Eco India - Brings you closer to nature

Eco Eco Eco Eco Eco Eco

Activities Parks Wonders Places Lodge/Resorts Trips/Tours

What is Eco-TourismHome StaysFlora & Fuana

Eco India » Eco Parks » Corbett National Park
Plan Your Tours

Corbett National Park

Place : Uttaranchal, in the northern part of India
Major Attractions : Tigers, Leopards, Crocodiles
Area Covered : 1,200 sq-km.
Ideal Time to Visit the Park : From November 15 to June 15. Corbett remains closed between June 16 and November 14, during the monsoons.
Nearest Attractions : Ramnagar (fishing base camp), Lohachaur (15 km) - good place for anglers,
Some Major Accesses : Dhikala is about 300 km from Delhi, 145 km from Lucknow and 51 km from Ramnagar.

Things to Know
Where is the Corbett National Park?
Corbett National Park The Corbett National Park is located in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas in the state of Uttranchal in India. The Corbett National Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It is famous for its wild population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants.

Once a popular hunting ground of the British, the Corbett National Park was named in honour of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist turned author and photographer, who spent most of his years in this area and contributed in setting up the park.

The Climate the Corbett National Park
Temperature in winter's can go down to 4 degrees centigrade at night and the entire jungle is extremely dry in the summer months as the temperatures reach as high as 44 degrees centigrade. Rainfall: 1400mm-2800mm.

Important Dates in the Corbett's History
Corbett National Park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, Project Tiger was launched in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first such tiger reserves in the country.

The Ecological System in the Corbett National Park
India's first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, Corbett National Park exhibits a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey. The varied topography comprises hilly and riverine areas, temporary marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines. In the Jim Corbett National Park are found 110 tree species, 50 mammals species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species.

The Flora in Corbett National Park
A majority of the vegetation in Corbett consists of Sal trees (Shorea robusta), mainly in the lower regions. The higher regions have a larger variety of plants and trees. Some of these are the Chir (Pinus roxburghii), anauri (Legestroemia paruiflora) and Bakli (Anogeissus latifolia). Also found in various parts of the park are many different varieties of bamboo. One plant, (actually a weed) which is a major irritant to the park authorities and is widespread in the jungle is the Lantana.

The Fauna in Corbett National Park
Corbett is a haven for Tigers as well as its prey, which include four kinds of Deer, Wild Boar and some lesser-known animals. Apart from Tigers, Elephants, Leopards / Panthers, Jungle cats, Royal Bengal Tigers, Fishing Cats, Leopard cats, Himalayan black bears, Sloth bears, Jackals, Martens, Dholes, Civets, Mongooses, Otters, Hares, Porcupines, Chital (spotted deer), Sambar deer, Hog deer, Barking deer, Ghorals, Wild Boars, Pangolins, Macaques, Langurs and Blue Bulls (Nilgais) are some of the species which are found here.

The Avifauna in the Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park Herons, Darters, Cormorants, Lapwings, Paradise Flycatchers, Munias, Weaver birds, Fishing eagles, Serpent eagles, Spotted Eagles, Black throated Payas, Mynas, Indian Roller, Jungle Fowl, Vultures, Thrushes, Barbets, Peacocks, peahens, Kingfishers, migrant Gulls, Moorhens, Ducks, Geese, Sandpipers, Nightjars, Cuckoos, Woodpeckers, Wagtails, Black winged Kits, Drongos, Doves, Plovers, Black necked Storks, Parakeets, Sarus Crane, Owls, Chir Pheasants, Kalij Pheasants, Grebes, Grey Lags, Snipes, Harriers, Ospreys, Minivets, Babblers, Hornbills, falcons and Stone Curlews. Corbett has nearly 600 bird species officially recorded in it's log books.

The Fish in the Corbett National Park
Goonch, Mahaseer, Trout and many other smaller species are found here.

The Reptiles in the Corbett National Park
Gharials (fish eating Crocodiles), Mugger Crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, turtles, Cobras, Pythons and the Sal forest Tortoise.

Safaris in the Corbett National Park
Jeep and Elephant Safari in Corbett
The Jim Corbett National Park endorses Jeep Safari, Horse Safari, Bird Safari, Elephant Safari, Fishing safari and the Nature walk. Take an early dawn elephant back safari with an authorized mahout guide.
Jeeps Safari, is the most convenient and comfortable way to travel within Corbett National Park. Jeep rides can be arranged at the Tourist Centre. Although jeeps penetrate deeper into the forest than elephants, they cannot get nearly as close to the wild animals. The jeeps can be rented for the park trips from Ramnagar, from the KMVN Tourist Lodge and other travel agencies.

Jim Corbett National Park Travel Circuit
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur -Pangot (Nainital) - Corbett National Park - Rishikesh

How to Reach Corbett National Park?
Air : Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km is the nearest airport. Delhi at a distance of 300 km is the nearest international airport.

Rail : Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track from where the road transport options have to be availed to reach the park. For faster trains and connections to other parts of India change at Moradabad.

Road :Dhikala is 300 km from Delhi, 145 km from Lucknow and 51 km from Ramnagar. Ramnagar is served by frequent buses to and from Nainital and Ranikhet, 112 km north. Buses arrive every half hour or so after the eight hour trip from Delhi; Delhi Transport corporation also runs semi deluxe services.

Plan Your Tours
Eco Adventure
Eco Tours
Gramam Homestay
« Home Stays
Eco Lodges
« Flora & Fuana

Rishikesh Whitewater Rafting

Duration: 02 Nights - 03 Days

Himalayan Jeep Safari

Duration: 10 Nights - 11 Days

Indian Tiger Safari

Duration: 07 Nights - 08 Days

Nepal Himalayas Tour

Duration: 09 Nights - 10 Days

Nature Trail In Flowers Valley

Duration: 11 Nights - 12 Days

Eco India Information Guide
- Eco Views
- Eco Education
- Why Eco Travel
- Eco News
- Eco Tour Packeges
- Sustainable Tourism
- Blog
- Eco Tourism
- Eco Health
- Eco Map
- Eco Products
- Animals

Home Stays
- Elephant Valley Hotel
- Gramam Homestay
- Hermitage Guest House
- Kannankeril Homestay
- Kerala Village Homestay
- Our Native Village
- The Bungalow

Eco Places And Destinations
- Coorg
- Himalayas
- Garhwal
- Goa
- Kerala
- Kodaikanal
Eco Parks
- Bandhavgarh National Park
- Kanha National Park
- Corbett National Park
- Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary
- Periyar National Park
- Kaziranga NationalPark
Eco Animals
- Royal Bengal Tiger
- Neelgai, Indian Deer
- Indian Rhino
- Indian Lion
- Indian Leopard
- Indian Peafowl
Eco Flora
- Trees
- Banyan Tree
- Peepal Tree
- Neem Tree
- Garden Asparagus
- Lotus
Eco Wonder
- Backwaters
- Beaches
- Caves
- Deserts
- Flora
- Fauna
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Plan Your Eco Trip With Us| Feedback | What is Eco-Tourism


Copyright 2008 © Eco India. All rights reserved. Protected by Copyscape Web Plagiarism Tool