Location: 115-km From Nainital, Uttaranchal Nearest Access: Ramnagar Wildlife Attractions: Tigers, Leopards, Crocodiles Coverage Area: 1,200-sq-kms Positioned in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, Corbett National Park spread over 1,200 sq kms, attracts a lot of tourists round the year. This place plays host to a wide variety of flora and wildlife. In particular, Corbett National Park is renowned for its population of Leopards, Tigers and Elephants. Established in the year of 1936, by the name of Hailey National Park, Corbett National Park has the distinction of being India's foremost national park as well as the first sanctuary to be taken under the tutelage of Project Tiger. As Corbett maintains a diverse range of vegetation, this has become the perfect habitat for its Tigers and their preys. If you want to have a look at the flora and fauna of this place conveniently, Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park is your best bet. The best time to visit Corbett is during the period of November 15 to June 15. This park stays closed from June 16 to November 14 as monsoon showers flood the river beds, in addition to cutting down of the brittle road links. Corbett National Park is easily accessible via air, rail and road. Domestic air-travelers can use the nearest airport of Phoolbagh, Pantnagar, 50 kms from here. Tourists coming by train may get down at Ramnagar, which is on the broad gauge track.
From Ramnagar, you may take the road route to Corbett. However, for faster travel, it is advisable to change at Moradabad. People can reach the park easily via road too, as the place is quite well linked to the neighboring areas, as well as to other parts of the country. Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park will enthrall you by giving you a chance to view the animals in their natural habitat. You may take jeeps on rent from the Tourist Lodge of KMVN, from Ramnagar or from other travel agencies. You may chance upon a wide range of fauna like the Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat, Sloth Bear, Crocodile, Goat Antelopes, Rhesus Monkeys and Langurs, to mention a few. Though tiger-sightings are few, you may get a glimpse of the beast if your stars favor you. Otherwise, you have to stay contented by seeing only the fresh pug marks. The Jeep Safari will enable you to have a quick look at a section of the wide range of 50 species of mammals, 110 species of trees, 25 species of reptiles and 580 species of birds, housed in this park.
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