Only 300 kilometers from Delhi is a nature preserve where tigers,
leopards and other wild cats still thrive. Located in the
Himalayan foothills, Jim Corbett National Park is India's oldest
national park. The park provides habitat for 580
species of birds, 50 species of mammals and 25 species of
species of crocodile, the Mugger and Gharial, inhabit the Ramganga
River. Bird specialties include
the Tawny Fish Owl, Black-chinned Babbler and Black-throated Accentor.
can explore Corbett by taking an organized tour or by renting a jeep in
Ramnagar. Park staff also offer elephant rides into the
savannah. If you journey into the forest, you may spy Rhesus and
Langur monkeys in the trees.
park closes during monsoon season and is open only between November 15
and June 15.
Within Corbett's protected forest
reserve, you can stay at Forest Rest Houses maintained by the
and Trip Log