Jim Corbett National Park

Facts & Figures

Area: 1288sq km
Altitude: 400-1200m above sea level
Temperature Range: 38°C - 2.1°C
Best time to visit: nov-april


Corbett National Park

Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time. Tourism is allowed in selected areas of Corbett Tiger Reserve so that people get an opportunity to see its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living here. In recent years the number of people coming here has increased dramatically. Presently, every season more than 70,000 visitors come to the park from India and abroad..
Flora in Corbett National Park:

The different habitat types of Corbett Park i.e. mountains, Sal forests, chaurs (grasslands), khair-sissoo forests, and rivers have their distinct assemblage of plants. More than 600 species of birds, trees, shrubs, herbs, bamboos, grasses, climbers and ferns have been identified in the Corbett Park. The most visible trees found in Corbett Park are Sal, Sissoo and Khair. Many other species that contribute to the diversity are found scattered throughout the Corbett park. Chir Pine is the only conifer of the Park and is found on ridge-tops. The upper reaches near Kanda ridge have Oak growing, which is essentially a Himalayan species. Other major tree species seen in and around Corbett park are Bel, Kusum, Mahua, Bakli.
Fauna of Corbett National Park

The Mammals: In this category fall the Monkeys, the Predators, Elephants, Antelopes and Deer, and Wild Pig. Apart from the Royal Bengal Tiger or Indian Tiger, the other notable mammals in the Corbett National Park are Rhesus Macaques, Langurs, Leopards, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat, the Dhole (Wild dog), Jackals, Red Fox, Sloth Bear and Black Bear. The small mammals in the park constitute of Marten, Otters, Indian Civet, Mongoose, Black-napped Hare (Khargosh), Palm Squirrel, Indian Porcupine and the Long-eared Hedgehog Musk-rat. In addition, about 8 kinds of bats have also been identified, which include the Flying Fox and the Indian Pangolin. The Corbett National Park also shelters a significant population of wild elephants, numbering about 200-300.

The Corbett National Park also has a significant population of antelopes and deer. The four species of deer found in the park include Chital (the well-known Spotted Deer), the Para (hog deer), the Sambar (the largest Asiatic deer) and the Muntjac (barking deer), also called kakkar. The antelopes found in the Corbett National Park include the Nilgai and the Goat-antelopes. The park also shelters a significant population of omnivorous Wild Pigs and Wild Boars.

The Birds: The Corbett National Park is home to about 600 species of birds, one of the richest in India. Some of the most prominent birds found in the Corbett National Park are Cormorants, the Darter, the Grey Heron, Egrets, the Cattle Egret, the White-necked and Black-necked Storks, the Spotbill, the Large Pied Wagtail, White-capped Redstart, the Great Crested Grebe, Graylag Geese, White Storks, Black Storks, Sandpipers, Snipe, the Great Black-headed Gull, Ducks, Green Pigeons, Parakeets, Cuckoos, Hornbills, Barbets, Woodpeckers, Orioles, Drongos, Pies, Babblers and Thrushes, Mynas, Bulbuls, Warblers, Tailor Bird, Robins, Chats, Redstarts, Bayas, Finches, Indian Alpine Swift, Crested Swifts, the Dusky Crag Martin, Striated (or Red-rumpled) Swallows, the Indian Cliff Shallow, and the Wire-tailed Swallow.

The Reptiles: The Ramganga River and the lake inside the Corbett National Park support a variety of reptile population. The park provides an ideal habitat for both the Gharial (Fish-eating Crocodile) and the Muggar (Marsh Crocodile). Among the important reptiles found in the Corbett National Park are the Indian Python, Viper, the King Cobra, Krait, Cat Snake, the Wolf Snake, Common Monitors, Lizards, Tortoises, Turtles to name a few.



Access From Airport

Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km is the nearest airport. Delhi at a distance of 300 km is the nearest international airport

Access From Railways

Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track from where the road transport options have to be availed to reach the park.

Access From Roadways

Dhikala is 300 km from Delhi, 403 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. Doraha. Kashipur.