelling around the ‘Top 10 National Parks in India’ as it offers many chances to observe undomesticated wildlife in its natural setting. Formerly known as ‘Hailey National Park’, Corbett National Park is a famous refuge for tigers as well as for most of the other wild species. It was established in 1936 to protect the imposing Bengal Tigers. A perfect adventurous destination, this is the oldest park in the country and also fit for an Eco tour with amazing natural bounties.
The park has been named after the popular British officer cum hunter ‘Jim Corbett’. Owing to its beauty and wilderness, the park attracts enthusiasts from various parts of the globe. Corbett National Park has been a subject for many wildlife documentaries produced in India.
Get complete information on Corbett National Park along with how to reach, best time to visit and major attractions to plan your wildlife tour to India.
Corbett wildlife sanctuary has some of the most beautiful yet dangerous predators. And to get close to the majestic species, the national park provides two types of safaris such as Jeep Safari and Canter Safari to help you get a good view and experience during your wildlife tour.
- Jeep Jungle Safari
- Canter Jungle Safari
Established in 1936, Corbett Wildlife Preserve is one of the India’s oldest national park. This park was originally known as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. Over the years, the park has gone through several name changes like in 1954-54 it was renamed as Ramganga National Park. and then again renamed as Corbett National Park in 1955-56. The park also takes pride in being one of the thirteen protected areas covered by the World Wide Fund For Nature.
How to reach:-
Ramnagar is perhaps the best approach to the Corbett National Park which forms the headquarters of CTR. This small city is well connected by road and rail network with major cities of India like Delhi, Moradabad, Nainital and Bareilly. Once you reach Ramnagar, then it takes only half an hour to reach Corbett National Park. The park is around 15 Kms from Ramnagar railway station.
By Road: Ramnagar has a very good network of road that connects the different cities. The Corbett National Park is situated at an approximate surface distance of 260 Kilometer from India’s national capital Delhi. The state government of Uttarakhand plies buses at a short interval of time from Delhi, Moradabad, Haldawani, and Nainital that reaches Corbett directly.
By Rail: 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. You can check out for Ranikhet Express, Corbett Link Express and Kathgodam Express that takes you directly to Ramnagar.
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Do’s & don’ts:-
Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary happens to be the oldest wildlife reserve in India and remains crowded with tourists throughout the year. To maintain its sanity and beaut, mentioned here are some rules and regulations that you must follow to make a wealth of thrilling experiences.
- Keep safe distance from the animals
- Wear less bright clothes as it may distract the animals
- Do not smoke
- Don’t use flashlights when clicking animals as animal eyes are very sensitive
- Do not litter inside the park
- During winters carry sufficient warm clothes as the temperature in the evening and early moming may drop below freezing.
- Do not feed animals
The best season to visit Corbett National Park is between February and May. It is closed from mid-June to mid- November.
Jim Corbett National Park is the sole national park in India that offers night stay inside its Jungle. Dhikala forest lodge is a historic structure, have been built over a hundreds of year ago by Britishers. This old rest house is very much popular among tourists. It offers snug accommodation option with breathtaking vistas of flora and fauna. Though it is not very much luxury but the staying experience amidst jungle is something simply unforgettable. The tourism inside the park is run and managed by forest department.