Walk In The Wild:
The park has always been noted for its tigers that are spoted quite
often, are one of the prime attrcations for the tourists. The park has a
magnificent blend of green flora that include a diverse variety of
trees, shrubs, bamboos and grasses. Apart from the greens Corbett
National park is home to a long list of wildlife that comprises of 50
mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The entire spectrum
of animals that this park inhabits include elephants, Himalayan black
bear in the higher elevations, sloth bear, varieties of lesser known
cats, dhole -the wild dog. If you happen to be passing by the lake then
one can spot crocodiles, gharials, tortoises and pythons. Elephants are
now permanent inhabitants following the building of the dam & the
inundation of their old trekking routes.
Corbett park also has a spectacular bird
diversity to offer its visitors. The park, has over 600 species of
birds, including the pied kingfisher, crested serpent eagle, fishing
eagle and Himalayan grey headed fishing eagle.
Dhikala is the park centre and
for the convenience of the tourist it offers accomodation. There are
forest rest houses dotted around but these are suitable only if the
visitors possess their own transport. Elephant rides are available at
low cost from Dhikala & this is the best way to seee the jungle and
This park is only open from 15th November to 15th June. For an
overnight stay inside the park a permit must be obtained at Ramnagar,
this permit allows for a maximum stay of three days. If the park is too
busy no permits will be issued.
You can enjoy the elephant ride and explore the park. From Dhikala
elephant safaris are organized twice a day. There is a watch tower and
observation posts at Dhikala for wildlife watching, binoculars are very
Summer begins in March-April, with a minimum of 9 and maximum of 40
degrees; May-June gets hotter at 21-45 degrees. Winter is November -
February at 4-26 degrees.
Wheels To Jim Corbett Park:
» By Air:
Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km is
the nearest airport. Delhi
at a distance of 300 km is the nearest international airport.
» By Rail:
Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track from where
the road transport options have to be availed to reach the park.
» By Road:
Dhikala is 300 km from Delhi, 145 km from
Lucknow and 51 km from Ramnagar.