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Corbett National Park

Leopard - Corbett National ParkNamed after the fearless hunter Jim Corbett, Corbett National Park is famous for its myriad fauna and flora. Blessed with a varied climate, it sustains a huge collection of leopards, tigers, elephants etc.Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas, the park is major attraction for nature lovers. Flat valleys interpersed with ridges, and little forest streams tumbling through the ravines, add to the beauty and music at Corbett Park.

Nurtured by Ram nagar river and rolling grasslands known as chaurs, the wild species at Corbett seem to have no worries of existence.

Amidst the varied topography, teems wildlife of splendid beauty that include wild cats, langurs, jackals, foxes, reptiles, birds etc. Project Tiger, that most ambitious of conservation projects aimed at saving the Indian 'panther tigress' was inaugurated here on April 1st, 1973.

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Wildlife Attractions in Corbett

The national park shelters a number of animal and bird species in India. While on a trip to Corbett, you can watch four kinds of deer, Bengal tiger, wild boar, sloth bear etc. You can also spot nocturnal cats including Jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat; these cats can be mostly seen in the hilly areas of the park. Moving towards the southern area of the Corbett National Park, you can see wild dog and jackal. Get to the banks of the Ramganga River and you'll be able to watch fish-eating gharial crocodile and magar crocodile.

Smaller inmates of the Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary include Himalayan palm civet, Indian gray mongoose, common otter, blacknaped hare and porcupine. Elephants are surely a big attraction for wildlife lovers in the park. To whichever part of the Corbett Park you are headed, you'll see a good number of langurs and rhesus monkeys.

Wildlife Safaris in Corbett

A number of wildlife safaris are available for you in Corbett. Jeep safari and elephant safari are famous wildlife safaris in the national park. If you are interested in tracking the tiger, you should go for elephant safari. However, jeep safari is the best option to explore the park from safe confines.

How to reach Corbett National Park

The park is connected to other places by air, rail and road. The nearest airport to Corbett National Park is Phoolbagh, Pantnagar which is at a distance of 50 km. The nearest international airport is at Delhi which is at a distance of 300 km from Corbett. The nearest railway station is at Ram nagar from where road transport options have to be availed to reach the park. Dhikala is 300 km from Delhi, 145 km from Lucknow and 51 km from Ram nagar. The route from Delhi spans Hapur-Murababad-Ram nagar. The turn off is some 7 km beyond Murababad to the left, marked by a small board. The route from Lucknow spans Bareilly-Kichha-Rudrapur-Doraha-Kashipur.

Accommodation in Corbett

During your wildlife trip to Corbett, you need not worry about your accommodation in the least. You have a wide range of jungle lodges in Corbett to choose from. Some preferred options are as follows.
» Nature Heritage Resort
» Corbett Hideaway
» Infinity Resort
» Corbett Riverview Retreat
» Corbett Ramganga Resort
» Corbett Riverside Resort
» Solluna Resort
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