Saturday, September 17, 2011

Corbett National Park - Wildlife Safari Experience

The Jim Corbett National Park, wildlife sanctuary first in India, which covers an area of ​​over 500 square miles in the foothills of the Himalayas. Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. In 1955-56 it changed to Ramganga National Park and finally Jim Corbett National Park in honor of legendary hunter-turned-keeping, better known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards in Kumaon and Garhwal in the 1920s.

Corbett National Park is known for its diverse flora and fauna, and as a site for the launch of Project Tiger. Corbett National Park was one of nine tiger reserves established at the launch of Project Tiger in 1973. The area of ​​Corbett National Park home of 323.75 square km. In 1991, an area of ​​797.72 km square was added as a buffer zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve which includes kalagarh forest zone and Ramnagar forest division.The main wildlife found in Corbett National Park include tiger, elephant, chital, sambar, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and nearly 600 species of birds. Corbett National Park receives thousands of visitors each year. A wide range of facilities available for tourists inside and outside the park.

Wildlife Safari in Corbett National Park takes you deep into the forest and can see wild animals close to their natural habitat, is the only and best way to explore the National Park, Wildlife Safari, Corbett can be done in different areas of the National Park to allow the Gypsys, an elephant and the food. Since you can not take private vehicles within the areas where you can make park.Popular safari in Corbett National Park are Jirna, Bijrani, Durga Devi and Dhikala Zone, after scoring their gates.

Types of Safari

Jeep Safari : Since no one can take a personal vehicle within the forest area of ​​Corbett National Park, delegated Gypsy engaged with national park must be used for jeep safari. Jeep safari can be done from Jhirna gate, Bijrani Durgadevi gate and Corbett National Park main gate. One must take permission  from Ramnagar office and can enter into the park after showing permission to park officials. Jeep safari is the ideal way to explore nature because it can take you the almost every part of the forest, which make them suitable for Wildlife Safari. There are special routes are maintained for jeep safari in Corbett, allows visitors to watch wildlife in the national par and jeep safari is strictly prohibited in the park after sunset.

Elephant Safari : Elephant Safari is another good opportunity to explore the wildlife of Corbett National Park. An elephant can go where no other vehicles dare to go, being a wild animal, elephants can move closer to the wildlife. In Corbett, it can be done in the core and buffer zone of national park. Customers can enjoy this safari in Dhikala Zone and  Bijrani Zone. Elephant Safari can also be done in the buffer zone and the Kumeria Ringoda Corbett National Park.

Bus Safari : Canter Safari (Safari Bus) is also a popular way to explore the Corbett National Park. Canter safari can only be done in Dhikala Zone. Canter safaris can be booked at their office in Ramnagar. Canter Safari for Corbett Park can be seen from November 15 to June 15th and is used twice a day during this period. Since seats are limited to gallop on safari, so it is required to book in advance.

Best time to visit Corbett National Park between November 15th to June 15th and during monsoon season safari is not allowed.

You can reach Corbett National Park by rail, by road (300 kms from Delhi) and by air (Phoolbagh, Pantnagar at a distance of 50 km is the nearest airport).

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