A Date with the Wild

What began as a wild chase to hunt down man-eating tigers eventually turned into a grand effort to save the big cats. The legendary hunter Jim Corbett decided that conservation was the best way to resolve human-wildlife conflict, and began educating the villagers to protect the tiger's habitat. The result - the establishment of India's first national reserve for tigers in 1936. Initially called Hailey National Park, the 1,288 sq. km. reserve was renamed Jim Corbett National Park in 1956.

While the tiger is the lord of this jungle, the Corbett Tiger Reserve, with a core area of about 822 sq. km., is also home to elephant herds and other endemic wildlife species. The sprawling tiger reserve with the meandering Ramganga river, undoubtedly tops the itinerary of anyone who loves to experience India's wildlife. It is possibly your best chance to look at the tiger in the eye, or capture him through your camera lens.

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Important Information

State: Uttarakhand

Destination Type: Jungle

Destinations Nearby: Dehradun 175 km, Delhi 228 km, Agra 384 km

Nearest Sterling Resort: Sterling Nainital

Languages: Hindi, Kumaoni

Nearest Railway Station: Ramnagar Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

 

Summer: March to May. Maximum temperature can touch 40°C 

Monsoon: June to September. 

Winter: November to February. While the days are pleasant, minimum temperature during morning and evening could drop to 5°C.

 

  1. Wildlife sightings are higher during the summer as animals visit watering holes more frequently. It is advisable to plan your trip accordingly.
  2. Dress in earthy colours so that you blend in with the surroundings and do not disturb the animals.
  3. Carry sun protection and scarves, and enough water to stay hydrated.
  4. Book safaris and accomodation well in advance, two months is usually a good time.

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