Get in touch with your wild side by visiting the Corbett National Park. Catch a glimpse of rare species of birds apart from tigers, leopards, jungle cats and large herds of elephants and other animals. Its proximity to Delhi and its prolific wildlife make Corbett a must-visit destination and added thrill is to stay within it at Dhikala and other forest rest houses. For bird watchers there are over 580 species and a chance to view reptiles such as turtles and ghariyal.
Clambering onto elephant is the most promising way of tracking tigers. It gets you panoramic views and is the safest way to spot a tiger. To spot a tiger you need to be lucky. But chances are you will hear one roar, see his pugmarks or even perhaps an abandoned half-eaten kill. Corbett also organizes fishing, rafting and safaris through the dense grasslands.
When to visit
The Park is open only from mid September to mid June. Use the Durgadevi gate for elephant safaris.Wildlife sightings is maximum between March and June.
Corbett the first national park and tiger reserve in India is located in the valley of the Ramganga River near the foothills of the Himalayas.
How to visit
Rail: Nearest railhead is at Ramnagar station
Nearest railhead is at Ramnagar station
It is 236 kms north-east of Delhi. Take NH24 to Moradabad via Hapur and Gajraula.State highway to the Amdanda, Dhangarhi and Garija gates of Corbett via Kashipur and Ramnagar.Approx drive time is 5.5 hours.