Corbett National Park Ramnagar, Nainital– Wildlife Tourism in India – Know About amazing world of wildlife in Uttarakhand, India

Corbett National Park or Jim Corbett National Park or the Corbett Tiger Reserve with what name you may be familiar with this most visited wildlife travel destination of India, doest change the fact that this is the first National Park established in Asia.
Corbett National Park is also the first National Park which was declared Tiger Reserve in India, under the policy of protecting tigers by Project Tiger Scheme. Extended into an area of 521 sq. Km from the two most nature rich districts Nainital and Pauri of hilly north Indian state Uttarakhand, Corbett National Park is renowned world over not just for the rich diversity of wildlife but also for spellbinding and breathtaking landscapes. Fascinating natural beauty of this land was the one of the highlight of recently released [2005] Hindi Film “Kaal”.
Situated in at the foothills of the Himalayas in sub-Himalayan belt geographical region just 65 Km from the Ramnagar city of Nainital district, Crobet National Park was established in the 1936 with name of Hailey National Park which was changed in the year 1957 in honor of hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett.
Ramganga River along with its some most prominent tributaries, Such as Sonanadi, Mandal and Palain are the water source of the Corbett National Park. River Kosi is also flowing in close vicinity of the park. You might be just an adventure seeker or love to have adventure mixed with wildlife surely you will find that Corbett National Park is offering quite different things. A land of Dense moist deciduous forest of Sal, Haldu,Ppipal, Rohini and Mango trees in the grasslands accommodating endangered Man eater Bengal Tiger with 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species is presenting a tell filled with excitement and body hair raising thrill.
Being located in area of heavy rains Corbett National park remains open only from 15th November to 15th June, though rainy season ends in September but the roads inside the park needs to be reconstructed so the tourist can enjoy their Jeep Safari, Elephant Safari or even Horse Safari while visiting the park.

Vital Tourist Information : Corbett National Park - Tiger Reserve

Location :
Corbett Tiger Reserve is situated in at the foothills of the Himalayas in sub-Himalayan belt geographical region just 65 Km from the Ramnagar city of Nainital district.

City : Ramnagar - Nainital

State : Uttarakhand India

Region : North India

Temperature :
At the summer peak Mercury may go as high as 40°C which otherwise remains in range of 30°C.
In the Winters temperature remain in rage from 5°C to 30°C.

Tourist Season :
Corbett National park remains open only from 15th November to 15th June,

Basic Travel Info :
All one needs to reach Ramnagar for the wildlife Safari, a lifetime memory, of Corbett National Park. Ramnagar is accessible on Train / Bus / Air Journey routes. If you had clubbed your wildlife tour with Nainital than only option is bus journey from Naintal to Ramnagar.

Accommodation :
Besides the tourist accommodation provided by the forest department good number of hotels are there at Ramnagar. If you are traveling on a package tour you need not to worry about the accommodation.

Spoken Languages :
Hindi - Local Dialects - English

Travel Tips :
Roads inside the park gets washed out during the rainy season so it is advisable that have guide along with you.
Please note that tourist are not allowed to walk or trek inside the park.

Dining / Food Facility :
Hotels and restaurants are offering a good range of recipes, off course menus are dominated by the north Indian cuisines.

Fair & Festivals :
In the Hindu Calendar Month Kartik [November - December] Kartik Poornima - Festival of Lights, is held at Garjiya Devi Temple Ramnagar, which is the most suitable occasion to be witness of the colorful culture of Kumaon region.

Static & Biographical [Flora & Fauna] Info : Corbett National Park

Area : 521 sq. KM

Forest Type :
More than 70% area of park is dense moist deciduous forest of Sal, Haldu,Ppipal, Rohini and Mango trees. There is just 10% area of the grassland.

Plants :
A wide range of plant species is found at Corbett National Park. From trees, to herbs, shrubs Epiphytes and orchids, Flowering & Non flowering trees, grassland and even Woody climbers. In all 488 different species of plants are there.

Animals :
Barking deer - Chital - Cobra - Common krait - Elephant - Gharial - Hog deer - Indian marsh crocodile - Jackal - King cobra - Langur - Leopard - Monitor lizard - Python - Rhesus monkey - Russels viper - Sambar - Tiger - Wild boar - Wild Pig

Birds :
Cormorant - Crow - Dove - Drongo - Duck - Jungle Fowl - Kaleej Pheasant - Kingfisher - Laughing Thrush - Oriole - Parakeet - Partridge - Peacock - Seagull - Stork - Teal - Vulture - Woodpecker

Migratory :
Osprey - Ducks

Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Dhikuli - Kalagarh Dam -Corbett Falls

Interesting Information :
Due to dense forest locations this is hard to spot Tiger, hence this is a probability that your Corbett National Park Safari might ends without watching the man eater in his natural habitat.

How To Reach Corbett National Park - Tiger Reserve Uttarakhand India

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Ramnagar is a railway station on the North Eastern Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Direct trains for Kashipur, Moradabad, Delhi, Rae Bareli, Bareilly, Lucknow and Varanasi etc are available.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
National highway 121 starts from the Kashipur. Regular bus service between the Kashipur and Rampur is available, so it is easy to access Ramnagar on road journey.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
For the domestic flights Pantnagar [50 KM] is the nearest airport city. Buses and taxi is available for Pantnagar - Ramnagar road journey. For the tourist visiting Jim Crobett Park and coming from other countries, international airport is at New Delhi.

Local Transportation :
Inside the Park tourist have options such as Jeep Safari or Elephant Safari