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How To Plan Corbett Tour

Jim Corbett national park is one of largest national park in india, its famous for flora and fauna. Corbett national park is mesmerizing with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.

It is always advised to know and do proper homework about the place before one decides to visit, to make the trip comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing.

About Corbett National Park

Situated about 1300 feet above the sea level, it has cold winters and bright and sunny days. The rainy season is from July to September is the time one should avoid visiting the place. November to June is the best time to visit these places. The wide range of flora and fauna and the abode of the endangered Bengal tiger have resulted in an increases influx of tourists.

Best Options to Travel within the Park

Jeep safari is the most convenient option for travel within the park. The jeep safari can complete the tour in one day. They are easily available from the various resorts located in Ramnagar. The park opens at 5:30 in the morning and closes at 10:00. Again the tourists can go inside the park at 2:00 in the afternoon and it shuts at 6:00 in the evening. The morning is the best time when one can spot the big cats moving around in their natural habitat. The elephant safari is an exhilarating experience; where you can travel through the unfamiliar terrain never visited before and explore the grasslands teeming with wildlife sitting on the backdrop of the enormous animal.

The safaris can be booked in advance, but keeping in mind the delicate balance between wildlife, nature and humans, there is a limitation on the amount of jeeps allowed inside the park at one time. Also the passes for the jeep safaris are available for half day. Incase for a full a day pass, extra expenses will be incurred. The tourists can also enjoy evening safaris in the middle of the jungle and the bookings for the same have to be made 48 hours before the safari. This is on the first come, first served basis. Both the jeep and elephant safari, however, are on a first come first serve basis.

How to Reach Corbett National Park

For the travelers going by air Delhi is the closest International and domestic base, Ramnagar is the closest railway terminal and there are regular private and government buses plying from Maharana Pratap bus stand and Anand Vihar ISBT. Ramnagar is also well connected to Lucknow, Haridwar,Dehradun, Ranikhet, etc.

For the people with the private vehicles can take one of the easiest route to Corbett National park through Delhi to Hapur and then reach Garhmukeshwar to Moradabad and then Thakurdwara to Ramnagar. It is perhaps the easiest way to reach the park premises and that too in the minimum possible time.

It is important to follow the instructions of the guides while you are in the Corbett Park. The travelers should carry a first aid box in case of minor accidents. The entry fee for the foreign nationals is different in comparison to the Indian nationals. Also, there is no ATM inside the park so all the arrangements should be made before going inside the park.

A visit to the Corbett national park is not only about the Bengal tigers, but there are many attractions around the reserve which should be added to the itineary to make the trip pleasurable and memorable.