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 Corbett (Uttaranchal)

Description: Corbett National park is located in Ramganga valley in Uttaranchal. Corbett National park is the first National park of India that was formerly known as Hailey national park. The park was named Jim Corbett National Park in 1957 after Jim Corbett. Major Ramsay was a known man in the area, a hunter turned conservationists. He knew the place inside out and played an important role in making the park a success story. He had also hunted down several man eating tigers in the area in 1950's. The park was named after him after he died.

Corbett Quick facts

  • Best time to visit Corbett

    The best time to be in Corbett park is after the months of monsoons (June to November). 

  • How to reach Corbett by Road

    Road: Infinity is 265 -kms from Delhi and 7-kms from Ramnagar. The route from Delhi spans Hapur-Gajraula-Moradabad-Kashipur-Ramnagar.

  • How to reach Corbett by Rail

    Rail: Ramnagar is on the broad gauge track from where the road transport options have to be availed to reach the park.

  • How to reach Corbett by Air

    Air: Pantnagar at a distance of 70-kms is the nearest airport. Delhi at a distance of 300-kms is the nearest international airport.

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  • Kidding around Corbett

    There are special 'Earth camps' in Corbett to keep the kids hooked. The camp aims to bring children closer to particular 'Biomes' to give them first hand experience of nature. The 'Biomes' are specially tailored to match with the requirements of biology curriculams of school going children. 

  • Gardens and Parks at Corbett

    Corbett National Park:
    Located in the foothills of the Himalayas is the majestic Corbett National Park. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, it is famous for its wild population of Leopards. Corbett national park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. India's first national park and the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger, Corbett supports a variety of vegetation making it the ideal habitat for the Tiger and its prey. Once a popular hunting ground of the British, this 201 square mile park was named in honor of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter-naturalist turned author and photographer who most of his years in this area and contributed in setting up the this park. With the help of the World Wildlife Fund, was launched in Corbett National Park in 1973 and this park was one of the first such tiger reserves in the country. 

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