Location : Uttarakhand India
Nearest Railway Station : Ramnagar 5km
Nearest Airport : Pantnagar 30km
Road Distance : Delhi 258km
Corbett National Park has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Jim Corbett National Park is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand near Ramnagar.
It is the first national park in India which got established in 1936 and was renamed after Jim Corbett – the famous hunter turned conservationist and author, who played a major role in the establishment of this national park. It covers an area of 521 square kilometers and is divided into four zones with four different entry gates and they are amdanda gate, dhangarhi gate, khara gate and durga devi gate.
Its geographical location between the Himalayas and the terai, and the streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain, present Corbett with a remarkable variety of landscapes. This vivid mosaic of habitats – wet and dry, plain and mountainous, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands – supports numerous plant and animal species, representing Himalayan as well as plains kinds.
The most famous of Corbett’s wild residents are the Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant, but with about 600 varied species Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of India. It attracts thousands of Indian and Foreign visitors each year and the number is growing every year.
Tourism is allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living here.
Corbett remains open to tourists from 15th November to 15th June. The main reason for closure of the Park during the rest of the year is that during the monsoons most of the roads get washed away. Repair work starts after the rains end and it is only by November that roads are back in motorable condition.
Permits are necessary for entering Corbett Tiger Reserve. For day visits permits are obtained at the respective Entry Gates. However permits for night halts are issued at the CTR Reception Office at Ramnagar.