Corbett wildlife National Park was established in 1936 is now one of the well known wildlife sanctuaries of Uttarakhand. The park is also known as the Corbett Tiger Reserve.
It is located amidst two major regions of the Uttarakhand state, they are the Garhwal ( Pauri ) and Kumaon ( Nainital ) regions. The Sanctuary is home to the Kumaon tigers and a perfect wildlife tourism destination. Project Tiger was inaugurated here on April 1, 1973.
The Ramganga River is the mother of the wildlife national park, The Ramganga river here is filled with mahseer, gharial and muggers. Fishing in the Ramganga requires permit which can be obtained form the Dhikala complex.
We can find around 50 mammals, 538 birds and at least 25 reptiles in the park. Tigers, leopards, Elephant, bears, dhole, jackal, yellow throated marten, Himalayan palm civet, Indian grey mongoose, common otter, porcupine, black naped hare and a wide variety of deer and antelopes are found here in the Corbett.
There is over 580 species of birds found here. The birds are the migratory birds which arrive in winters such as the graylag, bareheaded goose, duck, grepe, snipe, sandpiper and the seagull etc. Birds of prey of different varieties are also found here.
The long-nosed crocodile gharial, turtles, tortoises, python, viper, cobra, common krait and king cobra are also found here in the sanctuary.
It is an unforgettable experiences of adventure for the tourists and nature lovers alike. Elephant rides through the Corbett sanctuary can be booked in the Dhikala complex.
Corbett sanctuary in Uttarakhand is a part of Kumaon tourism , and the local languages spoken are Kumaoni and Hindi. The park is closed for the monsoons, so the best time to visit Corbett would be from October to February.
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