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Bijrani gate

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Jim Corbett National Park

Rahul Shaw
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Dhikala GTe

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Jim Corbett National Park

Rahul Shaw
3rd Apr 17

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Reasons to go to Corbett

1Into The Wild At Corbett
Into The Wild At Corbett

Stay in the resort amidst the jungle. The only person finding you is you. Search for black bears, tigers, etc. Stay at the Corbett Leela Vilas at Corbet.

The wildlife safaris conducted here are very popular. HolidayIQ Traveller Nirmal Singh says, “The ambiance of the resort was very refreshing with lush greenery around, making it a wonderful place to relax away from the city.”

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2Land of much folklore, Corbett
Land of much folklore, Corbett

Named after the legendary Jim Corbett, This collage of landscapes is a treat for the wildlife enthusiast. Grasslands engage large herbivores in their daily feeding rituals, dense woodlands are a sanctuary for the breeding wildlife. The river Kosi adds to the vibrancy of the place. With around 170 tigers, Corbett is an excellent place to see tigers in their natural habitat.

Milind Kumar tells HolidayIQ, “The Corbett National Park is really thrilling and adventurous. The open gypsy safari was really adventurous. We could see huge number of spotted deer. We met a group of seven wild elephants and a huge tusker. It was from a distance of about 50 feet. The unforgettable experience was with a tigress when she crossed the road at a distance of 8 feet from our open gypsy. “

Milind also suggests a visit to the Corbett Museum, "the museum is good with the inputs on the flora and fauna of the Corbett National Park and its history." Mohit adds, "Children can enjoy themselves tremendously. Do visit it."

Best way to reach Corbett: 

The closest domestic airport is at Phoolbagh, Pantnagar 50 km away. New Delhi airport, 260 km away, is the closest well-connected international airport. 

The nearest railhead is 66km away at Kathgodam. 

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3Wildlife Photography At Corbett
Wildlife Photography At Corbett

“In search of the tiger, you must take lots of pictures at Corbett. One of the best national parks in India,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Tamana.

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4To catch sight of bird life near River Kosi
To catch sight of bird life near River Kosi

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pratham Tyagi shares, “The River Kosi has a charm of its own and attracts birds to its lap. One can often practice Yoga or enjoy a lazy family time on banks of the river. A hardcore wildlife person can indulge in Dhikala gate where booking opens 45 days prior to stay.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Tanvi Gupta says, “The travel in the jeep, through the rough roads, spotting birds was awesome...There were some cool spots in between for clicking amazing pictures.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Deep Kalaria adds, “Best National Park in India; It's the best and biggest National Park in India with a variety of ...birds...You can also enjoy camping.”

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5For an experience of staying overnight in the reserve forest to spot tigers, in case you don't spot them in the day
For an experience of staying overnight in the reserve forest to spot tigers, in case you don't spot them in the day

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sumit Pilankar adds “Jungle is well-conserved. There are many different ranges in the jungle. We had been to Jhirna as that was the only one open at that time. I have heard that Bijrani and Dhikala (mid to core jungle) are better. Dhikala even has night stay available, which makes chances of tiger spotting even better.. Anyways its dependent on your luck, if luck favors you may even end up spotting the tiger in the reserve forest near your hotel while just being on a trail.”

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Reviews (146)

Rameez Khan

Rameez Khan3.9/5

3 reviews

The View is Lovely but sighting an animal other than deer is rare

So, we left our resort, Corbett Machaan resort at 6:25 AM and reached the main entry point of Jim Corbett National Park at around 7:05. The weather turned from pleasant to rainy and we thought we won't be able to see any animal today. After a while, nothing happened but I guess as the animals has better sixth sense, they never showed up for our swagat in their jungle. We spotted a group of peacock, around 8-9, then couple of deer at different points but didn't get the chance to see any big animal. We missed a tiger by 1 minute, another group in some other jeep who happened to spot one informed us later. No tiger, no elephant. But we did certainly get the feeling of driving in the jungle. And clicked some awesome pictures.
I hope you have a better luck in spotting a tiger or a leopard or even a wild elephant would be great.

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  • The View is Lovely but sighting an animal other than deer is rare
  • The View is Lovely but sighting an animal other than deer is rare
  • The View is Lovely but sighting an animal other than deer is rare
  • The View is Lovely but sighting an animal other than deer is rare
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Radhika Gupta

Radhika Gupta4.6/5

6 reviews

Nice

From journey to he stay at TGT was good. However took a cab back from Corbett to Chandigarh. A wonderful relaxing stay with friends. Did a lot of different activities there and get to see a tiger or glimpse may be. Would definitely come back here. Particularly enjoyed the bar.

Recommended Duration in Corbett

Number of days to spend in Corbett as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

3.03%

2 days

27.27%

3 days

51.52%

4 days

6.06%

5+ days

12.12%

Corbett Overview

Located in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, Corbett National Park acts as a protected area for Bengal tigers of India, which are a critically endangered species. Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. The standard altitude of this national park ranges from 360 m to 1,040 m. It is home to around 50 species of trees, 580 bird species and 50 species of animals along with 25 reptile species.

Sprawled across an area of 1,308.58 square km, the region includes 520 sq km of dense core area while the buffer area spreads across 797.72 sq km. The dense core area of the reserve forms the Jim Corbett National Park. This national park comprises 512.8 sq km of area, which covers riverine belts, hills, marshy depressions, lakes, streams and grasslands.

History of Corbett

Named after the hunter and conservationist James E Corbett, Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. Jim Corbett played a key role in the establishment of the reserve.

Formerly, some of the areas of this park were part of the princely state of Tehri Garhwal. In order to make the area less vulnerable for Rohilla invaders, the forests located within the region were cleared. However, a part of this region was ceded to the East India Company by the Raja of Tehri. This was done by him so as to return favours to the East India Company as it had assisted the Raja of Tehri in ousting gurkhas from his land.

A tribe of the Terai, which was known as the Bokas, settled on this land and began cultivation. However, in the 1860s, with the advent of British rule, this tribe was evicted from the land. After this, the control of the land was passed on to the hands of the British Forest Department. The department, after gaining control over the land, prohibited cultivation along with operation of cattle stations of this land.

In 1907, the British administration focussed on the possibility of establishing a game reserve on this land. As a result of this consideration, in 1936, a reserve area known as Hailey National Park was established which sprawls across an area of 323.75 sq km. However, this preserve was renamed as Ramganga National Park in 1954-55, which was later renamed again in 1955-56 as Corbett National Park.

In 1974, Jim Corbett National Park was chosen as the location for Project Tiger. At present, this national park is among the 13 protected areas, which is covered under the Terai Arc Landscape Programme by the World Wildlife Fund.

This park does not authorise hunting, however it permits timber cutting for domestic purposes. Later, rules were passed, which prohibited killing and capturing of reptiles, mammals and birds.

The best time to visit Corbett National Park is from November 15 to June 15. The park remains closed for the rest of the year as its roads are washed out during monsoons. However, the buffer zones Jhirna and Sitabani are open throughout the year.

Things to do in CorbettJeep safaris are conducted at 6 am and 2.30 in the afternoon. Safaris can be booked and tickets can be bought by tourists at Ramnagar, the headquarters of the Corbett Tiger Reserve. Elephant safaris are also conducted inside the park, which start from Dhikala near the Patli Dun Valley. Local guesthouses in Corbett have canteens that serve simple food. Books on the tiger and souvenirs can be bought at the canteen in Bijrani range forest. Tourists and adventure enthusiasts can also try out various budget packages for trip to Corbett.

Travelling to CorbettTo reach Corbett, Ramnagar is the gateway. at 51 km away from the national park. The best way to reach Ramnagar is through Delhi. Although the nearest airport to the destination is in Patnagar, 50 km away, Delhi is the closest international airport. Ramnagar railway station is connected to Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi and other nearby towns. Tourists can also take a bus from Nainital or Delhi to reach the destination. The town’s bus station is located near the railway station. National Highway 121 connects Ramnagar to other cities.

Travel Tips for CorbettTourists need to keep a few do’s and don’ts in mind before exploring Corbett. Walking or trekking inside the national park, smoking, plucking flowers or plants and talking loudly is strictly prohibited. Wearing bright-coloured clothes should be avoided.
Accommodation options in CorbettHotels in Corbett range from budget hotels and adventure camps to mountain and jungle resorts. Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations.

Photos of Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett

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Arnav Mathur

Corbett Safari
Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett

Photo by

Arnav Mathur

The road less taken
Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett

Photo by

Arnav Mathur

Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett
Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett

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Ritu Parna

Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett

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