Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttranchal (India), Corbett National Park was the 1st national park to be set up in India. It was established in 1935 and christened as Hailey National Park. Sir William Malcolm Hailey was the governor of the provinces under which the park area fell. He was a passionate environmentalist who worked selfless to get the park going on to its illustrious journey.
In the year 1957 the park was renamed as Corbett National Park in memory of the late Jim Corbett. The life of Jim Corbett can be aptly described as of a hunter who turned into one of the best conservationist and protector of the wild. The covered area is 1200 sq Km which comprises of hill areas, ravines, plateaus, marshlands and the lower areas are densely forested. The glorious Ramganga River flows all the way through the park, providing much needed substance to the wild animals.
It is famous for its population of Tigers, Elephants, Leopards, wild boar, Chital, Sambar, Sloth Bear in the lower hills, Himalayan Black Bear in the higher hills, nocturnal cats like Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat and Fishing Cat are also found here. The Dole or Wild Dog and Jackal are also found in the park. The long- snouted Gharial Crocodile and the Mugger Crocodile can be found on the shores of the Ramganga River.
Some other smaller species found in the park are, Blacknaped Hare, Porcupine, Mongoose, 580 species of birds.
The best time to visit the park is from 15 November till 15 June. The park remains closed from 16 June till 14 November as the heavy rains make it impossible to plot a course through the park.
The nearest airport is Phoolbagh in Pantnagar. The distance from Ramnagar is approximately 50-Kms. The nearest international airport is in Delhi which is at a approximate distance of 300-Kms.
If you are traveling from Delhi, your route would be like, Delhi > Ghaziabad > Hapur Road > Muradabad By-Pass > Turn Left as soon as you come down from the toll road > Kashipur > Ramnagar > Dhikala.
So Guys, if you are heading for Corbett then I can assure you that you are in for a time of your life. Ever moment spent here would be special with loads of memories sure to tag along with you for the rest of your life. Feel free to CONTACT ME if you require any assistance what so ever.
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