- || Corbett National Park ||-
in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Corbett National Park extends over an
area of 520.82sq.km. Varied topography and vegetation gives Corbett a rich diversity
in habitats and natural beauty. Flat valleys are interspersed with hilly ridges
and the Park's rolling grasslands known as the Chaurs provide visitors with
an excellent view of its inhabitants. The magnificent Ramganga River flows through
the entire length of the Park and little forest streams tumble through the ravines.
While dense stands of sal cloak the higher ridges, mixed deciduous forests are
found throughout the Park and over 110 varieties of trees, 51 species of shrubs
and over 33 kinds of bamboos and grasses are seen here.
Corbett has the highest density of tiger in the Country - approximately one
every 5 sq.km. and it was here that the prestigious "Project Tiger"
was launched in 1973. Four of deer - hog deer, samber, chital and barking deer
and other prey like the wild boar, support the predator.
Besides the tiger, Corbett is a haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and
25 reptile species. The Park has elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the
higher elevations, sloth bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole -the wild dog
and an entire spectrum of colourful birds including water birds, pheasants,
jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill.
Basking along the banks of the Ramganga are the slender snouted gharial and
the mugger or marsh crocodile. The river is rich in the magnificent mahaseer
- a fine sporting fish prized by anglers, though angling is not permitted inside
the National Park. Excellent facilities for staying and viewing wildlife make
Corbett one of the finest reserves in India.
General Information :
Best Time to Visit :
Nearest Town :
Ramnagar (51 Km)
How to Get Here :
Air: Pantnagar (110 Km)
Rail: Ramnagar (51 km).
Corbett National Park, Wildlife Natinal
Park Reservation Form