Corbett National Park
Named after one of the best tiger hunter and even more famous naturalist, Jim Corbett, the park is one of the favorite tourist spots of people from all over India and even to people from across the world. Located at the foothills of the Himalayas, this wonderful sanctuary is home to some exotic variety of ferocious cats like the tiger and the leopard. Today tourism in the area is so developed that almost seventy thousand visitors come here annually. Since it is located in the foothills of the Himalayas you can expect the temperature to be chilling cold in the winter. Nevertheless the beauty of Corbett National Park draws thousands of visitors from all over the world.
Corbett National Park has a good bio-diversity. In a riverine topography comprising of plateaus and temporary marshy landscape, the park is home to 110 species of trees. Amazingly it has about 50 species of mammals and 580 bird species. There are also 25 reptile species that live here. More than just being an area full of different type of bio-diversity, Corbett National Park offers excellent travel destinations to tourists who have a liking for the big games and is disposed to trekking.
Among some of the very special attractions of Corbett National Park, Ramnagar is a very popular place. This is famous for it fishing past-time. People come here from far off places to try their skills at fishing in the troubled water. There is, however, one thing that you should keep in mind. Take the permission for fishing from the Project Tiger office at Ramnagar. Watching wild animals is also a very good way of spending the day and you surely will have the opportunity to see some of the most exotic animals in the wild. Jeep Safari is a very convenient way of touring the Corbett National Park. You can cover a lot of distance in this way.
Corbett National Park remains open from November 15 to June 15. In the monsoon however the park remains closed because the rivers flood the adjoining areas. Corbett National Park is not very difficult to access. The nearest airport is at Pantnagar. It is 50 km away. The nearest international airport, however, is at Delhi. It is 300 km away. There is a railway station at Ramnagar but if you want to avail of faster train service then you can change from Moradabad railway station. Corbett National Park is about 300 km from Delhi and 145 km from Lucknow. There is good public transportation and you can as well go by renting a car.