CORBETT TRAVEL INFORMATION

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CORBETT

When you think of tigers, you think of Corbett. Corbett is beautiful destination for wildlife safari and a perfect place to spot the tigers. The major attractions are the tigers, the tall sturdy Sal trees line an otherwise bare terrain where fireflies lick at the darkness, the smells of the forest and sounds of the river, winding road leads along a dirty, unkempt town which transforms swiftly into wilderness.

 


HOW TO REACH
By Air - The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, 85-km away from the resort. Flights from here are not currently operational.

By Rail - Ramnagar, the nearest railhead is 12 km from the resort. The Ranikhet Express plies between Delhi and Ramnagar, departing from Delhi at 10.50 pm arrives at 4.35 am. The train from here for Delhi begins at 9.05 pm, reaching Delhi at 5 am. There are no air-conditioned coaches from Delhi to Ramnagar but First Class coupes are available (Rs 350). Return tickets have to be booked on reaching Ramnagar. The nearest meter gauge railhead is at Haldwani.

By Road - Most people prefer to drive down to The Claridges Corbett Hideaway. It takes approximately six hours from Delhi to cover the 260-km stretch dotted with petrol pumps and dhabas. The road is reasonably good, though it is best not to travel during the monsoons. The route takes you through Gajraula (you must sample a thali at the Bhajan Dhaba here), Moradabad, Kashipur and Ramnagar. Basant Continental and Midway Motels at Gajraula are recommended stoppage points. Buses from Delhi depart for Ramnagar from ISBT Anand Vihar, the ticket costs Rs 108. No deluxe buses are available. Deluxe buses are available to Haldwani and you can hire a car from here to the resort. Buses depart regularly from Ramnagar to Delhi, between 5 am and 8 pm each day. The ticket cost is roughly the same.

WHEN TO GO

Wildlife sightings are maximum between March and June. Between September and November, the weather is good, but suitable only if you are not keen on spotting wildlife. The Corbett National Park remains closed between end-June and November 15.

WHAT TO SEE

 

The Corbett National Park : Corbett National park is famous the world over as the 'Land of the trumpet, roar and song'. In Corbett National Park apart from tigers some of the other cats which can be seen are leopards, jungle cats and leopard cats. Large herds of elephant are also found near Ramganga.
 


 

The Park has a spectacular bird diversity. Over 500 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded here. Peacock, kaleej pheasant, block partridge, pallas's fishing eagle, white collared falconet, storkbilled kingfisher, wall creeper, brown fish owl, brown eared and block bulbul and several species of woodpeckers & parakeets ore some of the attractive birds found within Corbett National Park.
 


 

In 1966 an additional area was added to Corbett National Park bringing it to its present area of 520.82 sq. kms. Corbett Tiger Reserve is spread over 1318.54 sq. kms. and includes apart from Corbett National Park, additional areas of Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary and Reserve Forest buffer zone .
 


 

Corbett is the home of 580 species of birds including water fowl, 17 types of woodpecker, raptors like the Pallas fishing eagle, harries and kites, peafowl, kalij pheasant, the rare chir pheasant, red jungle fowl, minivets, shrikes, cuckoos, drongos and barbets. A fine reservoir on the river formed with the building of a dam at Kalagarh now attracts diverse species of water birds - both local and migratory. With its avian for bird watchers also.
 


 

Dhikala -  at the heart of the core area is picturesquely located at the edge of a grassy plateau perched high above the Ramganga reservoir and set into a bend in the river.
 


 

This is a favourite viewing area. The Chaur and surrounding forest support the highest density of tigers in the country-about one every 5 Sq. km. Splendid herds of chital, hog deer and elephants are also to be seen here. There are viewing tower as well as elephant rides for visitors, every morning and evening. This is perhaps the best way to see wildlife for it is possible to go deep into the Park on elephants, to get close to the animals in an unobtrusive manner and to get a clear view of them.
 

WHERE TO EAT
You can try the restaurants at the luxury hotels. Gurney House and the Gol Ghar restaurant at the Corbett Hideaway.

 



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