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Corbett National Park

Area Covered
Tiger, Corbett National Park521 sq. kms

Climate
Extreme climate. Summers are hot during day time but nights are cool, winters are chilly. Average temperature during summers are maximum 45°C minimum 25°C. In winters temperature varies between 28°C and 4°C.

Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Corbett National Park is between January and mid- June. The park is closed for tourists between 14th November and 16th June. Summer is the best season to view wildlife and winter months from December till February are ideal to see migratory birds.
Fees Charged at the Park
Fees for foreigners - Rs. 350 for first three days and Rs. 75 for each additional day. Additional charges for boarding, lodging, elephant rides and jeep rides.

About the Park
Corbett National ParkCorbett National Park is located in the foothills of the Kumaon Himalayas, close to Ramnagar in Uttaranchal. Situated at an altitude of 385 m to 1200 m, the Corbett National Park covers an area of 521 sq. kms comprising Kumaon and Garhwal districts. Once a famous hunting preserve of the British, the park was named after Jim Corbett, who made a great contribution in setting up this park. Established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park, Corbett National Park is the first national park of India. In the year 1973 Project Tiger was launched in Corbett National Park with the help of WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and the park became India's first national park under Project Tiger Reserve.

The tiger population of India is decreasing rapidly but Corbett is only one of the few parks where one can spot tigers. Corbett National Park is home to a variety of flora and fauna and is best known for its population of Tigers, Leopards and Elephants. Its varied topography comprises hills, riverine areas, marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines. With a core area of about 330 sq. kms, the Corbett National Park consists of mixed deciduous forests, sal forests and stretches of savannah grasslands. The lower areas of the park are dominated by Sal trees.
Wildlife Attractions
Corbett National Park is a heaven for Tigers, besides the tiger the park is home to a number of animal and bird species. In Corbett 50 mammals species, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species are found.

» Fauna : Tiger is the main attraction of Corbett, other faunal species include Leopards, Elephants, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild Dog, Jackal,
Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Langur, Rhesus Monkeys, Goat Antelopes Blacknaped Hare and Porcupine, Fish-eating Gharial and the 'Mugger' Crocodile etc.

Elephant, Corbett National Park» Avian Species : Corbett National Park houses 580 bird species including both migratory bird and resident birds. Among the popular bird species found in the park are Duck, Bareheaded Goose, Graylag, Grepe, Sandpiper, Wagtail, Egrets, Cormorants, Darters, Herons, Pied Kingfisher, Crested Serpent Eagle, Fishing Eagle, Himalayan Grey Headed Fishing Eagle etc.


Other Attractions
» Ramnagar : Ramnagar is located in the rich farm belt of Terai on the southeastern fringes of the deep forests. The town is the main administrative centre for Corbett National Park and Project Tiger. Ramnagar is popular fishing base camp, anglers can enjoy fishing at Lochachaur, 15 kms north along the rive Kosi.
» Safaris : Jeep Safari is the most convenient way to travel within the park. Jeeps can be rented from Ramnagar, from the KMVN Tourist Lodge and other travel agencies. Elephant rides can also be arranged in Corbett National Park. A ride on the elephant back provides a unique opportunity to closely see the wildlife. Private vehicles are also allowed in the park.


Where to Stay
A wide range of accommodation is available in Dhikala, the main campsite of Corbett. The cabins, forest rest houses, huts, tents, log hut dormitories offer good accommodation facilities at reasonable rates. Apart from the forest rest houses, accommodation is also available in private lodges and resorts outside the park.

Access
Tiger, Corbett National Park» Air : Nearest airport is Phoolbagh airport at Patnagar (50 kms). Indra Gandhi International airport at Delhi (300 kms) is the nearest international airport. Domestic airlines operate flights to Phoolbagh.

» Rail : Ramnagar (50 kms) is the nearest railhead, which has trains from Delhi, Lucknow and Moradabad.

» Road : Corbett is connected by roads with Ramnagar, Moradabad, Lucknow, Delhi and other important places of Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh. There are daily buses to Ramnagar from Moradabad, Ranikhet and Nainital. Delhi Transport Corporation runs semi deluxe buses from Delhi to Ramnagar.

Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Destination Covered: Delhi > Corbett > Delhi

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
You will be met on arrival on the first day of your Cultural Tours Central India Tour Itinerary and the tour guide ensures that you check in at a hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi - Corbett
Have an early morning breakfast and then proceed on a long drive to the Corbett National Park in Uttaranchal, India. Once you reach Dhikala the Indian Horizons tour representative ensures that you check into the camp and stay their overnight.

Day 03: In Corbett National Park
Go on a entire days wildlife tour at Dhikala and you have the option to ride on elephant back as you explore the jungle in your quest to spot a tiger. Stay overnight at the camp in Dhikala, India.

Day 04, 05, 06, 07: In Corbett National Park
Have a lot of fun on your Cultural Tours Central India Tour Itinerary with Indian Horizons as you go looking for birds along the banks of the Ramganga River, trek along the riverbanks, spot exotic flora and the abundant wildlife at Corbett National Park. Stay overnight at the camp in Dhikala, India.

Day 8: Corbett National Park / Delhi
On the day 8 of the Cultural Tours Central India Tour Itinerary enjoy an early morning breakfast and then drive to Delhi, the capital of India where on arrival the tour guide assists you to your onward destination.



 



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