Corbett National Park (Wildlife) SafariCorbett National Park is India's first national park projected for Tiger Reserve. There are a number of ways to explore Corbett Park and its wildlife, some of them are Jeep Safari, Horse Safari, Bird Safari, Elephant Safari, Fishing safari and the Nature walk.
One can explore the flora and fauna in Jim Corbett National Park with the Jeep Safari and elephant safari that unfolded the beauty of the Jim Corbett Park in India. Wildlife Safari of this park is a delight for adventure lovers and wildlife photographers.
Corbett National Park is rich source of Wildlife more than 50 tiger, sloth bear, leopard, several lesser cats, porcupines, wild dog, black bear, sloth bear, wild boar and other wild species are found here. The safari is guided by an expert, who knew each part of the Jungle.
Corbett National Park and Rajaji National Park in Uttaranchal are known for Jeep Safari. A quick and convenient way of viewing wildlife or tracking the tiger is in open four-wheeled jeeps. It is the best way to cover maximum area inside the forest in stipulated time frame. If you are planning an adventurous holidays in Himalayan region, the Corbett National Park is the best destination and the jeep safari is the best option. Besides the visitors, the jeep has an expert driver and a trained nature guide. Unwind the magnificent beauty of the Corbett National Park and discover the richness of wildlife through jeep safari. The difficult Tiger, Lion, Panther, Horned rhinoceros, variety of deer, sloth bear and round about 400 species of beautiful birds can be viewed here. Thus the Jeep safari in Corbett is the ideal place for the adventure lover and wildlife shooter and photographers.
Jeep safari can be organised in the morning hours, evening hours and in the night. Early morning game drive to the bijraani, jhirnaa, sitavani or dhikala range to observe the wildlife of the area. Breakfast at the forest rest house. Post breakfast a hike along the bijrani nature trail. Back to corbett resort for lunch. Evening jeep safari in the adjoining forest. Back to corbett resort by evening. Campfire and dinner.
Jeep Safari Routes:
Dhikala (Corbett national park) - 50 kms from Ramnagar this part is most popular amongst all zones at Corbett national park. Ramganga river flows through this part of the park which is the reason to attract variety of wildlife including mammals, reptiles and birds. Visiting this zone by jeep requires mandatory overnight stay inside the Corbett National Park.
Jhirna (Corbett national park) - 35 kms from Ramnagar this zone is located on the edge of Corbett national park. This zone is also home to some of the very rarely seen animals like leopards and bears. There are many small ponds (Srotra) which are lifeline for the animals residing in this part of the park.
Bijrani (Corbett national park)- 9kms from Ramnagar this zone is becoming the most popular amongst the tourist visiting Corbett national park. The vegetation present is comparatively less dense as compared to other zones of Corbett national park and hence provides maximum chances of spotting wildlife. For those with time constraints, this route offers the shortest safari inside the National Park.
Time of Safari
There are two safaris that can be taken in a day
Morning- from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Evening- from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M.
An elephant safari into deep valleys, grasslands and jungles searching for tiger is the highlight of any visit to Jim Corbett National Park. The Elephant is the royal mode of transport. The height of the gigantic beast helps to viewing the wildlife species very clearly. Commonly observed wildlife includes the spotted deer, wild boars, sambar, barking deer, rhesus macaques, langur monkeys, peacocks and herds of wild elephants.
An elephant safari into the grasslands and jungles searching for tiger or a herd of wild elephants is the highlight of any visit to Jim Corbett national park. The best way to see wildlife is on elephant back. An elephant safari allows travel deeper into the wilderness and to get very close to wildlife without scaring the animals away. Jim corbett park is a paradise for birdwatcher's, containing over 580 different species of birds.
The safari is a great combination of various ways to observe wildlife and the main attraction being riding the Pachyderm for an extended period of time. The gorgeous picturesque, natural beauty, cool and calm atmosphere, fresh and fragrant air add a majestic excitement in the Elephant Safari Tour.
The elephant safari in corbett tiger reserve starts from the Durgadevi gate of the corbett park and continuous along the northern boundary ending at halduparao on the northwestern boundary of the corbett tiger reserve. Besides traveling on the elephant back, the tour plan includes various activities including jeep safaris into the corbett national park and bird watching hikes, village visits, visits to various tribes in the area, learning to ride the elephant, elephant baths to name a few.
Elephant Safari Routes at Corbett national park:
Bijrani - Offers the adventure and thrill of exploring dense jungles and you never know how close you might be to the king of the jungle.
Dhikala - Offers fair chance of viewing tiger and other wildlife from close quarters in the grass lands.
Time of elephant safari
There are two safaris that can be taken in a day
Morning- from 6 A.M. to 8 A.M.
Evening- from 3P.M. to 5 P.M.
One of the ways to explore the natural beauty is on motor bikes. There are different safaris available, but it is the famous safaris of the place that the tourists hire to explore the place.
BIRD WATCHING SAFARI
Corbett is famous for the richness and diversity of its wildlife which included over 580 resident species of birds and over 900 migratory.
Corbett National Park is covered by dense moist deciduous forest with a predominance of thick sal trees, accompanied by haldu, pipal, rohini and mango trees that are home to many himalayan birds. A number of high altitude birds also visit the national park during winter. Bird watching is also done in buffer zone of Corbett national park where lots of birds nest near human settlement. Best time for bird watching at Corbett national park is during winter season from November to March. Around 10% of the core area is composed of grasslands in the valleys, which offer visitors a better view of Corbett's wildlife.
CANTER (Open Bus) SAFARI
It is the best way of visiting Dhikala Zone - to explore the heart of the National Park and come back within the same day. It is also a bit economical than a jeep safari if you are travelling alone.
Canter Safari is conducted twice a day. You can travel into dhikala zone by a Canter which takes in 18 passengers and starts off from Ramnagar in the morning and afternoon respectively. These tours are called as Ramganga Conducted Tour and permitted by the Corbett Tiger Reserve.
Out of many other types of safaris in Corbett, Canter Safari is one only one that ventures out to the interiors of the Reserve area which remains out of reaches and bound for visitors. The Canter Safari ropes in greater chance of catching the tigers and leopards in inland area of the reserve. One can board the canter either at Ramnagar or Dhangari gate.
Summer Timings :
Morning 0530 hrs to 1230 hrs
Afternoon 1230 hrs to 0630 hrs
Morning 0630 hrs to 1130 hrs
Afternoon 1130 hrs to 0430 hrs
FISHING & ANGLING
In the land of the tiger's roar, lives a shy, slippery creature called the Mahaseer. The Mahseer is a fresh water scaly fish, which can attain a huge size, and shows more sport for its size than a Salmon and therefore is considered the best sport fish in the world. Mahseer quite avidly takes to bait such as spoon, plug, fly and live fish, are omnivorous in feeding habits - eating snails, crabs and weeds like algae, etc. These elusive fishes provide the toughest challenge in fresh-water fishing, and it is these aqua-wonders that make the Jim Corbett National Park an important fishing destination.
The thrilling challenge posed by the Mahaseer draws anglers from all over the world to India, where the river Ramganga flowing through the wild Corbett forests creates one of the most beautiful settings for angling. Winning the battle against the Mahaseer may call for a simultaneous display of ample skill, strength and speed. Afterall if the Bengal Tigers rules the land in Corbett, in the waters of the Ramganga, the Mahaseers reign. Besides the Ramganga, the River Kosi can offer its own Mahaseer challenges. Two other variations of the Mahaseer - black and silver are also prized. Yet another challenge is the Goonch, a fresh-water scavenger
The warm waters in October-November and April-June make these periods ideally suited for angling. Angling is allowed in certain areas in the buffer region of Corbett after taking permits from the Forest Department.