National Park (Tiger Reserve) Total Coverage Area:
1936 as a National Park
1973 as a Tiger ReserveDeclared As:
25 kms form the town of
Ramnagar in Nainital and Pauri Garhwal district of Uttaranchal.
Description :Corbett National
'the land of the trumpet, roar and song' where Project Tiger was
launched in 1973, is regarded as one of India's finest national park. The
major wildlife boasts Tiger, Asian Elephant, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur,
Sambar, Hogg Deer. Corbett is drained by the Ramganga river, the dam at
Kalagarh forming a huge lake to the west of the park. The park is
essentially a large low valley.
A range of hills runs through the
middle of the park, roughly east to west with an elevation varying from 400
- 1,200 mtrs. The forests are moist deciduous, with Sal as the climatic
climax. Chir Pine trees are to be found on the higher ridges of the hills.
On the low-lying areas riverine forests, Shisham, Khair and Haldu trees, are
intermixed with grasslands known locally as 'Chaurs'.
The park is
conveniently located and it is one of the most visited parks of India with
varying standards of accommodation found in the different ranges of the