Corbett National Park, India
Surprising that one of the 13 protected reserves captured by World Wildlife Fund belonged to formal part of the Princely State, part of which was given to the East India Company. Project Tiger in India has been one of the most highlighted wildlife protection initiatives. Related to this is Corbett National Park in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand in India.
Corbett National Park Trivia
Corbett National Park is one of the oldest national parks in India and is named after Jim Corbett who played a critical role in establishing the park. It is basically a protected area for the endangered Bengal Tigers, which is one of the main objectives of the Project Tiger.
Jim Corbett was a hunter who later became a wildlife conservationist. Jim knew the reserve area of the park very well and hence provided assistance in ensuring the animals were protected and it was during this time that hunting was not allowed in the area except for some timber cutting activities for domestic purposes. Soon after the establishment of the park, rule for prohibition of killing or capturing animals was passed.
Corbett National Park Attractions & Adventure Activities
Tourism in Corbett National Park is allowed only in selected areas, ensuring people are not deprived of seeing the beautiful landscape and the diverse wildlife of the national park. It is believed that this park is a paradise for wildlife lovers and adventure seekers.
The view of the national park is beautiful due to the park being partly located along the valley amongst the Lesser Himalayas in the north and the Shivaliks in the south. The national park is home to over 33 different species of reptiles, 585 species of birds, and different species of amphibians, fish & dragonflies. Other animals you can spot in the national park are crocodiles, leopards, elephants, sambas, hogs, langur, gorals, otters and many more. The main highlight of the park is the endangered Bengal tigers. Bengal tigers cannot be easily spotted since the park is camouflaged with a variety of shrubs.
Activities along River Kosi in Corbett National Park are river rafting, bridge slithering and river crossing.
Corbett National Park Hotels
If you want to really enjoy your jungle trip getting best accommodations at the park is key. There are luxury hotels/resorts like Infinity Resort, Corbett Leela Vilas, Solluna Resort and many more. You will also find many deluxe resorts, standard resorts, budget resorts, forest lodges and camps to choose from.
Corbett National Park Tours
Elephant Safaris, Jeep Safaris, Stay with Tigers Tour, Bird Watching Tour, Fishing and Angling Tour and Family Tours that include weekend tours of the national park for the kids are some of the tours offered by Corbett National Park.
How to get to Corbett National Park
Best time to visit Corbett National Park is between November and June; tourists will need a permit to enter the national park and the permits are issued at the entry gates. Nearest airport is in Phoolbagh, Pantnagar, which is about 50 kms from the national park and the nearest International Airport is in Delhi at about 300 kms from the national park. You could also drive to the national park from Ramnagar, which is 50 kms from the national park.