India's first and finest park spread over 520 sq. kms. along the banks of the Ramganga river, just 300 kms. northeast of Delhi in the foothills of the Himalayas is the Corbett National Park.
110 Spices of trees, 51 species of shrubs and over 33 species of bamboo are found here. There are three distinct seasons in Corbett, Cold Nov. to feb., Hot- March to June, Rainy- July to Oct. Over 50 mammal, 580bird and 25 reptile species have been listed in the Corbett. Also astounding is the insect life here. Corbett is a known haven for tigers, largely owing to the success of WWF funded project-tiger that was launched on 1st April 1973. Other animals which add to its attraction are : Leopard, Leopard cat, Jungle cat, Fishing cat, Himalayan black Bear, Dhole, Yellow-Throated Morten, Elephant, Porcupine, Chital, Barking deer etc. Some of the birds commonly seen here are osprey, crested serpent Eagle, Black winged kite, Shikra, Pallas's fishing eagle, spotted eagle, Minivets, shrikes, Babblers etc.
The Gharials, descendants of the prehistoric reptilies, have made the park their home. The Indian python, viper, cobra, krait and king cobra, the largest of the poisonous snakes, also inhabit Corbett, as monitors and other lesser lizards.
General Information :
Area : 520.8sq.km.
Altitude : Between 400mt and 1,100mt.
Temperature : Summer : 46°C 19°C & Winter : 25°C 4°C
Main entry point : Dhangarhi, Main Tourist Centre & Dhikala.
Tourist season : Nov. 15 to June15
Air : Nearest airport is Pantnagar,133kms.
Rail : Nearest railhead is Ramnagar, 50kms. from Dhikala.
Road : Dhikala is connected by a road to Dhikala- Ramnagar and from there to other parts of the state. Other centers within the park are connected by fair-weather tracks. From Dhikala : Delhi is 290kms. Lucknow 503kms.; Ranikhet 114kms.
Local Transport : Coaches and jeeps can be hired from the National Park office at Ramnagar. Elephants are available for wildlife viewing at Dhikala, khinanauli and Bijrani. Elephant rides conducted every morning and evening.
2 Night and3 Days:- ( Corbett National Park )
Day 1 : Dep. from Delhi to Haridwar Arr. Haridwar at On Arrival, check in Hotel After Fresh up, Haridwar Local Site Seeing At evening visit for Ganga Aarti Dinner & Night Halt at Hotel.
Day 2 : After early Breakfast, drive to Corbett National Park, Ramnagar. Check in Hotel, Ramnagar. After Lunch, visit Corbett Park. Dinner & Night Halt at Hotel.
Day 3 : After Breakfast, drive to Jungle Safari with Packed Lunch At 1.00 PM, drive back to Rishikesh Dep. from Rishikesh.