1936 as a National Park
Originally Names As:
Hailey National Park
Corbett National Park In 1957
A Tiger Reserve In 1973
Corbett National Park
was launched in 1973, is regarded as India's finest
and its major attractions are the Tiger, Indian
Elephant and Leopard.Corbett national park is drained by the
Ramganga river, the dam at Kalagarh forming a huge lake to the
west of the national park. The park is essentially a large low
range of hills runs through the middle of the national park,
roughly east to west. The forests are moist deciduous, with Sal as
the dominant tree.Chir Pine trees are to be found on the higher
ridges of the hills. On the low-lying areas riverine forests, with
Shisham and Khair trees, are intermixed with grasslands known
locally as 'Chaurs'.
Tiger(Corbett National Park):
The overage area of the park was 520-sq-kms in 1986, and a
proposed extension of 5
88-sq-kms is under consideration.
, which was set up with the help of the World
Wildlife Fund, was launched at Dhikala, in the
on April 1, 1973. This project was aimed at
saving the Indian tiger from extinction. Over 50 mammals, 580
birds and 25 reptile species have been listed in the
.The insect life is also astounding,
noticeably specially after the monsoons. But undoubtedly, the
jewel of the Corbett is the Indian tiger. It was estimated that in
1984, the tiger population was 90 in this national park.
was the former hunting preserve of the Maharaja of Rewa and at
present is a famous natural hub for White Tigers. White Tigers, in
human and cattle population in the beginning of the 20th century
led to the disturbance of this balance, and the first man-eaters
started appearing. Soon the numbers of these man-eaters increased
and Kumaon became famous.
became famous with his leopard
shooting exploits in this region. In his book "Temple
Tiger", he describes how he killed the Champawat Tiger and
the Panar Leopard, which had hunted 836 human beings in the first
decade of this century. However from 1930s onwards, the number of
tigers fell sharply with the increase in the number of hunters who
belonged to the Indian royals as well British sportsmen.
situation deteriorated rapidly and in 1971, the Indian government
banned the killing of tigers.
started and the Jim Corbett National Park was formed - the name
honoring the famous hunter of the past.
Wild Attractions(Corbett National Park):
The Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Dhole, Jackal, Yellow
Throated Martem, Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Grey Mongoose,
Common Otter, Porcupine, Clack-taped Hare are the other
attractions of this area. It is possible to see elephants all over
the park too. There are four species of deer residing over here.
These are the Chital, the well-known Spotted Deer, Para, Kakka,
and the Barking Deer. The Goat Antelopes are represented by the
is a lot for the bird watchers in this park. It has over 580
species of birds. Most of the water birds are migrant, and arrive
in winters. Some of these are the Greylag, Bar-headed Goose, Duck,
Grepe, Snipe, Sandpiper, Gull and wagtail. The residents include
Darters, Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, the black-necked Stork and
the spur winged Lapwings
which are residents of this area, are the Gharial, the rare Fish
eating, long - nosed Crocodile, and a few species of Turtles and
Tortoises. The Indian Python, Viper, Cobra, Krait and King Cobra
also inhabit the Corbett National Park.
Climate(Corbett National Park):
As with the rest of the country, there are three well-defined
seasons at the
Corbett National Park
. winter from
November to February, summer from March to June and the rainy
season the rest of the year.
info(Corbett National Park)
Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50
km is the nearest airport. Delhi at a distance of 300 km is the
nearest international airport.
is on the broad gauge track from where the road transport options
have to be availed to reach the park.
is 300 km from Delhi, 145 km from Lucknow and 51 km from Ramnagar.
The route from Delhi spans Hapur-Murababad-Ramnagar. The turn off
is some 7 km beyond Muradabad to the left, marked by a small
board. The route from Lucknow spans Bareilly. Kichha. Rudrapur.
3 Nights / 4 Days )