The Corbett National Park is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. The park covers an area of 521 square kilometers.
The nearest airport is Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km from Corbett. Delhi, which is 300 km, is the nearest international airport.
The nearest railway station is Ramnagar. Ramnagar is connected to Delhi and also to Lucknow. Ramnagar is 60 kilometers from Nainital via Kaladhungi.
It is most convenient to drive down to Corbett National Park. It takes about six hours from Delhi to cover the 295-km stretch through Gajraula, Moradabad, Kashipur and Ramnagar.There are regular buses too from Delhi and Lucknow to Ramnagar, the town nearest to Corbett National Park.
The swift and turbulent Ramganga river flows through the park. Corbett National Park has 110 varieties of trees, 51 species of shrubs and 33 kinds of grass and bamboo. Corbett has considerable number of tigers. Corbett National Park has 580 types of birds. The ferocious Gharial or marsh crocodile can also be found in Corbett National Park. The Ramganga river is rich in Mahaseer-a prized fish much sought after by anglers.
The best time to visit Corbett National Park is in the months beginning from November extending to May. However the park is closed from mid June to mid November.
Corbett National Park authorites expect the visitor to abide by the following rules:
- Carrying of Firearms in prohibited inside Corbett National Park
- No pets are to be taken inside the park
- Walking or Trekking inside the park is strictly prohibited.
- Cooking is not allowed inside Corbett National Park
Last Updated on : 30/09/2013