The Corbett National Park is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. This is
home to the majestic Cat, the tiger, sightings of which are as rare as its
gets.The actual Tiger Reserve is spread over an area of 1319 sq km and includes
the Corbett National Park, Kalagarh Reserve Forest and Sonanadi Wildlife
Sanctuary. What renders it an even more mysterious air is the fact that none of
the roads have been laid down or repaired, so what you actually travel through
is the real jungle! Common sightings here include barking deer, spotted deer,
elephants, boars, leaopards and kingfisher and serpent eagles. Named in honour
of late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-turned-naturalist, the park is
essentially savannah grasslands. Roam on a jeep or atop an elephant and hire the
services of a guide trained to hear and decipher the right sounds. An ideal
weekend getaway from Delhi, carry your binoculars and your sense of adventure
and you just might glimpse the elusive animal.
Reasons to visit
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Home to the elusive Big Cat, the reserve is still the best
place to catch a glimpse of the beast. And even if you miss it, you would still
get to see different species of spotted and barking deer, chital, sambar and
elephants. The best way to explore the grasslands is on a jeep safari,
accompanied by an expert guide. Drive through the thick and quiet jungles, visit
the waterholes, discover pug marks and trees scratched by tigers and catch an
occasional sight of the sloth bears and other mammals in the jungle. There are
also over 600 species of birds and various reptiles. While traversing the depths
of the jungle, keep in mind that you should not step out of the jeep, wear loud
colours and perfumes and litter the jungles with trash. Of course a must is a
good pair of binoculars and your spirit of adventure and thrill! For those
looking to connect more deeply, elephants are an alternate mode of exploring the
reserve. Bookings for these can be made at the Forest Department.
Home to over 580 varieties of avifauna, Corbett National
Park constitutes as an ornithologist’s paradise. The varieties include the
Darter, Herons, White-Necked & Black-Necked Storks, the Fishing Eagle,
Hornbills, Parakeets, Wire-Tailed Swallows, the Crested Honey Buzzard, Booted
Hawk Eagle and the White-Crested Khalij Pheasant. Among the night birds are
Spotted Owlet, Fish Owls, Jungle Nightjar, the Franklin's Nightjar, the Stone
Curlew and the Great Stone Plover.
Angling and fishing is generally allowed in the Ramganga
and Kosi rivers outside the boundaries of the park. Remember to obtain the
required permit for this from the Project Tiger office in Ramnagar and if you
get lucky you just carry your prize catch – a mahaseer or a catfish.
Rafting enthusiasts visit Corbett during the monsoon, when the park is closed
but the Kosi river is overflowing with water. Most resorts also organize rafting
activities, as well as river crossing, rappelling and rock climbing.
Kaladhungi Museum: Located 34 kms from Ramnagar, Jim Corbett’s
bungalow is today a museum, showcasing his fine collection of rifle cases, hats,
fishing nets, photographs and letters. In the garden of this house are the
graves of his two dogs.
Also, visit the Corbett Waterfall, which gushes down 20 ft and is located just 3