Corbett National Park
Corbett National Park at the foothills of the Himalayas was established in 1936 as the Hailey National Park, India's first National Park and the first to come under Project Tiger. Later, it was renamed the Corbett National Park in honour of the legendary Jim Corbett, a woodsman par excellence who spent many years in this area. His book "The Man Eaters of Kumaon" makes a fascinating, if chilling, companion in the jungle!
Location: Ramnagar, Uttaranchal. 235 km from Delhi.
Prominent fauna: Elephants, tigers, leopards, crocodiles, wild boar, hog deer, spotted deer and a wide variety of birds.
Best time to visit: November to June.
Minimum stay recommended: 03 nights
Destination Guide: Spread over 520 square kilometres, Corbett is characterised by dense forest interspersed with broad open grasslands (called "chaurs" ). The Ramganga river winds its sinuous way through the sanctuary- ideal country for the tiger and its natural prey. The best way to see the jungle is on elephant back- the ultimate 4-wheel drive vehicle! You can also hire a jeep and a naturalist to take you around tracking the wildlife.
Corbett National Park is famous for its wealth of flora and fauna. The park has more than 51 different kinds of shrubs, more than 30 kinds of bamboos and over 110 different species of trees. Further, there are more than 25 species of reptiles and over 50 varieties of mammal species. Not to mention 585 kinds of birds! Being at the foothills of the Himalayas, a number of migratory birds descend here from colder climes. Another major attraction here is the aquatic reptiles; different kinds of crocodiles can be spotted here.
Accommodation: There are many options here, ranging from the basic government-run Dhikala Forest Lodge in the core zone of the forest to the mid-range Ramganga Resort, to the more luxurious Infinity Resort. Contact us to find out what would best suit your needs.
Note: You can combine this tour with a trip through Uttaranchal. The lake towns of Sattal, Bhimtal and Naukuchiyatal are truly magical. The temple town of Jageshwar is a place with an amazing energy. The foothills of the Himalayas are frankly among the most beautiful places in the country. Write to us for more on this.
Prices start from 450$ per person on twin sharing basis
Booking & Cancellation Policy
- Meet and assist at arrival and departure
- 03 nights' accommodation with breakfast and taxes
- 02 safaris into the jungle
- Intercity travel by private a/c car with driver, fuel, tolls and taxes to and from Delhi
- Meals other than breakfast
- Additional jungle safaris
- Personal expenses like telephone calls, laundry, beverages, etc
- Entrances and camera fees at the park and monuments
- Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides and hotel staff
- Government Service Tax @ 4.5%