Corbett National Park

The park is located in Nainital district which forms an important part of Uttarakhand. It houses the Bengal tiger considered to be an endangered species in India. There are different types of plants and animals attracting the imagination of the tourists. People from foreign countries as well as India visit the park to soak in the richness of the wildlife. The Corbett national park is 4000 feet above the sea level and comprises of marshy depressions as well as riverine belts. The forest is dense and moist with mango pipal as well as haldu trees. According to wildlife conservationist, more than 100 tree species and 580 bird species populate the national park.


The park was indeed the property of Tehri Garhwal princely state. Initially, the forest was cut down because the kingdom wanted to keep the rohilla invaders at bay. Later on, the king of the Tehri Garhwal struck a contract with the East India Company to eliminate the Gorkhas from the forest who had settled down there. Later, the British officer made an effort to conserve the forest area for the crop cultivation. In 1868, the British government prohibited the raising of cattle in the forest. With the arrival of 1930s, the area was demarcated, however, it developed under the aegis of Jim Corbett who was a hunter but later on became a conservationist. In 1955, the forest was renamed as Ramganga National Park but later it reverted back to the original name to show the respect towards the man who played a very important role in its constitution. With the passage of time, the area of the forest has increased now it comprises the Kalagarh forest division. Project Tiger was launched by the government in 1974 from the Corbett national park. One can find the one horned rhinoceros along with the tiger as well as the Asian elephant.

How to Reach Corbett National Park from Delhi

Corbett National Park is one of the most popular abodes for the foreign as well as Indian travelers.

  • One can reach Pantnagar city by air which is 50 km away from the park. 
  • Similarly, trains also carry people to   Ramnagar city, a place quite near to the national park. It lies on the broad gauge of the North Eastern Railway. Ranikhet express provide seamless operation to the users through Delhi and Moradabad.
  • The Jim Corbett National Park is accessible by the road as well to the tourists. They can use Delhi Moradabad and Ramnagar route to arrive at the destination.


Weather at the National Park does not oscillate between extremes but ranges from 5 degrees in the winter to not above 40 degrees in the summer season. Rainfall is quite light but monsoon brings in its wake heavy rainfall.

Attractions in Corbett National Park

Dhikuli is considered the best alternative for the users because it is located near the Patli Dun valley. A rest house is built which dates back to the colonial era. Against the backdrop of the Kanda ridge, one can easily watch the amazing scenery from Dhikala.

The major attraction is Jeep safari which will take the people through the dense forest for the sighting of the king of the jungle, the Bengal tiger. From Ramnagar, one can rent the jeep and have a sneak preview of the park.

Trekking is a very important part of the activities that tourist might indulge in the park. People are not allowed to walk in the forest but they can do trekking under the jurisdiction of a guide. If the tour is conducted in the winter season, people should make proper arrangements for warm clothing.

Bird enthusiasts can visit the Kalagarh dam to watch the birds in their natural habitats. Its construction started in 1961 and it took 13 years to complete. Billed as one of the hydropower projects, the dam provides electricity to the nearby areas.

Corbett falls is one of the most important attractions in the area. One can reach the place from Ramnagar which is situated about 25 km away. It is encompassed by dense forests and amazing silence that captivates the imagination of the people.


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