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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park

India’s first and finest National park spread over 520 sq. kms. along the banks of river Ram Ganga river, just 300 kms. north east of Delhi in the foothills of the Himalayas is the Corbett National Park. Established initially as Hailey National Park on August 8th 1936, in honour of Sir Malcolm Hailey, the Governor of the United Provinces, the name was change to Ram Ganga National Park in 1952. In 1957, it was finally named as Corbett National Park in honour and in memory of the late Jim Corbett, the legendry hunter, naturalist- turned- author and photographer who had help in setting up the park and demarcating it’s boundaries. The elevation of the Park ranges between 400 mts. and 1210 mts. The multipurpose Hydel Dam at Kalagarh lies at the south western fringe of Corbett. The lake inside, with it’s scenic charm, has added to the beauty of the park. Many species of water birds, both migrant and non -migrant, frequent its waters. Crocodiles and the long snouted fish- eating Gharial have found new homes here and their numbers have increased. They can often be seen sun basking on the sand banks. For anglers too, the lake is a Paradise.

 

 
 

Fish, such as the Mahaseer, abound in the lake and river. The park offers different kinds of vegetation all along its varied topography which comprises hilly and riparian areas, temporary marshy depressions, plateaus and ravines. 110 species of trees, 51 species of shrubs and over 33 species of bamboo are found here. There are 3 distinct seasons in Corbett, Cold- November to February, Hot- March to June, Rainy- July to October. Over 50 mammal, 580 birds and 25 reptile species have been listed in the Corbett. Also astounding is the insect life here . it is a known heaven 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 (wild dogs), yellow – throated morten, elephant, porcupine, chital, barking deer etc. But the recent discovery of the spotted linsang or tiger civet has been quite fascinating. Some of the birds commonly seen here are osprey, crested serpent eagle, black winged kite, shikrs, Pallas’s fishing eagle, spotted eagle, minivets, shrikes, babblers etc.

 

 
 
The Gharials, descendants of the prehistoric retiles, 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 do monitors and other lesser lizards. GENERAL INFORMATION : Area : 520 sq kms. Altitude : Between 400 mts. and 1100 mts. Temperature : Summer : Max 46*c. Min 19*c Winter : Max 25*c Min 4*c Transportation : Air : Nearest airport is Pantnagar, 133 kms. Rail: Nearest railhead is Ramnagar 50 kms. from Dhikala. Road : Dhikala is connected by a road to Dhukala-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 290 kms. Lucknow 503 kms., Ranikhet 107 kms. & Nainital 114 kms.

India's first and finest National park spread over 520 sq. kms. along the banks of river Ram Ganga river, just 300 kms. north east of Delhi in the foothills of the Himalayas is the Corbett National Park. Established initially as Hailey National Park on August 8th 1936, in honour of Sir Malcolm Hailey, the Governor of the United Provinces, the name was change to Ram Ganga National Park in 1952. In 1957, it was finally named as Corbett National Park in honour and in memory of the late Jim Corbett, the legendry hunter, naturalist- turned- author and photographer who had help in setting up the park and demarcating it's boundaries. The elevation of the Park ranges between 400 mts. and 1210 mts. The multipurpose Hydel Dam at Kalagarh lies at the south western fringe of Corbett. The lake inside, with it's scenic charm, has added to the beauty of the park. Many species of water birds, both migrant and non -migrant, frequent its waters. Crocodiles and the long snouted fish- eating Gharial have found new homes here and their numbers have increased. They can often be seen sun basking on the sand banks. For anglers too, the lake is a Paradise.

 

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

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Trip Facts

  • 15th November to 15th June
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  • on-demand