INTRODUCTION Situated At The Foothills Of The Himalayas In The Newly Created State Of Uttarakhand One Of The Nine Tiger Reserves Created At The Launch Of The Project Tiger In 1973. Haven For Wildlife Lovers In India. One Of Indias Most Beautiful Wildlife Areas Has A Tiger Population Of Around 160, In 1991 The Area Of The
HISTORY Creating a game reserve there in 1907. Established a reserve area known as Hailey National Park in 1936. The preserve was renamed in 1954–55 as Ramganga National Park. Again renamed in 1955– 56 as Corbett National Park.
GEOGROPHY located between 29°25 to 29°39N latitude and 78°44 to 79°07E longitude. Cover the Patli Dun valley formed by the Ramganga river. present area of the Reserve is 1,318.54 square kilometres Including 520 square kilometres of core area and 797.72 square kilometres of buffer area. The core area forms the Jim Corbett National Park while the buffer contains reserve forests (496.54 square kilometres as well as the Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary (301.18 square kilometres . The reserve, located partly along a valley between the Lesser Himalaya in the north
1. Dhikala: The place is a well known tourist destination in Jim Corbett National Park. Situated at the border of the extensive Patli Dun valley from where the Ramganga flows in numerous channels, it offers outstanding view of the valley, with the Kanda. 2. Garjia Temple: Garjia Temple is situated 14 kms away from Ramnagar, on the way to Ranikhet. There is a huge rock in the middle of river Kosi, which has been named Garjia Devi after the deity. Thousands of devotees from across the globe come to visit the temple.
3. Corbett Water Falls: Corbett Water Falls are situated 25 kms away from Ramnagar. The place is popular among tourists for not only the water fall but also for the tweeting of birds in the background. 4. Bijrani: Bijrani was established by the then ruling British govt. as a shooting block. The place was much more popular during the British period for offering quality hunting
5. Jhirna: Jhirna is a rest house, which is situated inside the southern boundary of the Jim Corbett National park. The place is known as best habitat for the Royal Bengal Tiger. Additionally, other animals like Leopard, Deer, Sloth Bear and Wild Pig with various species of birds can also be seen here. 6. Corbett Wildlife Museum: At Corbett Wildlife Museum, you will find the life history of Mr. Jim Corbett, his belongings and some skeleton of various species of animals and birds. The Museum is established on the property bought by Jim Corbett in 1915.
CORBETT Museum is more meaningful and knowledgeable since one the Corbett MUSEUM can learn the importance of wildlife while roaming around the vast and majestic vicinity of the Corbett Reserve. the heritage museum one can surely imagine how majestic these man- eaters are and the close encounter of such species is really worthwhile. the museum beholds many attractive belongings of Jim Corbett including personal articles, paintings, sketches, manuscripts and last hunt of its own. The whole museum has glorifying attractions that catch attentions of all the tourists. It is the place where the animal lovers can also make some good purchase of handmade rural items and handicraft items that reflect the images of tiger and other wild animals. The best time to visit this museum is during the months of January and March. the Corbett museum remains open throughout the year and closed only in Holi. The timings for visiting this museum is between 7.00 A.M. to 6 P.M.
FLORA A total of 488 different species of plants have been recorded in the park. Tree density inside the reserve is higher in the areas of Sal forests and lowest in the Anogeissus-Acacia catechu forests. Total tree basal cover is greater in Sal dominated areas of woody vegetation. Healthy regeneration in sapling and seedling layers is occurring in the Mallotus philippensis, Jamun and Diospyros tomentosa communities, but in the Sal forests the regeneration of sapling and seedling is poor.
FAUNA Over 585 species of resident and migratory birds have been categorized, including the crested serpent eagle, blossom-headed parakeet and the red junglefowl — ancestor of all domestic fowl. 33 species of reptiles, seven species of amphibians, seven species of fish and 37 species of dragonflies have also been recorded. Bengal tigers, although plentiful, are not easily spotted due to the abundance of camouflage in the reserve
By Air: As the national park does not have any airstrip or helipad, the tourists have to rely on Phoolbagh airport in Pantnagar. The airport is 50 kms away from the Corbett Park. From there you can get taxi and other vehicles to visit Jim Corbett National Park. At Phoolbagh, you can take flights to travel to major cities of India. By Rail: The railway station in closer proximity to Jim Corbett National Park is Ramnagar. This is only 12 kms away from the Corbett Park. The only train plies between Delhi and Ramnagar is Ranikhet Express. By Road: Jim Corbett National Park is around 300 kms away from Delhi. To visit the place tourists can follow the route of Delhi to Hapur-Murababad-Ramnagar. If you are going through road, then you have to take left around 7 kms ahead of Muradabad. Maximum visitors to Jim Corbett National Park
ACCOMMODATION Mapple Leisure Resort Village Sawaldey Ramnagar, Near JimCorbett National Park, 244715 Rāmnagar Spread over 7 acres of beautiful gardens, Mapple Resort is located in Corbett - an area known for its tigers. Recreational facilities include a safari tour desk and an outdoor pool. Mapple Leisure Resort is just 1.4 km from Corbett Tiger Reserve. The most accessible airport from the resort, Dehradun Airport, is 127 km away. The Corbett Hideaway Zero Garjia Dhikuli, 244715 Rāmnagar Situated in Nainital Town, this wildlife resort boasts an outdoor pool and a spa. Offering 4 dining options, it features cottage- styled rooms with stone floors and landscaped garden views. The Corbett Hideaway is 10 km from Ramnagar Railway Station and 45 km from Pantnagar Airpor.
ANCILLARY SREVICES Follow the rules Wear clothes in shades of brown and green as they are less disturbing to the environment Avoid wearing perfumes and do not smoke in restricted areas. Animals are extremely weary of the human voice. Don’t make noise, don’t play music and please don’t honk car horn. Carry Personal medication and insect repellent Carry Binoculars, Cameras, film rolls and Flashlight along with books and other reading material Don’t leave behind any litter and plastic bags are big hazards for animals Comfortable walking shoes are appropriate than the fashionable ones For winter travel heavy woolens are a must especially for open jeep safaris. Cottons are apt for summer months
AMENITIES Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park Jeep Safari is provided from the resort itself in 4WD Petrol Gypsies. Leisure Hotels offers experience Guides along with every Safari. Elephant Safari in Corbett National Park This is a quiet and silent ride into the jungle sitting on the biggest ever tamed animal by humans, the Elephant. In this ride, we take you through the dense forest and thick bushes of the Corbett National park.
ACTIVITY Birding in Corbett National Park Corbett national park has a long list of birds in its Habitat, A visit to the Corbett National Park would surely be a rewarding experience for ornithologists as well as bird lovers. Best Time for Birding : November to March Fishing and Angling Corbett National Park offers one of the best location for Fishing and Angling lovers on Ramganga river, Spots Like Machula Bridge, Van ghat pools, and other beats along the world famous Ramganga River gives fishing and Angling lovers ample opportunity. Mighty fishes like Golden Mahasheer and Goonch / Cat Fish can be found on these spots along Ramganga river around Corbett National Park. Best time for angling:End of September till May Last.
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CONCLUSION Love with animal & Respect the wild animals and maintain a safe distance from them. Remember, you are in their home and they get first priority. Do not smoke or light campfires in the forest. Accidental fires can destroy this wonderful jungle in no time. Don’t get off your vehicle at any point in the Park except where it’s allowed. This is for your own safety and the safety of wildlife. The Park is not a zoo; so don’t expect to see wildlife everywhere. Corbett is breathtaking even in its scenery.