thickly forested foothills of the Himalyas, in the state of Uttaranchal ,
generally referred to as the Terai. The splendid protected habitats located
here, provide an unforgettable wildlife experience.
in the foothills of the Himalayas, the
extends over an area of 520.82sq.km. Varied topography and vegetation gives
Corbett a rich diversity in habitats and natural beauty.
Flat valleys are
interspersed with hilly ridges and the Park’s rolling grasslands known as
the Chaurs provide visitors with an excellent view of its inhabitants. The
flows through the entire length of the Park and little forest streams tumble
through the ravines. While dense, mixed deciduous forests are found throughout
the Park and over 110 varieties of trees, 51 species of shrubs and over 33
kinds of bamboos and grasses are seen here.
has the highest density of tiger in the country – approximately one every 5
sq. km. and it was here that the prestigious “Project Tiger” was launched
in 1973. Four species of deer – hog deer, sambar, chital and barking deer
and other prey like the wild boar, support the predator.
the tiger, Corbett is a haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25
reptile species.The Park has elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the
higher elevations, sloth bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole – the wild
dog and an entire spectrum of colourful birds including water birds,
pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill.
Basking along the banks of the
Ramganga are the slender snouted gharial and the mugger or marsh crocodile.
The river is rich in the magnificent mahaseer – a fine sporting fish prized
by anglers, though angling is not permitted inside the National Park.
facilities for staying and viewing wildlife make Corbett one of the finest
reserves in India
|Best time to visit
(closed mid June to Mid Nov.)
||Forest Rest Houses, Log Huts, etc. at
Rest Houses at
Bijrani, Ghairal. Excellent
resorts also along the periphery
tiger, panther, sloth bear, nilgai, sambar, chital, wild boar,
porcupine, peafowl, red jungle fowl, partridge crocodiles, goral
||Corbett National Park
is Pantnagar (110 km)
rail head to
Corbett National Park is Pantnagar (110 km)
Corbett National Park
296 Km from Delhi,
125 Km from Nanital