Corbett National Park

The national park has the distinction of being the oldest in the country. It derives its name from the famous hunter-turned-conservationist Jim Corbett, the park is mostly popular among tourists for its population of tigers, leopards and elephants. The Corbett National Park sprawls over a vast area of around 1,200 sq km. When the park was first established in the year 1936, it was known as the Hailey National Park.

Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand in northern India, the Jim Corbett National Park is also a great eco-tourism destination for holidaymakers.

 

Best Time to Visit
November to June is the only ideal time to make a wildlife visit to the national park. Access to the national park is denied during the remaining months (from June to November) due to overflowing of the riverbeds from monsoon. Road links during the monsoon months are disconnected preventing any access to the park for travellers.

Wildlife Attractions in the Park
Corbett is widely popular for its wild population of tigers. Other commonly seen mammal species in the park include leopard, deer, wild boar, fishing cat, leopard cat, jungle cat, sloth bear, wild dog and jackal among others. Himalayan black bear can be spotted in high altitude region of the Corbett National Park. Among the smaller inmates of the park, you will notice species like Indian gray mongoose, common otter, palm civet, porcupine, blacknaped hare etc. Indian elephants are a major corwd-puller for tourists arriving at Jim Corbett National Park. You will be able to spot langur and Rhesus monkeys almost across the entire region of the wildlife park.

How to Reach the National Park
The closest international airport from the Corbett National Park is located at Delhi - The Indira Gandhi International Airport. Pantnagar, at a distance of 50 km from the park, is the nearest domestic airport from the national park. Ramnagar is situated along the broad gauge track. From Ramnagar, travellers can avail of regular road transport services. If you are starting from Delhi by road, you will travel along the Hapur-Moradabad-Ramnagar route.

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