About Corbett National ParkNestled in the foothills of the Himayals in the newly formed state of Uttaranchal Jim Corbett National Park is haven for wildlife lovers in India.Extended over an area of 520.82sq.km. with a varied landscape and rich bio diversity the national park is inhabited by a variety of animal species.
Flat valleys are interspersed with hilly ridges and the Park's rolling grasslands provide an excellent view of its rich eco system.
The Ramganga River along with The Kosi River which flow through the National Park are its lifeline . While dense stands of sal cloak the higher ridges, mixed deciduous forests are found throughout the Park,over 100 varieties of trees, 55 species of shrubs and over 30 kinds of bamboos and grasses are seen here.
With the highest density of tigers in the country Corbett National Park was chosen for the launch of the prestigious "Project Tiger" was launched in 1973. Four species of deer - hog deer, samber, chital and barking deer and other prey like the wild boar, are a part of the food chain for the elusive predator. Besides Tigers, Corbett National Park is a safe heaven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The varied topography of the National park is playground for teh Asian Elephants, the Himalayan black bear , the Sloth bear, varieties of smaller felines, The endangered and dreaded Wild Dog and an entire spectrum of colourful birds including water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill.
Visitors can also see the snouted Gharial and the Marsh Crocodiles bascking on the banks of Ramganga River. The River water is rich in the magnificent mahaseer - the finest sporting fish prized by anglers, though angling is not permitted inside the National Park but we do organise angling trips to the higher regions of the Ramganga river. Excellent connectivity and wildlife make Corbett one of the finest reserves in India.