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Corbett National Park
Location : Uttaranchal
About Corbett National Park
Once a popular hunting ground of the
British, this 201 square mile park was named in honor of the late Jim
Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist turned author and photographer
who most of his years in this area and contributed in setting up the this
park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, Project Tiger was launched
in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first such
tiger reserves in the country.
Major Wildlife Attractions - Corbett
Some of the smaller residents of the park are Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Blacknaped Hare and Porcupine. Elephants are among one of the main attractions of Jim Corbett Park. Along the Ramganga River shores, one can spot the long-snouted, fish-eating Gharial Crocodile and the Mugger Crocodile. Also seen on the rocky hillsides is the Ghoral or Goat Antelopes. The Langur and Rhesus Monkeys are well distributed through out the park and warning the whole Jungle with alarm calls when they see either a Tiger or Leopard from tree-top perches.
Other Attractions in Corbett
Jeep Safari in Corbett :
Jeeps Safari, is the most convenient
way to travel within Corbett national park, and can be rented for the park
trips from Ramnagar, from the KMVN Tourist Lodge and other travel agencies
. One bus each day goes to Dikhala from Ramnagar, stopping at the Forest
Rest houses en route. Banking and other important tourist facilities are
available at Ramnagar and Lucknow.
How to get there
Rail : Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track from where the road transport options have to be availed to reach the park. For faster trains and connections to other parts change at Moradabad.
Road : Dhikala is 300-kms
from Delhi, 145-kms from Lucknow and 51-kms from Ramnagar. The route from
Delhi spans Hapur-Murababad-Ramnagar. The turn off is some 7-kms beyond
Muradabad to the left, marked by a small board. The route from Lucknow
spans BareillyKichhaRudrapurDorahaKashipur. Ramnagar is served by
frequent buses to and from Nainital and Ranikhet, 112-kms north. Buses
arrive every half hour or so after the eight hour trip from Delhi; Delhi
Transport corporation run a semi deluxe service and most of the
alternatives are pretty basic.
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